Hey, here’s a picture of this new guitar pedal I am making for Ableton live. I’m going to use an Arduino to trigger midi. I decided this year that I’m going to play my live sets with guitar and sing through a laptop. I want to be able to make loops, trigger songs and be […]
“Say What You Mean” is a song about being second in a long distance relationship. Oh, and the girl couldn’t be honest to save her life. I wrote this when I was in crunch time with Joe Gilder’s EP challenge which was a blast. It didn’t take long to write, I think I […]
Gear lists and bullet points of Grammy winner Mick Guzauski audio interview with Graham Cochrane about recording & mixing Daft Punk.
This ducking delay effects rack has the ability to add ducking delays to your audio track. Ducking delays are delays that only raise in volume when vocals or other instruments are not playing. Then the delays are quieted when the vocals or instruments sound is heard in the track. This happens automatically so that you don’t have to spend a lot of time programming delay automation.
Are you getting ready to bounce song stems in Ableton Live? Be aware of the problems that can arise before you render your tracks out.
1 – Quickly Check Your Mix In Mono. Have you ever heard about the benefits of checking your mix in mono? When you put a mix in mono you can accurately hear how the volume of each track correspond with each other. Many people will test the mix in mono to see if certain […]
“Modern Life” all started off one day when I went over to my drummer friend Joey Hennigan’s house. I brought a little Casio SK-1 sampler keyboard and Joey played some cool stuff on it. He played that awesome intro keyboard lick. We didn’t do much with it, but a year or so later I found that lick in my recordings and started playing with it.
“Words” is a song about society, honesty, gossip and influential pressure. I wrote the verse melody first on guitar, then slowly started on the chorus. Feeling kinda stuck, I aked my brother Justin Stills to help cowrite the lyrics. We wrote the chorus together and tether on the verses.
It is hard to say exactly when I started listening to indie rock. I think it was when I worked at a record store in Eugene, Oregon. Indie bands were coming up. The Modest Mouse, the Polvo, the Blonde Redhead. It slowly started brewing up in the shop and over at friends houses. Eugene is a […]
I wrote this song about my father. I lost my father in a car accident when was I two . And even though he is not here with me, There has been points in my life when I felt his spirit come out of the unseen to help guide me. Previously I threw down a […]
I really had a good time recording this song with JJ Johnson, Leigh Sogoloff and Vinnie Castaldo at The Tone Factory recording studios. While my original demo version was a Beatles sounding song, I am a lot happier with the way JJ Johnson produced it. It really turned it into a hot groove with lots […]