Category Archives: Production Diary

HOFA Mix Contest Update: I Lost!

I heard back from HOFA about the mix contest I entered after Christmas. To no surprise they informed me that I was not selected as the winner of [..]

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My Fortress Recording

So, several months of preproduction (we work slow) led to the big night – and, as promised, moments of sheer panic and we learn the truth about electric [..]

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My Fortress Preproduction

The big night has come and gone! This past Saturday was our live recording of My Fortress with a full band in front of a live congregation. It [..]

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Manger Medley – the Beginnings

With a break between producing my first and second songs for Carol Anne, I’m taking some time to work on my Christmas project. I’ve spent a little more [..]

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I Adore You Part 2 – Mixing and Video

If you are here from yesterday’s post about recording this song, I will warn you that today’s post is going to get a bit technical and geeky. That’s [..]

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I Adore You Part 1 – Recording

I was contacted last fall by a worship leader at a small church in North Carolina near where I live in Virginia to help her produce some original [..]

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Recording Session – Drums

Drums are one of the hardest instruments to record. Ask anyone who’s done it. Drum kits are comprised of anywhere from 3 to 10 or more pieces, but [..]

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Happy Day

Happy Day is a song that I wrote for a songwriting competition in 2014. While I didn’t win anything, it was remarkable fun to write, record and mix. [..]

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Recording Session – Frenchie Leimiux

Wilfred “Frenchie” Leimiux has been playing guitar in bands slightly longer than I have been alive. I first met him when we began attending our new church here [..]

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Stereo Widening VST Shootout

In my last post, I wrote about the use of a stereo widener and my panning┬ádecisions┬áconcerning┬áthe string section in My Father’s World. At the end of that post [..]

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