Thursday, July 16, 2015

Discover the new UNDOCUMENT website

Take a mere moment to traverse the brand new UNDOCUMENT website full of music, pictures, show dates and more all wrapped up in a easy-to-navigate interface. It's the best parts of UNDOCUMENT distilled into a single web entity!

Visit today!


Wednesday, February 18, 2015

undocument featured on LBC Airport's "The Takeoff Vol. II"

Brian Eno might get jealous...

I'm very excited to have the Long Beach Airport​ include my track "Departures" on their SoundCloud playlist "The Takeoff Vol. II" featuring local Long Beach bands!

Not only is it my favorite airport to fly from and to, it also has incredible taste in music.

Take a listen to "Departures" and all the other great LB bands here:

Monday, February 9, 2015

Top Nine: Top Nines Of All Time (As Of Right Now)


Good news, everyone! This month I bring to you the blogging equivalent of a Television clip show but limited entirely to listed information. In fact these are nine of the best lists of lists that I've ever listed before.

On top of that, it actually is quite a momentous occasion. You are all here to witness the first, truly un-objective Top Nine I've ever written for this site, thanks to the fact that I have ranked all of my previous Top Nine listings in reverse order not by my favorites (which would be pretty difficult, actually) but by how many views they have (at least as of today).

For those uninitiated to annoying numerical lists like these, this means the least viewed (although still respectable) Top Nine comes in at #9, and the most viewed settling down at good old #1.

Like usual.

So, which will be the top Top Nine and which will be the ninth Top Nine? Read on to find out in this month's: Top Nine: Top Nines Of All Time (As Of Right Now)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Thanks to DinoKid for playing some UNDOCUMENT on his show last week!

Last week you may have heard my good friend DINO KID spinning "Far From Homesick" (and some other incredible indie artists) on his Radio Rebel radio show, RADIOSAUR. If you didn't...we'll, you don't need me to tell you what a mistake you made.

Check out Dino Kid's show RADIOSAUR on RADIO REBEL & while you're there Download it for FREE!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Top Nine: Reasons You Should Go To NAMM (If You Can, That Is)


On January 22nd through the 25th, a unknown part of Southern California will be hosting one of the largest gatherings in the world of unemployed musicians (outside of a college alumni reunion) for a full four day raging party / somber business meeting that highlights all the best musician endorsements and bored looking booth girls one could imagine all crammed into the same place as the other 350,000 attendees.

But, to be quite honest, it's not as bad as I'm making it sound. I've been going to NAMM for a number of years now and, while I've had a few years that weren't as awesome as I hoped (Pro Tip: Don't go there with a sprained ankle) and I've missed a few years here and there, more often than not, I still look forward to making the journey down to Anaheim and see the many sights and sounds the convention has to offer.

But maybe you're undecided? Perhaps you don't know what's in store for you when you visit the wonderful world of NAMM? Well, let me help you overcome your curiosity and fear and get us started with this month's Top Nine: Reasons You Should Go To NAMM (If You Can, That Is)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Top Nine: Best Sub-Reddits For Independent Musicians


If you are an aspiring, intermediate or even a professional musician, you probably already know about the wonders of Reddit. On the off chance you don't, well let me welcome you to the new website that will persistently eat away the last remaining bit of your free time. But don't get me wrong; You definitely don't have to be a musician to enjoy Reddit- the site is useful for just about everybody. No matter what your interests are, Reddit has you covered.

Basically how Reddit works is like a kind of self-filtering forum where the best comments are (usually) brought to the top, and less helpful commenters end up below, making it easy to find some decent information and opinions on what you're looking for.

For a long time I've lurked over at Reddit and it's become very helpful for my career in a number of ways. Depending on what I'm up to at the moment, I check into the site and find a wealth of knowledge (some of which I'm looking for and some that I am glad to find randomly) thanks to experts, professionals and especially other musicians who are doing (or have done!) the same thing I'm doing.

You get this great community because Reddit is divided into areas of specific interest called sub-reddits, which basically narrows down what you are interested in (anything from music to music making to musicals to modern dance to your favorite books and authors and televisions shows, movies, to whatever you can think of) making the information you get more specific and therefore, more valuable.

For example, it's a great place to find out what DAW is most popular nowadays, how to get a specific synth sound, which strings are best for a classical guitar, or if a youtube channel is any good for learning jazz piano. If you don't see what you are looking for, then just submit your own post and get some answers yourself! But the problem is that there's hundreds or even thousands of these sub-reddits, and finding the best ones is often a daunting task made worse by how addictive the site can be.

So, let's take a good long look at the best of what Reddit has to offer us music-peddlers in this month's Top Nine: Best Sub-Reddits For Independent Musicians

Monday, December 1, 2014

New review of "Pleasures" on BEACH SLOTH!

Christmas has come a little bit early for me this year, thanks to a really solid review of my album "Pleasures" by the great indie blog Beach Sloth!

If you haven't yet, be sure to take a long hard read next time you get a few moments, and thanks again to Beach Sloth for the wonderful review!

READ: "Pleasures" - Review by Beach Sloth

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Top Nine: Best Reason Refills


Since I had such a positive response with my First Time Recording Tips edition of Top Nine last month, I thought I'd continue the trend of giving to my fellow producers (instead of bumming you out) with a short, but delightfully packed, Top Nine list full of the best Reason refills you can find.

Some free, some cheap, and others pricey as hell, but all of them worth it.

And also, before I forget, be sure to download the VOCAL HAZARD PACK II sample pack my friend Volterock and I put together for you. Yes, you! Listen to a sample track here (SOUNDCLOUD) and download (HERE).

So without any further ado, I present: Top Nine: Best Reason Refills

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pictures From UN:LIVE @ DiPiazza's 10/11/14

Monday, October 20, 2014

VOCAL HAZARD PACK II is now available!

The brand new edition of VOCAL HAZARD PACK (by Volterock & undocument) is now out and absolutely FREE to download!

Our first sample pack has been downloaded over 2,000 (!) times, so we've come back hard and fast with twice quadruple the amount of vocal samples perfect for your next creative endeavor, be it: Game design, DJ tracks, radio promos, podcasts, you name it! With over 700 samples there's bound to be something you mostly kinda like!

So if you are a content producer always on the prowl for new sounds, check out the VOCAL HAZARD PACK II by Volterock & undocument!

TRY IT (Listen):