My friend George aka. GentlemanRocker did a rather amazing record called “In A World” which I had the pleasure to master for him.
I strongly recommend to listen and purchase it!
Think it sounds amazing? Great, check this out. 🙂
… is a wonderful summer-ish sounding tune which I had the pleasure to master recently.
Learn more about it here (German). Directly watch the (amazing) “one-take” video here:
I am a musician. Not trying. Trying to be a musician is watching the first YouTube video on how to hold a guitar. Not what I have done for the past 15 years. That is BEING a musician.
I know you’re trying to be nice by putting me in good company, but musicians want to feel original. We don’t want to hear we sound like everyone else. That we’re unoriginal. It’s fine for you to sell your friends on listening to someone new by comparing them to well known artists, but when talking to a musician, the best compliment is “you sound like YOU and it’s awesome.” Unless you’re talking to a pop producer, then yeah, “it sounds like Katy Perry” is probably the best compliment you could give.
I will slap you.
When your radio plays better shit.
Because that’s a career builder. Right Jermaine?
No, actually, I hate karaoke because I have to listen to you sing.
You don’t have $10 to support my music, but you have $50 for the round of shots you just bought everyone?
It’s this little field called music. It’s way more real than those TPS reports you put together for the Bobs.
Meaning, it doesn’t pay. No thanks.
And I have a great idea on how you can fix my faucet better. But let’s keep these things to ourselves.
That stopped being funny in ’97.
This is the 1st album teaser for “Elegy For The Living” which contains 9 x 1 minute snippets from the first half of the album (a 2nd one will follow soon):
Note: The footage is not what’s going to be the full length music video which will be done for the full length of the album (approx. 70 minutes, 4K).
This is the first Q&A video, more coming:
I’ve done around 30 different mixes, tried like 10 different guitars, mixing the drum kit and making it sounding right has taken an incredible amount of time, I’ve tweaked the tiniest bits of sound to total exhaustion.
Should the grand piano have more mechanical noises… should the timpani have slightly more reverb… should the guitar have a delay or not, should I add the cello on top of the full orchestra, or an oboe? Should I widen the acoustic guitar or leave it as is? Is this chord harmonic enough for the one before? Is the Oberheim too loud? Should I use the Gibson EB0 or the Les Paul bass, finger or pick? Stratocaster or Telecaster? This or that cabinet, or none at all, what amp? Distortion or slight fuzz, tremolo?
Questions like that are bothering me all the time. And the production is so huge that my DAW crashes at least 3 times a day. Plus, anxiety, doubts… because “is it all worth it? Will they understand it?”. Sleepless nights. Then again: “fuck yeah!”. It all sounds absolutely heavenly, I get goosebumps all the time. And nothing is even mastered at all.
I have half of the album sounding as perfect as it gets, with the needed amount of imperfection to become perfect. I open parts of it again, again and again… stuff that I did a year ago that doesn’t sound right today, and may sound not right next week. You get the idea. 😉
No worries, it’s all good. It’s finished very soon. Once it’s done I have nothing to do with it anymore. Then it’s a product with a life of its own, and I will watch it learning to walk.
I will reply to all of your questions in a video that I’ll upload to Facebook and YouTube, very soon.
I have discovered a huge number of incredible and great new music this week! Make sure to check all this out.
All of this is gold. Don’t miss!