Saturday, Nov. 14th Video Premiere and Pre-CD-Release Show!!!

Mark your calendar!  Saturday, Nov. 14th, we will be performing in Jim’s basement, previewing our new music video, and offering digital downloads of our new album!  This is big news in my world, as I have been waiting for this moment for a loooooong time.  It’s finally here! This party is by invite-only.  Odds are,… Continue reading Saturday, Nov. 14th Video Premiere and Pre-CD-Release Show!!!

Noah Kicks Ass! First Masters are In!!!

The recording process takes place in 3 stages: Recording Re-mixing Mastering Noah just sent me the first masters, and they sound awesome! We are really in the home stretch now, because this means that we are done with the recording and re-recording of things.  In all actuality, the recording process is a bit more disjointed… Continue reading Noah Kicks Ass! First Masters are In!!!

Another One Down!

Yesterday, I wrapped up recording guitars on “Lori won’t get out of my way!” The song needed some beef, and I think the new guitar parts add just that. The parts are more varied than on other songs, as I used BOTH acoustic and distortion sounds, all from the ol’ Marshall stack. Of course, the… Continue reading Another One Down!

It's Time To Decide – Sweet Sounds Coming out of the Marshall Stack!

Yesterday, I recorded electric guitar parts for “It’s time to decide!”, which is a track off of our forthcoming release, Faraway Farm. The parts are sweet and smooth, straying towards the acoustic edge of the Marshall stack than the other parts I have been recording recently. Listen to “It’s time to decide!“ http://www.cryns.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/01-Its-Time-to-Decide-I-Promise-You-Everything..mp3Podcast: Play in… Continue reading It's Time To Decide – Sweet Sounds Coming out of the Marshall Stack!

2 Sisters with Some Edge, mp3

Yesterday, I spent 6 hours recording some scorching ambiance and lead lines for “2 Sisters“.   Every time I plug my Marshall stack in, I get lost in the beautiful noises that it makes.  It has surprising range and crunches when I push it.  My solid state Fender Princeton Chorus, on the other hand, produces a… Continue reading 2 Sisters with Some Edge, mp3

Help Me Mix My New Record! Feedback Needed!

I just realized that I forgot to attach the “2 Sisters” mp3 from yesterday’s post. That’s okay, though, because I am attaching it to this post…AND MORE!!! I need your help. We are in the process of deciding on a final mix for our new record and would love to hear your feedback on the… Continue reading Help Me Mix My New Record! Feedback Needed!

Mixdown of "2 Sisters" – Feedback?

(Above: 2 Sisters/SoulSistas at our show last Saturday) Hi! We are rolling! Rolling, I tell ya! Here is a link to our most recent mixdown of “2 Sisters” from our forthcoming record. We are looking for mixing feedback at present – things like “the vocals are too quiet”, “I can’t hear the kick drum”, etc.… Continue reading Mixdown of "2 Sisters" – Feedback?

Bringing Online Social Media to My Band

I am reading David Meerman Scott’s “The New Rules of Marketing & PR“, and I am thinking of new ways to market my band, including blogging, podcasting, and press releases. I am already doing all three of these things with little consistency and little measurable results. That is, I am not sure if all my… Continue reading Bringing Online Social Media to My Band