Green Monkey

Green Monkey

Another Color/Animal friggin title. I read an article about music producers.  It was actually probably about Rick Rubin.   It said that he’d get “has-beens” with “writer’s block” (which I put in quotes because people like Neil Strauss say it doesn’t exist – and I agree) to just write two words. Two words. I say again, TWO WORDS, that inspire them – and have that in by next week.

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Bubbles

Bubbles

Got Reggae? Had a conversation about when I took a shower on the beach by Santa Monica pier wearing only bubbles. Someone else had a similar experience wearing only sun. Hence the lyrics. Not to whine, it’s hard to make a track every week.  I’m not just making tracks but also transcribing a song and writing one.  That’s three projects.  What I’m thinking to do is, instead of making

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Throwin Out The World

Throwin Out The World

Last song. This the last song before I move out of my apartment. This one takes some Legend of Zelda influences and mixes them with “Teenager” from Deftones. I probably won’t have anything up for quite some time. Look for me in about three months – unless I really get on it. Sub on yt to stay updated. Thanks, -m

Super Sorry Bro

Super Sorry Bro

I tried. Fuckin iMovie. Doesn’t matter tho since I did the Warren Buffett 25/5 thing and realized that making music videos ain’t for me. This is probably the first or second most derivative track I’ve done – not gonna lie. But, you got to learn somehow. Made it in one week.  Almost broke Ableton.  Need to resample. Let me know what you think, hit me up over on Patreon

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Spase-X

Spase-X

Prepare for liftoff. Here’s a song I did. I’m currently producing a track, writing a song and transcribing a cover each week. They say it’s all about completing a large body of work. Thanks to the winter and delicious beer I’ve got the large body down currently.  Time to do work. Check it out, let me know if you like it and please consider supporting Hexspa on Patreon. Thanks!

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How To K-System

How To K-System

Hey guys.  I just want to make a quick post reflecting the content of this video about the K-system.   Essentially, the K-system has been blown way out of proportion in terms of it’s complexity. It is nothing more than simply using pink noise to set your room’s volume level. Pink noise approximates music but without dynamics. You’ll need an SPL meter, any pink noise file, a RMS or

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How How To Write Amazing Second Verses – Escape From Second Verse Hell – Pt. 3

How How To Write Amazing Second Verses – Escape From Second Verse Hell – Pt. 3

Fellow songwriters – it’s time to unpack your baggage! Welcome to the third installment of Escaping From Second Verse Hell.  Check parts one and two to get up to speed.  This week we’re going to deal with the problem that happens when you don’t give enough detail.  If you’re more of the Cliff’s Notes-type writer then this week’s info is for you. This tip is not in Pat Pattison’s

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How To Write Amazing Second Verses – Escape From Second Verse Hell – Pt. 2

How To Write Amazing Second Verses – Escape From Second Verse Hell – Pt. 2

Writing songs can leave you with a trapped feeling.  Often you’re alone with no one to ask for assistance.  It’s like being an elderly person who has fallen and whose Life Alert has just run out of batteries.  This claustrophobic feeling is like being in a box. Wait a minute.  We’re going to talk about boxes today!  Damn, I’m getting good at writing these intros. Hey everyone.  Welcome back

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How To Write Amazing Second Verses – Escape From Second Verse Hell – Pt. 1

How To Write Amazing Second Verses – Escape From Second Verse Hell – Pt. 1

Second verse – a curse worse than a burnt MRSA in your bursa? In his book, Writing Better Lyrics, Pat Pattison says that one of the biggest challenges songwriters face is the second verse curse.  This could apply to any creative person whose art uses time: filmmakers, authors, instrumentalists and others.  I want to explore some of his ideas in one place so we can fix this disease once and for

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