Outlier Album Release
I’m pleased to announce the “Outlier” album release. After doing this for forty-six (or so) years, I am finally starting to figure this stuff out!
Due to the advancement of quality audio plugins, your average person has access to advanced tools available only to a select few up to now.
Thanks to Waves plugins, I’m on a level playing field. No, this is not a paid endorsement. I started using them a year or so ago, and they make all the difference in sonics. They have given me a warehouse full of vintage audio equipment for a bargain because I’ve taken advantage of their great sales that are always happening.
Waves also has many great online manuals and tutorials that explain each plugin. I’m a typical “get in there and start turning knobs” kind of guy, but I need all the help I can get, so it’s there for us!
The Beatles‘ music (produced by George Martin) has had enormous influence on my music. Now, I actually have software of the exact studios they used in Abbey Road Studios (called EMI studios back in the day), complete with their first solid state console channel strip, TG-12345. I even have older Redd channel strips from earlier studios there if I want an even more vintage sound. Rich analog sound is available with a J-37 (the Studer recorder used in Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band). Double-tracking originated with the Abbey Road ADT (artificial double tracking). I have the plugin. The reverb plates and Studio 2’s Echo chamber are right there for me, too. I essentially have what The Beatles (Abbey Road) and Pink Floyd (Dark Side of the Moon) used on the epic albums afore-mentioned. This way of recording with computer and plugins has been described as being “in the box”.
Here’s the deal: Outlier’s message is simple-either succumb to fear or forge ahead boldly.
Like many others, I entered social media expecting freedom of speech. Evidence shows that is sadly not the case. After a couple of minor “rufflings” with I’ll call “the major players”, I decided to not continue to be funneled into their imposed obscurity because of my beliefs and Walk Away. I’m the Outlier… I’m the counter-culture.
“Outlier” features lots of twists and turns. It doesn’t fit in a particular category. That’s the point- not wanting to be like everyone else. I especially don’t want to bore myself!
Videos for all the music are on the Skyypilot Vimeo page. The videos are free to download!
I don’t tour because the studio is my instrument of choice. If you like what you hear, please support what I do by downloading or streaming my compositions from your favorite online source.
Hope you enjoy “Outlier“!
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