This week I have been producing some folksy acoustic guitar driven music instrumentals that are designed to loop seamlessly at 60 seconds. These are perfect background tracks for videos or slideshows where you want the music to continue playing and keep it consistently the same. Some of my productions are more upbeat with a happy, uplifting spirit and some are soft with a warm bittersweet, reflective spirit. Below you will find one of my tracks that's on the soft side.
Take a listen!
These tracks are/will be available on my AudioJungle web site. Check 'em out!
I recently returned from spending several days in Las Vegas recording some new Urban sounds for my library. What an interesting city with such a rich history. I was able to record lots of different sounds throughout the city. The food was delicious and the people were VERY interesting to watch!
Below you'll find one of my sounds which was recorded outside our Hotel (Paris Hotel) with lots of of people arriving and leaving in taxis. I used a minimal recording setup most of the time with my Sony PCM-A10 and trusty Clippy stereo microphone. I got some great sounds and a new appreciation of home! Happy to visit and happy to leave. Also happy to have some new urban sounds to add to my library collection.
My four year old granddaughter Myla absolutely loves children's Halloween music. She loves to put her skeleton play dress on and come into my studio while I play scary but playful children's Halloween music for her to dance to. I told her last week I would write her a scary Halloween song and over the weekend I produced four different original songs. I bought a Theremin plugin to use and this is the first song I used it on. Neat sound! Click on the music bar below to listen to one of them. This one is called Spooky Halloween Fun and will be available on AudioJungle within the next several days.
I spent the day producing several different country music intros featuring acoustic guitar, bass, resonator, fiddle and percussion. Happy to be offering these to my collection of sound effects. These make great transition sounds for country podcasts and video projects!
Take a listen a country swing tune below! These will be available on AudioJungle within the next several days.
The musical creativity continues to flow and today I added another music track to my library that has more of a French flair. The main instrument is accordion but it also features acoustic guitars, concertina, upright bass and percussion. In addition to my Yari Alvarez Classical guitar, it also features my Santa Cruz steel string 1929-00 guitar as part of the rhythm. I LOVE the Santa Cruz!
This one is titled "Paris Vacation" and will be available for purchase on AudioJungle within the next couple of weeks.
Take a listen below!
Today I added another Italian Music Track to my library. This one is driven by classical guitars with a little accordion, mandolin, upright bass and concertina. I actually woke up this morning with the melody in my head and I had to record it! The accordion is actually a real instrument I have owned for a few years now. Though it's large and bit bulky the sound is quite amazing. The guitar is a Yari Alvarez that has a beautiful tone. I used a stereo pair of vintage Neumann KM84's to record the guitars and accordion. They are amazing mics that are hard to buy now and the value continues to rise. So glad I bought them about 15 years ago.
Take a listen below! This track will be available for purchase within a couple of weeks on AudioJungle.
I have been writing and recording some original Italian style music tracks in the last couple of weeks. I love this style of music with beautiful classical guitar, accordion, mandolin & concertina. I find Italian Waltz music very relaxing and it's certainly enjoyable to produce!
Take a listen to this Italian Serenade that I wrote and recorded today! Available soon on AudioJungle for purchase.
My primary instrument is guitar. I became obsessed with a guitar when I was about 5 years old. I guess I have Lawrence Welk to thank for it. My parents watched The Lawrence Welk Show every Saturday evening and I especially enjoyed when a guitar number was being performed. I remember thinking as a young child - I'm going to play guitar one day. There was never any question in my young mind about that. I remember begging my Dad to buy me a guitar when I was 7 years old. He promised that he would if I took 2 years of piano lessons. So I did. Not much choice if I was going to get that guitar. I wasn't too fond of piano lessons but 2 years later my Dad was true to his word and I got my first "real" guitar at age 9 from my Uncle's Western Auto store in Swansboro, NC. I was beyond ecstatic. Within a couple of years I was writing my first songs. Today, I have quite a nice collection of guitars. The photo to the left shows a few of the main guitars I use to record with.
Though it's small, the photo on the lamp table is of me with a toy el cheapo guitar I got for Christmas 1965. There's a big smile on my face! I was a happy little boy.
Hot weather is here to stay for a bit and what a great time to get out on the water and do some sailing! Thanks to Captain Jim Sheegog and his boat Shamrock, we enjoyed a beautiful evening out on the sound and into the Atlantic Ocean outside of Wrightsville Beach, NC. The trip began and ended at Trails End Road in Wilmington, NC. The Shamrock is docked at the Trails End Marina. I was able to get a couple of different sound effects as we traveled including the sound of the engine running and motoring through the sound that is available below to listen to. We met some nice people, a couple from Kinston, NC and another couple vacationing from Boston.
To learn more about the Shamrock, check out Jim's website.
This sound will be available for purchase on AudioJungle within the next week or so.
We've been busy in the studio producing various music tracks including Indie folk/americana music. Below is a sample of one of our new tracks that features acoustic guitars, ukulele, whistle, bells, accordion, bass, drums & percussion.
Available for purchase on AudioJungle as "Upbeat Indie Folk".
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