Configuring “Overlapped Delay” In Your DAW

This may be a redundant subject for those intimate with DAW software, but I wanted to outline the technique for others, as it's a really cool use of delay plugins (for the layman, a repeating echo effect). It can be applied to all sorts of different tracks... Vocals, guitars, drums, you name it. I'll be … Continue reading Configuring “Overlapped Delay” In Your DAW

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

I happened to be watching a favorite movie of mine last night which is based on a true story, one I hadn't seen in quite some time. You're likely familiar with it as well... It's called "Awakenings", based on the book of the same name written by Neurologist Oliver Sacks, starring Robin Williams as "Dr. … Continue reading Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

The Transformation of Keith Richards

I had previously posted another video similar to this one, which I just noticed has disappeared from YouTube. If you've tried to watch unsuccessfully, sorry about that. I've actually found a better one, which has been captured and uploaded to my WordPress server, so it's not going anywhere. It's a very cool "morphing" video of … Continue reading The Transformation of Keith Richards

New Video: Bad Company – Rock Steady

This is an awesome rendition of what I consider to be the best song from their debut album, recorded live at the Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado during their 2002 tour. I've also included a little personal anecdote regarding the album itself, as I often do. It's worth a chuckle or two, especially if you're … Continue reading New Video: Bad Company – Rock Steady

Isolated Music Tracks – An Obsession Of Mine

If you pay any attention to my Facebook timeline at all (and I certainly don't blame you if you don't), you're already aware of my fondness for isolated music tracks from a given song. It's really interesting stuff to listen to, and you can find tons of examples on YouTube. I did something along these … Continue reading Isolated Music Tracks – An Obsession Of Mine

New Video: Rush Live at the Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979

Cygnus Studios presents a partial performance of the epic "La Villa Strangiato", filmed at the Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands back way back in 1979. At the time, Rush was on a worldwide tour in support of their new album, the classic "Hemispheres". If you happen to be in the "Geddy Lee's voice gives me … Continue reading New Video: Rush Live at the Pinkpop Festival, Netherlands, 1979

Take the 2020 Cygnus Studios Survey!

Well, I haven't done this for a few years now, so I thought it was high time for some general feedback about what goes on around here... Of course, there's no better place to go for that than you, our visitors! This survey should take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time to complete. … Continue reading Take the 2020 Cygnus Studios Survey!

New Cover: Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars

Considering Marc Bolan of the band T. Rex is being posthumously inducted into the R&RHoF this year (as usual, about fucking time), the opportunity seemed right for a cover of my favorite tune produced by this true "Glam Rock" pioneer, a genre that's regrettably often overlooked. Please scroll down to read the complete story behind … Continue reading New Cover: Marc Bolan – Ballrooms Of Mars

A Shout-Out Of Appreciation To All Cygnus Visitors!

Ever since this blog was first put online back in 2017, the 79 posts I've made here have received nearly 7,500 page views by over 1,800 visitors from 77 different countries. That said, I wanted to give a shout-out to you all, and thanks so very much for your continued support of my work here. I … Continue reading A Shout-Out Of Appreciation To All Cygnus Visitors!

Drummer Close-Up: Max Weinberg

Hopefully, I can make the time to produce more videos like this one, reviewing the masters of my primary instrument... I doubt this awesome drummer's name rings a bell for most layman, but here's just a few of his accomplishments... Drummer for the E. Street Band for over 46 years. Spent 17 years as the … Continue reading Drummer Close-Up: Max Weinberg