So last weekend I wake up, get some breakfast, and I’m charged up! It’s ‘Studio Saturday’ and I’m ready to get some work done. I’ve got it all planned out…I’m going to record the acoustic guitar part for a song called ‘And I Go’. I get everything set up…two microphones (a condenser and a ribbon) and I’m plugged in direct. I will blend these three signals to capture the sound from my lovely Breedlove koa acoustic.

 

Cubase is fired up and ready to accept whatever I send to it, be it sloppy or perfect playing. It oftentimes results in the former  🙂  I hit the record button waiting to hear the drums samples from Superior Drummer 3…I know they will sound amazing and help me nail this part with a sweet groove that I’ve programmed…with a sweet groove that I’ve programmed…with a swee…nothing…it’s quiet!

 

Well BALLS!!!  There is no drum track! It’s become glaringly apparent that I didn’t program the track like I thought  My initial mojo is gone and I stare at my computer screen. Acoustic guitar WILL be recorded today!!! So I buckle down, get my drums programmed (which is fun), and record my guitar line.

 

I should’ve made some kind of list that allows me to keep track of what’s been done. As Creatives, we often have our heads in the clouds and lose track of where we are in our projects. Lesson learned…I have created a spreadsheet complete with a song list and its respective parts. Fool me once…

 

Happy New Year!!!  2018 is here and with it comes new beginnings, ideas, dreams, and fresh starts. For many of us it’s time to get those resolutions in place and make the changes that will create a better life for ourselves. 

 

Well…I don’t do resolutions! As a matter of fact, I’ve kinda pooh-pooh’d the whole idea and just ignored it altogether. This year, something is different. I feel the need to actually speak (or type in this case) some words out into the ether in an effort to make them tangible…solid.  That said, I still don’t do resolutions, but I HAVE created some goals that I want achieve. Listing them where they can be seen and read will not only give them power, but it will also add a level of accountability that I have flippantly ignored. Here we go:

 

  1. I WILL release two EPs of original music. My tentative plan is for one in the Spring and one in the Fall.
  2. I WILL blog more. I have this site and have been lazy about using it…I’ll write something at least once a week.
  3. I WILL do something musical every day. Playing guitar, singing, learning production techniques, etc.
  4. I WILL meditate every day. It’s important for me to just stop the world for a moment and focus.
  5. I WILL play more tennis and be more active.

 

Those are my big 5. I’ll probably have a few others pop up as the year progresses, these goals WILL be met…I owe it to myself.