Here is everything under the Recording category:

Daniel Ward-Murphy, The Bottom-End Interview

It’s a new year and Sellaband artist Daniel Ward-Murphy is hitting the ground running. His debut album, Until The Morning Light,  produced in London by studio veteran Tony Platt, is receiving rave reviews from the Sellaband community. I recently cornered Daniel in the men’s room of the home office and forced him to grant an Continue reading →

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Comfort Food, Sellaband's The Akibas

Here in the states we are smack in between our two “holidays of excess.” The true meaning of Thanksgiving and Christmas can be lost in the flurry of culinary activity and the season is given over to trotting out old family recipes heavily laden with spices and ingredients that sit in food warehouses all year Continue reading →

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Recording a Vintage Bass Track

The invention and marketing of the electric bass represents the dawn of modern recorded music. Giving the event the weight it deserves moves me to declare that we are now living in the year 59 F.E. or “Fender Era.” The amplified solid-body bass holds a special double-faceted place in modern music. First developed as a Continue reading →

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Don't be Afraid of the Obvious

Quoting one of my earlier posts, rule number two states , “It’s always simpler than it seems.” Okay, so the rule is a bit simplistic. But it  can furnish a sense of optimism, false or otherwise, in the face of overwhelmingly difficult tasks. Creating a piece of music consists of the same multi-tiered process as Continue reading →

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Sellaband, The Collaboration Project

Without taking a sneak peek at the dictionary, it seems fairly obvious that a preliminary dissection of the word “collaboration” would reveal its meaning to be Together (co) Work (labor), or Work Together…Co–Labor.  Collaboration in music is not a new concept. Musical history is rich with the work of powerful collaborations. But given the independent Continue reading →

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Recording a Great Vocal Track

Building an effective vocal track is essential to any recording whether it is a writing demo, a demo intended to showcase an artist, or a finished master. Re-reading the last sentence I realize I’ve stated the painfully obvious, but the truth is that the painfully obvious can become the painfully impossible to accomplish when putting Continue reading →

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