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07 Dec Ask Greg | 2 comments

2014 Albums of the Year

2014 Albums of the Year

It’s that time of year again! My favorite musical releases of 2014. There were a lot of solid releases this year, with only a few real standouts to me. Not to say that there weren’t a ton of fun albums, it’s more of the amount of solid albums almost created a bit of a logjam....

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Best Records of 2013

Best Records of 2013

Well, it’s that time again. My favorite albums released in 2013. Thanks to things like BandCamp, SoundSupply, and Spotify, it’s never been easier for a music nerd to try out tons of new music. This year, I tried really hard to listen to one new album every day. Not all of them were released in...

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Best Records of 2012

Best Records of 2012

This year was a big year for new music. Tons of releases by great bands, and piles of new bands making their name with debut records. Here are a few I think are worth listening to! Check out some of my favorite songs on my Best of 2012 Spotify Playlist! The Top 10 The Life...

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11 Jan Ask Greg, News | Comments

Online Mixing & Mastering

Online Mixing & Mastering

Have you been recording your album at home, but it doesn’t quite have the depth you had hoped for? Did you blow your budget tracking, and you’re short on cash to finish the project? Just because you didn’t track in my studio does not mean that I can’t help improve your album! It can all...

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11 Jan Ask Greg, News | Comments

New Service: Re-Amplify Your Guitar Sound

New Service: Re-Amplify Your Guitar Sound

Are you recording at home (or another studio)? Do you feel your guitar sounds thin or weak in comparison to your favorite records? Have you always wondered what your sound would be if you had that rare amp or pedal? There is now a low-cost option to improve your tone! Re-Amplify your sound! The process...

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31 Dec Ask Greg | Comments

How to Prepare for Recording [Part 3]

How to Prepare for Recording [Part 3]

Now, let’s take a look at things guitar and bass players can do to prepare. For both instruments, before anything, make sure it is setup by a professional. Ensuring that the action is comfortable, the intonation is accurate, the pickup height is adjusted, and the electronics are clean. You should have this done annually anyways,...

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2011 Music Review

2011 Music Review

Every year, I run through the list of the best music I’ve heard during the year. Thanks to things like Spotify and BandCamp, it’s increasingly easier to find great music. This year, there has been no shortage. Here are the list of my favorites, in no particular order. Top Records: Cloudkicker – Let Yourself Be...

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17 Feb Ask Greg | Comments

How to Prepare for Recording [Part 2]

How to Prepare for Recording [Part 2]

Now, we’ll take a look at a few things the drummer can do to prepare for their time in the studio. First up, part performance and preparation. * Can the drummer play to a metronome? ** (Always have the song tempo’s documented BEFORE you go to the studio). * Have the drummer practice with headphones...

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01 Feb Ask Greg | 2 comments

How to Prepare for Recording [Part 1]

How to Prepare for Recording [Part 1]

When you’re preparing to record your songs, there are a few things you should work out ahead of time, before you spend any money. First things first, you need to dissect your music. * Look at your parts and structures. Are they mapped out? * Does everyone in the band know their parts, and can...

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21 Jan Ask Greg | Comments

The Gig Kit

The Gig Kit

If you have ever played multiple gigs, chances are, you’ve been in a position where you realize you forgot something, or needed something the venue didn’t provide. If you have this kit with you, you will never have that problem again. Rubermaid Box with Lid This box will house the rest of the goodies. I’d...

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