It recently came to my attention that one of my favorite bands, The Bad Plus, will soon be undergoing a personnel change. For those who may not know, The Bad Plus are a jazz trio consisting of piano, bass and drums. They first came to my attention while I was in college with their cover … More The Bad Plus – Covers
In my latest video I demonstrate how I put together the sound I use for melody and solo work on bass when making music in my studio. Hats off to Janek Gwizdala, who’s tone and pedal choices served as inspiration for this sound. Once I decide on a direction for my next album, this tone … More Effects Layering for Bass #3 – Solo/Lead
This outing for effect pedal layering features a ring synth sound for bass. The pedals used in this video are the Boss OC-3, TC Electronic MojoMojo, and the DOD Gonkulator. I really like this sound for shorter, punchy bass lines.
I spend a lot of time in my home music studio experimenting with different sounds. Most recently this has taken the form of layering effect pedals in various. I plan to make a series of videos to demonstrate some of the sonic ideas that result from these experiments. Check out the first video below. Pedal … More Pedal Layering for Bass
Time to get back to deep breathing. … More Breathing
A list of my favorite new albums in 2016. … More My favorite new albums from 2016
Looking back at 2016. … More 2016: In Review