The Genesis Machine

The Genesis Machine is out marking the 11th song of our upcoming album, Chipsurf Pipeline. I had an incredibly fun time mixing/mastering this one. It uses all the channels of both the GameBoy and NES, has some awesome guitar work by John, and the song itself I find captivating. I’m …

The Genesis Machine

In a similar vein to Phoenix Down, The Genesis Machine is about epic beginnings and the circumstance therein. Though we aimed for no direct 8-bit inspired archetype for this song, it fits many a story often found in both classic … Continue reading

The untold perils of downsampling

Over the past few days, I have been feverishly working on mastering our next song and it’s going incredibly well and something I am very proud of. But one interesting issue I ran into was weird artifacts that sound like ring modulation once I down-sampled from 96kHz down to 44.1kHz. …

Phoenix Down

Phoenix Down, the latest song off our latest album, Chipsurf Pipeline is finished! It started as our first attempt at using retriggers with the NES, but rather early turned more into the epic ballad that now defines the song. This is one of those songs we worked on off and …

Phoenix Down

This was a song that has set on the shelf for a bit while. The main parts of the song were composed fairly quickly, though we spent a good deal of time on the details. In the end, that paid … Continue reading

Now accepting T-Shirt pre-orders

As some of you know, we will be ordering up some t-shirts that we plan on having for various purposes (initially as part of our Kickstarter project we plan on doing, later for sale with an album or maybe separately). … Continue reading

Another loss to racing…Dan Wheldon, you will be missed!

As you all know, we’re huge IndyCar fans. It is a somber day as Dan Wheldon succumbed to his injuries at the IndyCar finale in Las Vegas today while attempting to split $5m between him and a fan should he win after starting last in the field. He was doing …

A couple weeks of SSD goodness on my MacBook Pro and…

…it’s amazing! Mac or PC, doesn’t matter – for a system drive SSDs are where it’s at. My boot times have gone down to less than 10 seconds and OS X is fluid and fast again. The drive I ended up going with was the Crucial M4 128GB. I would …