Thunder

Thunder

I composed Thunder as a backing track for guitarists. I get a ton of emails asking for backing tracks. Not all guitarists are composers and even less know how to mix a track, so I decided to send out a simple backing track and see how folks like it. So far the response is very good. I entered this track in an online contest (Tunecore) and won 2nd prize for ‘Best Guitar Bed’. Pretty cool.

 

Why did I name the track ‘Thunder’? I let my son Conner listen to the track and come up with a name. Conner said that the song reminded him of a thunder storm, so there ya have it. I love blue and this image is pretty cool. If you want a copy of the MP3, just shoot me an email. I’ll be happy to send you a copy.


November

November

I’ve been working on a score for a media project. It’s been a few weeks, but after 100+ hours, 143 tracks and some Advil, it’s finished, lol… The original track “November” is over 40 minutes long. Posting a 40 minute track didn’t make sense, so I cut out a few segments and created a much shorter audio clip. The November audio clip provides a nice preview for the score.

All of my guitar head friends are probably saying; “Where’s the guitar dude!?”. Well “dudes”, most of this track was written on my guitar (i.e. midi guitar and Peavey’s new audio cloning technology). The tracking is a bugger, but it works with a little patience. If you listen closely, you can hear the strings cut too fast (that’s the midi guitar VST). I was going to use a keyboard, but I like how November turned out. Not your “usual” sound track vibe.

November

The cover art is by an artist named “Hector Llamas“. I love this piece! The painting is named; Emotional Color. I thought the painting was a perfect fit for November and a good excuse to post this on my blog. Now I need a huge print for my office, lol…

Lamarhythm

Lamarhythm

I found Lamarhythm on Acid Planet years ago. I got to know the composer (Yoshiyuki Endo) and we collaborated on several projects. Most of his songs are amazing, but this one is my fav. In fact, Lamarhythm is one of my all time Acid Planet favorites. I keep this song in my iTunes library.

Yoshiyuki sent me the original Lamarhythm tracks back in 2009. I just found the tracks on an old hard drive. I decided to remaster all of the tracks and mix the song down again. This song was originally recorded in 2006. The DAW’s back then were good, but a LOT has improved since then. I was able to pull out the bass and strings, then balance everything in the mix.

Lamarhythm

I always picture monks chanting when I listen to this song (and/or monks flying around fighting). This photo of the Buddhist Lantern Festival is stunning. This festival is definitely on my ‘bucket-list’. I would love to watch the Lantern Festival unfold in person.

Space Dock Theme Song

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For the record, I didn’t name this one, lol… A good friend needed an up tempo guitar back track for a project. I’m always looking for something new to create, so I composed this track. This one fit the bill. PineRidge studios helped with the final mix down.