For those times you want compression to be less audible, try using two or more compressors in series.
Session notes — not the most fun thing to do in the studio, but they are incredibly valuable.
If you’re feeling stuck, limiting your resources may help you to start writing again.
In this video, I talk about using time shifting to breathe new life into your old loops.
It’s been a year since the release of the last “No Tuition” interview and I’m happy to be back talking with guitarist/composer Peter Janson. Peter’s one of the finest contemporary fingerstyle acoustic guitarists playing today and, as you’ll see in our interview, a terrific story teller as well!
Producer, guitarist and DJ, Taylor Hoy joined me for Episode #5 of “No Tuition”. Taylor shared some insights into his workflow, both for his own original music and for his remixes, as well as talking about his approach to the guitar. I think the interview turned out great and hope you enjoy watching it!
Episode #4 of “No Tuition” features musician/painter Ron Scott. We chatted about Ron’s artwork, his compositional process, his love of looping and his work on TV shows such as “Corner Gas” and “Antique Roadshow”. Ron was kind enough to perform a number of examples of how he uses his looper in a live performance setting. Even though I’ve known Ron for over 20 years, this interview gave me a deeper insight into both his music and his painting.
In Episode #3 of “No Tuition”, I speak with Vancouver-based singer/songwriter/guitarist Matthew James Gibson. Matt’s debut album, “A Trip To Remember, A Place To Forget”, was just released and we chatted about the making of the record, his creative process and much more.
This second episode of “No Tuition” features an interview with singer/songwriter/guitarist Nolan Hubbard. Nolan was kind enough to speak with me on one of his few days off from his current tour. We covered everything from how he writes to his gear to his future plans and I think the interview turned out fantastic!
On this first ever episode of “No Tuition”, I chat with Toronto-based indie singer/songwriter/guitarist Andrew Beg. Andrew and I talked about a wide range of subjects including his three ongoing projects, the challenges of being an emerging artist and, of course, guitars and gear! I hope you enjoy checking out the interview as much as I did doing it.