Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Friday, March 6, 2015

Song #1: Techno Viking!


The Techno Viking was a man who came to fame in a 2007 viral video that swept across the internet. The video, shot in 2000 at a Techno Parade in Berlin, Germany, shows a chilvalrous, blond, muscular man who comes to the defense of a girl who gets mauled by a drunken parade walker. The Chivalrous young man, dubbed the Techno Viking, then proceeds to dance to the pumping music of the parade.

The amateur video went viral in 2007,
and by 2013 had over 16 million views.
All attempts to find the Techno Viking led to nowhere.



Finally the Techno Viking resurfaced in 2013.
But instead of embracing the worldwide love for his honorable nature,
he shunned his Meme, and filed suit against the artist/cameraman who shot it.
And the Techno Viking won his case to the tune of $10,000 in damages!



Techno Viking, you are being foolish.
The world honestly loved you for who you are,
and you shunned that love. Why?

I think it was a huge mistake,
You are missing the point.
The point is that the world loved you for that video,
so Techno Viking: "IT IS TIME TO EMBRACE YOUR MEME!!!!!!"

The world loves when you point to that guy to sit down,
and the world wishes it could dance as awesome as you do!!
You gotta love it, Baby!!
Look at how many people across the world did their own versions!


Hear Techno Viking on:




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Friday, February 20, 2015

XONE - The Emperor's Dream - Album Release!!!!

XONE - The Emperor's Dream is finally here!!!! This album took one and a half years to make from beginning to end. Get the album now at Itunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play!


This album took one and a half years to produce, and it was a lot fun to make. Most of the material was written and recorded between 2013-2014 at my studio in San Pedro, except for Disintegration and The Mastermind which were written and produced in 2008. I played/arranged everything myself, except for female backing vocals by Allison and Sarah Austin, and the lead violin on Disintegration by Shawna Kuhns. On The Mastermind, the Bass was played by Ted Heming, and the Drums by Gino DiLeva

I'll be posting more about the new Album in the coming weeks,
but for now,
   
Back Cover:

Copyright 2015 - THRAEXX Studios

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Saturday, July 5, 2014

The EQ XONE 2


Understanding EQ and how to adjust it properly is a very important skill to have if you are recording your own music. Adjusting EQ is how you get instruments and vocals to sit together perfectly in a mix. By applying separate EQ to the tracks you want to affect, you can get everyone to sit perfectly together sonically. This is the next chapter of the EQ XONE.

 The best way to save RAM in your DAW, and yet, get your tracks EQ-ed as needed, is to assign your tracks to different busses (ie: Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums, etc...). Then apply the actual EQ VST to the buses, and adjust each bus EQ for their particular area of tone. Some tracks, like the Kick Drum and Snare, just require their own EQ, and you'll have to put the VST on the actual track. For instance, the Kick gets a slight boost at 50hz.

Back to Bus EQ. You will need a good Multi-Band, Parametric EQ. This will allow you to affect finite bands of EQ in order to bring out the tones you want to enhance on each bus. Obviously, what frequencies you choose will be decided by your ears. But be careful, it is very easy to make everything sound bad too. So do some research, and let your ears to be the judge. Here is a great EQ chart to give some definitions to the different bands of EQ.

Stay Tuned for Part 3

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A little something til the new XONE CD comes out!

It's just a little bit longer til the new XONE CD is released,
so here's a little something to listen to til then.
It's THRAEXX, my last project.
  
Andrew Soto and I teamed up to create this 6 song album,
and we spent a year and a half working on it.
It was a ton of fun and we love the results.
For now, you can download it for FREE

Hope you like it,
and hope you are excited about a new XONE CD for 2014!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The One Man Band XONE


After many incarnations and lineups,
I'm finally running XONE all by myself.
It's a taken a while to get here,
but now, I'm basically just recording,
and playing every instrument myself 
and it makes things really simple,
and is a lot of fun!

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

How Do You Say "XONE"



A number of people have asked me, how do you pronounce the name of your band? Well, it’s pronounced like the word “ZONE”, but spelled with an “X” instead of a “Z”. It’s an “X” because we like to think that our music takes you to far away from your daily toil and into our own musical XONE of stories and textures, that almost feels like another universe of sound altogether.
Listen to our last CD The 4th Dimension
and Download it for FREE!

Let us know what you think!

Also, visit our FaceBook Page!

You can email us at: prog_metal_xone@hotmail.com

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