I finally “finished” my first home recording project. I’ve always tinkered in Garageband to demo, but this is my first attempt to do something with semi-better quality in Logic Express 9.

I’m a bit of a gear nerd so here’s what I ended up using to record everything (P.S. my brother did the drum programming):

// Instruments //
Guitars - MIM Fender Telecaster Standard (‘04), MIM ‘72 Fender Telecaster Custom
Bass - Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
Drums - Programmed via Logic X

// Amps //
Vox AC30 CC
Bass model via Logic 9 Express

// Effects //
Line 6 M13
Fulltone Fulldrive Mosfet 2

// DAW + Recording Gear //
Logic Express 9 (Primary)
Logic X (Drums only)
Apogee Duet 2
Shure SM57
MXL 990 Vocal Mic

Source: SoundCloud / DTSmith

Top Albums of 2013

Highlights in music from the past year.

The 1975 The 1975
Daughter If You Leave
Andrew Belle Black Bear
Half Moon Run Dark Eyes
Hitpoints Vol I, II, III, & IV
Moving Mountains Moving Mountains
My Epic Behold
Washed Out Paracosm
Bastille Bad Blood
Eisley Currents
Night Beds Country Sleep

Fresh Start

My life has a been on hold for the past 17 months, but now things are changing. The heaviness is lifting and I feel like doing anything and everything. One of those things is keeping my blog updated regularly. I plan to keep this space personal, keeping true to the original sense of a personal blog. Anything that I find inspirational, re-post-worthy (my word), and what would most likely be found a general Tumblr site will be captured at colorandcanvas.tumblr.com.

Here’s to fresh starts and new ambitions to keep life exciting. Praise the Lord for His faithfulness these past months.

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