Hey you guuuuysssss!!!
Yes, I’m still here. Still working on the music at home whilst raising the family and working the day job. But yes, I haven’t written anything new for this site for a long time. And I’m sorry about that. Time is precious and I’ve just had so many other things to do that this has slipped. But I have some free time right now so I’m writing this little catch up.
So what have I been doing?
Well… many of you already know that I also have another site now called Audio Plugin Guy which indulges my love of audio plugins. This is a ‘webzine’ with reviews, interviews, demos, tips and so on, all for computer using musicians who use and love audio plugins. I officially launched this back in March, though I’d been working on it since last year.
To get this off the ground I’ve been pushing ahead with the social media aspects of it whilst talking behind the scenes with developers and contributors to produce interesting content for our readers. So that’s one thing that’s taken up a fair chunk of time. Please do check out the site, the Facebook page, Facebook group and Twitter account if you’re interested in audio plugins at all.
Note that a lot of it is about saving money, which is how the idea sprung from DIY Music in the first place. The Twitter feed and Facebook group are the places to be for all the latest and greatest deals and freebies.
And for DIY Music?
I haven’t totally neglected the DIY Music site! Quite a bit of planning and writing goes into the content on here and I have been beavering away in the background, coming up with ideas and working out how to put them out there for you. The DIY Muso Spotlight articles are still coming in and there will be more of those soon. These are interviews with other DIY musicians around the globe, giving us insights into the many ways that people are creating music in their own homes.
If you’re interested in being interviewed for one of these then don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I’m also planning a series of articles going into the details of various issues and discoveries I’ve come across whilst working on one of my own songs recently. Hopefully this will help all of you create better music. Originally this was going to be one article but it’s way too long so I think it will be broken down into more digestible chunks.
Well apart from the family and day-job stuff I have also been working on my own music and working a lot with a rap artist from America known as Adam Selene. I’ve mixed and mastered their last five releases with more to come. This has been a great experience and I’ve learned so much just from having regular material to work with.
I’ve also pretty much finished my first full song as Frank Insomnia which I’m hoping to get out there this weekend. The music is done, I just need to sort out some artwork and set up the BandCamp page. Look out for that!
As I wrote about recently, managing time when you have a busy life is not always easy and some things take priority over others. So the site may not be as up-to-date as it could be, you can always find me and a huge community of other DIY Musos knocking about on social media. So come join us in some of the Facebook groups that there are so we can all learn and grow together.
See you there!