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Monitoring The Situation

Almost to a man, everyone who records their own music will tell you that the one part of your signal chain you cannot even consider skimping on is monitoring. Unless you can really hear every nuance i…

October 28, 2010

An Hour A Day…

So, I know I need to do break the back of this unproductive period I’m going through. I’ve been calling it “writer’s block” because, well, because that’s easily und…

October 13, 2010

A (Much Needed) Update…

So, I’m not even going to apologise. Let’s just get on with this! The last month has been the usual cry of “Lots of writing (or, at least, playing) but little recording!”  And…

October 12, 2010

Write Horizonally, Not Vertically

I’m not even going to say that it’s been over a month since I’ve posted anything here – that’s self-evident and… oh. One of my major problems with writing is develo…

September 5, 2010

Promise FAIL!

OK, so this week it looks like I’ve failed to record anything worth uploading for you guys to hear… But I haven’t been being (that) lazy, really! After my success last week with my r…

August 1, 2010

Technological Roadblocks, or The Kore Of The Problem?

One problem I regularly face when trying to develop a piece of music is finding the right sounds… This has always been an issue of course, but these days with multi-gigabyte sample libraries and…

July 21, 2010

Mu-ling…

OK, I’ll come straight out with it – it’s not been a particularly productive week. In fact, since I finished the rough guitar sketches for my last post I haven’t done much at a…

July 18, 2010

So What Have I Been Working On? Part II

I spent a very warm Sunday afternoon in the studio knocking out some very quick sketches of the acoustic-guitar-developed ideas that have been floating around for a while. I thought that having done a…

July 11, 2010

A mu Major chord. "The Steely Dan Chord"

So What Have I Been Working On? Part I

The fact that my last recorded output was five months ago doesn’t actually mean I haven’t been doing anything at all. It just means I have nothing to show for it right now! But of course I…

July 9, 2010