Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
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WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

I loved playing with blocks as a kid. Stack 'em up, tear 'em down. Stack 'em up, tear 'em down. Great fun.

So, I got up this morning, and played with blocks, but this time it was with a song, and on my computer.

While John and I had been listening to "What'll Save Ya" the other night, we were faced with a bit of a challenge. The plan was for it to fade it out on a long guitar solo'ed outro. The problem was, the guy who cut that guitar for me (Bill Dent) made a big mistake. He made the ending solo way too good. We kept looking for a fade out point, and we couldn't find one.

Finally, as we were hashing out our options, we decided that what we should do is move the middle solo to the end, the ending solo to the middle, and restructure both the middle and the ending. See, the two solos were different lengths.

Anyway, to make a long story short, today I was cutting up tracks in Cubase and flipping them around. Moving this here, cutting and pasting there... Copying and extending this section, trimming this part...

And in Cubase it's a lot like building and stacking blocks. Back in the days where I was doing analog recording, I would have had to re-record the entire thing from scratch, including the solos.

And that would have been too much like work. Instead, I was just playing with blocks! :-)

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