Choosing a tone for the bass (video)

Hey folks, here's another installation of the recording series. Today I'm trying to find a good tone for the bass guitar tracks. It can be tricky, because a bass tone that sounds awesome on its own may not sit well in the mix due to clashing frequencies with drums, guitar, or keyboards. This is especially true when the guitars are tuned much lower than a standard tuning, as with this tune.

Recording progress update 10-31-17

Hey everyone, here's a little peek into what I was doing in the studio yesterday, and a...

Recording progress update

As I have mentioned previously, I have had to make some new plans in order to complete Obscurotica, and once again those plans have had to be reworked. With the new plans in place, I am...

Staying Positive

A friend of mine had a saying, something like “You can’t drag someone across the finish line.” He wasn’t talking about a race, or literally dragging someone, but about working with someone who was not willing to put a solid effort into their job; someone whose...

The Crazy Things I Do...

About 2 years ago I stumbled across a video of a couple of young ladies playing the Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia on violin and cello. I had forgotten about this tune, even though I had been exposed to it many years ago, and hearing these ladies just rip through it so impressively was a really pleasant surprise. There are some blazing passages on both instruments, and I thought "Hey! Maybe I should learn some of that on guitar!" Well...


Quick backstory on ...

Why I Left Facebook... (updated)

Well, today I posted on Hatebook Facebook that I was leaving, and may not be back for days or weeks, maybe forever. This has been building up for a while...

Have you heard this guy?

So, I have a friend named Shawn Williams, and he has a new project which he calls The Core. Last week I had the opportunity to go see him live. Well. Let me tell you...

The whole story about "Ramona's Prayer"

A while back I mentioned that I was recording a song for a movie, and I thought I would finally make time to tell you the story.

The movie is a short form, experimental film being written & directed by a young woman named

Talk about burying the lead...

Lyndon Johnson is president, gas is 33¢ per gallon, Sean Connery is James Bond, 911 systems do not exist, no place in the world has a law requiring you to wear a seat belt, the hand-held calculator has not yet been invented, the BBC still broadcasts in only black & white, the Andy Griffith Show is the number one television show, and “Strangers in the Night” by Frank Sinatra is the Grammys song of the year....

2016, the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

I typically try to avoid end-of-the-year recaps, because I like to look towards tomorrow, rather than dwell on the past. I’m a firm believer in making things happen today and planning for the future.  But sometimes it is good for the soul to look back and see if I actually got anything done recently. So I’m going with the flow, and doing a little recap of the year for me, and in general. I’m breaking it into three sections, as implied in the title.

First, the Good:

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