From time to time I run little Ad-campaigns on Facebook and Twitter to grow my online-following and the interest in my music. If you are new to this blog you have to know, that I am an independent artists, not supported by a label, so I have to think twice, where I invest my hard-earned … Continue reading Facebook and Twitter Advertising for musicians: Is it worth it?
Before I start with this article I want to tell you a little secret: I am a mediocre guitar-player. Wether I can tap with ten fingers nor I can play Sweep-arpeggios or even combine both. So everything I write here could be born out of pure selfish envy. I also want to excuse in advance … Continue reading The guitar-solo is dead, but it could be re-animated
I have recently published a music-video for my song “I met a seer” on Youtube and today I want to tell you about the production-process. The first idea for the video popped up in my mind, when I saw a little plastic man at Ebay. He looked a bit like those common figures to practice … Continue reading Stop-Motion and Real Video
I am a novice in Metal-production, though I am looking back on many years of playing guitar and home-recording. Actually I have changed my style towards Metal and I am confronted with Downtuning. It seems, that all modern Metal-bands, doesn’t matter if they play Djent, Death, Black or Progressive Metal tune down their guitars or … Continue reading To Tune Down Or Not To Tune Down
This is not an obvious influence for heartscore, but if you listen carefully to songs like “What if a much of a which of a wind” and maybe “God lay dead” you will register some details, which point to Death-Metal. And I plan to produce an album, which will uncover more of this influence. What … Continue reading Influences: Death
My next album should be driven by a modern Metal-sound and of course the sound of the guitars is crucial. During the last years I went through several attempts to achieve a modern guitar-sound, but I always failed. A few months ago I purchased a Kemper Profiling Amp (read my review of the Kemper here) … Continue reading Developing a new sound: guitars
After the motivating experiences with the new drum-sound I thought about the bass. Careful considerations lead me to the decision to choose a synth-bass. As you already know I will work with a hybrid drum-kit with analogue-style drum-sounds and I think the drum-kit would sound sonically isolated and like a foreign object, when it would … Continue reading Developing a new sound: Bass