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yo chimps welcome to the phat monkey homepage

Hi there groovetastical chimps all over this awesome world, welcome to my homepage on the internet thing, I am ‘Phat Monkey’ the self proclaimed king of the primates (village idiot) from Wales within the United Kingdom dabbling in music production and other things.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me, at the end of the day I am nobody special, just a normal humble approachable laid back monkey on a journey through life same as you, all that is left for me to say now is peace love and respect, may your journey lead you to your chosen destination”

Phat Monkey xXx \0/ 

LATEST NEWS

NEW SINGLE (10/04/24)
I am currently working on a new song titled 'Oh My' best described as a vocally and Piano driven modern up tempo fun pop choon. I am also thinking about creating an unique music video for it that might bring back a light 'Ah Ha' moment, those who know, KNOW *wink*

BACK FROM THAILAND
(10/03/24)
I have returned from my 52 day holiday in Thailand and what a rollacoster it was, amazing people, made many new friends, amazing food, awesome culture, the smiles, the kindness of strangers, it was everything I needed to get back to producing music, khob kun krab Thailand I will be back soon xXx 

HAPPY NEW YEAR (31/12/2023)
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year from me in my music studio here in Wales, aim high, look straight ahead and GO 4 IT! Love U All xXx

 
I will be taking a trip to Thailand for some much needed long overdue inspiration to recharge my creative internal batteries. I am so excited for the next phase of my creative journey under the moniker Phat Monkey 

HOW I FEEL ABOUT SUBSCRIPTIONS (25/11/2023)
Recently many companies are concidering subscription only models and this is how I feel about the situation and the dangers it brings along with the action you need to take right now: ARTICLE

NAVIGATE CUBASE WITH YOUR VOICE! (15/10/2023)
My 'Voice Command For Cubase' profile for VoiceAttack is now available absolutely FREE with no obligations

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Voice Command For CUBASE

Voice Command For Cubase was a project I started in 2018-2019 which gives users the ability to control Cubase with their voice via VoiceAttack (sold separately) www.voiceattack.com

The project was originally abandoned due to life problems you may have read in the Phat Monkey section of this website. Countless hours and love had been poured into this project and over the past few days some more hours added to bring it up to 2023 resulting in a fun way to navigate Cubase and in some cases speeding up workflow

Voice Command For Cubase: Download

User Manual: 
Voice Command For Cubase

Hope you have lots of fun with Voice Command for Cubase
Ryan Anthony
xXx

DOES IT SOUND ANALOGUE?

One thing you hear people ask all the time is does this and that plugin sound analogue but you are asking the wrong question. Nothing digital is going to sound analogue, the question you need to ask is does the plugin in question give your music depth, warmth, a 3D sound?

The main magician in your tool box should be a PRE-AMP and mixing different flavours of PRE-AMP's across your tracks at 48k or better. Yes I said 48k and not 44.1hz or better and the main reason for that is to limit aliasing, I guess you can call it a cheap form of oversampling"

However if you do want to go the analogue route I highly recommend  'Dangerous Music 2Bus+' it makes everything seem fat phat fat, warmer and 3D creating an awesome separation of various elements within your mix


Ryan Anthony - Monkey Choon Studio

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ryan anthony 
aka phat monkey

Born in Wales in the United Kingdom many moons ago on a stormy night as the sheep roamed the land I began my music journey on the piano earning me six distinctions by the age of eleven. During the early years in 1998 I was DJ Rise until 2004. In 2002 one of my songs was used for a popular video game advert on TV and from there over the years I have provided short clip tracks for ads and two film documentaries. I have also gone under different moniker's including Ryan Anthony on Alter Ego Records (Tranquil State) with my latest moniker being Phat Monkey. These days music is just a hobby for me, I enjoy helping and mentoring others to reach their goals and more importantly not make the same mistakes I did long ago   

I was the Monkey behind the old chart topping volume one and two DJ mix series 'Ibiza Beach Bar Grooves' on Beatport as Phat Monkey

I enjoy travelling, meeting new people, one of my favourite places on this beautiful planet is Thailand a country rich in culture, ancient temples, amazing food, music and people

My skills include, music production, music mastering, song writing, DJ, event planer, VIP services, video editing, web design, photo editing and everything in-between, I guess you could say I am a jack of all trades

In 2019 my life took a back seat after losing my mother making me the sole carer for my father that suffered from Dementia and Cancer as well as a host of other medical problems. Unfortunately mid February 2022 I lost my best friend Dan (dog) of 13 years followed by my father two months later

I have grown into a different person than who I used to be, although many know me for my humour and silly antics which is usually at my own expense as I love to entertain I also have a serious side when needed

I am also known for saying what I think and have gotten into heated debates with high profile people over the years when they over step, some respect this and others well that is another story. There are no VIP's in my world, everyone is treated equally until they act like a dick ;)  

As stated on the intro to my website I am nobody special, just a guy that loves music and loves helping others achive their goals, I am the guy that cheers you on from the sidelines never asking for anything in return

I hope this gives you some insight into my personal life, peace and love xXx 

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DJ RISE

I decided to dedicate a small space on this page to my old moniker DJ RISE from 1998-2004 although technically ended around 2006. People still call me Rise or Risey to this day and for them I have uploaded a Donk Rave style song I produced with Happy Hardcore Legend 'FABER' many RAVE moons ago, hope you enjoy and GET YER DONK ON \0/ 

music mastering

MASTERING ONLY AVAILABLE FOR THE CEREDIGION S W WALES AREA
'I have been involved in music one way or another for over two decades'


This is not available online, you are invited to my studio to share your vision for your music and after consultation I will begin to master your song, you will then be invited back to listen and request changes if needed before final print.

This is a hybrid analogue and in the box studio, each song is treated differently, there is no one soloution for all tracks, tell me what you are after, share a reference track or a sound you are going for.

Want to run stems through my analogue gear for that fat, 3D and openness sound so that you can work on your own music in your own studio then this is something I can also do.

Want to learn how to mix and master your own music then get in contact and I can arrange a 1 on 1 session

For more information please use my contact page
Peace
Ryan Anthony (Phat Monkey)

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sampler vol1

E.P released by Alter Ego featuring Ryan Anthony ft Danny Claire, the talented A.R.D.I and label A&R Blugazer

BEATPORT >
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5 years for tranquil state

Ryan Anthony makes it onto the compilation album showboating 38 of the best downtempo music in 5 years on Alter Ego Records

BEATPORT >
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ibiza beach bar grooves vol 2

Volume 2 of the chart topping Ibiza mix by Phat Monkey on Beatport from several years ago which was later uploaded to mixcloud, enjoy \0/

MIXCLOUD>
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IN THE MIX WITH THE PHAT MONKEY

If you like Tech House with a touch of Melodic then your in for a treat!

Phat Monkey in the mix live for Summer 2021 with his signature peak time mixology bliss of taking you on a journey to new heights and gently bringing you down into melodic euphoria 

It is time for your 1hr 22mins journey to begin traveler, press play and get this party started Monkey style \0/

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Does your kick sound messy?

If your kick sounds like cardboard or a little boxy and you are struggeling to find the frequency to duck here is a little math trick to get your started

Find the root note of your kick, the fundimental, once you have this it is time to get out the old calculator, enter into the calculator the rounded off number of your kick fundimental frequency x 1.618 ÷ 2 x 10 =  

One you have your number have a medium size Q and drop the freqency by around 3db and see if that helps.

Remember this is a starting point not a magical number, always use your ears not just numbers :)

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THE POWER OF MUSIC
"The one thing we have in common that binds us all together is music, it is the ice breaker, the new family, unity, a feeling of togetherness in harmony that rivals all differences

Music can be heard in many forms throughout the known universe and beyond because that is the grand design of all things long before we were born and long after we become dust amongst the stars"   
Ryan Anthony 

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