Nothing is more frustrating than having people listen to unfinished recordings. Obviously they don’t hear what I hear when it comes to new arrangements, not to mention fully mixed and mastered.
All demo recordings (Songs) are being re-recorded with new arrangements with a World Music and Cinematic influence. Session players & singers are being sought primarily from the CalArts Herb Alpert School of Music in conjunction with UCLA, the LA area, and via remote.
Most of the keyboard parts for the Songs will be created in a Pro Tools environment using an array of sample libraries. A pre-production arrangement will then be transferred to an outside studio where session players, session singers, and a mix engineer will prepare the final mix. A 3rd studio will be used for mastering (Broadcast Quality).
How the Demos Were Made
Most of the demo recordings (Songs) were made using an Ensoniq VFX SD1 (now defunct) to create basic arrangements using the onboard sampling library, then transferred to Pro Tools with lead vocal added.
The demos (Songs) are a showcase for professional arrangers, producers, engineers, musicians and singers. Instrumental versions are included.
The demos (Songs) were run through Mastering Box online to enhance the quality. Enhancement is limited since only the stereo files were run through the online mastering service.
Two Songs feature mixes by others. “My Little Girl” has a Country/Rock version by guitarist Tim Thompson (Nashville). “Best Place Around” features a Jazz/Funk arrangement by Stephen Sea (California).
Both Thompson and Sea are extremely talented guitarists, as well as producers and arrangers. Their inspiration will last a life time.
In addition to the Country/Rock version of “My Little Girl,” 4 more songs feature guitar work by Tim Thompson and are being mixed as of November 2016. Backup singers will be added along with World Music influence. The four Songs are: “The Longest Love Song,” “Crack’a Ma’ Back,” “Tell Me (If You Want My Lovin’),” and “Don’t Forget About A Billion Stars.”
What’s Missing In The Demos (Songs)
There is no guitar, drum fills, or backup vocals. Some songs feature sampled horns. In some cases, the intros and solo sections are incomplete. Keyobard parts will sound dramatically different using current sampling libraries, i.e. Komplete 10, East/West, Ilio, etc.
Licensing and Commercial Release
The goal is to pursue commercial release and licensing deals for film, TV, commercials and new media.
Jugglers, the title of my first album.
A second album, You Don’t Have To Be Born In Nashville, To Like Country, features Country/Rock Songs with influences of other genres (World Music).
Longest Love Song
Tell Me (If You Want My Lovin’)
My Little Girl (featuring Tim Thompson – Guitar/Arrangement)
My Little Girl (Original Demo)
Don’t Forget About A Billion Stars
Duke Ellington Blvd.
It’s Another Heartache
Arms of a Stranger
Best Place Around (featuring Stephen Sea – Guitar/Arrangement
Best Place Around (Original Demo)
How ‘Bout Tonite
Moment In Time
Love Me That Way
Crack’a ‘Ma Back
Another One Of Those Nites
Broken Heart Street & Cryin’ Alley
Goin’ Down The Wrong Road
Scratchin’ For A Livin’, Itchin’ For A Fight
You Be My Loveboat and I’ll Be The Sea (I Can Ride In You And You Can Sail On Me)
Frozen In Time