SmiteMatter – Chapters

So I'm sitting here in the media center of Local Community College, listening to "Chapters" while I write. So far, I've listened to this release about five times all the way through. And each time I listen, just for a fleeting moment I'm reminded of that night in 1976 where I had bravely eaten something -- Read more [...]

Special Sneak Preview – Spencer Annis – ‘What If I Said…’

Spencer Annis

My wife pointed this out to me. It showed up on her Facebook. A link to a song on a Soundcloud page. Mr. Annis has been posting music on his Soundcloud  page going back two years. The majority of the songs are just good quality demo tapes. … [Continue reading]

How To Tell If You’ve Been Practicing Bass Too Much


Let's see…Callouses on left hand fingertips the size of ping-pong balls? Check… Left hand clenched in a painful claw that will not relax? Check… Thumb, index, and middle finger on right hand blood blistered and/or bleeding? (Time to look … [Continue reading]

FXpansion DCAM Dynamics Rack Extension Bundle for Propellerhead Reason


I recently had the good fortune to acquire the FXpansion DCAM Dynamics Rack Extension Bundle for Propellerhead Reason. A very good investment. The more I use these three devices with Reason 7 and the more I learn about how they work, the more I like … [Continue reading]

Yay, Upgrading To Reason 7!


Feel like a kid at Christmas. The very first thing I did before even downloading R7 was to back up my homemade stuff from the .../Applications/Reason folder. Anything that you yourself have created...presets, songs, combinators, anything, if it is … [Continue reading]

Imaginary Guitar Solo Bloviation

Upper Rack

Required reading: Propellerhead Reason The Imaginary Guitar Solo guitar solo is a reversed recording of a guitar solo run through a Line 6 Pod Farm 2 Reason guitar amp inserted into an Audio Track in the Reason Rack. The particular settings … [Continue reading]

Remixing A Mix

Combinator Unfolded Front

Basically, I'm taking these old Reason songs and remixing them. Some of these files haven't been touched in nearly four years. I'm talking before Reason/Record was a big deal. What, three years ago? Step one. I go through each track and the Master, … [Continue reading]

Gratuitous Reason Fanboy Post

Reason Logo

Don't know what Propellerhead Reason is? Well let's let them explain it at this link. Their product page will tell you everything you need to know better than I could. And if you scroll down there is a Soundcloud player with the Demo songs included … [Continue reading]

My God, It’s Full Of Files!


I have a folder with 140.8GB of song files in it. Somebody told me to never throw anything away. I've tried to be as anal about that philosophy as I could but I've spent the better part of the last few days weeding and sorting. I'd like to get them … [Continue reading]

AmpKit+ Tone

AmpKit+ (iPad)

In my previous post I didn't say very much about tone. I've got a few presets that I've settled on. I was looking for something that had a nice crunchy sound that would still hold the dissonance of a minor chord. So many presets are just shrill … [Continue reading]