Many artists refuse to do cover songs, because they want to be successful with their own material. It seems to be a question of pride not to rely on the qualities of a well known classic and to spend all effort to write own songs, which might become classics in a dark future (most likely … Continue reading Why you should do more cover songs … and how you can publish them legally
Since a few years I use Toontrack EZ Mix for Mixing and Mastering (sic!) and because meanwhile I am really familiar with the software it’s time to review it. I will look on it from the perspective of a home-recording artist doing everything myself, from the first idea to a finished album. Before I discovered … Continue reading Review: Toontrack EZ Mix 2
I told you last time, that I will publish a little cassette edition. Meanwhile I have changed my mind a bit and will also release it on CD and divide the edition into two batches of fifty pieces: Fifty cassettes and fifty CDs. Thinking about the way to publish an album in 2018 I was … Continue reading Artwork and publication concept for the next album
I plan to publish a new heartscore-album in 2018 and actually I am a bit torn between the available media, so I take the chance to discuss the Pros and Cons of CD, Vinyl and Audio Cassette. Or are there more options in 2018? The Audio-CD: The decline of the CD is obvious. On every … Continue reading Why I will publish my next album on audio cassette
Meanwhile I have practiced with my selfmade axe for a week or two and can present the first musical result. I have chosen an old violin-etude, which I had studied on the violin twenty years ago. The etude was composed by Rodolphe Kreutzer and it is the fourth of his etudes for violin solo. It’s … Continue reading Building a guitar: How does it sound?
It’s time to look back on the guitar-project. What have I learned so far? What would I do different the next time? What tools were most helpful, which were useless? How much money I have spend for the whole project? Is it worth to build a guitar, if you do it for yourself? I will … Continue reading Building a guitar: Conclusion
Do you still remember on my guitar-project? Today I went on and executed the fretjob. Before I had studied some useful tutorials on Youtube, but as usual I experienced, that not everything works as expected. First I inspected the frets with a long ruler and recognised some gaps. Then I adjusted the trussrod to set … Continue reading Building a guitar: Day twenty-two