Production Log: Sea Flat

Pre-production: The idea for this one started with a Facebook post about a modern take on the suling. The example given was similar to a NAF, having 6 holes and pentatonic tuning, but it had a different tuning being tuned to a modern scale of B C D F# G. I got to thinking about […]

Sound Sample: Cherry F# NAF, Carlton Styron

Sound Sample: “Killer Joe”, F#4 NAF by Carlton Styron One take through “Killer Joe” by Benny Golson F#4 NAF by Carlton Styron Backing track by “Essential Elements” Tuned down 1 semitone in Propellerhead Reason in order to use Bb instrument chart Recorded on Zoom Q3 video recorder Edited in LumaFusion and Cubasis on ipad Air […]

Production Log : Ab’s Lament

  This song started with drum programming in the iPad app called Patterning. This is a really deep drum sequencing app, and I have barely scratched the surface with it. The main thing I wanted to explore with it was the probability layer. With this, you can assign a probability that a given hit will […]

Production Log: Know Mercy

This song is my “inspired by” take on Glenn Cashman’s “No Mercy”.  As I wrote previously, I had originally used the name “Know Mercy” while working up the cover version, but changed it back after talking with Glenn. I also was not aware that Glenn’s tune was “inspired by” the Joe Zawinul tune “Mercy, Mercy, […]