New Single: Spin Zone

Hi all; 

I am excited to announce I have just completed a second completely original new song in 2016. This New Single is titled "Spin Zone".  Just click the song title and it should take you to a link that plays the song.  If it doesn't let me know.  I'll fix it or find a way to get the song to you.  

Lyrics and chord structure ebbed and flowed and then came into full bloom slowly.  Too slowly.  I was close to throwing this one out a bunch of times.  I almost went Psychoacoustic on it.  Actually, I did.  I use what are called psychoacoustic sounds in the song.  They are what kept the song from dying a slow death because certain sounds sort of stuck with me and would not let go.   

Although from outside "listening" in you may not be able to hear these sounds clearly, trust me, they are present in the mix.  The sounds included a plucked stapler spring (Yes ...you heard that right) combined with sounds formed by tapping light bulbs of different sizes and intensities. The other unique feature is the staccato soprano entering the scene towards the end of the song.  She is worth waiting for.  

The process of lyric making is a very organic and often a very daunting process for me.  My words are wrapped in the flavors of the current world around me and my emotional state(s) at the moment I am writing. My intent when starting this was not to take on anything too serious.  That is not exactly what I ended up with.   I try to hold it all lightly, and hope you do too. 

Thanks again for listening to my very eclectic music tastes.  I never know what is going to form and I am always a bit surprised at the end result. The whole music creation process has been a blast and I will try to keep in touch with you more during the development process of my next song.  Thank You for allowing me to share my experience with you.       

Hope to see you around town and I'll talk to you again soon.   I'd love to hear from you.  Take Care 

Dave 

 

4 comments

  • Ed Bejzam
    Ed Bejzam Henderson, NC
    Another strong track! I initially heard Gary Numan bent with that particular, funky Husted twist and some Seal-esque tones. I need to listen again for those psycho-acoustic sounds. What is the process? Do you actually record the sounds? Or were they sounds that were already sampled?

    Another strong track! I initially heard Gary Numan bent with that particular, funky Husted twist and some Seal-esque tones. I need to listen again for those psycho-acoustic sounds. What is the process? Do you actually record the sounds? Or were they sounds that were already sampled?

  • David Husted
    David Husted
    Ed, I appreciate your music related insight and feedback. You have quite an extensive catalogue of musical diversity and wisdom floating about in that mind of yours. AND......drum roll : ) an excellent question. In this case, the psycho-acoustic sounds are samples. I have a piece of software called Omnisphere which is a powerful synth and sampling engine. I mainly use it as an instrument for texture and/or to play as a primary instrument. It has both great keyboard and synth tones that I can trigger with my keyboard much the same way as you would play a stand-alone synth keyboard. This one just happens to play sounds on the computer (a great diversity of sounds at that). Cheers Dave

    Ed,
    I appreciate your music related insight and feedback. You have quite an extensive catalogue of musical diversity and wisdom floating about in that mind of yours.

    AND......drum roll : ) an excellent question. In this case, the psycho-acoustic sounds are samples. I have a piece of software called Omnisphere which is a powerful synth and sampling engine. I mainly use it as an instrument for texture and/or to play as a primary instrument. It has both great keyboard and synth tones that I can trigger with my keyboard much the same way as you would play a stand-alone synth keyboard. This one just happens to play sounds on the computer (a great diversity of sounds at that).

    Cheers

    Dave

  • Ed Bejzak
    Ed Bejzak Henderson, NC
    Not Bejzamming this time. Good to know about the psycho-acoustic stuff. Though I still have an image in my head of you "shredding it" on a Swingline stapler spring :)

    Not Bejzamming this time.
    Good to know about the psycho-acoustic stuff. Though I still have an image in my head of you "shredding it" on a Swingline stapler spring smile

  • David Husted
    David Husted
    yes...planning to try that during my sold out live arena concerts coming up in cities throughout the world rawk on \\m//

    yes...planning to try that during my sold out live arena concerts coming up in cities throughout the world

    rawk on \\m//

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