I Scored a series of games with a young developer called Aesc. He needed music & sound effects to complete his games. That is what I do. Aesc: https://aescosaurus.itch.io/Cover art by Jane Stockwell: https://janestockwell.com/ Something I hate when playing games is having a really short loop that goes over and over ad nauseam so I … Continue reading Game Themes I
Shawn Johnson I roped in saxophonist Shawn Johnson to add his EWI playing to the main tracks "Trees" & "Night Crystals". I sent him the tracks and noted the main area where a part was needed. After that I was pretty open for him to do his thing. Shawn recorded 4-5 parts for each track … Continue reading Lands with Shawn Johnson
Everyone one is making music these day. Everyone has an app (or three) on their phone or computer that they can use to bang out a choon and lay down a lyric. Everyone has access to publishing tools from Soundcloud & YouTube to Bandcamp & Spotifry. Everyone is a musician. It is in how people … Continue reading Taking the Step from making music to being an Indie Musician
Bandcamp is good because there is virtually no community interference. Your music is just on the shelf. That does mean that you need to work a bit to generate any traffic. There are several genre spaces that use Bandcamp as a hub; Metal & Berlin School being two I know. Aligning yourself (even if only … Continue reading Getting Ahead On Bandcamp
My last article was about how much of the "support" material we see is doing more damage than good, little did I realize the impact it would have. All The Voices Since watching a couple of these videos on how to “how to make garbage”, as research my YouTube Recommended Viewing has swerved massively from … Continue reading How Garbage Becomes Good
"Is this the world we created?"Queen When I was growing up it was called "having standards".In computer terms it got called GIGO - short for Garbage In = Garbage Out. Then people started thinking that was too "stuffy" and unaccepting of those who weren't wealthy enough to have standards. Referring to garbage in such derogatory … Continue reading On Having Standards – Garbage In Garbage Out
I meet person after person in forums & groups who ask questions like: Should I buy the Sprogulator Pro Plugin? I intend to be Pro. To deliver Pro-quality work. I have a Sprong device in my DAW already but it doesn't say it is "Pro" and everybody knows that Stock devices are not Pro. And … Continue reading Professionalism – idea or upgrade?
Red Skies Yellow Sand looks at how we would feel moving to live in a new & different world. The (unnamed) new world is not entirely hostile, yet it is not entirely a comfortable fit for us either. We must live in habitats as we and the new world get used to each other. If … Continue reading Red Skies Yellow Sand
https://youtu.be/oCtNy7GXlgk Skatergirl & The Bot BoisI Love You Baby (I'm Such A Loser) We are starting to see the appearance of Virtual Singer applications. I am seeing people be excited about them which I understand as the technology itself is fascinating. I openly admit that these things concern me. I am not at all worried … Continue reading Virtual Singers – are they a good idea or dangerous?
Garden of Merging Waters is a Double Album. Purchase of the album gets you the second album as well as an extra bonus track. Purchase of the album is the only way I make a living so if you have enjoyed the work, please reward me for having given you that pleasure. The album started … Continue reading Garden of Merging Waters