Technical Stuff: The Plugins of Perihelion

Inspired, roughly, by my friend Tom Shear’s “My Favorite Things” posts over at his excellent blog Waveformless,  I’ve decided to give a rundown of a few interesting pieces of software that went into the making of Perihelion.  Perhaps at some point I’ll delve into the hardware side of things, but …

Gearfest 2013

Dan and I schlepped down to scenic Fort Wayne, Indiana this past weekend to attend Sweetwater Gearfest.  It’s our third trip, and it’s always a good time.  Basically, mega-music-gear retailer Sweetwater (which, we discovered is now the 5th largest in the world) turns over their buildings and parking lots into …

Dilruba Hacking

One of the nice features of buying cheap, non-“virtuoso” style Indian musical instruments (or any musical instruments, for that matter, but Indian instruments seem to have the biggest low-budget marketshare) is that I don’t feel too terrible “hacking” them.  Yeah, it’d suck if I screwed up my new dilruba, but …

A Different Way of Working.

I’ll be the first to admit that album #4 is taking a lot longer than Excursions did.  But the reasons aren’t all negative.  Oh, sure there’s the usual bad ones – day job exhuastion, last year’s basement flooding, etc – but there’s been a fundamental shift in a lot of …

Learning to Sing.

Really, I don’t know how to sing. Well, kind of.  I mean, I know how to sing, in a standard definition of the word, but my formal training is restricted to a few impromptu vocal lessons in high school and my parents loving choral music.  So far, that’s served me …