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Advent Videos

Last modified: August 8, 2016

Dear peo­ple -

Some friends and I spent last year record­ing some sweet music for this Advent sea­son we’re in. I record­ed some of the going’s-on for your view­ing pleasure…I didn’t get to record every­one, but mostly…I hope you will enjoy watch­ing the elves at work!

Song #1 The Woman at Jacob’s Well or When

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got the masters back

Last modified: August 8, 2016

I just got the final mas­ters back from Mr. Alan Douch­es. They sound great. He’s done a fan­tas­tic job of get­ting the vol­ume up, yet still let­ting all the lay­ers speak. It’s fun because there are so many dif­fer­ent parts that it’s like some sort of secret sur­prise cake, one that has many fla­vors and toys hid­den thru-out…take… Read the rest


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mix done, mastering close to done, new (old) song posted

Last modified: August 8, 2016

Hey every­one–

Just want­ed to let you know that the mix is done on the wor­ship cd…or should I say cdS…yes, you read it here first…not one, but two cds com­ing in one package…we had too much good­ness to be con­tained on one lit­tle sil­ver disc…that’s what col­or cds are, in case some of you for­got…

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almost done with tracking

Last modified: August 8, 2016

up til 1:30 with the horns last night…just a cou­ple more parts to lay down…

strings are done, most­ly…

gui­tars are done…

just a cou­ple more vocals to do…

opera is done…

Cen­ter My Heart has 72 tracks cur­rent­ly

Words to Build a Life On is clos­ing in on 70 tracks…

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my guitars are done…

Last modified: August 8, 2016

all the acoustics are done…we used sev­er­al sweet old­en guitars…60’s Sil­ver­tone Arch­top (my very first gui­tar), 1975 Guild D-25 (my very sec­ond gui­tar) , 1970 Mar­t­in O-18 (thanks Mr. Ian David­son), San­ta Cruz OM (thanks again, Mr. Davidson)…we record­ed the bunch with an old Neu­mann km84 into a Brent Aver­ill

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Drums Done!

Last modified: August 8, 2016

The drums for the new wor­ship record were fin­ished up by Mr. William Pol­lack last night around 10:30…we end­ed with Psalm 23, a slow-burn­er ala Neil Young’s Out On The Week­end. Nice tight kick and thick-as-a-Christ­mas­time-fruit­cake snare drum. Man, I’m so hap­py with how the drums are sound­ing on this record. Very dry, … Read the rest


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Drums Sounds

Last modified: August 8, 2016

ok, so the drum sounds are com­ing along…we’re using about 13 mics to get the sounds and we’re get­ting a Midlake/WhiteAlbum feel…nice fat kick and tight dry snare…also, we’re get­ting some Sig­ur-esque huge tom build ups…this is fun…

we’ve knocked out 4 takes on the drums so far…Kyle Rausch is the man…

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It Has Begun

Last modified: August 8, 2016

after 3 years of con­struc­tion, the stu­dio is final­ly ready! We start­ed get­ting some drum sounds togeth­er last night…could take a while, but I’ve final­ly start­ed on the wor­ship record…

hope­ful­ly it will be done before anoth­er 3 years pass by!

kid­ding, only kid­ding,

i’ll let you know,… Read the rest


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