jamesstaubes 17


Los Angeles US   Jan 2013


Artist Bio

Influences:   80's pop, classic rock, jazz, hip-hop, country, reggae, classical, disco, nu disco, metal, EDM, folk

2019 is FAWM #7 for me.

I'm looking forward to this year since 2018 was a bust for me. I took a break from music in 2018, so I'm out of practice on all my instruments. But I'm going to have fun and do the deal. There's a lot of great music that has inspired me so I know the songs will come.

2019 Goals:
Use chromaticism
More creativity in solos
Record guitar amps
Upbeat dance songs

I sing, play keys, guitar, ukulele, bass and drums. I love collaborating with lyricists, musicians, rappers, anyone. Hit me up.

I'm in Los Angeles, California.


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  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Mar 19

    the FOP could just be a "house concert"...sitting in a circle playing songs for each other. 😀

    Simple is sometimes better.
    Plus, we could have food and beverage.
    Email me, yo!

  • @robynmackenzie  Mar 6

    I haven't attempted to go for the whole 50 songs in a long time, and I've never actually made it to 50. I usually will write a song or two during the time period though.

  • @robynmackenzie  Mar 4

    Thanks so much for all your kind comments! I'd love to collab sometime, perhaps during 50/90? 😁

  • @matthew62  Mar 3

    Thanks for listening to and commenting on I'll meet you in the middle. I must confess that I do not play keys that well. I wrote this fingerstyle guitar in an open tuning, intending a Randy Newman feel (a first for me) but when carpal tunnel got the best of me, I couldn't play it as I intended and didn't want to strum it. I was going to scrap it but came across these very nice piano loops which were very similar to my original guitar music.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 28

    Congrats on the win, James!!

  • @jwhanberry  Feb 27

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 27

    James!!!! That is awesome!!! I love the music you made! It is perfect! I love the different sections and your vocals are amazing! A thousand thanks for taking the time to create such a wonderful song. I will treasure it!!!

  • @willie70hawkins Feb 27

    Thanks for the listen and comments for Oh Oh I Love You

  • @ajna1960 Feb 25

    Yes, I'd be game for that please. Do you want to chat about it on Facebook pm or something ?

  • @ajna1960 Feb 25

    Would you perchance be interested in collaborating with this lyricist ? Pretty please ! Plus I have real life collabed with @stevenwesleyguiles too, so he can give me a reference (Go Future Kings Of Demark !!)

  • @kahlo2013  Feb 25

    I would LOVE that! Thank you! Please work your musical magic and feel free to post when you are done!

  • @balancelost  Feb 19

    Hey, thanks for listening. Yeah I'm surprised I never heard your stuff before either. Thank god for strangle-disco, eh?

  • @fonte Feb 17

    (For the record I love sheena easten)

  • @fonte Feb 17

    Thanks for your comment on my funk track and for the sheena easten gag which made me laugh!

  • @elesimo  Feb 17

    @jamesstaubes, thanks for the comment in my song "Desert Love" about Anastasia! We did have a lot of fun, for this FAWM I'm trying to get together with other people and work on songs together. So far each experience has exceeded my expectations! 😀

  • @jessi14  Feb 14

    Thank you for watching my music video to Fireworks! I really tried to get the singing in sync with the audio, I don't think I can get it better, cause I don't actually see that there is a delay. Looks like you've got the eagle eyes fo it:-) Congratulations on eight songs, looks like this is a productive FAWM for you!

  • @emplate Feb 14

    Thank you for the comment on "Satan Knows No Safeword", much appreciated! Unexpected was something I was aiming for : )

  • @cherok40  Feb 13

    Thank yo so much for listening and your nice comments!

  • @gslade Feb 2019

    a banger would be bangin'... if you have something you want me to jump on you can bang it over to me and i can see about banging something out... bang bang

  • @acousticmaddie  Feb 2019

    Thank you so much for your kind comments

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2019

    Real Life collab. My place!!

  • @petemurphy  Feb 2019

    Hiya James! Thanks! I tend to use the same three plugs on my mixbuss.
    First, Native Instruments Solid Buss Comp (it's similar to the Waves Buss Comp)
    2nd is Sonalksis Free G. It's just a gain plug, and I use it to get the level of the track up to where I need it.
    Last is Izotope Ozone 6. In this I generally use the EQ (sometimes just as a basic stereo eq, sometimes as a M/S eq, depending on the track), the multiband stereo imager (I mainly use it to narrow the bass frequencies down closer to the centre of the mix), the compressor, and the limiter.

    I set them in the order that I've listed them here. The NI comp is usually set while I'm recording, and tweaked throughout the entire process, the gain plug is only turned on and set when I've finished the mix, as is Ozone.

    Hope this helps.

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Feb 2019

    Thanks for the Ben Gibbard comparison! And yes, EDM is CRAZY hard to do well (at least, for me it is...and I've TRIED to make something good it still was barely passable). 😀

  • @mdavisto  Feb 2019

    Clearly the trick is to want sandwiches. 😁

    I'm on an avocado farm in the wilds of Limpopo. Nearest town is about 10km North of here. Nearest city is a ways further than that.

    The downside is that it's far from everywhere. But, on the other hand, the upside is that it's far from everywhere.

    If you want to drag your ass all the way out here, you'd be welcome; there's a guest room.

  • @rustyp Feb 2019

    Thanks for your comment on "Keep Me Warm" James. 😀
    I was pretty happy with it. 😀 The verb is a free plugin. I'll look up which one it was if you want. 😀

  • @willie70hawkins Feb 2019

    Thanks for listening and your kind words.

  • @cynthiawolff  Jan 2019

    Hiya James....
    Wish8 g you a productive and awesome FAWM

  • @fourzeroes  Jan 2019

    Kudos for mentioning One Direction in the 'A is for ABBA' thread. They're not to everyone's taste, but they should get more respect - after all, they did record the best song ever...

  • @sailingmagpie  Jan 2019

    All the best for February. Looking forward to hearing what you come up with!

  • @petemurphy  Jan 2019

    Hiya James! All the best to you. I hope you're well.

  • @clioem Jan 2019

    Same 😀

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  Jan 2019


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  • @scottlake  Jan 2019

    Have a listen to their latest albums on Amazon.

  • @jacobeverettwallace  Jan 2019

    Mr. Staubes, I am indeed back for another round of the madness. Looking forward to some classic smash dance hits from you.

  • @mdavisto  Jan 2019

    Hey J. Shall we have another? Oh go on.