Bandcamp, Part II

I added “A Sketch,” an improvisation based upon the main theme to “Ocean” to the bandcamp site. Here’s the embedded player (we’ll see how well it works with WordPress): A Sketch by James, Not Jim And here’s “Ocean,” the track upon which “A Sketch” is based: Ocean by James, Not Jim I’ll be adding more Read More …

Bandcamp

A lot of my musician friends are using Bandcamp these days to distribute their music. I’ve had an account for a while but never finished setting it up, until last night. I like how they do things. They have a nice option that allows fans to listen to tracks or to buy them for whatever Read More …

“Good Day”

More fun with GearBox’s “Analog Delay w/ Modulation” effect simulation. I recorded this Monday night, and Monday was a very good day, hence the title: If you’re a TonePort user, here are the settings: Time: 1005 ms FX Tempo: 240.0 Feedback: 100% Mod Speed: 76% Mod Depth: 88% Mix: 50% I used my trusty ’85 Read More …

“A Sketch”

I was playing around with delays in GearBox and came up with this variation on a theme from “Ocean.” It’s all done in one pass (just bass + delay). You can check it out at its bandcamp page: http://jamesnotjim.bandcamp.com/track/a-sketch

End of year project review

It has been ages since I finished a track for the James, Not Jim project. But, now that the semester is finally over, there may be hope. I decided that I’m too much of a perfectionist when it comes to audio and that I should take the open source mantra of “release early, release often” Read More …

New James, Not Jim track, “Prodigal Son.”

I’ll probably keep tweaking on the mix, but it’s good enough to get out the door. You can hear it/download it at my myspace page. Here are some performance/recording notes. I also put together some for “Soundcheck“. If you’re a bass player, check out my new community site for bassists: bassplaying.com. [Update (07/02/2008): “Prodigal Son” Read More …

First track + MySpace

The eagle has landed! I did what I think will be the final mix of “Ocean” tonight. I submitted it to myspace (soon, I’ll make a space here for the mp3s, but it’s fun to have them on myspace as well). It should go live tomorrow. Here’s the link. [Update (07/02/2008): “Ocean” has its own Read More …

Getting started…

I set up my studio last night for the first time since the move. I recorded this sound check last night to make sure everything was working and uploaded it to myspace to check out their service (though I’ll be hosting everything here at jamesnotjim.com). [Update (07/02/2008): “Soundcheck” has its own page in the music Read More …