Dec 31

With only a few hours left of 2016, I think it is a good time to wish you all a Happy New Year for 2017. I did not like 2016 much and have decided 2017 is going to be my year. The year I will look back on and say yes that was “My Year” and a great year to remember. Whilst 2016 did have its bad and sad momments, there were some great products released in the music world. For me these were the Yamama Montage and Roland TD50 both of which I truly wish I will own one day.

I hope you have a great 2017 and whatever music project you are working on – make it great for 2017. If I don’t finish the album I am working on in 2017 I may just give up on it, but perhaps I will because 2017 is “My Year”.

Very Best Wishes to you all and thank you for your continued support of my site – Tony

Dec 24

Hi Everybody,

As the day draws in on Christmas Eve, I have been sitting here thinking and reflecting on 2016 and what I have done musically.

Unfortunately I have not met all my goals but I have made significant improvements in the four areas that interest me the most – Songwriting, Recording, Mixing and Mastering.

If I am really honest the songwriting is the one that has the least attention and to be honest is the most important. I tried to think about why this is and really it is quite obvious. Everyday I am bombarded with new plugins, free plugins, mixing advice, mastering advice and whilst this is all great and exciting, I am spending more and more time on a computer spending money, downloading software watching YouTube clips etc. instead of sitting at the piano trying out new song ideas.

So for me 2017 will be a year more dedicated to songwriting (well thats the plan).

I hope you have been musically active through 2016 and I thank you for your continued support of my site and I look forward to seeing you again in the New Year – Have a Great Christmas – Tony