Influences: 80's pop, classic rock, jazz, hip-hop, country, reggae, classical, disco, nu disco, metal, EDM, folk
I'm back! 2020 is FAWM #8 for me.
More guitars, less keyboards. I want to use guitars this year for writing and all the parts. I've relied on keys for a while.
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.
|#1||Play Your Part||
|#2||Give Up On The Prize||
|#7||Could We Be Happening @terrianndriggs1||
|#8||Error Within Code||
|#9||Forever So Alone||
|#12||Because I Will Not Stop For Death||
|#14||I Believe @terrianndriggs1||
This song (if you haven't already heard it 20 times) is also SO good. The arrangement and the vocal are so killer:
Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me
Oh man! I just listened to Christine and the Queens - People, I've been sad. So good! Thanks for mentioning here! She has such a great voice. That track is such a beautiful slowburn of a tune. Mmm good!
Winner winner chicken dinner!!!
Congrats on the win, James! I'm gonna listen to all your songs now. 😀
Cool! Glad you liked my yoga music. No offense taken, that’s exactly what I intended it to be.
You know, I seriously considered that alternate song title. Still not sure which is better.
I like that Bono video quote, gud! 😀 (Hahhh, like homework... yeah, ino, ino...).
Happy FAWM2020! anyway!
Hey J, thanks for the comment, I'm behind myself. I don't know what to tell you about snares except to say that I was taught a subtractive method of mixing, which is that you make space for things by removing the bits of a sound that you don't need in order to represent its character. So if two sounds are competing, carve a hole in one of them. The snare doesn't need the low end, it can borrow the thump from the kick, so I just filter off the bottom of it. Add to that, on a doof-doof track there's a lot of sidechaining going on to get that pumping feel, so at the moment the kick hits, almost everything except the drums drops down a few decibels, which opens up space to hear the snare.
Hi James. Thanks for the listens & kind comments and, more importantly, being the first person I’ve ever interacted with anywhere who actually owns a Klon! It really does sound fantastic on the songs you’ve posted thus far 👍
Somehow reminded me of Alan Parsons Project
Cheers for commenting, James. I'm glad to hear the piano is coming across well - I'm fortunate enough to have an upright (did all of my first FAWM on it, recorded into my phone) but I'm even more fortunate to have an electric one that I don't have to mic up.
Hey James. I did the formant shifting effect with native plugin in FL Studio called Pitcher. It's basically Autotune, but it has a knob for tweaking formants to make the voice bigger or smaller.
I'm working in Logic. I used to just throw a crap ton of plugins on my master bus but now I'm more selective with EQ and compressors before I go add any mastering stuff. Working much better. I'm just learning how to actually use all this stuff. Lol.
Thanks for the comment James. Haha, I've been trying to be more specific with compressors and I'm using T-Track One for a final mastering chain on my master bus. Not sure I've found the secret sauce yet but I'm liking the experimentation.
Dude, I'm back! Thanks for checking in. It's all been a bit nuts, but when is it ever not, right?
Hey James! Glad you’re back, looking forward to some new stuff! Happy Fawming!
Great to see you back again this year! Looking forward to hearing more of your stuff!