Lost Faith, Lost Hope – New original song!

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A new, original, song has been released yesterday on Drooble and SoundCloud. And there’s more to come in the near future as we’re working on yet another new album. An acoustic demo of the song was released earlier on Youtube (click for the video). Below you’ll find the finished studio version. Vocals, guitars, recording &  … Read more

Album Review “Down for the Count” on Drooble

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Drooble, the social music website, reviewed the album “Down for the Count” today on their blog. Here’s the full text. Almost needless to say we’re very happy with this review (we, yes. Since even though it’s a solo project there are co-writers involved). A guitar player and singer from the Netherlands, Rudy Brinkman has all  … Read more

How to Install Ardour with Jack Audio on Linux Mint and Ubuntu

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Installing Ardour, the Digital Audio Workstation, on Linux Mint or Ubuntu isn’t too difficult if you follow the steps shown in these tutorial videos. Before you jump right in and start installing Ardour, you will need to download and install Jack Audio Server. Search for qJack or Jacl on your installer and install it. After  … Read more

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Promote Your Music For Free on Drooble

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Do you want free promotion for your music? Do you want to join a free and awesome community of musicians worldwide and for free? Post your songs there, your videos,.. chat, collaborate? Join Drooble! At Drooble they believe that music has the power to change the world for good. So their mission is to provide  … Read more

Home Recording Studio Tour – My Budget Home Studio

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The recordings for the Solid Rock Blues Band, The Barking Aunts, Mirjam Tamara and some other demo’s for other bands and vocalists were al made using my computer as a ‘DAW’, a Digital Audio Workstation. For many years I’ve recorded in the livingroom. But since 2015 I’m having my own small home studio. In this  … Read more

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How to get plays on BandCamp (for free)

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Bandcamp is a wonderful platform to get your music heard and distributed for a very decent, small, fee. They take 10% of your sales – no upfront payment, no membership. It’s the best deal you can get if you ask me. But how to get noticed on BandCamp? I’ve had some serious issue with that,  … Read more

Down for the Count – Album PRE RELEASE on SoundCloud & BandCamp

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Today we’ve pre-released the new album “Down for the Count” on SoundCloud. The album includes songs that were made available for some time and new tracks. It also includes the #1 single “Miserable” (over 2,000 plays on SoundCloud alone). On the album there are several cover songs as well as original songs. It will be  … Read more

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Multitrack Recording Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD

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The Behringer U-Phoria UMC404HD is a 4 in/4 out audio interface allowing you to record up to 4 intstruments or vocals at the same time. The 4 inputs all have 48v Phantom power and are equipped with fantastic “dead silent” Midas pre-amps. It’s a step up from the cheapest models with Xenyx pre-amps. This makes it  … Read more

DIY Guitar Upgrade: stratocaster mini humbucker (from China)

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Upgrading your guitar, especially a stratocaster, telecaster or les paul model, isn’t too difficult. You can buy complete kits for it, or just put in some new pickups yourself. A few years ago I build a stratocaster from material left over from other guitar kits. I “painted” it by mixing ink and water and rub  … Read more