Category: Studio Updates

Acoustic Album Update #2

Acoustic Album Update #2

This acoustic album project started earlier this year. I don’t even remember when I started it. That aspect doesn’t even matter, but for your and my sake, I’d like to post more regular updates. My first thought about this project was that it would be quick and easy, and it’s not quite either of those things.

I posted about this a little bit on Twitter the other day. Depending on the song, doing these acoustic versions can be exceptionally easy or hard. In either case, so far at least, they’ve all been fun to work on. As of writing this, I’m not finished with any songs, but I’m mostly done on 3 songs. Let me give an update on those 3 songs here. Notice that I’m giving them cute pet names at this time. They’ll have their real names when it’s done.

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Reviving Modus Operandi, Pt. 2

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If you’re reading this, Modus Operandi is probably already available to you! That’s exciting, of course, but I’ll post a formal announcement on that tomorrow.

Today’s post is about some general notes and differences between the original, crappy, unmastered version of the album that I thought I was done with in August of 2010. All the tracks are at least a little shorter than they were before, usually due edits during long-winded instrumental sections. Or it was from making fade-ins and fade-outs a little quicker. Whatever the case, let’s dig into it. Continue reading “Reviving Modus Operandi, Pt. 2”

Reviving Modus Operandi, Pt. 1

I considered doing a drawn-out blog series about me going back and making my 2010 album, Modus Operandi, new again. That was the method for Punk Rebel Renegade and Boobs, Butts, and Feets. Modus Operandi is less of a classic album. Aside from one song on it that made its way to Rock Band via the Rock Band Network, it’s largely unknown. But that’s how most of my stuff is, so whatever. I’ve been talking about finally releasing this album to the public for a while, so this isn’t a big announcement, but it’s more of a formal behind-the-scenes talk. Continue reading “Reviving Modus Operandi, Pt. 1”

More Awesome Than Awesome – The Retrospective


Here we go. I like to write these retrospectives after I release an album. Whether or not anyone likes reading them is a different story, but…whatever. Leading up to the release of the album, I gave a decent amount of looks behind the scenes. But these retrospectives are kind of long form and include audio clips and such. The plan was to publish this long before now, but I felt like part of the story is to see how it performed after the release. So this is going to be cool, maybe. Let’s get to it.

You can read a lot about the recording of More Awesome Than Awesome in previous posts below. I don’t want to rehash old information. Let me just tackle each track individually. I’ll try to keep the commentary to a minimum. Continue reading “More Awesome Than Awesome – The Retrospective”

My Next Album Will Be Better or Worse Than My Old Stuff

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Whoa. Apparently I didn’t publish this when I meant to. I wrote it 2 weeks ago, I think. I’ll post it now.

I’m in the final stages of producing my new album. Last weekend was very productive. At the moment, I have 14 songs set to appear on the album. It’s fun to talk about things in a theoretical sense, so that’s what I’m going to do now. This will be even more fun for you because you haven’t heard most of what I’m talking about. Continue reading “My Next Album Will Be Better or Worse Than My Old Stuff”