New Music - Ashes

This is an electronic piece I wrote on the iPad using MODSTEP as a sequencer, and CUBASIS to arrange and perform a basic mix.  I then imported the project to CUBASE on the big machine for further editing and final…

New Amp Day. Ceriatone DZ30

The black box below is a neat little Ceriatone 30 watt Matchless DC30 clone.  It has a sweet and focused sound that is really inspiring.  I am running it with my Achillies V30 2x12 presently, but will am having another…

New Music Update - Bass Tracking

Today Evan Harris visited with his NS Stick and Chapman Stick instruments.  He recorded bass parts for two songs being "Water Colour Sun" and "For the Memory of a Swan".  They are going to sound great with his melodic and…

For the Memory of a Swan

So here is a short piece I wrote to test the recording capabilities of my iPad Pro.  I am using Cubasis and the built in microphone.  Acoustic live instruments are the electric and acoustic guitars and the shaker.  The rest…
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Studio progress and some inner reflections

Rob Brens attended my home again today and we finally nailed the percussion performances for the ELO cover. Anyone can play a cover of something someone else wrote. Six months of guitar lessons and you can play a huge number…

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SONG: MISFITS (Cover) - Speak of the Devil

A few years ago I recorded this acoustic guitar and vocal punk song just for fun.  The songs from the the AMERICAN PSYCHO (Misfits) album are incredibly well written and I wanted to learn a few inside out for that…

DIY Project: Acoustic Panels

I just finished building and mounting six acoustic absorption panels for my studio.

Check out the process and final results HERE

Percussive Maintenance

Rob Brens came over to my place and we worked on some percussion sounds for the ELO cover I am recording for the first EP.  Rob was using a mallet and my Steinberger case to replicate a kick sound and…

DIY Project Page

As part of getting my home studio refreshed I am building a few things to create a more functional environment.  I am documenting these Do It Yourself projects because I am getting some great results even though my skills are…
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New Video Gallery

I have created a Video page where I will place some lesson material as well as a few playthrough demos

Go HERE!
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Title of first EP for 2016 Revealed

The first EP released of the new series will be called "Water Colour Sun".  It will host four tracks.  Three original compositions and one cover/reinterpretation.  I am aiming for completion by mid 2016 with the second EP being…