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Mark Allan Wolfe to have Brain-Surgery July 19, 2017

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Hello my name is Mark Allan Wolfe markallanwolfe.com I am a christian, father, husband, composer and lover of all people. I have been suffering for over 10 yrs with severe nerve pain , sciatica as well as lower disc compression in lower back and neck . Most recently been fighting Trigeminal Neuralgia also know as the “Suicide Disease” for the past year. trigeminal-neuralgia TN is basically chronic pain condition affecting the trigeminal nerve in the face.

I started to have these electrical sensations on the left side of my face while just kissing my wife, loving on my dog or just standing still. I did not know what was going on and like any other person thought it might just go away or something.

One day I bent over to put my shoe on and sat up and felt like a hand full of hot needles being forced into my upper gums, as the attack grew I felt as if an ice pick was beaten into the center of my skull thru the roof of my mouth. As I tried to speak and pray or call for my wife or someone to help, I felt what only can be described as electrified scissors begin to cut my upper left face off, as it felt like if someone were to try to pry your face off of your head, and the grand finally another ice pick pounded under my left eye. This was how it felt my friends, I apologize for the graphic content but nothing on earth to describe my attacks that can last up to 2 hrs of this with only enough time in between to only catch your breath.

After these attacks started I learned that pain medicine I was receiving from pain management doctors does not work at all. I then was prescribed Gabbapentin (ANTi CONSULTANT/ SEIZURE Meds,but within a week the max dosage was no longer working. Then they gave me more, yet your body becomes acclimated . I was then put on another drug call Tegretol . The dosage of this drug keeps getting higher and the side effects are just awful. I find myself always fatigued, my brain is in a fog and my memory is severely effected. ( thus making working and concentrating on my job almost futile) Not to mention it is wreaking havoc on my immune system by lowering my white blood cell counts, liver enzymes are no good. My Neurologist then prescribed another drug that my insurance does not cover and the cost is an unattainable 1,300 a month.

I have found a great Christian surgeon( Dr. Robinson) whom specializes in this procedure and agrees that MVD (Micro Vascular Decompression) Surgery IS the best option of providing me with long-term pain relief allowing me to get back to my life taking care of my wife and children and being a productive member of society.

At the moment because of Insurance issues I am in a holding pattern so to speak.. The neurosurgeon tells me that the surgery is needed ASAP but the insurance company says I have to stay on the medicine that is only putting a band-aid on the problem an additional 6 weeks minimum until authorization .. I see my Neurosurgeon again on Aug 15th and then we will be talking about surgery schedule..

If you know me you will know that it is very difficult for me to come before all of you like this and share my burden. I am bringing this campaign to my friends, family, associates, and fellow human beings asking for any help you can offer, financial, prayer and love to help me, my family to climb this mountain.

Any financial donation big or small, word of encouragement , letter of love , or prayer lifted would be very humbling as well as eternally grateful. I have walked by faith trusting GOD for everything for over 25yrs…I have seen miracles, mountains moved and met so many wonderful loving people like yourselves .

We are also trying to put together a Benefit or something with live music, food and games and such l am also putting together a way to give away a guitar (s) and also offer my producing & mixing skills any ideas or help info would be appreciated. By God’s grace WE WILL over come this obstacle, for this TOO SHALL PASS this is becoming my motto…

If you would like to help but would rather mail please mail to the following,

Mark Allan Wolfe
205 Tia Court
Bethlehem, GA
30620

Thank you so much for your love and kindness
What is TN?

 

https://www.gofundme.com/MAW-Brain-Surgery

Turn it up!! April 3, 2017

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I just thought I would take a few to fill you guys all on what has been going on. I am proud to say that this year has been rocking and rolling since it started. I am in the midst of releasing several albums of music that have been delayed for this reason or that. Yet finally have been getting some traction and grinding it down!

Where to start, well I have been enjoying these past few months playing with some great bunch of folks at our church, Restoration Church here in Georgia. I have been really blessed by playing not only Guitar but Keyboards as well. I have been able to sharpen my skills and been able to praise the LORD thru music and being apart of a great worhsip team. I probably can say a lot more about all of that but I think I will have to wait for another blog posting LOL

As I mentioned above we are releasing several CD’s or album releases that have for one reason or another been held up and we are finally getting out on the road. Some of thes songs or tracks go back a few years , some are pretty recent. There are a LOT of rocking guitar jams on “DIVINE INSPIRATION” and a few other still yet to be heard that are going to be released on a yet album that has no name. This work is one of my personal favs with songs such as Still in Love, Leaves, Move it and Afterglow. The electric guitar is the primary instrument in those songs. A lot of instrumental Rock and smooth jazz perhaps?

Then there is this great new releases called “Refractions of Light” which is a New Age, meditative, film cues based release. I made this music to primarily help me to relax and unwind. I thought it was great for meditation and chilling. So if you are looking to find music to help you calm down , relax or un wind from a busy day or hectic schedual this release maybe just what the doctor ordered. The link provided is from the google play store where a lot of my music is.

Here is a link to the iTunes store where you can hear this album and many more tracks with a lot more being added weekly!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mark-allan-wolfe/id316524485

Another album that was released this week was “Moments in Time” is a hard rocking, heavy metal , emotional metal hard album. Filled with fast paced rock n roll , emotions and grit. Some of my favs on this album are “Dementia”, “Into the Fire”, “Showdown” and one of my favorites “Your There” These are all instrumental except “I see right through” where the vocals are done by my friend Mike Grant. I will be sharing more links as the days unfold for all of these as well.

The music that is being released will be on over 150 different online retailers as well as some regular stores in the future. I will be making some links available with in the next few days on my website(s) as well as blogs, yet you can find it as well by doing a search online for my name I believe as well. Soon I will have a major one stop shopping page on my main website where you will be able to purchase music, gear, art work and other things from the store. For those of you out there who are interested in using the music for your films, T.V or Web services or where ever, feel free to email me or give a call so we can set this up for you.We will be making the licensing store available online as well as working with some great libraries and other music publishing companies to make the music more widely available.

I would really be thankful if some of you folks out there who like to listen to music and write reviews would kindly get in touch with us or write your own reviews. If you are interested in writing your reviews for this website I would be very thankful and humbled. I have nearly 3,000 songs available with more added every day.

Finally I am humbled to share that a lot of my music is being heard globally on many cable and basic TV stations and programing such as

Discovery Channel Networks, History Channel, A&E, True Tv, Velocity Channel, ABC, NBC, CBS . As well as several global brands like, Unileaver,Microsoft, Home Depot and many many more.  – See more at: http://markallanwolfe.com/projects.html 

I have a lot of other things going on as well with one of them being that I will be soon posting some podcasts or 15 min or so internet radio sho like where I will be sharing just what ever is on my heart to sharing. I would love it if you would be kind enough to let me know what you think about the music, the show or art work or what ever. I m very thankful that all of you out there support the music , and encourage others like me daily. I am so blessed to have such wonderful fans who not only purchase the music but whom pray for my family and I daily.

I will try not to wait so long on the next blog posting lOL. I have a lot to say yet as to how I get these song ideas, the story behind recording them, the people I meet and such. Keep on rocking in the free world while it is yet still free ….peace

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/mark-allan-wolfe/id316524485

WAKE UP! and STAND UP and FIGHT! January 17, 2017

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Alright people this is it, you have a choice to walk around in despair and doubt or believe what the WORD says about you and who you are. We are in a war. This world is passing away, you are just a fleeting shadow. So if you you are BUMMED OUT, or feeling the bluesor feeling sorry for yourslef let me ask you WHY?
Is it because you have set goals to high you cannot reach them? or you placed your expectations on people who are prone to fail? You feel un loved? under appreciated? well I got one more…you dont like the way your made? well I have some words for you….
First, you need to suck it up! get up off the ground and wipe your self off and take a deep breath, this may sting a bit….
You see there is a war on for your mind….WHy? well there is a lot that goes into that but basically you are GOd’s child and the best way to get to someone you cannot beat is by hurting that which they love. SO the devil, the enemy of your soul attacks you and all his little demons reack havoc in your mind by telling you lies after lies to get you down and out so you miss those golden opps. The enemy cannot beat GOD so he goes after his kids, to hurt Him.
Now you say, “Hog wash, no such thing it is all in your mind”…ok then why you let it keep you down? YOu have been under attack since you  where born dear one. The father of lies has his minions repeat these lies “Your no good”, “Your ugly”, “You are worthless”, “No one cares for you” “You are just stupid”…fill in the blank….you get what I am saying? All of these feelings and mind grenades are meant to build strongholds in your life. What is that you say, well when in the old days when an army would come under attack they would re treat to their stronghold, a place of total protection and strength a layer of sorts. So you have these lies filling your head for MANY , MANY years you believe them and they become strongholds in your mind that determine how you live your life sometimes moment by moment.
An opportunity comes along for you to make a change and you freak out and freeze because you have always failed right? Why try again? So you never take a step and you are in a dungeon or something like that in your mind.What can break you free from this?
The WORD of GOD, Jesus and in His mercy gave us His WORD, hence why the world hates it so much. For the WORD of GOD is able to set the captive free, break those chains of oppression in your mind, it will renew your mind if you let it. It does NOT nessesarily happen over night but you did not become this way over night either.
So when the enemy comes at you to attack your mind and keep you in chains of oppression and slavery, you remind him of what the WORD says, that it is for FREEDOM Christ has set you free!. You need to praise the LORD and declare the praises of Him who set you free and rejoice in the LORD for He dwells with in the praises of His people.
It taks practice but for starters why not open your mouth and start to just thank jesus or thank GOD for all that he has done for you? Did you know that your pride will take you straight to hell? You can sit there laughing and mocking this for what I say I have proven to be true it works, but many folks will just laugh and dot do what the WORD says.
Many christian folks will not even READ the bible or listen to it and then wonder why they are so weak and emaciated when it comes to spiritual matters? You are an easy target for your weak. You need to work those spiritual muscles out and get built up in the LORD in the most holy Faith.
What did Jesus do when He came under attack from the devil? Did he go to a safe place and cry? Did he call up a pastor and cry telling himall the problems he had? Did he go to phscologist and get drugs to make him forget ? Nope, He SPOKE and said; “It is WRITTEN” He did not need to dance on His head, or jump about carrying on. (Not that there is anything wrong with that) yet you need to put into practice what Jesus Himself did, to find true joy and help. So as the title of this blog post says, WAKE UP! and STAND UP and FIGHT! You fught by Praising the LORD, thanking Him for all He has done, and speaking His word. Find out what His WORD says about you and your situation, you will find that He moves in ways that you cannot tell or know.
This is just the begining.  if you want to know more, if you want to find peace , spiritual healing then turn to the ONE who created you not to someone else who does NOT have the answers? Try it have faith and you will see little by little or in a wave of glory you will understand you will find relief….WAKE UP! and STAND UP and FIGHT!

Plugin Alliance – Elysia alpha compressor Plugin in Action May 17, 2016

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The ultimate mastering tool – and then some.

Source: Plugin Alliance – Elysia alpha compressor Plugin in Action

MusicDish e-Journal – Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music April 18, 2016

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Source: MusicDish e-Journal – Venues Refuse to Pay Songwriters While Profiting From Their Music

PRS Guitars Brings Back a Classic with Its New CE24 Bolt-On April 2, 2016

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Since the dawn of rock and roll, the snap and response that comes from a bolt-on neck guitar has been an essential part of the mix. PRS Guitars’ original bolt-on CE was introduced in 1988 and after nearly a decade of being out of the lineup, PRS has brought the CE 24 bolt-on platform back with some significant updates in 2016. “After 30 years of guitar making, we’ve learned a lot, and we have used all that knowledge to update our original CE bolt-on model,” says PRS founder Paul Reed Smith.

Source: PRS Guitars Brings Back a Classic with Its New CE24 Bolt-On

100-years-of-rock March 20, 2016

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From Grunge to Gospel! You really need to check this cool thin out. The time and effort is amazing you can click o the titles to hear a sample of what each genre sounds like AMAZING helpful little app and plugin I think. What are your thoughts on this bad boy?
If you want to check out some of my music feel free to visit markallanwolfe.com/music.html or just click here MUSIC


Click image to see the full interactive music graphic(via Concert Hotels).

The JHS Colour Box February 25, 2016

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JHS Colour Box

Hey Guys@ I thought this was a great little example of what a cool little pedal can do and I loved the tone and all the optional tones you could find. I am all about sharing the tone my brothers and sisters. So take a moment to learn and educate yourself and check out the jamming to. I do not own one of these but I think I may have to get one. Let me know what you think?

JHS Pedals Colour Box

In 1961 a British engineer would start a company from a spare room in his England home that would permanently change the history of the Pro Audio industry. This company set a trajectory for musical tones that spanned across genres and impacted every generation that followed. We are talking about the infamous piece of gear known as the Neve* recording console. From “Love Me Do” by The Beatles to the famous sounds of Led Zeppelin, U2, Spoon, Pink Floyd, Motown, Quincy Jones, Nirvana, Steely Dan, Neil Young, Tears For Fears, and Tom Petty (the list is endless), The Colour Box is our tribute to the legend and application of how a piece of gear can change music.

Have you ever heard songs like the Beatles “Revolution”, or Motown classics like Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, or even the modern Radiohead’s “Bodysnatchers” and thought, “How are they getting that guitar sound?” Well, the answer is sort of clothed in obscurity, but it’s actually created by the simplest practical application……plugging a guitar directly into a vintage studio console and recording “direct in.” The JHS Pedals Colour Box is designed and created to allow you to recreate these infamous guitar tones with your live rig, or in a studio environment by using 100% analog circuitry true to the design and schematic of vintage Neve* circuitry. The Colour Box is completely free from any digital modeling. Never before have “direct in” tones been available from your guitar amp in the way that the Colour Box delivers them. Aside from creating these “direct in” tones, the Colour Box covers all the ground that you would expect a high quality studio preamp to cover. From your microphone, bass, keyboard, or even your acoustic guitar, it does it all.

Whats Inside?
We have gone to great lengths to bring the color and character of a real vintage console to your feet or desktop. We started with two gain stages in series that produce beautiful clean tones but that can also destroy any signal into a beautiful fuzzy mess, full of rich harmonics and body with over 39db of gain on tap. The local feedback of each gain stage makes for a very unique type of distortion. We used the same topology and discrete gain stage found in the Neve* 1073, but we have two gain stages in series instead of one. We use a high quality Lundahl transformer that adds weight, heft, and a 3D quality just like preamps that you will find costing much more. The transformer fattens the lows, adds harmonic complexity and richness to the midrange (kinda like stirring flour into your drippings to give you gravy) as well as smoothing and rounding of the high frequencies. It also blocks all DC voltages, adds electrical isolation, and blocks RF frequencies ensuring super quiet operation and noise floor.

The Controls and Jacks?
Think of the controls as three separate sections:

1. Gain (RED)
The gain structure is made up of three parts:
–The Pre Volume (labeled “Pre-Vol”) can be used the same as you would a Drive knob on an overdrive pedal. In this circuit, the Pre Volume is between the two gain stages, and the setting of the Pre Volume determines how much signal continues to the second stage.
–The Master Gain (labeled “Master”) is what would typically be considered as a Volume control. Other terms are “master volume” or the “output trim.”
–The Step Gain (labeled “Step”) changes the gain of each preamp stage in five stages. Rotating the “Step” knob from left-to-right will increase the gain by the following:
1 is X 18 db
2 is X 23 db
3 is X 28 db
4 is X 33 db
5 is X 39 db

2. Equalizer / Tone Control (BLUE)
The tone control section is a highly modified Baxandall type that is tuned for less control interaction and more boost/cut capability. The center frequencies are Treble 10kHz, Middle 1kHz, and Bass 120Hz, with +/- 17dB of control.

3. Highpass Filter (YELLOW)
The Highpass spans from 60Hz to 800Hz with a 6dB per octave slope. This control allows you to only let high frequencies pass. In return you will find a vast palet of tones that sit perfect and inspire textures that you have never heard from your rig. The toggle switch will turn the Highpass on or off.

In and Out Jacks
You will notice that in addition to the normal 1/4″ instrument input/output found on a guitar pedal, we added an XLR input and output so that The Colour Box can be used as a vocal, bass, acoustic, or keyboard preamp live or in the studio. The 1/4″ mono output and the XLR output are independent and allow you to run parallel outputs to two destinations. For example, run the 1/4″ mono out into your guitar amplifier and at the same time run the XLR output to your front-of-house mixing board. Another example of using parallel outputs would be to track amp tones and the “direct in” sound of your performance onto two separate tracks. We achieved the parallel output by way of a discrete shunt-feedback circuit.

Parallel Compression Tips for Drum Mixes February 9, 2016

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Watch this video to learn a clever mixing trick that will give your drum mixes extra drive and impact – parallel drum compression using the SSL plugins.

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