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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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Software Wears Soft Hair

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Well, it’s been a week now and my Octatrack is still in the shop, hopefully getting fixed and on it’s way back to me asap. As is usually the case when a big project I’m working on gets interrupted for technical reasons, I’m having a hard time making the jump to working on something else in the mean time. I …

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Lemonade!

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(Yep, you know where this is going!) Well, I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but things have been a little hectic here.  Just that time of year I guess! For the last few months I’ve been struggling through a bit of a writer’s block, but I know these things happen so I’ve just been trying to work …

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Relearning the Octatrack

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I bought the Octatrack with a very specific use in mind, to replace my laptop when playing live.  Even before it arrived I had read the manual and knew exactly how I was going to use it.  My loops were trimmed and prepped, I had a mental idea of the workflow I was going to use, and it only took …

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Decibel Festival Mastering Session

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This past weekend Dubspot asked me to host a Q&A session on mastering as part of the Decibel Festival conference.  The session went great, there were more people than I expected for it being earlier in the day, and I was able to answer a lot of questions for everyone.  Luckily, all of the conference sessions were video taped, and …

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Decibel Festival 2013

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Well, that week is upon us, a non-stop ride of electronic music here in Seattle as Decibel Festival celebrates it’s 10th anniversary.  This year I won’t be performing, but I will be giving a talk as part of Dubspot’s workshops on Thursday, Sept. 26th, from noon to 2:00 PM.  The topic will be “A Day in the Life of a …

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Sending Orbs DJ Set

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Sending Orbs DJ Set  <- Right click to Save or Play I first heard about Sending Orbs with their very first release, Kettel’s “Through Friendly Waters”.  A friend had just turned me on to Kettel’s quirky and upbeat style of music, and I was on a hunt for more from him.  Soon after I was sold on the style of …

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