And…..Done. Final Blog Post

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It’s hard to believe I’ve been running my blog for 6 years now, even more difficult to believe that I’ve done 282 posts in that time period.  But, as they say, all good things must come to an end, and I’ve decided that now is a good time for me to step away from the blog and focus on other avenues for sharing my views on creativity and audio production.

It’s been really enjoyable talking to everyone and sharing your views on how you approach all the struggles and joys of writing music.  I can’t thank everyone enough for all the insightful comments, indepth replies, and most especially for all the donations you’ve made to help make all this possible.

As a way of saying thanks one final time, I’ve collected all of the best blog posts into one document, which you can download here:


The zip file contains both PDF and epub versions of the document so you can view it on any of your devices.  I’ve made a few changes here in there in the text to update my recommendations on gear, and make it easier to read all of the posts front to back.

Thanks again everyone!

Loss Of Language – Ambient Track

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Loss Of Language <- Right click to download.

This song started out as a project to use only found sounds I recorded myself for all of the source samples.  All of the raw samples were captured with a Rode iXY microphone and my iPhone at 24bits in various locations around Luxembourg.  From there, the samples went through various phases of construction and deconstruction in both Ableton Live using Push2, as well as the Elektron Octatrack.  I bounced back and forth between the two trying different ideas, so there’s an equal bit of both workflows in this song.

The final performance was done in the Octatrack feeding a Strymon Timeline delay, which added all sorts of trippy pitch-shifted and time-based modulated delays.  More of a proof of concept than a full on Tarekith song, I still really enjoy the way this one ebbs and flows.  Expect more in this direction in the near future, in the meantime I hope you enjoy.

Peace and beats,