Category Archive for: ‘Thoughts’

Gear Gone By

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I recently finished a major overhaul of the studio, improving it not only for my mastering business, but also making things a little better for me as a musician as well.  You can read the full details of the build process here if you’re curious: The New Studio Desk As I was working on rearranging things, I started thinking about …

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The New Studio Desk

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For awhile now I’ve been thinking about building a new desk for my studio, one that would be custom-designed for my own personal needs.  In the past I’ve maintained two separate set ups in all of my studios, the main work area where I do all of my critical mastering work and most of my writing, and a separate set …

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Photo Fest Prep

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http://photosynthesisfestival.com Two days to go until I leave for my next gig, once again playing at the Photosynthesis Festivals in Neah Bay, WA.  This is my third time performing at this location, and my 6th time playing out at a larger gig with my current Elektron live pa.  In a way it’s made me a lot more at ease than …

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How Much Are You Worth?

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Recently, a friend sent me an article about determining your rate as a professional audio service provider.  This one in fact: http://theproaudiofiles.com/charging-hourly-rate-vs-per-song/ And I have to say, it really struck a note with me, as this is something I have to deal with all the time.  And it’s not something I really ever planned on having to deal with when …

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The Live PA Interview

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– What is your name and what Live PA acts are you involved in? Tarekith and….. Tarekith, that’s it 🙂 – How long has each act been around, what type of music do you play under that name? I’ve been using the name Tarekith for the last 8-9 years I think, not sure the exact date I started using it …

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The Grind

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There comes a point in every project I do, when things just seem to slow down and the process of making music turns into a bit of a chore.  This seems to happen more so now that I’m working on bigger projects, but even on single songs I often find myself just plowing ahead because I have to, not because …

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Get On The Bus (or not)

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I’ve written this article 3 times so far, so I’m really hoping this is the one I keep. Wait, wait, I should probably back up a little first. For starters, sorry that it’s been so long since I had time to post something new to the blog.  I’ve had a lot of ideas for articles, but the studio has been …

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Throwing Paint

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Frustration.  Pure and simple, sometimes when I’m working on music all it leads to is frustration.  That feeling that I have an idea just below the surface, waiting to come out.  I just need to figure out what it is, and how to express it, and then I can finally banish this feeling and all the wasted time it feels …

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Favorite Downtempo Albums

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Over the weekend I had a good conversation with a fan who was curious about what my favorite downtempo albums were.  Thought it might be fun to list some of them in case any of you reading the blog were wondering as well.  If you have your own favorite downtempo albums, please post them in the comments too.  I’m always …

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Roll With It

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One of the more interesting things I see producers doing these days, is setting out to write a song in a certain style and then getting frustrated when it doesn’t sound the way they intended.  It’s not surprising, we all have a goal we set ourselves when we write music, so of course it can get a little frustrating when …

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