Update and An Announcement

Hi guys, hope you all are doing lovely. Just a quick post to keep you in the loop, we’ve got some exciting news. First, we have completed the first song for our debut EP. All of the parts have been thoroughly worked out, we’ve completed the full recording/tracking process, and have completely mixed it out. Not to brag, but it sounds absolutely killer. The song is called “When I’m Gone”, and we can’t wait to release it for you all to hear. It is a blend of rock with contemporary electronic music. We haven’t yet set a deadline for the release of our EP, but as soon as we have something in order we’ll let you all know. Stay tuned.

And now for the exciting announcement…

Private Show This Saturday

Yes, you heard that right. We are going to play our first gig as the Trio this Saturday! We’ll be playing some old music that each of us has to bring to the table, a few covers, and of course we’ll be trying out our brand new song “When I’m Gone”. If you want to hear it first then this is the place to be. A friend of ours was kind enough to let us use their basement as the venue – the place is totally sick. It’s decked out with a full granite bar, leather couches, a pool table, a very realistic electric fireplace, and a huge aquarium. ย The place is just the spitting image of luxury. There will be plenty of room to relax, unwind, and party with the regular crew. ย Out of respect for our very generous host entrance is extremely limited, so if you want to come get in touch with Ryan, Jack, or myself and we’ll reserve you a spot. They’ll also fill you in with all the details like how to get there, where to park, what to wear (yes, this is going to be a fancy party all right!), etc. Once we’ve reserved all the spots there won’t be any more and you’ll be refused entrance at the door, so don’t hesitate!

The party is going to start at 8 pm, we’ll be chatting with all you lovely people and hanging out for a bit before we start. We plan to take the stage around 10pm. We’ll do a single intermission where our good friends The Heeby Jeebies will play a short set of their tranced-out psychadelic jams, then we’ll come back to close out the night. It’s going to be absolutely insane and we really can’t wait to see you all and throw down hard. Tell your friends, this is going to be huge.

That’s all for now, we’ve got a pretty solid week of practice and preparation coming up so we’ll be busy. Be there or be square, and stay classy.

Cheers!

Guitar Pickups for Playing Metal

In my search for guitar pickups I’ve read a lot about metal.

It is interesting to know bands such as Blue Cheer and Jimmy Hendrix were the primary root to heavy metal music but officially, Black Sabbath is considered to be the first heavy metal band. Other bands such as Zeppelin, Judas Priest and Iron Maiden came later.

Although many people may confuse heavy rock with metal music, it is crystal clear that heavy rock is based on blues music while metal music is based on the sound of electric guitar.

All of this has made pickups a very common topic of discussion among metal musicians. These are the three I’m looking at:

EMG 81 +85 Zakk Wylde set

The fact that they are used by the famous heavy metal premier lead guitarist Zakk Wylde, sounds very intriguing. They use Alnico magnet loaded coils, which allegedly make their output amazingly measurable. They also have a wide aperture which maintains a more natural tone – good for chunky blues chords and rhythm.

Seymour Duncan SH-4 JB

I’m reading that these have a flat EQ metal sound with a little mixture of stoner tones, which I found amusing. They claim a completely balanced coil configuration that results in a high-quality metal sound. They have precise harmonics and high output, which should give good sustain and distortion sounds.

Bare Knuckle Nailbomb

These are known to have a relatively high output and beautiful tone. They come with an array of options for covers and screws, so they can always look good when installed. Many guitarists like them since they work well for quite a few styles.

Although there are a ton of options out there, these three remain the most interesting options.

Cheers!

A Sample from the Trio

Hello everybody!

Hope you are having a great day. Today we have a sample of our music to share, it’s was a trial piece that will likely not be developed any farther or included on our EP. It was composed completely in the box, no analogue instruments were used – kind of like practice for our electronic music skills ๐Ÿ™‚ We hope you enjoy!

Alongside working on our electronic music skills, we’ve also been exercising our analogue chops. We’ve spent a lot of time learning how to improve our recordings with mic placement techniques, choosing the right microphones, properly setting our preamps, etc.

Of course, you have to go all the way back to the source. Ryan has been perfecting his drum head tuning, and even replaced some of his key drum heads. Jack is looking into getting a bigger cabinet to really let his bass amp shine. I personally have been looking through reviews to find the best guitar pickups to compliment my sound. While I love my guitar, it was shipped with some pretty shoddy electrical components.

Once we get all of our gear in order, we can really start to crank out some recordings and see what comes together. We are giving it our all and we are very excited to see how everything comes together.

Hope you have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Cheers

The Process

Hey guys,

Just a quick post to keep you all up to date.

We’ve been talking a lot these days about putting together our debut EP. We’ve each written a good number of songs in our days, but this time we want to approach the creative process systematically. At the end of the day, we know what we want. An EP that truly rocks. An EP that sounds new, cool, and catchy. And ultimately, and EP that we can be proud of.

With a clear set of steps, or algorithm if you will, we as a Trio can align our vision and make sure we stay on track throughout our songwriting, and ultimately EP assembling efforts.

So here it is, Tamarind Trio’s EP creation algorithm.

Or, put more simply, “The Process”:

We’re busy creating, and we’re loving it. We’ll keep at it, and maybe we’ll even have some sound samples to share along the way.

Talk soon ๐Ÿ™‚

Cheers

Site Launch

Hello all and welcome to our brand new site for our music production group Tamarind Trio! We are very excited to be up and running and hope you stick around to keep up with the latest and greatest news about our progress.

The site is still under construction, but we will be adding music samples and keeping you up to date with our lives with occasional blog posts. If you have any questions or recommendations about the site please feel free to contact us, we’d love to hear from you!

A little bit about our style – we are all rooted in rock music, but we’ve embraced the times and become well versed in music production. We integrate synthesizers, sampling, and DJing to bring a next-level musical experience.

We have started putting together a vision for our first EP, and we are very excited to get to work on it. We will keep the world updated with our progress via this site, so make sure to check back frequently and you won’t miss a thing ๐Ÿ™‚

Thanks for dropping by – we’ll have more for you soon!

Cheers