11-01-08: Wings of Gold, Spank Your Inner Child and Loss for Words PRICE REDUCED
Holiday season is coming, so I've reduced the prices on Wings of Gold, Spank
Your Inner Child and Loss for Words to just $7.99, from CD Baby!. This new lower price is for both the physical CD and the complete-album digital download. The new prices will remain in effect
through the end of the year.
Wings of Gold (my first full length album) is almost out of print, so I urge you to get your copy soon! Click here to hear excerpts from Wings of Gold and order your copy. Click the Wings
of Gold album graphic at left on this page to learn more about the album.
07-07-08: Northwest Shred Fest 2008 Compilation is Out
Northwest Shred Fest 2008 Compilation CD has been released! I contributed
two songs: remixes of "King Lerxst" (from Loss
for Words) and "Clearwater Road Trip" (a song I originally
wrote for the DOA 2006 compilation album). I made radical changes to the
songs for this album including new drum sounds, new bass sounds, new arrangements.
If you liked the originals, I think you'll enjoy the new mixes.
John Jaunese, a fantastic neo-classical player, is the mastermind behind this project. The roster of artists includes: John Jaunese, Ed to Shred, Ed Degenaro, Saed Bawaney, Brian Hunsaker, Wayde
Cooper, George Varghese, Rich Nakatsu and yours truly. Check out the Northwest
Shred Fest 2008 My Space Page for audio demos.
I have a limited number of CDs available from the first run. You can buy them from me directly for $10.00 (which includes shipping). Payment through Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact me if you need more info.
02-08-08: Jeff's new favorite Bass library, from Chris Hein
When it came time to remix two songs for the Northwest Shred Fest compilation, I decided to change the bass sounds. Surfing the web, I stumbled upon Chris Hein's website (www.chrishein.net).
Chris's Horn and Guitar libraries have already achieved widespread acclaim for their oustanding
sound quality and programming. Chris had recently released a new library, the Chris Hein Bass. I listened to the audio demos and was knocked out by the sound quality and realism -- realism achieved by innovative Kontakt programmin/scripting. Chris has recorded just about every sound a bass can make, and then made those sounds easily used via very clever programming.
feature that I immediately took advantage of is the ability to randomize
the bass sounds. One can can introduce randomized string squeeks, changes
in fret hand position, changes in the release tail, the list goes on and
on. These subtle touches change the bass from a run-of-the-mill sample library
into a living instrument. I've only scratched the surface on the E-Bass.
Through simple key switches, it's capable of even more expressivity than
I used on my remixes. I look forward to more opportunities to use this bass.
You can preview audio and video
demos of the Chris Hein Bass library at Sounds
Online. I also want to mention that you can download individual basses
(E Bass, Fretless Bass and Upright Bass) from Chris
Hein's web store, Best Service. To hear how I used the Chris Hein E
Bass for the Northwest Shred Fest compilation, click here.
02-08-08: JRS to appear on Northwest Shred Fest 2008 Compilation
been invited to appear on a new compilation album spotlighting Northwest
instrumental guitarists. I submitted two songs: remixes of "King Lerxst"
(from Loss for Words)
and "Clearwater Road Trip" (a song I originally wrote for the DOA 2006 compilation album). I made radical changes to the songs for this album including new drum sounds, new bass sounds, new arrangements. If you liked the originals, I think you'll enjoy the new remixes.
John Jaunese, a fantastic neo-classical player, is the mastermind behind this project. The roster of artists slated to appear on the album include: Wayde Cooper, Saeed Bawaney, Brian Hunsaker, George Varghese, Rich Nakatsu and John Jaunese. Check out the My Space web page for audio demos.