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Friday, April 30, 2010


HMHS Video Special - 3 Home Made Home Recorded Videos

The week got away from us this week so there is no normal show.  Instead how about a show of videos I've been sent.

Also make sure and take a look at my review of the new Toontrack EZMix product

James Donn - All I Ever Got


Michael Lyzenga - Coal River Blues


Bryan Eddy - You Won't See Me Cry


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Toontrack's EZMix Review

EZMix Review
What follows is a text based review of the new EZMix product released by Toontrack.  I would like to thank them for them sending me a copy for review.

EZMix is a liberating and at the same time frustrating product.  It's a product that will be perfect for some and will drive others crazy with it's limitations.
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Friday, April 23, 2010


HMHS 197 - Keep It Short and Sweet

Welcome to more babbling discussion of our great home songwriting and recording subject from your hosts Tony Butterworth and Dave Criddle.

This weeks discussions include
This weeks music
  • Scott Walker - First Night
  • The Morrisons - John Ray
  • Basczax - Sexy Robot

    My short NanoPad Video

    Videos from the what I've been listening to. Please make sure and check them out. Featuring. Kate Nash, Avett Bros, Nickel Creek, Trampled By Turtles, The Hollaways, Burning Hotels and Aqualung

    EZMix Video

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    Monday, April 19, 2010


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    Friday, April 16, 2010


    HMHS 196 - Lyrics Do Matter Gosh Darn It !

    Here we go again with the home recording and songwriting wonder from the experienced professional musician Tony Butterworth and the rank amateur Dave Criddle.

    This weeks discussions
    • More on "modern" lyrics
    • Stevie Z reminds us that songs are a chance to say something
    • Travis Brown wants a review (or does he)
    • Tony liked a Justin Bieber song
    • Tony has continued to listen to Jonsi and The Holloways
    • Dave has been listening to Jonsi and "Sea and Cake"
    • Dave talks about his latency research
    • Dave talks about Buddy Holly's Midnight Shift
    • Tony says "Lyrics don't matter unless they aren't there or you can't understand them"
    • Dave's songs sound great when performed by his band
    This weeks tunes
    • Spotlights - Travis Brown
    • Straight Up Shot - Famous Patrick Bonier
    • Let the Sunshine In - Guys From South

    Justin Bieber - Girl

    The Holloways - Jukebox Sunshine

    Sea and Cake - Weekend

    Thursday, April 08, 2010


    HMHS 195 - Your Songs Are Good Enough

    More home songwriting and home recording fabulousness from Mr David Criddle and Ms Tony Butterworth.

    This week we discus
    • Using more than one good lyric idea per song (including a short discussion of lyrically power spots)
    • The music based movie Bandslam
    • Dave's latency experiments (thanks to Dan Webb for the email, I believe I forgot to mention your name in the show
    • Tony has been listening to Jonsi, Dave has been shuffling
    This weeks songs:
    • Michael Wagner - That Secret Thing
    • Jamalopia (James Hart) - No Advice
    • John Bowen - Only Time
    You can view a great Jonsi video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6HjT4SQKJI

    Friday, April 02, 2010


    HMHS 194 - Universal VST Care

    More home songwriting and recording goodness from your hosts Mr David Criddle and Ms Tony Butterworth.

    This week we discuss
    • Tony 39 Album Reviews READ HERE
    • Vocal Mics
    • Not knowing what your song is about
    • Dave relearning his songs for a live show
    • Black Francis (being the correct name)
    • Dave fixes his drums, LISTEN HERE
    • What we've been listening to. Tony: Lightspeed Champion. Dave: Message to Burma
    This weeks songs:
    • David Cooper - Long Long Ago
    • Grandma Melonhead - Perfect World
    • The Tones - Singer Songwriter

    Lighspeed Champion Video

    Mission Of Burma Video

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