Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Current events and absence!

Sorry for beig dead for the past few days, I've been in the market for a new car. I am buying a 1994 Mitsubishi 3000 GT SL. I'm going to enjoy my automatic that looks faster than it is, a mid 15 sec car.

So Osama is dead now...great, now terrorism is dead! Oh wait...

I don't have any interest in politics so I am sorry If I offend anyone, but I think it is royally messed up that we are all celebrating a human's death. Granted, he was an enemy, but he was still a human. I'm sure this has been posted a million times over, but here it goes:

""A man is killed.

And the politicians will say "behold the bad guy, dead by our righteous hands." And the good hearted people will rejoice and sleep in their beds and know justice exists in this world. And the few will lord over the many. And the wars will continue. And bombs will still fall. And people will still die. And one day a McDonalds will stand where once a missile struck like lightning. And an orphan will super-size your meal for an extra dinar."

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Yet another piece of music

Another tutorial is in the making, but I need suggestions!

in the mean time, here is another piece of music.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/364141

DAW: Cubase 5
Interface: Yamaha Audiogram6
Guitar: Cordoba C5-CE


A 10 minute mini-suite I made. Not the greats playing, but it's fun to play. I will post the tablature for this piece soon!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

FL Studio Tutorial 1 - The Basics and Making Your First Song!



I did this on a whim so I'm sorry if I didn't answer all your questions. If you want any more help just leave suggestions/questions. If you do not own FL studio here is a link for 10% off https://support.image-line.com/jshop/shop.php?offer=Default&promo=EDAJCI416

Any questions you want answered just e-mail me at drshankums@gmail.com

Another day, Another piece of music!

Hello! I have decided I will try to put together some exercises and tablature for any guitarists following me. While I get everything together I will go ahead and post some more music


http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/335179

Microphone: AT 2050
Guitar: Some crappy guitar I sold a long time ago
DAW: FL Studio 8

Here is a PDF of the tablature: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/17615720/Guitar%20Partitia%20No.%202%20-%20Russia.pdf

For my Guitar Pro 5 readers, just email me at drshankums@gmail.com and I will send you a .gp5 file

This is a 7:30 song I wrote for a contest called "Represent a Country" The country I chose was Russia. I love Russian Folk music. This was written and recorded in my first 5 months of playing classical guitar, not too bad eh?


i might make seperate blogs for the different tutorials, I'm not quite sure yet. For now, stay tuned! I have some FL studio tutorials in the works as well.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Brand new blog

I finally got around to making a blog. I'm not too sure what I will be using it for just yet. While it will be used to advertise my music and other project I work on, I think I will also be doing tutorials on various things.

For now I will show some music I've done until I get a plan going.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/412160

You can download the MP3 here http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/download/412160

DAW: FL Studio 10
Guitar Rig 4
EZ Drummer
Dimensions LE
The guitars are real

Here is a cover of one of my favorite levels in my favorite childhood series, Sonic The Hedgehog. This music is the BGM of stage 3-1, Aquatic Ruin Zone. This is a straightforeward cover and my first attempt at mixing multiple instruments in FL studio. I am working on a more "remixed" version using more ethnic instruments. Hopefully I'll get that done soon...

Thanks for stopping by and reading!