Monday, June 22, 2020

A BIG THANK YOU to traveloguefans

I know that message forums go in waves.  Even for topics that I care a lot about doesn't mean that I will check on forum posts and discussions on a regular basis.

I wanted to state that I am deeply thankful for people who read this blog. Thank you.

I also wanted to say thank you to the persons responsible for keeping up www.traveloguefans.com as long as they did.  I was deeply moved that the forum was started by fans - especially since I am very bad at self promotion.  I know that posts had faded and I started using other forums (Facebook or this blog, for example) to post updates.  I hope that those who were involved with traveloguefans know how much I appreciated their commitment and questions over the years and I hope that they continue to comment or reach out through emails, comments, and support.

Now that a new album is on it's way, I will be posting most of my updates here.  Please feel free to comment, share questions, or direct email me any thoughts or discussions regarding this.

If there is a place or space where you would like for me to  share thoughts on, or promote the new album, please let me know.  With such a big world wide web, it is easy to forget or neglect sites and places that are important.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

A NEW SOUNDCLOUD CLIP

As some of you know, my new album "Death of Conversation" is completed.  Here is a clip for the process in writing one of the songs from this album.  The song is called 'Black and White'.  The link is here:


Be sure to share, like, comment on, etc - and keep checking in:  there will be more to come.  Enjoy!

My Involvement with Earthquaker Devices Afterneath and Interview

Through connections with several friends who work at EarthQuaker Devices and my work at Circle Prime Mfg., Inc. with electronics, I was asked to be involved with the Earthquaker Afterneath translation into a Eurorack module.  Having worked on revising some PCB layout for earlier versions of the Afterneath for them, I was already a huge fan of the pedal and what it does.  In fact, I own 2 of the Version 1's.  I had this idea that quantization over the drag control would be really cool and useful.  You could, for instance, have the reverb tail shift into another melody as it decays, have an envelope or LFO shift the octaves around, or have a sequencer play the reverb in complimentary and interesting ways to your melody lines.   Here is a nice video that EQD put together where I am interviewed about this along side Jamie Stillman.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Qc94AL2HF0

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here are some example sounds/patches that I made for Wave Replacement Synthesis.  For more details view descriptions on Youtube and be sure to subscribe to my channel.  thanks and enjoy!




Wednesday, May 6, 2020

NEW TRAVELOGUE ALBUM

My new album, 'Death of Conversation', is complete and in the manufacturing stages now!!!  The record plant that I am using for this is fairly backed up though and I won't see vinyl copies until sometime in August.  Will there be a digital release as well?  You bet!  But I probably won't release any format of this album until I receive the copies of the record.  Here is a teaser image for the label that will be on the A-side of the record.