Songs have always been used to capture moments and inspire people from a simple background sound to a full blown concert. Songs can be a lyric or hook that takes the listener to a specific place in time or even the intense energy of arena rock that elevates you to a a higher place. I have years of experience writing, recording and producing music for a wide variety of applications; if you are looking to have collaborative influence in your project regardless of genre or style, this is the place.
Ajl Soundwave was created to capture the production side of recording music and vocals in a small studio footprint using high end recording equipment and the latest software tools for mixing and mastering. Having years of experience in capturing audio in professional studio environment and the latest software technology enables me to produce industry standard audio ready for any platform. It's not just the equipment that captures the sound, it's the knowledge of how to use the equipment that makes it sound right!
The most important and sometimes overlooked aspect in writing or recording is song placement or better said, having your song heard by industry professionals. Send it publishing was created to facilitate or "become a window" into the music industry giving artists the ability to be heard and considered for placement and opportunity.
Out of the shadows and into the pressure cooker!
Featuring one of my warmoth guitar builds & using one of my custom Fractal Audio FX II guitar presets I created for this type of soloing.
Sweep picking style riff
I have written a catalog of instrumental songs that some are pitched towards soundtracks for videos and other such as this specifically for video games...maybe this could be the background audio clip for Grand Turismo!
This is an example of Joe Satriani's iconic song "always with you always with me". I am using my custom Anderson guitar and dual amp fractal audio FX II preset I created to simulate using a Bogner Ecstacy 100B and Splawn QR 100.
Vocal sample using one of my singles called "ugly day" as well as a dual amp Fractal Preset emulating a Bogner 100B and a Splawn QR 100
Toad the wet sprocket is a very big influence in my personal songwriting so I decided to have a little fun with one of their songs.
After writing and recording the song "The Machine", I thought why not make a video out of it... Using Final Cut Pro x, a gopro camera, green screens and my account at Video Blocks, here is the video!
DeadWater - Very cool project where my involvement stems from playing various electric guitar parts to background vocals as well as final mixing and mastering of all released tracks. On the DeadWater site, scroll down to the bottom of the page to download tracks or navigate to soundcloud and/or youtube.
Loco Moto - Fun project where I played the guitars, bass, backing vocals and a few lead vocals, mixing & mastering. Definitely visit the page and watch the video's as Tom did an outstanding job!
"When I first heard Alan whip out a melody it was one of those slide down in your chair, put your hand to your chin and open your mouth with a protruding “WOW” moment. The word “fluidity” comes to mind with his insightful technique; effortless movements that blossom and pull the listener into a multicolored maze of tonal bliss. Lock in your radar, this one’s bound to break some barriers." Scott Braun. Music Photographer. NYC www.scottbraunphotography.com
"I have worked with Alan since 2013 where I have had the opportunity to watch, learn and listen how he tracks vocals, bass, and guitars, produces & engineers mixes through final mastering on a few projects. I have implemented many of his engineering techniques and ideas in my studio with stunning results" Tom Mody, Owner at www.ModyMusic.com
"It has been my honor to work with a talent like Alan on many projects. From Live performance to intense studio projects Alan has been an absolute rock solid musician and incredible engineer. I have met thousands of people in my many years in this industry few stand out like Alan. His dedication to perfection and positive attitude makes project with him seem like a walk in the park." Jim Servedio, CEO/Founder Servedio Entertainment, Live sound & Stage Lighting & Recording and Mix engineering