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August 2007 Blog Posts (9)

My Music Demo's Explained

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Added by Stephen Doheny on August 28, 2007 at 6:35pm — No Comments

My Modest Studio, Equipment & Software

Here is a list of my Software and Computer Hardware:





Added by Stephen Doheny on August 28, 2007 at 5:44pm — No Comments

L.A. Bound

Yes, I know lots of people in L.A. are looking forward to the day they can permanently "get out of town." That's why everyone looks at me like I'm some kind of nut case when I tell them I'm heading back to L.A. after 15 years in the Bay Area.

I was born and raised in L.A. and although I don't miss the traffic congestion or the smog, I do miss the people -- my networks of friends, relatives, business associates, etc., that really signify what a city means to you.

And as a…


Added by Bob Safir on August 25, 2007 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Internet Links!

Hi Everyone,

Since we are fellow musicians, composers, and especially friends here, I offer free links to your website hosted under my website. I have a section called " Musicians Friends". If you want me to host a picture and your own personal link there, just let me know via email or send a message to me here and I would be more than happy to put your link on my site. Of course I need your permission!! :-)


Added by Stephen Doheny on August 25, 2007 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Studio Build Pt 5: Raising the Roof

Right, well I've been a little busy but the other day I got some new studio furniture and I thought I'd update my blog here again.

So far, we've seen how as far as building the walls. Today we'll look at the roof.

First, we need to add the frame for the roof base.

Then the actual roof frame is built. As you can imagine this is a serious job and you should hire a professional. We considered a flat roof but the pitched roof has proven useful. Part of the…


Added by James Semple on August 15, 2007 at 8:54am — No Comments

Need advice!

Hey Folks,

Can anyone tell what is causing the annoying "ping" sound in the middle of my comp "Adagio for Strings?" I tried re-recording, cutting out that part of the wave, blocking out the high frequencies, nothing worked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

Added by Jonathan Davis on August 14, 2007 at 10:19pm — 3 Comments

More uploads

As well as the album demo mix (see comments), I've uploaded a video. It's a short time lapse film I made on Super 8mm at university in 1986, and it's going to be put on a DVD for the students next year. The DVD is being produced by the Students' Union, and they don't want to deal with copyright issues, so I've replaced the previous soundtrack (by Sky) with my own composition.

Added by Mike Torr on August 12, 2007 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Got a bit of a job on tonight!

I have recorded demo versions of six songs for the album, but because I was singing along quietly I've ended up choosing keys that work when I'm singing quietly. Therefore some of them are a bit too low for me to sing properly. I wonder how many other songwriters fall into that trap?

Anyway, what it means is that I need to re-do three of them. They are in various forms on my digital recording workstation (which is currently just a laptop): some of the instrumental parts were recorded… Continue

Added by Mike Torr on August 10, 2007 at 12:08pm — No Comments


I am now working on "Collision" - a concept album with ten tracks, and I have been rather busy in the last two weeks - I already have demo versions of five tracks. There are lots of different styles in this project. In my song list I've posted the first minute of a song called "Shed", which is about a snakeskin being shed, not about the place where you keeps yer tools! :)

The Piano, Sitar and Tablas are played live by me on the Fantom X8. Not sure how good a job I did, in that it may… Continue

Added by Mike Torr on August 8, 2007 at 6:21pm — 3 Comments

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