Monthly Archive for: ‘November, 2013’

Never one to wait…

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Look what I did.  🙂 In a moment of put up or shut up, I decided the heck with it and started posting some of the stuff I’ve been contemplating selling on Craigslist.   At the same time I contacted someone I knew who worked at Guitar Center, and asked him when was the best time to buy the acoustic …

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Time For Change

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Whew, to say things have been in a little state of flux here lately would be an understatement I suppose. And if I keep having the thoughts I am, this is only the start of things. Huh? Ok, I guess that’s a little cryptic, so maybe I should back up a little bit. If you follow the blog, then you …

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Shifting Sideways EP released today!

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Very excited to announce the release of my new E.P. today, Shifting Sideways!   A blend of ambient and downtempo, the E.P. takes a lot of unexpected turns I play with both space and depth in an evolving, yet grooving manner.   Available on all the major music outlets, including Beatport.  This is actually my first release on Beatport, so …

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Free Octatrack Sample Chains

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I recently decided that I’m going to be selling my Elektron Octatrack, so I’ve decided to make the all of the sample chains I had created for my new album and live set available for download, now that I no longer need them: Octatrack Sample Chains There are three folders of sample chains in that zip file, one containing drum …

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Chimera Winds

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Chimera Winds Another new downtempo track, this one a trip down the weird and groovey path once again.    Created completely on an iPad Air using a KMI QuNexus for a keyboard.  Drums and percussion are from DM1, Alchemy, and Thor via Audiobus.  Synth sounds are from Alchemy and Thor as well, along with Animoog, Nave, and Impaktor.  Recorded, arranged, …

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Let’s Talk Social Media

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Whew, this should be a fun topic huh? 🙂 As a small business owner, the role of things like Facebook and Twitter in promoting my business is something that I need to pay attention to quite a bit. And of course the same more or less applies for my own music-making as well, we all need the FB page for …

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Working With Less

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I like working within limitations when I make music, often creating my own self-imposed restrictions as a means to help spur on creativity. It also has the nice benefit of really forcing you to learn your gear, something I’ve talked about on the blog a lot over the years. But a lot of people still struggle with finding a workflow …

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Air Time

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  If you’re reading this blog, then you already know how much I enjoy making music on portable devices. So it’s no surprise that I am one of those who was very interested in the iPad Air that was just released. Prior to it’s announcement, I had been giving serious thought to possibly downsizing to an iPad Retina when they …

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