Entries Categorized as 'Recording'


June 25, 2009

Quick update.  I’ve found myself using Twitter (which in turn updates my Facebook page) a whole lot lately, as it’s easier to write a 140-character “what I’m working on now” update than to write a full blog entry.  And more people tend to read Twitter and Facebook than my blog here.  But to recap, for […]

Guitars, guitars, and more guitars. And computers.

May 16, 2009

Over the last two weeks, I’ve recorded the guitars for just about half the songs for the new album.  It’s quite the process.  I’d done fairly fully-fleshed out demos for most of these songs, and so started out the “real” versions by importing the demo parts as a road map once the drums were tracked.  […]

Back in the saddle

April 22, 2009

I finally got my Pro Tools setup stable on the new computer and got some work done on the solo album over the last couple of days.  I decided to start with the guitars in “Everything’s Fine”.  I re-recorded over the imported demo tracks (which were time-shifted as I imported them to fit the song’s […]

This is not good.

March 26, 2009

For those of you wondering why I haven’t posted about my progress on the new album lately…  I decided to get a new computer recently.  The one I had was pretty fast, but not quite powerful enough to do everything I wanted to do on my songs.  So I got a newer, faster one. I’m […]

Experiencing technical problems

March 3, 2009

On Friday, I thought it was a good time to finally upgrade Pro Tools from 7.4 to 8.0.  8 has some cool new plug-ins and it seemed like as good a time as any to go for it.  Or so I thought.  I haven’t been able to get any work done since Friday. Upgrading PT […]

Finally have the drums all recorded

January 19, 2009

Went back down to Chris Fisher’s studio in Coxsackie on Sunday, this time to track drums with John Brodeur for the last two songs for this album.  I always enjoyed John’s songwriting and singing with his various bands (The Suggestions, Maggie Mayday, Hector On Stilts, Five Alpha Beatdown, etc.), but then I found out he […]

Phil Taylor guest vocals and a couple new songs

January 12, 2009

This past weekend was a whirlwind of productivity!  My buddy Phil Taylor (from Future Leaders of the World/Machina) was going to be around upstate NY for a few weeks.  I asked if he’d be up for lending his vocals to a song for my upcoming CD.  I thought he’d sound great on “Status Quo”, so […]


December 24, 2008

Got bass done on Without You last night, after much frustration with Pro Tools.  To start out, I went to grab the bass track from my demo session, as I’ve been doing, to import it into the new session as a guide to play along with so I would know how I wanted the part […]

And another

December 23, 2008

Got bass done on “Status Quo” last night.  That’s 8 bass tracks done now.  With any luck I’ll get the other two done this week. I’d always “heard” and expected to have a guitar solo in this song, so I left a “space” in the song for one all along while demoing it.  I spent […]

“Bass”-ically getting stuff done

December 22, 2008

So it was a snowy weekend in Albany.  I think we got nearly a foot and a half over the last 3 days.  Not good for stuff like playing shows (The Velmas had to cancel our show on Friday), but great for stuff like staying home and recording, luckily. Also lucky was the fact that […]