Doing the EP Thing

Dave Cracked Up (Blog), Creating, Personal

I’m finally going to do it. I’m going to self-produce, self-record and self-mix an EP of my music. … At least that’s what I’m telling myself. After seeing friends and clients go through the process over the past few years, I’ve found myself digging into the vault of “finished” and W.I.P. music and getting visions of releasing it – officially. …

Add Garnish to Taste

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It’s been a while… and it’s story time I guess: After a couple of weeks of Spring Break with the kid (and a two-week break from teaching), I stumbled into a situation where I was invited to re-imagine a song after reviewing the tune on MusicXRay. That’s the same site I mentioned a couple posts back when I was chatting …

{sigh} Sarah, You ALMOST Had Me…

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Some of you may remember back in IHR #72 Derek and I talked a bit about the “suckage” factor in new music and then, a few shows later (can’t seem to determine which one) we chatted a bit about established artists getting into a comfortable “rut”. Tony and Dave over at the Home Made Hitshow have recently been eluding to …

Modern Music Making Tools = Increased Suckage Factor?

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I was just listening to the latest Electronic Musician podcast which contained an interview with Joe Chiccarelli – Producer / Engineer who’s worked with The Shins, U2, My Morning Jacket, Tori Amos, Beck… Mike Levine asked what his opinion was of the impact of recording technologies available out there now for everyone have on recordings these days. He had some …