Archive for the ‘Recording’ Category

YIP 2015: Mixing and Recording Music

Over the past couple of years I have spent more and more time recording and mixing music. Most of the recording has been my own music, but I have also been working at building up a portfolio of songs I have mixed. As I’ve said before, music is something you have to do in order [...]

February 6, 2015  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: music, Recording, Year in Preview  No Comments

The solution to a problem no one had…

You may have noticed (if you are the noticing kind) that there is a new page on the blog. The music page. You might expect that there would be music on the music page, and in this case, you would be right. I’m not particularly happy with the organization or the layout or pretty much [...]

April 3, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: music, Recording, the blog  No Comments

Music to Ignore

I was perusing the Rabbit Room this morning, as I often do, and found this article written by Matt Conner about background music. I find background music to be an interesting concept – music that is designed to be ignored. So very western. Still I found the music by Olafur Arnalds to be captivating. So [...]

March 31, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: music, Recording  No Comments

YIP: 2012: Music

Ah music. You knew music would have to show up on this list at some point, right? After all, a brief glimpse at the category list shows that I’ve written more about music than anything else. Of course the 30 days of recording in July had something to do with that. Like photography and writing, [...]

January 1, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, Recording, Year in Preview  No Comments

A Saturday kind of song

Remember a while back I was talking about changing perspective and how I had picked up a guitar at Demetrios’ and started playing something? Well, here it is. I actually have two versions of the song. I recorded the guitars again with a “C” part – not really a bridge, just a new part in [...]

December 17, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, Recording  2 Comments

Fix it in the mix

It’s interesting how many similarities there are between recording music and photography. In both cases technology has changed how the medium is used over the past 10 years or so. In the case of music, there are so many digital tools now that you can change almost anything after the fact – even (notoriously) the [...]

November 27, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, photography, Recording  No Comments

Guitar surfer

Carrie Underwood’s character in Soul Surfer talks a lot about perspective and looking at things differently to gain a new perspective. It’s not bad advice, particularly when you apply it to music. From the time I’ve had my guitar – more than 10 years now – I have tuned it to DADGAD. For you non-guitarists, [...]

November 23, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, Recording  One Comment

Gear Review: Presonus Studio One

This is going to be a little bit different. I haven’t really done gear reviews in the past and I’m not going to do a full review of Studio One. But with Studio One Pro upgrade on sale right now, I wanted to give some highlights and some reasons I think you should consider Studio [...]

October 14, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, Recording  No Comments

Recording: Instrumental Update Part 2

If you can remember back far enough, you might recall that I promised to post four more instrumental songs from the 30 days of recording project. But I never did. This is mostly because there is one song that I need to do some editing on, and I just haven’t found the time or chef [...]

September 3, 2011  Tags: , ,   Posted in: 30, music, Recording  One Comment

Recording: Instrumental Update

A couple of days ago I foisted the electronic music on you. Today I am repeating that act but with instrumental music. What, you ask, is the difference? Well, not much. Basically just the instrumentation. So whereas the electronic music was played entirely on my keyboard…well, most of the instrumental stuff was also. But the [...]

August 17, 2011  Tags: ,   Posted in: 30, music, Recording  One Comment