Monthly Archives: April 2013

Once Upon a Time

Around three years ago, I was challenged.  My complaint was that I couldn’t find any creative time in my hectic life.  I was challenged to do something that was not too demanding on my time and that I thought I … Continue reading

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Emotional States

How many times have you asked a colleague how their day was going, only to be told something like “frustrating” or “stressful”?  Those are strange responses, if you think about it, because they refer to internal emotional states.  They’re not … Continue reading

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Make Good Art

My friend and mentor, Janet Whitehead, life coach extraordinaire, muse-driven magician and survivor, has an uncanny knack of making me aware of things I need to hear, when I need them most.  I told you she was magical.  Watch this: … Continue reading

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Sonic Decoration and Soundscapes

Most musicians and producers, when recording their music, make assumptions about what’s to be recorded.  Their first assumption is that the music must sit upon a backdrop, or sonic canvas, of pure silence.  The second is that any decoration to … Continue reading

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Latency, Reamping and Revoicing

I’ve been cursed, I think.  My ears have been trained to notice and focus on something that most people learn to compensate for and it gets in the way of my music making.  Let me start at the beginning. To … Continue reading

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Noise: An Analogy

Today, one of my friends is soundproofing his studio and another is endorsing a noise removal programme, giving hints and tips on how to get rid of noise through the judicious use of ingenious software.  Audio engineers go to great … Continue reading

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Tedious, Insidious Premises in Computer Games

People who like computer games are probably not going to like this.  I don’t really like computer games all that much.  For me, they don’t take me on the imaginative journeys I like to go on, when I have free … Continue reading

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