Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
If you know me at all, you know the reason why I don't make more music...or go out and socialize...or even bathe regularly...is almost exclusively because of video games.
But instead of making a worthwhile attempt to correct my life before it irrecoverably goes off the rails, I've compiled this list of the best soundtracks video games have to offer. Tackling both in-game incidental music and outright fully composed songs, this month's blog post bridges the gap between the obsession that will one day most likely be the end of me...and music.
So take a step forward and plunge yourself into the cool waters of this months: Top Nine: Best Video Game Soundtracks.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Hey everybody, I just wanted to give a quick thank you to all the producers, artists, and other interested parties who downloaded and/or listened to Vocal Hazard Pack that Volterock and I released a few months ago.
With thousands of downloads and listens and lots of great feedback, we are very excited to have brought you the weirdest sample pack ever.
A special thanks to Denmark's own A Sound Effect blog for mentioning us in their last newsletter! You can check out the Vocal Hazard Pack along with tons of other great sound libraries from their site here: A Sound Effect.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
A special treat for you undocufans out there:
Thursday, January 9, 2014
As classic and influential a band as there likely ever will be, The Beatles rightfully take their place among (and usually at the top of the list of) the world's most famous musicians, leaving behind a legacy of tremendously popular songs in the brief time they were together.
But what you didn't know is that they could be terrifically sloppy in the studio, leaving multitudes of various (and, I admit, some quite minor) mistakes littered throughout their recordings. This differs greatly from a band like Steely Dan for example, who are noted for their relentless perfectionism in the studio.
The Beatles of course, made up for this in spectacular fashion by writing over 200 instantly recognizable and catchy songs that we've been singing for years and years. So suck it, Donald Fagen.
But don't think that they weren't technically proficient. Let's be clear: The Beatles (and especially producer George Martin) were masters at what they did, regardless of their "sloppiness". There are countless instances of subtle inclusion of random instruments, sounds and nearly anything they could get there hands on throughout the Beatles' catalog that subconsciously add to the song, but go largely unnoticed.
So in this month's Top Nine I've gone through almost every song The Beatles recorded and found my favorite mishaps and hidden oddities to share with you. So let me take you down, cause we're going to
a bunch of songs John screwed up Top Nine: Things You've Never Noticed In Classic Beatles Songs.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
My first show of the year, supporting my friends in Some Gifts with their brand new EP release party!
Come down to Old Towne Pub in Pasadena on Friday, January 24th for great music, great drinks, and support Some Gifts, Thieves & Saints, The Still Lives and of course, me: undocument!
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Attention music producers!
Take a minute to download the Vocal Hazard Sample Pack made especially by producer Volterock and filled with all manner of screams, yells, and other vocal commotions perfect for use in your next musical composition.
Including 153 vocal files recorded at a pristine 48kHz / 24bit on professional sound equipment, this collection of FREE sounds can't be found anywhere else!
The Vocal Hazard Sample Pack has been brought to you especially by Volterock (with a little help from undocument!).
For More Information: http://www.reddit.com/r/edmproduction/comments/1tkqss/free_vocal_sample_pack_by_undocument_volterock/
Monday, December 9, 2013
Tired of the same old Christmas songs playing at your holiday parties, or shopping out in the mall, or on television, or while reading a book, or when you are eating at a restaurant, or dreaming, or having a sno-cone, or fighting for your life in a gladiatorial arena, or driving in your car?
Well then aren't you lucky, because this month's festive Top Nine update is aimed at sprucing up your Holiday playlist with a few new additions from some of these great (and largely unrecognized) Christmas albums.
Read on and then you can get sick of a whole new batch of songs!
And if (by some chance) you are looking for a bit more holiday cheer, undocument style, don't forget to read up on last year's Xmas write-up: Top Nine Random Christmas Songs.
Monday, December 2, 2013
Perhaps you've been out in the world, taking in the sights and sounds of our marvelous modern society, maybe even taking a lovely post-Thanksgiving walk, when it becomes painfully clear: Even though only 10 and a half months have passed, it's time for Christmas (again!)
To do my part to add to this cheer and confusion, I'm promoting my contribution to the season: my reworking of Vince Guaraldi's Christmas classic: "Christmas Time Is Here".
It's a free download, perfect for getting you in the mood to drop all your money on people in the hopes they might do the same for you.
Ain't That Some Good Cheer!?