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Adventures in Home Recording

I’ve moved!

Okay, not just to Virginia, I’ve now moved my blog to my own website. From now on all new content will be published at Existing content will still be at both sites for a while, but eventually I will disable this site so as not to diffuse my search engine results.

See you there!



February 20, 2012 Posted by | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

2011 in review

Crazy thing is I only posted once every other month in 2011 and still averaged 1000 hits per month. Hopefully this year will be more prolific.


Happy New Year,  Rob


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

December 31, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Give A Little Bit

Hey, my buddy Will has begun posting live videos from a recent concert. Here’s a cover of a classic Supertramp song, Give a Little Bit.

Check it out:

May 14, 2011 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Home Recording Podcasts Redux

Since my first post on Podcasts that concentrate on aspects of home recording, I’ve discovered a few more that are worth passing on. Continue reading

September 3, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Willsongs Gamin’ with the Boys

My good friend Will has published a new song, this time with a video. See here:

Here’s a direct link to the video:

This is a rockin’ instrumental track, so enjoy!

While you’re there, check out his other songs – they’re worth a listen:

April 27, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Agenda

My daughter asked me a question recently (I don’t remember what it was) that prompted me to take a look at the music projects I currently have on my plate. Wow, there’s a lot of unfinished work, and even more that is planned and not started. I thought it might be fun to review it here – I’ll put it down in the order to the nearest to being finished to the furthest. Continue reading

March 31, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Home Recording Podcasts

I’ve had an iPod (several, actually – the current being the first not to self destruct) over the last several years, but only in the last year or so I’ve become interested in listening to podcasts. I think it comes from my desire to always be hearing something new – I have mostly the same old music on my iPod (even if it is 12 gig worth, which comes to roughly a whole lot). With podcasts, it’s always something new, and sometimes useful and inspiring. Continue reading

March 18, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | 6 Comments

It Is Alive!

Finally, after several months of finagling, I have finished building my music computer. I can’t believe how many obstacles there were to overcome, and how many of them could have been more easily overcome by the application of additional money – but we work with the resources available. (Note: this is a very technical, geeky post. If you are only reading this for the music, skip the rest!) Continue reading

October 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | | 2 Comments

Production Update 10-01-09

Head 0930From the screenshot, you can see that all the instruments are present and fully accounted for. Compare to the last entry and you can see the progress. The rest of Horn 2, Trombones 1 and 2, Bass Trombone and Tuba have all been tracked. Continue reading

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Production Diary, Uncategorized | , , , | 1 Comment

Trumpets In!

I found some spare time tonight and finished tracking the trumpets in Oh Sacred Head Now Wounded. Continue reading

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Hymn CD Project, Uncategorized | | 1 Comment