Hey everyone a few new announcements.
The Emebe Esti Live EP is out
One of the bands I’ve been playing with, Embe Esti – has a new live release out. It’s basically two live recordings that we smashed into one release called “Live in the 518”.
It’ll be out on iTunes, Amazon, etc. by the end of the year (it takes a while after it’s submitted to CD baby) but for now all of the original tunes are on Bandcamp.
You can check out our cover tunes below:
A little Joan Jett above and Hassan Hakmoun below
All guitar sounds for this were taken from the XLR direct outs on my Yamaha THR100HD.
Recording signal path – Yamaha Pacifica 611 hard tail –> EP Booster ( running 18 volts for headroom) –> boss stereo volume –> md2 delay (1 before amp and delay 2 in FX send for recording but for current live rig – both delays are in fx send)–> micro Hendrix wah–> Yamaha THR100HD (this was then run to a Yamaha 2×12 cab for some room ambience – for my current club rig I’m using the 1×12 cab, 1 amp channel and the MD2 and a TC delay in the FX send as a mono signal)
Volume changes on guitar for clean tones (roll off about 50-60%). Spring reverb patch and boost for solos come from the amp.
If you dig the Embe Esti material – you can check out our website or our FB page (likes and follows are always appreciated). If you like the music in the videos – you can check out my You Tube page which has a bunch of old material (and some new things) that sprawl all over the place.
New Releases for 2018
Recording and mixing is done for the I Come From The Mountains EP. This is the duo project with Dean from KoriSoron. We’re just waiting for artwork and some other material to get that out. I’m expecting January of 2018.
Recording and mixing appears to be done on my solo acoustic ep. This is a series of live performances that have been documented and pulled together into a release. I expect to have this out in February / March of 2018.
You can expect another Embe Esti release in 2018. We’ve been working on some new material, and I expect we’ll have enough for another release by the summer.
Some other new things
I’m experimenting with a few other mediums of expression as this website has gotten a little too unwieldy to maintain and update properly.
I post several times a week on Instagram and on my Facebook page. Liking and following those pages is the best way to see things I’m working on. I also started a new 5-minute lesson series (soon to be a 1-minute lesson series as that’s the maximum time Instagram allows for upload) that’s designed to be a series of short tips, hacks, etc. that you can immediately incorporate into your playing. You can see the first lesson on my FB page, but I’ll post the tab below just to hopefully entice you.
The content will also be up on my new page, along with a lot of new lesson material. I’m working on new content for lessons so I’m experimenting with providers and the best way to get that out into the world.
That’s it for now. Today is all about going deep into researching music publishing for me so I have to get to it.
As always, thanks for reading!