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This week I’m BACK for 2017. We talk about motivation, AD/DA converters, recording drums, and what I got for Christmas.
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One of my buddies from college released an EP last year. His name is Seth Talley.
I attended the release party at a cool studio in Franklin, where they recorded a few live acoustic versions of the songs with a bunch of folks gathered around. It was sweet.
Being the dutiful friend that I am, I promptly forgot to buy the EP. Fast forward a few months, and I finally remembered, and I headed over to Amazon and snagged it up.
I ordered it right at the end of the workday, so I couldn’t listen to it in the studio. Instead, I played it on our little Bose system in our kitchen area while we got ready to eat dinner. Read more »
When you run a blog about home recording for almost eight years, it’s easy to get away from the basics. But as any football coach or guitar teacher will tell you, fundamentals are crucial.
Whether you’re new to recording and haven’t recorded a single note or you’ve recorded a thousand songs, you need the fundamentals. Today I want to expand on one of the most basic principles for recording. It’s so stinkin’ easy to forget about this one, but it truly is the unforgivable sin of recording.
But first a story…
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Every year I like to reflect back on the year and see what lessons I learned. It’s helpful to look at the big picture sometimes, and it helps me look forward to next year. So…off we go:
LESSONS I LEARNED IN 2016
2016 was an interesting year for me. Lots of great things happened, and I also worked through some less-than-great things. Here are a few highlights, lessons I learned in 2016:
Lesson #1 – Putting Yourself Out There Works
As you may recall, I want to play a show at Ryman Auditorium one day. It’s a ridiculously big goal for a guy like me. I honestly have no idea if I will ever achieve the goal, but thinking about it regularly helps me figure out what the next step is for me. I can’t get to the Ryman in a year, but I can figure out what the next step is supposed to be.
Here’s how it’s worked so far. Read more »
If you’re like me, your family never knows what to get you for Christmas. Oftentimes they just hand you a wad of cash and mumble something about music and Santa and merry something…
If that’s you today, I’ve put together a fairly random but interesting list of ideas of inexpensive goodies to buy for your studio.
These are all things I own or am thinking about buying very soon.
Here we go… Read more »
I love a good challenge.
I decided to take the last two weeks of the year off, and it’s been great. Lots of family time. And I’ve played a lot of Minecraft. (I know, I know…make fun of me if you like.) If you’re not familiar with the game, Minecraft is a simple world where you collect resources and build things. It’s one of those games where there’s no real “point” to playing, other than being creative.
(Sometimes your home studio can feel the same way, a place where you can be creative, but you never actually DO anything.)
I wanted to create a new world in Minecraft, but I quickly realized that without some sort of challenge, I would get bored. I would build a little house, start up a little wheat/cow farm, mine for a few diamonds, and Zzzzzzzzz… Read more »