Sunday, September 19, 2021

Short HEADPHONE comic


Read all kinds of things in the media and on the 'net. Some are true, much is false.

You shouldn't do that, but use this. All related to shipping product, or the ego of the want to be gatekeeper/ opinion leader/ influencer. Seen one YouTube channel with a really young guy doing it, and he has $500 sets of headphones saying these open back units are what you need for mixing and mastering.

Whereas an actual expert, Andrew Scheps, just uses SONY MDR-7506 $100 closed back headphones and has for 20 years. 

May expand this comic to include BINAURAL  mixes which are a different thing again. 

THE SHILLS are everywhere, and I wrote and recorded a song on that too.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

One Page comic on Andrew Schep Mix Tricks


We wrote, recorded, mixed and mastered 5 new songs in the last few months. That they had multitracked vocals was pretty new to me. I mixed them pretty much they way I have for the last 10 years. lead guitars have delay effects, and bass is dry. A little plate reverb on rhythm guitars , drums and vocals.

Everything has EQ to remove out of useful band stuff and compression. I have never put a compressor on the mixed output. Final loudness is controlled in a separate mastering project with Ozone5, and I don't use it's multiband compressor. Doesn't do anything I like.

So I was thinking I should try something new, so have tried a bunch of mix tricks from YouTube in a remix of THE_BOTS_ARE_AT_IT_AGAIN. 

Still searching...


Monday, September 13, 2021

New Music Track. Time: Use It Well. And a Summary


 Free download at:

also have a YouTube video 

This was something I did months ago, but abandoned.  Came back and it is okay, added some lyrics, keeping it mostly an instrumental.

Social Media sites are mostly terrible. Facebook and Twitter are filled with the most terrible people and things, and encourage that "for engagement".  But I stay away from that and don't play that game. So I have so few "friends" or "followers" and follow so few, that being on social media is mostly a waste of time.  I have an Instagram account, posted a few things when I opened it, but use it to follow a friends art project progress.

This is a reminder to myself to not waste time with social media. Much better ways to spend your time. Like making music, cartooning or studying something new.

The Summary

So in the last few months we wrote and recorded 5 new songs and we put them on our Bandcamp, and we made simple videos for YouTube too.

At the time of writing this blog post individual songs have been played between 7 and 30 times. Years ago, when I used my music as soundtracks to my illustration video samples they had some 60k views, but YouTube has all changed since then. 

Have a blog post about that too.  

Hugely popular YouTubers describe dropping views and subscriptions not sending notifications like they used to, but for a channel like mine, YouTube has it pretty well hidden now.

So if I wasn't making music for just myself, it would not be worth doing.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

FREE COMIC: Recording Our Songs. What and how.

Been involved with music production systems and Home Recording for a long time, but only recently tried my hand at being a Singer Song Writer. This briefly covers how and why. Free 8 pages comic on Recording Our Songs.

Writing a few original songs was a bucket list time item to me, not some thing I am dedicating the rest my time to.

The songs for free download:
The comic