Someone recently said to me… “I didn’t put together the name BobSongs, with you being a songwriter.”
It got me thinking that some of the links on my webpage don’t get clicked through, often enough.
So, I thought I would make that the topic of a Blog Posting.
Over the past few years, I’ve been working on my basement, which is comprised of two main parts:
The Black Cat Bar…
which I will talk about in another post…
and BobSongs Recording Studio.
BobSongs Recording Studio is a one room recording studio, without the requirement of an isolation booth.
Because it is strictly for my own use, or for a very small group, I don’t require a separate room to run sound out of.
The Computer Controls and the “magic” all happen in the same room.
When I was building the Studio, I was concerned about the acoustics, so I took an extra year, and custom built a Birch Wood Wall, constructed with a recurring pattern of jutting box shelves, which acoustically break the flat surface of the facing wall. It took me a year, because I had never custom built a wall before. Seriously.
I have been writing songs for years, and had a recording rig setup in my house, but it always seemed that someone was using a weed wacker or a leaf blower whenever I wanted to record something… so I thought it would be best if I could finish a quiet, sound-protected corner of our unfinished basement.
Along the way, I had a lot of challenges and fun, and perhaps my favourite “touch” is the old trumpet, I turned into a lamp !
I don’t know if you have heard anything I’ve recorded… but I can assure you… I have no aspirations for being a recording artist.
My love is writing and crafting the music and lyrics, and getting it to a point where I feel it is “ready.”
My hope is that some day, someone will like one of my songs enough to publish or record it.
In the meantime, I will keep toiling away, with occasional shots of “inspiration” from the Black Cat Bar !!!
For the Sound Geeks, you may want to know I run ProTools with a DigiDesign 002 Rack.
Drums and many accompaniments and flavours are provided compliments of “George”, the Yamaha PSR-2100 Keyboard.
I have a few guitar brands represented, amongst them: Takamine, K. Yairi, S. Yairi, Bayou, Fender & Hohner.
My focus and hope is to get my Songs to a point, where my performance doesn’t distract TOO MUCH from the Song itself.
An example of this quality of production is: Whisky Haze
This is, I hope, a good enough quality demo, to prevent my poor singing and playing from being a distraction, and THAT is the purpose of BobSongs Studio.