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  • God You're So Good

    It’s been way too long since I posted a finished song on here. This is a song that we’ve been singing often this past year at my church on Sunday mornings.

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  • O Praise the Name

    First recorded song in the new year! I especially love the lyrics to this song & the vivid imagery of Jesus and his blood that he spilled for us, the empty tomb, a glimpse of his return, and those whose “gaze [will be] transfixed on Jesus’ face”. Originally recorded in B and then I realized that I wasn’t able to hit the high note on the harmony in verse 3… so then I had to take it down half step to Bb.

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  • Made Me Glad

    This is one of my all-time favorite worship songs and it’s a song that’s been really speaking to me in the past week and a half as I’ve been going through a pretty significant transition in life & at work. No matter what circumstance I may be going through in life, I will trust in my God at all times.

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  • Your Mercy

    I came across this song sometime within the last few months and it’s been one of my favorite songs to listen to and meditate on. Powerful lyrics that remind me of the fact that if it weren’t for God’s mercy and His faithfulness, I would be an utterly lost & confused human being.

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  • I Need Thee Every Hour

    I’ve led worship with this song a couple of times in the past month and it’s quickly become one of my favorite hymns. Similar to the song I mixed just before this, I mixed mostly using my AKG K240 headphones.

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  • Recording music

    Since August of last year I’ve been very intentional about trying to spend at least a few hours a month recording music AND finishing my recording projects. I’ve finished 9 recordings between 8/2016 - today, which is probably 2 - 3X the total sum of recordings I’ve completed in the 2 years prior. I’ll be the first to admit that these recordings are FAR from perfect and every time I listen to them I can spot so many mistakes and errors. For now, though, I’ve decided that I’d much rather finish my recording projects rather than trying to make them as perfect as possible. I’m convinced that recording music is one of the best ways for musicians to improve their skills and this is one of the reasons that drives me to record music.

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  • Great Are You Lord

    I’ve been messing around with recording and mixing this song for about a week now and really wanted to get it all done during my train ride into the office this morning… so I ended up mixing it using just my AKG K240 headphones. I’ll have to listen to it through my monitors later this week. Curious to see how it will end up sounding when outputted through speakers.

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  • Jesus Keep Me Near the Cross

    This is a hymn that was sung at my church this past Sunday. I changed up the chords a bit to give it a slightly more “modern” feel. This is my first recording with my new Larrivee OM-40R guitar.

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  • You Are My King

    This is easily one of my favorite worship songs of all time. Wonderful lyrics and tune and I love the simplicity of the song without being simplistic. This is my first recording after upgrading to the latest version (version 3) of PreSonus Studio One Artist.

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  • I Just Want You

    This is a song that’s sung by Planetshakers. The mix consists of primary vocal, backing vocal, electric guitar (using stock Studio One plugins for the guitar FX), bass, keyboard & drums (both via MIDI). I hadn’t touched my bass and electric guitar in about 2 years and it felt good to pull them out of the cases they were sitting in.

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  • At the Cross (Love Ran Red)

    Here’s At the Cross by Chris Tomlin. The mix consists of primary vocal, backing vocal, 2 tracks of acoustic guitar (one strumming and one fingerpicking), keyboard, cajon, and egg shaker. I was able to get latency down to about 3 milliseconds, which enabled me to track with effects turned on and that certainly helped me out, especially when it came to recording vocals.

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  • Man of Sorrows

    Here’s Man of Sorrows. Primary vocal, backing vocal, acoustic guitar, keyboard, and the cajon. This one took me roughly 5 hours to record and mix and a good chunk of that time was spent playing around with the piano sound (Using the PreSonus Presence Studio Grand sound via MIDI).

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  • Unashamed

    Here’s Unashamed. Primary vocal, backing vocal, acoustic guitar, and keyboard. Took me roughly 90 minutes to record & mix.

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  • Great is Thy Faithfulness

    I’ll have the privilege of singing one of my favorite hymns at my friends’ wedding next week so I thought I’d go ahead record a simple rendition of it. It took me about 2 hours to record it and contains 1 vocal track, 1 acoustic guitar track, and 1 keyboard track.

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  • Let's do this

    Ever since I got into recording music (almost 20 years ago now!) I’ve had this really bad habit of spending hours recording music only to delete everything at the end because I just was not satisfied with it. Well, just the other day I had a random thought that I need to stop doing that and actually put together some finished work. I need to stop chasing perfection with my recordings and be content with what I’m able to accomplish given my very limited schedule. I’m busier than ever before and if I don’t make some course adjustments I may not get myself to record another song for years and years. And that would be extremely unfortunate given how much I enjoy playing and recording music.

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