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And off it goes!

It’s quiet in the studio. A little too quiet. Yesterday I uploaded the artwork and the music files to the good folks that will be mastering and pressing the new album which means Keep Your Jazz Hand Strong is one step closer to being released into the world! It also …

Dare I say the mixing is done?

So today I decided to do one last clean-up pass on a vocal track wherein I reduced the volume of all of the ‘p’s and ‘g’s in the backing vocal tracks because they were cutting through a little too much. Unfortunately it was for the song “I Poop Gold” and …

Finalizing Final Mixes

With the bulk of the heavy lifting done on the recording end I have now entered the nit pickiest portion of the production process: listening to my mixes and fine-tuning them to get them just right. It can be a bit maddening and a little obsessive, as my notes to …

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Victor Varnado in Studio

No album is complete without a guest rapper so my good friend Victor Varnado came by to spit* some dope* posey† on one of my tracks. This isn’t even our first hip hoppy collaboration either, you can see us, along with Calise Hawkins, on the Wikibeats jam “Make That Paper” …

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The Lap Steel Appears!

That’s right, folks, the lap steel guitar is making an appearance on the new album. It’s about to get twangy up in here!* And there’s just 48 hours left in the kickstarter campaign to get a hand-numbered and signed copy of the CD or a $10 digital download the instant …