Lyric and Chords to the song 'Priceless Grace' for my OCW friends.
Thoughts and advice on the creative process of making music.
A little music bed for a Mothers Day Video
A music bed I came up with for a video I had to edit same day. Love Una Corda for helping come up with ideas fast. This and @thatsounddrums are a writer's best friend. #UnaCorda #thatsounddrums #writersbestfriend
Pumping, Chopping, Pulsing, Panning, Tremolo with Ableton Live’s Auto-Panner
Tempo-based effects on keys patches are so much more practical these days since we're playing with clicks more. Even if you don't have a click, there's usually a 'tap-tempo' option in your plug-in host or keyboard that can get you close enough. I often program my pulsing, chopping, pumping, etc effects within a patch itself in Omnisphere…Read more Pumping, Chopping, Pulsing, Panning, Tremolo with Ableton Live’s Auto-Panner
Piano Side-by-Side (Waves Grand Rhapsody vs. NI Alicia’s Keys, Grandeur, and Giant)
Hey Everyone. Finally making good on my threat to put together a side-by-side video comparison of the Waves Grand Rhapsody piano with the other usual suspects (Alicia's Keys, Giant and Grandeur). If you're ADD, jump to 3:30 to skip my blabbing. If you just have MainStage and are only using the stock pianos, this is…Read more Piano Side-by-Side (Waves Grand Rhapsody vs. NI Alicia’s Keys, Grandeur, and Giant)
Sidechain Compression Tutorial with Omnisphiere and Waves HComp in Pro Tools
My twist on Sidechain Compression with Omnisphere and Waves HComp. You could pull this off live using MainStage or Ableton as well. Let me know if you have questions. Also, if you like the song, I have all original tracks, charts Omni patches and all that available for it. You can message me on my…Read more Sidechain Compression Tutorial with Omnisphiere and Waves HComp in Pro Tools
Is Music ‘Truth-Less’?
Bob Kauflin, author of 'Worship Matters' among other books, has been a great leader in the global worship community for years. I love his consistent call to keep the Gospel of Jesus Christ central in all we do. Every once in a while he'll write or say something that gets under my skin. It's a…Read more Is Music ‘Truth-Less’?
Jesus Stuck In Your Head
I just had the privilege of writing a blog article for the "Dad Tired and Loving It" website about the importance of music in raising your kids. I also had the chance be a guest on their weekly podcast to talk more about the subject. We talked a little bit about how that influenced the…Read more Jesus Stuck In Your Head
Great Apple Mainstage Tutorials
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7bV9RWoL4W9hpz3CfIi2gDOEdNZoKCTh I recently taught a keyboard workshop at Worship Northwest worshipnorthwest.com called "Big Keyboard Sounds//Small Keyboard Budget." In it, I spent time showing how the $29.99 Mac App, Mainstage can give you access to some of the most inspiring sounds that keyboardists use today. Even though Mainstage follows the Apple way of making things graphical…Read more Great Apple Mainstage Tutorials
HYMNS Album Is Out
What started as a Christmas/Birthday gift for my wonderful wife had grown into a full album of hymns that my family and many others love. While I love the art of big production in music, I wanted this album to have a tender quality to it. My wife and I sing many of these songs…Read more HYMNS Album Is Out
All Hail The Power (Lord of All)
I've been playing around with a rewrite of the classic hymn 'All Hail The Power'. The stanzas give a great perspective on the world, the universe, heaven and earth crowning God as Lord. I thought it would be good to add a chorus that makes this decision a personal one. It seems like sometimes the final territory that God…Read more All Hail The Power (Lord of All)