A long-overdue overhaul to the music page of this site is now in place. I took the time this morning to update said page with my current discography. You’ll find links for all four of my currently published recorded works: my Calibrations album, The Cyber Den Theme, Grabbag (96KHz/24bit 2018 remaster), and What It Shall Be. All will have purchase links: the first and last will have streaming links as well. Please do me the favor of visiting the page and patronizing the links!
Calibrations, my debut solo album, is now available for download on Bandcamp! Here’s the link to the album:
Calibrations contains the entire soundtrack to “Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.” It also contains a track included with the game but not used, plus three new songs exclusive to the album. There’s also an interview with yours truly conducted by Jake “The Voice” Parr of The Cyber Den radio show, and a reading of liner notes and special thanks by Jake and myself.
There are big advantages to buying Calibrations at Bandcamp. You can download the album tracks in lossless WAV, AIFF, or FLAC formats if you want. Also, you’ll get bonus content, including high-resolution pictures of the cover, back, liner notes, and CD art, plus a bonus track of The Cyber Den Theme! All of this is available at the low price of $10 for the album plus the bonus content! (Of course, you can download individual tracks without the bonus content for just $1 each.)
Grab your copy today, and please spread the word!
Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour is ©2016 Balls of Steel, LLC, and published and distributed by Gearbox Publishing. Duke Nukem is a registered trademark, used courtesy of Gearbox Software, LLC.
I’ve got several items on tap for this update. First up is a musical project that I’ve been working on for the past couple of weeks. It’s a new theme song for a gaming-related radio broadcast on Siren FM in Lincoln, UK. The show is called The Cyber Den, and it’s hosted by Jake “The Voice.” It airs every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to noon GMT and can be heard from the link posted previously. If you want to hear it, tune in next Wednesday (24 October 2018) at 10:00 a.m. GMT and listen for its debut!
Next up is a contest that’s being held by the fine fellow who runs the Retro Garden game review web site. The prize is an autographed copy of my Calibrations album! Not too many of these exist in the wild, so now’s your chance to get one for yourself. Rules for the contest are posted at this link. Good luck!
Moving on, I’d like to place an unpaid plug for a product that I’ve been using since the late ’90s. They’re called “Humfrees,” and you can see them in the black-and-white photo on this page. They’re intended for use with musical equipment racks. What do they do? They isolate gear from the rack rail and from other gear attached to the rail, reducing the chances of developing ground loop noise in your signal path. They’re a little tricky to install, but in my experience they’re well worth the effort. Highly recommended.
Finally, now that I’ve finished the aforementioned musical project, I’m going to be removing (with the help of my son) my old Kawai K5000R synth from my rack and taking it to Audio Electronics in Dallas for refurbishment. It’s developed a problem common to the K5000R series — the LCD screen has a tendency to fade out after several minutes’ use. I’m going to have them fix that, plus do a full clean-out and check of the systems. Should cost a couple hundred bucks, I’m guessing.
Oh yeah – one last thing. I fixed the problem of the Yamaha CS6X on my own. Turned out to be a much easier fix than I thought it’d be. And no, I’m not telling you how I fixed it. It’d be too embarrassing.
After a long delay, the Calibrations CD is now available through Amazon! Just look for the Amazon logo on this page and click on it. That will take you straight to the CD page on Amazon, where you can purchase your copy.
I’d like to thank CD Baby for making this possible. There was a bit of a snafu with the artist name at first, but CD Baby worked with Amazon to get it fixed. Much obliged!
If you haven’t got your copy yet, please get one! I have a whole box full of them that I need to sell, and no advertising budget. If you have purchased a copy, please spread the word. Thank you for your support!