Aux – Deathmole – Final

One of my favorite rock bands is animated. Deathmole is a band created by Jeph Jacques in his webcomic “Questionable Content” which includes. . . questionable content. “Final,” from the album “Advances”, is one of my favorites because of its unique tempo and time signature feel (3/4) and ability to lead me through emotions of…

Aux Starter Pack 2015

No, all of the following songs were not created in 2015. However, this is my first start pack. . . so screw logic. Toro y Moi – Rose Quartz : Majestic Casual always has great Chillout tunes. Cyril Hahn – Say My Name : This soothing remix to the anthem by Destiny’s Child is deep….

Home Studio DIY Notes

Koss Pro 4/1AA headphones lying on the desk

You want something between your studio monitors and its resting surface to improve accuracy between what’s being played and what’s being heard. MoPADs are awesome, and any Styrofoam could work just as well. Pop screens, placed about five inches from the condenser microphone, protect your microphones from spit and your vocal recordings from the harsh…

Aux – Lady J, The Lioness

I’d just like to take this time to advertise my mother, Lady J – The Lioness of Lady J’s Kingdom of Music, and her first album and feature track – Ride ‘Em, available on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon. The mentioned feature track “Ride’Em” speaks homage to the alluring visions of a black man seizing…

Aux – Reach by Tyler Allen

So one day, I decided to clean out a random drawer in my Mother’s house. I came across a CD, Oasis Urban: Volume 5 – Street & Soul. The top front read “…for the Urban Programmer,” leading me to believe it was a music samples disc. But the back read a table of contents for…

X-Mini

In 2011, I competed in a Soldier of the Year competition hosted by 20th Support Command (CBRNE). I didn’t win, but I won’t rant about why I think I lost. . . okay, I lied: The first event of the competition was a hybrid version of the newly proposed Army Physical Fitness Test. During the…

Vinyl for your CD Player

Creativity and originality are important abilities to possess. When I worked with underground artists during my teen years, I loved adding a bit of creativity to their otherwise normal tracks with interludes, sound effects, and other interesting dynamics. The first track I recorded for one particular artist began with an EQ resulting in an old…

Review Music For Money

Slice the Pie! Yes, you can earn money, up to ten cents per review, for providing detailed and well thought out reviews covering underground and indie songs. It may not seem like much, but it’s more for fun and helping others than a get-rich-quick scheme. Plus, you WILL find something you like sooner than later….

Podcasts and Education

Anyone with iTunes should download podcasts – educational, recent news, reviews, comedy. Podcasts are great alternatives to music while you’re driving. However, you don’t need iTunes to listen to podcasts. If you’re going on a long drive, the FREE informational podcasts I recommend below can defeat the boredom caused by hearing the same music over…