Friday, March 20, 2015

A Quick Update

Hi! Just a quick update: I'm still blogging regularly on the new website @ www.christopherbright.com/blogbut I wanted to take a second and share a Spotify playlist of my solo project "Life Is My Soundtrack." I'll be sure to keep this playlist updated with all the latest releases! You can also visit my artist page on Spotify HERE, and while you're at it, please be sure to click the "Follow" button to stay up to date! Thanks!

listen to life is my soundtrack



Right now I'm listening to:
Don't Dream It's Over (Crowded House)

Monday, January 12, 2015

A New Year, A New Blog

I have a new blog! Please check it out using the link below! Thanks!

Related Links:
www.christopherbright.com/blog

christopher bright's new blog

Right now I'm listening to:
Universal Calling (The Syntax Sin Tax)

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 2014 News Update

It's the tail-end of November, and time for a news update!

The latest Life Is My Soundtrack album was released earlier this month! It's called "A View." Tracking is now well underway for the followup album (L019), which will be released before the end of the year, and will be mixed by Rory Carruthers, using the great Fabrice Gabriel's new Air EQ!


Recording on other projects has slowed a bit, due to various factors, but I'm going to try and rally and get some of them finished before closing out the year.

Rory and I are now waist-deep into a new book and music course that we're excited to share with you soon! A lot of the details are still under wraps, but we're both putting in some serious hours to get it completed as quickly as possible!

My website redesigns are up and running again after a pause, though still moving a bit slowly.

Have a happy Thanksgiving, and thanks for reading! See you in December!

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Right now I'm listening to:
The Suffering (Crimson Moonlight)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 2014 News Update

It's October, and time for my monthly news update! 

Hi everyone, it's September, and time for a news update!

On the Life Is My Soundtrack front, Rory Carruthers is busy mixing the next full length ( L018 - due out mid-November), and I'm working on tracking the next 2 albums (L019 and L020), at least one of which will be released in December. They are all moving along fantastically, and I'm excited to get them all released as soon as possible!

A big update to my metronome app "Keep Time" has been submitted to Apple for approval and should be released any day now. It has some new unique features that will be valuable to anyone who uses a metronome.

I have a few other recording projects that are moving along slowly at the moment, but I'm hard to block out some time in the next few weeks to get them completed.

My website redesigns have grinded to a halt for the moment as well, as I'm looking at a few web design programs that have major updates coming soon, and I need to see how they all pan out before I know the best way to proceed. 

Finally, Rory Carruthers and I are working on a book! All I can say at the moment is that it is music-related, but we've been busy planning over the last month or so, and are now in the writing phase. Should be exciting stuff! 

That's all for now! Thanks again for all of your support! 

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Right now I'm listening to:
I'll Stay With You (New Order)

Monday, September 15, 2014

September 2014 News Update

Hi everyone, it's September, and time for a news update!

There's a lot of movement happening with Life Is My Soundtrack at the moment. Rory is putting the final touches on mixing a new single that should be released any day now. I'm also working on mixing, but for the next full-length album. It's coming along really well so far. I'm using the 112db Redline Monitor this time around, and it's been an awesome experience, and a really useful tool for mixing. I highly recommend it!

Movement on Brian Evan's album is crawling along. We're taking our time, and it's been fun to not be in such a rush. It's going to be a good listen when it's ready. I'm also working on some drums for Michael Knott for an upcoming release, and it's always a pleasure to work with a songwriter of that caliber.

As September signals the annual return to school, my teaching is back in full swing. I've just about got everyone scheduled, and look forward to another year of teaching music.

The Keep Time update is making good progress, and should be released sometime in the fall. 

The final bit of news is mostly of the "behind the scenes" variety. I'm working on new websites for www.christopherbright.com, www.lifeismysoundtrack.com, and www.advice4musicians.com. I'm in the planning stages at the moment, and I expect them to launch in early 2015.

Thanks for reading. I appreciate you!

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Right now I'm listening to:
Runaway (Electric Youth)

Friday, August 15, 2014

August 2014 News Update

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I've posted here, and also quite a long time since I've posted any kind of a news update. I'm hoping to be able to do this more frequently, as there's constantly things happening behind the scenes that are worth mentioning. 

Right now, I'm working on a few different music projects. 1st, I'm working on a followup to my latest Life Is My Soundtrack album "Gold." I'm currently about 1/2 finished with it, and am happy with how it's coming along. 2nd, I'm working with Brian Evans on his new album, doing drums and some producing as well. Brian is an amazing musician who writes in a way that's much different than myself, and I'm really enjoying the collaboration. 3rd, I'm working with Rory Carruthers on a new musical project that we're calling "A Movement Upwards." We're keeping most of the details of the project under wraps at the moment, but I can say that we plan on releasing several albums of original material. I have a few smaller recording projects in the works, but this rare currently the big 3.

In other news, I've been busy getting my new recording computer setup and getting the kinks all worked out. The last computer I was using was from 2008, so as you can imagine, the new machine is way more powerful, and I'm excited to put it through it's paces! Rory is also working on setting up his new studio, so our project is moving a bit slowly until we can get our new setups finished. 

Rory and I are also working hard to make some huge changes and updates to the Advice4Musicians website, and those should be ready and online in the fall.

Finally, I've been working with Okunarium Labs to update our metronome app "Keep Time." It's a very big update with several new features, and we're excited to share it with you when the time comes.

That's all for now! Thanks for reading, and for your support!

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Right now I'm listening to:
Save Me (Remy Zero)

Thursday, January 30, 2014

NAMM 2014 Wrap-Up

The 2014 NAMM show has now come and gone, and I wanted to take a few moments to share a few of the highlights of my experience this year. Here they are, in chronological order...

The NAMM U Breakfast Sessions / Kevin Spears (www.kalimbaman.bandcamp.com)
I think one of the highlights of the show for anyone willing to get up early enough is definitely the NAMM U Breakfast Sessions at the Hilton. The Hilton staff deserves huge credit for being able to handle the logistics of feeding so many so well. Kalimba player Kevin Spears was on hand to share some music with us, and he really opened my eyes to some of the unique sounds the kalimba is able to achieve with the aid of modern technology.

La Luna Sound (www.lalunasound.com)
While in line for breakfast, I met a representative from La Luna Sound, makers of fine hardwood picks. I was graciously given a few samples to demo, and I'm honestly really enjoying them so far!

UVI (www.uvi.net)
I'm a huge fan of France's UVI software instruments. I follow them very closely and am always anticipating their next release. It was great to get to visit UVI's booth this year and chat with the staff. I also got a demo of Sparkverb, and it was fascinating to see. It's a unique take on reverb, and I think it has huge creative application.

Eiosis (www.eiosis.com)
I visited Eiosis again this year, and got to catch up on their upcoming AirEq. Having seen it at last years show as well, it looks like it's come a long way. They're done extensive beta testing over the past year, and have been able to implement a lot of new features and improvements to it. I believe AirEq is set to ship in February, and though it's been a slow wait, it's looking like it'll be worth every penny.

Abbatron (www.abbatron.com)
It was great to get to catch up with Charles and Chris of Abbatron! For the uninitiated, Abbatron makes cable components for some of the finest cable makers in the business (Mogami, Analysis Plus, Devine Noise Cables, etc.). They've been working on a new instrument cable, called the Genesis Pure. It's set to be released in next month or so, and will be distributed by Analysis Plus.

Strezov Sampling (www.strezov-sampling.com)
An unexpected gem I found at the show was Bulgaria's Strezov Sampling. George Strezov gave me a few demos of some of their Kontact-based libraries, and I was quite impressed! Their focus is mostly in the epic-score arena, and they have an impressive set of offerings so far, at very reasonable price-points. I'm excited to follow them and see what they come up with next.

Geoffrey Gee (www.vitalartsmedia.com/Play/geoffreygee.html)
The absolute highlight of my trip to NAMM this year was getting to correct a mistake I made at the show last year. I was at Synthogy's booth waiting for Jordan Rudess to make an appearance, and there was a pianist there before-hand demoing Ivory II, and he was probably the most expressive piano player I think I've ever seen live. As impressed as I was, I also failed to get his name, and kicked myself for many months after. This year, as I was on my way out, I went by Synthogy's booth and there he was, demoing Ivory II. It turns out that his name is Geoffrey Gee. I had the pleasure of talking with him for a bit and was very glad to have to have had the chance to meet him.

All in all it was a great show this year! I got to see a lot of awesome new gear, meet a lot of great people, and I ran into some good friends as well. 

namm 2014

Right now I'm listening to:
November (Geoffrey Gee)