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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

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.

MUSIC NEWS for Mark Allan Wolfe May 9, 2015

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Hey there all my musical friends and associates! It has been a while since I last wrote you a blog or a update so I am trying too get one out to you now and bring you all up to speed what is going on.

For starters I am now a music provider for one of the largest music rights management firms in the world. OLE Music Rights Management!! Some of my music is being represented by the same company that handles the music rights of RUSH, Beyonce, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood.

A little more about OLE ;

OLE

ole is one of the world’s foremost rights management companies with investments of over $400M+ in music intellectual property (IP). Founded in 2004, with operations in Toronto, Nashville, New York, and Los Angeles, ole is engaged in IP acquisitions, creative development, and worldwide rights management. The ole catalog includes over 45,000 songs and 60,000 hours of TV and film music across all genres. Copyrights under ole‘s control include songs recorded by artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Beyoncé, Blake Shelton, Britney Spears, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church, Jay Z, Justin Timberlake, Kelly Clarkson, Madonna, Michael Jackson, One Direction, Rihanna, Rush, Taylor Swift, and Timbaland. ole controls substantial A/V music and secondary rights including catalogs from Sony Pictures Entertainment, DHX, MGM, Miramax, Nelvana, and Nu Image/Millennium. MusicBox, the Production Music division of ole, provides quality content and service to creators in all media with over 150,000 tracks in its library.

ole is committed to the creative development of its 100+ staff songwriters, legacy writers, and composers and adding value to our catalogs and client catalogs. Currentole writers include Rush, Timbaland, Tyler Farr, Josh Dorr, Gord Bamford, Brett Jones, Dave Turnbull, Jeremy Stover, and Marty Dodson. ole has ongoing Ventures with Last Gang Publishing, Roots Three Music, Jackoby Publishing, and most recently, ole-bluestone Publishing, ole‘s venture with global hitmaker Timbaland.

ole is proud to be associated with its bank partners SunTrust, JP Morgan, CIT Finance, Fifth Third Bank, Avenue Bank, City National Bank, and OneWest Bank.

ole is committed to being the world’s best and most innovative Rights Management Company and the preferred destination for IP Investors and Creators in all Media.

For more information, visit www.majorlyindie.com.

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Songs climbing up various music charts January 6, 2015

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Hey there!!

I am just letting you all know that my songs are climbing the charts on several onl;ine radio and online websites. I am really thankful for the support and encouragment that many have showed over the past few years. It is YOU guys the people who listen that make the difference.

On reverbnation I am # 1 and also 356 on the National ranking . I am glad that you guys are listening, sharing and supporting the music ROCK on!!

Here are a few songs from MIXCLOUD and Reverbnation

Balancing Act a New music video September 21, 2014

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Balancing Act

This is a video exploring another side of the music of Mark Allan Wolfe. Noted for Rock, Indie, and New Age music, here is a cinematic piece. The song opens with soft piano, that is haunting and is joined by guitar and cello and culminates in a balancing act of a variety of musical instruments. The swelling of cymbals, orchestral elements, and traditional island percussion. For more music and licensing information please visit markallanwolfe.com
If you are interested in licensing music immediately you can start by visiting the online music licensing store located at
http://markallanwolfe.com/License Music.html

Up and Away September 18, 2014

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Up and Away

A guitar based pop rock song perfect for any occasion. A happy go lucky song full of excitement and joy. For more info on music like this and others please visit markallanwolfe.com for more info.

 

This song was created for placement within a TV commercial, and also for a popular cable TV show. Once I get the clearence for those I will try to remember to place them on here for folks to check out.

In the mean time I would be humbled if you would kindly share this video or visit my website to listen to this song an dmany more I bet you neve really knew exsisted.

Point your browsers and those of your friends and those you work with to markallanwolfe.com. I am always looking for people to collaborate with and network together to bring NEW unsigned music to the fore front.

Equalizer September 15, 2014

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Equalizer.

A modern rock with a bit of swing and a great hook. Guitars and thunderous drums make this a great choice for your high energy, tough gritty, get the job done type of vibe. The song is also good for commercials video games and reality shows. Composer Mark Allan Wolfe has several 1000’s of songs readily available for just about any job you need music for. Visit markallanwolfe.com and /or wolfiesmusicpublishing.com to contact them to learn about what they can do for you or your clients needs.

Microphone recording tips August 19, 2014

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I found this cool website the other day while looking for some info and wanted to share this and a few other things with you all. I hope you take some time to look thru this to help you make a few better recordings. This info was written by someone over at recordinghacks.com .

RecordingHacks is an online magazine about recording gear and techniques and the world’s best microphone database and search engine. Please feel free to share any of your thoughts or ideas that have helped you thru the years!!

If you are a singer, voice actor, producer or, recording engineer, here are ten items worth considering for an effective voice recording session.

  • Tart Green Apple
    This is a common remedy for sticky, clicky mouth noise. The tartness gets the mouth wet. You don’t have to eat the whole thing, just a little bite as needed during the session. There are many other remedies (that don’t go bad as quickly). So, bring a tart apple or find something else that tames the mouth noise.
  • Comfortable Headphones
    I really hate listening on headphones for long periods of time. I sympathize with performers who may be working in them for hours. Make sure the cans are comfy. Otherwise they will become a distraction, fatiguing wearers instead of helping the session run smoothly.
  • Dress In Layers
    Studios try so hard to get air comfortable and quiet. But even the best built system can be too warm or cold for someone. Worse, the temp may rise and fall uncomfortably. Wear a few thin layers — nothing starched, because it’s noisy — to get comfortable again quickly.
  • Popper Stopper
    These don’t stop plosives completely, but can keep them tame.
  • Low Rolloff
    It shocked me when I finally discovered that this is the secret to minimizing 90% of p-pops. Roll off the bottom at around 100Hz (18dB/octave slope) before the compressor, and have the aforementioned popper stopper. Then, only the most plosive blowhards will p-pop. Well, mic position matters a little too.
  • Analog Compressor
    I don’t believe analog tape sounds inherently better. But I do think that people who know how to record to it also condition their signal before they hit the tape. I think that if you present an AD [analog-to-digital] converter with a great signal, you give it a better chance of translating the audio. Almost all voice recording benefits from compression, so I like to put a touch on before the AD converter just like professionals did in ye olden times.
  • Analog Fader
    Most people drop their volume at the end of a phrase or sentence. It’s a natural thing to do before a pause, especially as air gets used up. It’s not difficult to anticipate the end of a sentence, providing the opportunity to raise the volume a little at those quieter moments. And if someone is performing more than one take in a row, patterns develop, providing additional opportunities to reach for the quiet moments and pull back on the loud stuff. Sure, you can do that after the AD, but I think you give the converter a better signal if you do some of that up front.
  • Two Great Microphones
    Most if not all of the voice recording will be the first mic, probably closer to the performer. But if you put a second mic a bit behind the first one and record it 12dB or lower than the first one, you just bought yourself some distortion insurance. Now don’t use them both at the same time, but back and forth as necessary. If things go well, you will never need the second mic. Like the fire department.
  • Packing Blankets
    If there are unwanted reflections in the mic, something is rattling, or it’s deathly cold, nothing is as handy as a packing blanket. They’re especially useful for location recording, acoustically untreated spaces and multi-use rooms.
  • Fully Accessorized Music/Script Stand
    I prefer to use two stand lights for better coverage. A piece of carpet covering the stand helps reduce reflections back into the mic, and reduce vibrations. Always have writing utensils (pencils erase!).

    music sheet on stand with clip

    music sheet on stand with clip

    Many people tend to drop their head away from the mic as they read down the page. A large paper clamp at the top of the stand helps keep eyes looking up, which can raise the head overall and even be used to hold a folded piece of paper after you’re done with the top portion.

Here is a cool video I also found helpful which you might too!! On microphone placement in recording from ROYER microphones.

 

Eric Clapton More 25 Years Sober: “I Must Still Have Something To Do” July 25, 2014

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton

Not only has he won a staggering 18 Grammy awards, he writes his own music and plays his own instruments.

Such an incredible musician and entertainer, Clapton has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on three separate occasions, once as a member of Cream, another time as a member of The Yardbirds, and last as a solo artist in his own right.

In fact, Clapton is the only musician to have this distinction as a three time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee.

Clapton is otherwise known for a bevy of hits, including Layla and Tears in Heaven. The latter, Tears in Heaven, was inspired by the death of Clapton’s four year old son Connor. Connor fell to his death from the 53rd floor apartment of a friend of his mother.

Clearly tormented and distraught over Connor’s tragic death, Clapton wrote Tears In Heaven to help him process the death of Connor. The song turned out to be the biggest hit of Clapton’s career and garnered him numerous awards, including a Grammy award for song of the year.

Ironically, Clapton got sober just five years before Connor’s death.

Prior to the time that Clapton decided to get sober in 1987, he was addict and alcoholic, addicted to heroin and alcohol, crashed cars, attempted suicide more than once, survived growing up in a broken home and dealt with a litany of health problems.

Here is a song called Climb This Mountain inspired by dealing with personal problems you might enjoy while you read. I wrote it many years ago. More songs at the bottom of blog!

As mentioned above, he attempted suicide many times…..”the only thing that stopped me was the realization that if I were dead I would not be able to drink anymore.”

Fast forward to 2013, Clapton is nearly 26 years clean and sober despite suffering the death of his child six years into sobriety. Clapton, speaking publicly, on several occasions has credited his sobriety with not only aiding him in surviving tragedy but aiding in his self-awareness.

Since getting clean and sober, not only has he penned the biggest song of his career, he has written a book and released several successful CDs.

Congratulations on 25 years of sobriety Clapton. We can’t wait to see what you will produce during the next 25 years.

To all the newly sober people out there, not that it has to be this way but let Clapton be an example of what you can face, overcome and remain clean and sober through.


 

If you would like to learn a little bit more as to what happened in my life many years ago,  I invite you to check out my TESTIMONY page. I know that everyone has something that they deal with, either alchol, drugs, food, co dependency what ever all I know is if we are honest with one another there is hope for the wounded heart.

I also invite you to write me your story or email me questions if you have any about anything concerning my testimony or perhaps this blog posting?

There is also alot more over at this one website I discovered. I do not know about them a lot I only know I read a few articles there. THey encouraged me ans they may aslo you. check them out at http://www.recoverynowtv.com

Listen to some music while you read? Discover something new!

 

 

Jeff Beck Releases 3 new songs May 6, 2014

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eff Beck has released a new three-track CD — Yosogai — in Japan. Don’t bother looking for it on iTunes in the U.S. — it’s not there, although some of the songs might wind up on his much-anticipated 2014 album.

Beck, who has been touring for several weeks and is scheduled to tour throughout the summer with ZZ Top, has been performing one of the songs from the new EP, “Why Give It Away,” as a treat for fans.

Below, you can check out a (somewhat annoying) fan-filmed video that kicks off with “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” and shifts into the funky “Why Give It Away” at the 3:46 mark.

Yosogai is rounded out by two more songs, “Loaded” and a live version of “Danny Boy,” which features Imelda May on vocals. Incidentally, the studio version of “Why Give It Away” features Sophie Delila on vocals. At the April 8 Tokyo performance shown below, bassist Rhonda Smith sings. The rest of Beck’s current band includes Jonathan Joseph on drums, Lizzie Ball on violin and Nicolas Meier on guitar.

To see all of Beck’s current tour dates, HERE

To order YOSOGAI CLICK HERE

Jeff Beck and ZZ Top Announce North American Summer Tour

 

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