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intelligent design theory (Mike Rinehart) got his start in the electronic music labs of the University of Tennessee. Creating experimental music by designing sounds on the various synthesizers was the order of the day. Most work was done on the Ensoniq VFXsd. It was one of the first "all in one" workstation keyboards with an on board sequencer. The other keyboard used in sound design was the Kawai K5 and it's rack mountable twin the Kawai K5m. Mike also had the opportunity to install the first ever hard disk recording system in the UT music labs.

Mike soon found that sequencing actual pitched sounds was more fun the doing just experimental music. It was then he got his first music PC. A 386 DX40 with something of the magnitude of 2 megs of RAM and a 40 meg hard disk. Armed with a Roland U-20 and a copy of Cakewalk for DOS (yes, you read that right) he started sequencing synthy, poppy, leftover from the eighties grooves.

Music school had taken its toll and after a near ten year hiatus, an energized Mike started writing music again. New equipment and new software and a new outlook on life has inspired him to get back to his roots and flex all the music muscle that had weakened due to non-use.

1990 Started as an electronic music student at the University of Tennessee
1993 Graduated with a degree in Electronic Music
1993-1994 Wrote music as a hobby
2001 Became Blind Monkey Phil and posted several songs on the now defunct mp3.com
2003 Started writing again under the current name of intelligent design theory

1993 War Machine EP (Not Yet Released)
2001 in out thru (Through MP3.com)
2008 Pre-Re-Mix Album

Upcoming Releases
in out thru [limited handmade edition] (Big Think Records)
Finding God in Zeros and Ones (Big Think Records)
God. Love. Moog. (Big Think Records)

intelligent design theory Mike Rinehart, Atlanta, United States

  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    fig. 1 at 3.36
    on July 08, 2014 13:31

    @Jakob Vascotto: Jakob, I basically created the groove with the bass and drums and then improvised the melody and recorded everything into SoundForge while playing live. I just used a 1/8th inch cable into my sound card and recorded it in one take. Be sure to make note of your tempo and key for looping purposes.

  • A Comment on MichaelPrice's
    Colliding at 6.39
    on April 22, 2014 04:05

    I absolutely love the "space" that the piano sets in.

  • A Comment on Pat Strawser's
    Song of the Week: February 17 - "To The Nines" at 1.10
    on February 18, 2014 15:14

    Very "Particle"-esque of you.

  • A Comment on Pat Strawser's
    Song of the Week: January 6 - "Nine Years And G... at 5.19
    on January 06, 2014 19:37

    Really Really nice stuff.

  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    Omni Range at 4.19
    on January 06, 2014 19:22

    @James Everingham Music: Thanks, man! Look for a whole bunch of new stuff in 2014.

  • A Comment on Photostat Machine's
    This Is The Night [12 Shades] at 0.17
    on November 04, 2013 21:05

    Lovin the 80s sensibilities.

  • A Comment on plasticide's
    Lifelong Dream at 1.32
    on October 22, 2013 15:38

    The LP sounds great. Are you using Guitar Rig or something similar or direct plus some reverb?

  • A Comment on GJ Marshall's
    Storm Racing at 0.47
    on October 22, 2013 15:34

    Channeling your inner Devo vs. Tangerine Dream here?

  • A Comment on Angel José's
    InspiraNodes at 0.06
    on July 25, 2013 15:09

    Node Beat? Cool stuff and I like the track icon for this one too.

  • A Comment on plasticide's
    Black and Blue at 2.14
    on May 17, 2013 19:54

    Give that thing a more of a dotted 8th feel and you would find yourself in the pocket. Groovy nonetheless.

  • A Comment on MichaelPrice's
    Easter at 5.14
    on April 16, 2013 18:15

    Love the string resonance here.

  • A Comment on B T's
    BT - Somnambulist (Simply Being Loved) Acapella at 2.56
    on March 07, 2013 19:59

    Majorly cool. I think it would be neat to hear instrumental tracks broken down like this as well.

  • A Comment on plasticide's
    78 at 0.48
    on March 04, 2013 04:16

    Like the little groove you got going here.

  • A Comment on GJ Marshall's
    Zone In at 0.24
    on March 04, 2013 04:11

    Love the sub bass going here. Really really nice track.

  • A Comment on Diego Stocco's
    Diego Stocco - "Entering the Dark Area" at 0.29
    on December 21, 2012 19:05

    Way to get your "Harry Partch" on!!

  • A Comment on GJ Marshall's
    Shake and Stir at 1.42
    on November 04, 2012 16:00

    Digging this breakdown. Definitely a different take on what I expected from a tune called "Shake and Stir". Well done.

  • A Comment on plasticide's
    Summer's End at 0.42
    on August 15, 2012 00:20

    Nice guitar work. Taking a wild guess here Capo 5?

  • A Comment on Distant.Earth's
    Distant Bells (Mike Oldfield tribute) at 2.22
    on August 15, 2012 00:18

    Nice transitions throughout.

  • A Comment on GJ Marshall's
    Shake and Stir at 0.42
    on July 27, 2012 01:33

    Pure 80s goodness. Cool bass line.

  • A Comment on Flapromosingle2's
    Justin Fouché - FLA produced by the Composers (... at 1.21
    on July 20, 2012 15:41

    Cool hook. Dig this track.

  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    fig. 1 at 0.24
    on July 18, 2012 13:45

    @Philip Stephen Allen: Thanks. It's all form the iPhone app. No post processing other than normalization in Sound Forge.

  • A Comment on plasticide's
    This Time at 0.31
    on July 18, 2012 13:41

    Very cool textures going on here.

  • A Comment on Too Many Moths's
    Quaff the Lonely Shot WIP at 0.30
    on July 11, 2012 00:33

    No idea wtf quaff core is but I think I dig it. Love the sounds here.

  • A Comment on The Manifestivus's
    Dust And Gold at 0.27
    on June 26, 2012 02:11
  • A Comment on qibe's
    Fly dawn at 1.04
    on May 25, 2012 03:43
  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    Reflections at 1.39
    on May 23, 2012 13:39

    @julimorganmusic: Thanks! If you would like to hear something "guitar centric" check out Omni Range.

  • A Comment on Vikole Yanson's
    Vikole Yanson - H2O at 2.19
    on May 20, 2012 04:06

    Nice tempo and syncopation in here.

  • A Comment on GJ Marshall's
    Neuron Boogie at 1.15
    on May 16, 2012 03:42

    Channeling your inner 80's? Fun track.

  • A Comment on plasticide's
    Searching at 0.11
    on May 13, 2012 23:43

    Love this riff. I may have samp er uh borrow this one. ;)

  • A Comment on Distant.Earth's
    Strangers by Starlight (Instrumental) at 1.04
    on May 13, 2012 23:40

    Really like these textures and subdued dialogue.

  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    fig. 1 at 4.50
    on May 13, 2012 23:38

    @Distant.Earth: Mucho thanks. More to come...

  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    fig. 1 at 0.50
    on May 13, 2012 23:37

    @plasticide: Much thanks! It's pretty cool what only three sounds on an iPhone app can do.

  • A Comment on ♬Barclaybunch♩♪'s
    Relentless Night at 2.38
    on April 06, 2012 01:37

    Your guitars or the synths? I like them either way.

  • A Comment on intelligent design theory's
    Reflections at 2.53
    on March 16, 2012 22:23

    @GJ Marshall: Thanks so much.

  • A Comment on B T's
    Our Dark Garden (Final Mix at 3.43
    on March 02, 2012 13:04

    I'm digging how subtle the bass is. Truly musical. You are definitely your own composer and you respect your art. Thanks for that.

  • A Comment on 2pan's
    Times to clock at 0.41
    on January 20, 2012 18:51

    I like how the tied notes disrupt the clock time and adds rhythmic interest.

  • A Comment on 8-Bit Ninjas's
    8-Bit Ninjas - Push it at 0.04
    on December 04, 2009 04:44

    Always down with cool and unusual covers.

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