Archive for February, 2013

Introduction – Issue #7


In 1984 I read a book titled Electronic Projects for Musicians. I was 13 years old. Nearly 30 years later I met the book’s author, Craig Anderton. Needless to say, I gushed, probably to the extent of embarrassing us both. Even after that chance meeting, I am happy to report that Craig accepted my invitation to interview him! Whether you think you know everything about the man or know not a stitch, I urge you to check out Craig’s website , then read the One Louder Magazine interview with him. His resume is so deep that this was, by far, the most difficult interview I’ve had to date…I didn’t know where to start!

Also in this issue is an interview with Dan Martin, owner and inventor of the Basshanger. Are you tired of tripping over tripod stands or having them fall apart on you? Are you running out of space on stage? A Basshanger just might suit your needs. My bassist owns two of them and I’ll buy a couple when he finally designs one for a Marshall stack [wink wink nudge nudge]! (more…)

Interview with Craig Anderton


One Louder Magazine: Craig – throughout your life, you have played guitar and keyboards, engineered, produced and mastered albums, released several albums (including three by the time you were 22 years old) and written 20+ books (including the classics Electronic Projects for Musicians and MIDI for Musicians). Additionally, you have scored several independent movies, lectured internationally about music technology and written countless reviews and editorials. You’ve created sounds for DigiTech, Peavey, Ensoniq, Gibson, M-Audio, Alesis, E-mu, Native Instruments, Discrete Drums and Wizoo, among others. Furthermore, your designs have been used in products from TASCAM, Kurzweil, Line 6, Steinberg, and more. (more…)

Interview with Dan “Basshanger” Martin


Dan Martin has been playing bass for nearly his entire life, including occasional tours throughout the United States, jamming with friends in various locations, home recording and more. After 20+ years of he and his merry band mates tripping over and breaking multiple guitar stands, Dan decided he’d had enough. This year, Dan celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the Basshanger.


FOTM – Scott Clark


Scott Clark [aka Dooglas] has been a good friend of mine since we met in the mid-80s. We attended the same High School, went to all the same shows, were in a rock band together and were roommates in college, too. The rock stardom ship has long since sailed and today Dooglas is doing time in Sacramento, CA, as Associate Director of Policy for the California Medical Association. In laymen’s terms, he works primarily on public health issues, including hot topics such as gun violence, immunizations and prescription drug abuse. But Scott has a fun side, too! He loves all things games, be it competitive sports, video games, puzzles or crosswords. In fact, he plays and designs creative street games and puzzles to play in public places. More information about that is available in Scott’s blog . He is a daily bicycle commuter and avid runner who enjoys spending down time with his wife, Jean, and their two dogs, Burt & Minerva. We haven’t talked in some time, so this was a great opportunity to catch up on life…and music. Here’s his story: (more…)

Best and Worst CD Releases of 2012


Here it is…the annual list containing my opinion of the best and worst music releases of 2012! There are three tabs on the bottom left of the Excel file: (1) Hell yes!, (2) Hell no! and (3) Would have liked to have heard. Each list is in alphabetical order by artist. Before digging in, please read the rules and disclaimers below. (more…)

The Final Note


So many things have happened (or are happening!) in the lives of our One Louder Magazine interviewees recently that I thought I would share some of the more exciting success stories. (more…)