Kurlykovs saidAbout a year and a half ago I was in the hospital for seven weeks and received some heavy-duty antibiotics that gave me tinnitus. It has faded somewhat since then, to the point that some days I don’t even think about it. The thing you should hold on to is that your doctor said your tinnitus should improve. Relaxation techniques like meditation might help bring the level down, and would also help you feel better and less anxious. And a room fan or white noise machine can help mask the symptoms as you slowly heal. (I’m a huge white noise fan. Check out the SimplyNoise website.) Whatever you do, don’t ignore those dark thoughts you are having. Reach out to the right people and get the tools you need to work through this hopefully temporary problem.
No choice for me, no dedicated place at the moment and my kids are too loud. So headphones is the only way to go.
Hey, I sold a Blues Rock track that was used in a 5 Hour Energy TV commercial, so I’d definitely say it’s an avenue to explore. A blues avenue. If you will.
Is that correct? Thanks. Happy tax day, fellow statesiders.
I saw and heard a TV commercial for local (Las Vegas) Nissan dealers last night that used one of my tracks. I was pumped until I looked up the purchase and saw that only a basic license was bought. I imagine that’s pretty common, but have any of you had this problem? If so, what did you do—just shake it off? Does AJ do anything when this happens?
Happy Freakin’ Holidays everyone!
The egg that rules them all:
It came before the chicken, but this fine specimen of an egg shaker that features in many a track of mine was purchased in Nepal when I was trekking back in 1999. Good times, good shakey eggy times.
Egg shakers rule for percussion. So controllable. That hand looks pretty talented too, Cato!
On a similar note, I did a completely different version of a song in my collection. The only thing the same in the two versions was the melody. The second version had different instruments and an entirely new arrangement. AJ had me put “remix” in the title of the second version. The two versions are listed separately.
Thanks for doing the collection!
I’d like to hear from more AJ composers who have e-drums and use them regularly in their music. I’m a pretty decent drummer, and play (enter?) my drums with a midi keyboard. I’m especially fond of Addictive Drums sampled drum software. I’ve often considered a set of e-drums to trigger the samples, but it really seems like an added step to me. I know that once I record the drum part with the e-drums (via MIDI) I’ll still spend time editing the part in my DAW. What if I want to change a drum roll? Am I going to set everything up to record and then get up and go over to the e-drum kit to play it, or am I just going to whip it out on the keyboard? It’s not going to sound any different. So…any accomplished drummers here on AJ who primarily use e-drums in their work and are sold doing it that way? (Of course if I had a real kit mic’d well in a good room, I wouldn’t be having this conversation.)
BTW, I can report that the Akai MPD 16-pad type of midi gear is NOT the way to go to control MIDI drums. Not nearly sensitive enough for multi-sampled drum software.