What is an Udu Drum? – Trippin’ On A Slippery World Beat!

This past October I ran a half-marathon to Canada and back. Why? Well, because I like to run, of course, but also because I wanted to raise support for people in Africa who don’t have any water.  The Pokot tribe, numbering in the thousands, walk up to ten miles a day just to get a drink …

A Gearhead’s New Year’s Resolutions List – Pro Audio Promises & Digital Dreams!!

New years fireworks

The end of 2018 is just hours away, and we here at Seriousgas are putting to bed our last, facetious article of the year. It’s important to always have worthy goals, so today we submit for your perusal our “Gearheads New Year’s Resolutions List”. Perhaps you’ll find some of these goals resonate with your own …

Free Music Recording Software – Why It’s Christmas Every Day!

In 1979, Michael Jackson’s “Off The Wall” album dropped and soon was rackin’ up the hits. Being into soul music, I was a fan, and for Christmas Eve that year, my parents gifted me his album AND a brand new Sony Walkman to listen to it on. Just it time too. Christmas morning I was …

How To Learn To Sing, Pt. 2 – Your Voice… NOW!!

Prairie dog singer

Stop what you’re doing. Take a moment… to BE in this moment. Right now. Not tomorrow. Not yesterday. Now. Now imagine your voice… singing. Singing one note… beautifully… out into “now”… and further on, into “forever”. Can you hear it? Do you believe that it’s possible?? Do you recognize that THAT… is you? Then my …

Reference Tracks For Mixing – The Roads To Take You There!

The road to good mixes!

The last album George Harrison ever produced was released in 2002. It was released the year after his death. His son Dhani, and his good friend and fellow “Traveling Wilburys” member Jeff Lynn, produced the tracks George had almost finished before he passed. It’s probably my favorite album he ever made. The opening song of …

Black Friday Music Deals, 2018 – ‘Audio Cha-CHING Day’, Here We Come!!

Surfin' Black Friday Savings!! CARTOONED

Okay… did you know (according to SPRINZ) that surfers spend 54% of their time paddling, 28% waiting for waves, and only 8% of the time actually SURF!   Yea, me neither. LOL.   Well, in just a few days, WE are going to be surfing – not for the ultimate wave, but for the ultimate …

The Gear-Wise Musician, Part 2 – You’re Their Superhero!!

Super GW CARTOONED

Faster than a speeding heavy metal lick!   More powerful than a 1,000 watt amp!!   Able to leap tall concert speakers in a single bound!!!   IT’S… YOU!!!!!   Or at least, that’s what your music equipment hopes you will be for them.   Protector.   Defender.   Mighty WALL against destructive onslaughts!   …