Acoustic Live Series 

The Acoustic Live Series, was a product of the environment I was living in from (roughly) 2007-12; A large metro area, which had an underwhelming "original" music scene, but a massive food and beverage industry (and its own "wine country") - If you were willing to play acoustic covers at that time, and in that area, you would never want for a gig.... 

However, me being me, I always try to sneak "original" music in. This series is an archive of that window of time. It is just as advertised; acoustic + live. These are all one-takes (no overdubs, edits, or "gearing-up") The goal was to record these songs as if I were playing in your living room. I created iTunes and Spotify playlists - links below....

DIY - Notes

Home recording was really starting to come into its own at this time (2005-2010) - The price of many links in the recording chain came down, and were within reach of mere mortals. Digital recorders like my LR-16 had solid preamps and recorded 24-bit. The price of condensor mics finally fell to earth, & most could afford the upgrade.... 

The power of home computing was also advancing in leaps and bounds, and "regular" home PCs, were now starting to ship with enough power (& memory) to handle a real multi-track project, as well as some early "mastering" software choices - Interface + PC was no longer a "crash'tastic frustration."

Granted, recording at home will always have it's downsides - neighbors, dogs barking, car alarms etc... to speak nothing of the fact that you can only use so good a mic in your living room, before it starts to pick up the hum of the fridge, or heaters in winter; kinda issues.... But, you could still do a thing or two, and cause some good trouble.