Back-A-Round Records Mix Tape Vol. 1 

BACK-A-ROUND RECORDS MIX TAPE:  THE INFLUENCES OF JOSH RICE (NS/NS)

Hellos and welcome to my little world of musical influences.  This is a (mostly) chronological compilation of music that has really stood out to me.  I’ve arranged them in the order that they were introduced to me throughout my life.  I’ve always been a strong fan of whole albums, so some songs were hard to pick because I had to find one song to represent a whole album.  I’ll try to leave a little note with each song so you know how each…

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My Drum Recording Process 

Capturing a drum performance is a very interesting process which includes a lot of variables that need to be under control.  What sizes and depths are the toms/bass drum/snare/cymbals?  What shell material are we working with?  What kind of heads?  How are the heads tuned?  Is there muffling?  What kind of sticks are being used?  What size room is the drum set in?  Where at in the room are the drums?  Are the walls, ceiling and floors treated with a reflective or absorptive material?  What type of…

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New Drums! 

I recorded my new drums the other day.  Coated Ambassador heads on tom batters, clear Diplomat heads on tom bottoms for now.  I'd like to experiment with some Pinstripes or something else in the future.  The song is a little riff that never got used anywhere else but went well with the new drum setup.  Oh, and also it's my first recording with my new EV mics on the toms.  I've used SM57s for a long time but treated myself to an upgrade, plus they're just sexy!

New Album "W.A.L.D.O.R.F." official release soon! 

It's taking a bunch of time to give W.A.L.D.O.R.F. a proper release but it's coming!  The CDs are manufactured, I've been handing them out to friends and family and you can even listen to the whole thing here on the website.  I'll be sending the album out to select radio stations and local publications and then it will be available for purchase to hold in your hands asap.  I've already been getting some very positive feedback on the music and we'll see how this one fares, eh?

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