When I look back on 2018 the most important event was certainly the release of my album “Black riders part 1”. Therefore I will take a closer look on the success of the album and analyse how my different promotion-activities have performed. From an artistic point of view I am still very satisfied with it. … Continue reading My year 2018 in review and plans for 2019
In 2018 I consciously listened to a lot of new music. I did this, because I had recognised, that I stuck to the same old records since many years. And how should my own music become more contemporary, if all of my inspirations are more than twenty years old? I discovered new music from befriended … Continue reading Albums from 2018
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 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