searching for: inspiration for work

This is where i head to everyday for work. It's my office.

I decided to make a post today as I’m running out of inspiration for music. Somehow it’s difficult to get down to music when at the back of your mind you’re worrying about money, about whether or not you’re worth your salt as a musician and wondering about whether or not you’ve got what it takes to build a successful career in music.

So… as a pleasant diversion I thought I would write about my workspace today and explain to you all how and where I work. See this picture? This is my studio. Esteban and I set up the moving blankets which acts as insulation and helps create a good environment for recording music. They hang from the ceiling and help prevent sound waves from bouncing off the walls and wreaking havoc on the mix.  It works! We’ve got a professional recording room for a grand total of $50! (price includes moving blankets, eyelets and hooks for hanging the blanket)

Also,  recently we sent in our NT-1 Rode microphone to get it modified so that it comes back sounding like a Neumann U-87, very sexy, very slick and very good for folk and acoustic recordings. It’ll come back fully modded May 5th, all ready for making sweet music for my debut album.

In the meantime, I’m helping a good friend and my favorite electric guitarist, Thomas,  from back home in Singapore,  to produce his song, titled “The Enemy.” This is a long overdue project that I promised him I’d do. It’s a slow acoustic number, rather raw sounding. I’m hoping to go for something Ryan Adam-ish for this song, reminiscent of his cover of “Wonderwall.”

I’ve also recently finished producing a song I co-wrote with another friend, and wonderful musician, Keji. The song is titled “Without You” and is a R&B christian inspirational song. Keji wrote the verses and chorus and sang on it, I wrote the bridge, played acoustic guitar and produced it and Esteban’s going to mix it down. I can’t wait for the final product.

Well, that’s all for now. Till the next flash of inspiration comes, here I am, signing off… meeowwrrrrrrr!

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