String Theory – House Of Yarn

So for those who haven’t heard, I released an instrumental project called String Theory. This is, as my wife calls it, music for creatives. 

This project is the musical interpretation of my wife’s fiber art collections. House Of Yarn was inspired by works that will amazingly accessorize any outfit. 

(Photograph courtesy of Jef Janis of Double Vision Photographic)

The production concept for this track is cinematic and orchestral in texture with a house feel. I created the whole peice on my iPad in my dining room with stock orchestral samples provided in the Garage Band app. There were some filler textures needed so I played those myself and programmed the drums to make it “jack”. (Jack is a terminology used to describe house music as funky and danceable). 

Ideally I envisioned the Akron Symphony Orchestra along with a DJ doing this song for a “haute couture” fashion show for my wife. We can dream right? 

You can purchase or stream the song by clicking on the link ——->House Of Yarn. It’s Orchestra meets 808. Take a listen. ENJOY!!! 

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Which DAW Is Best To Start With?

Ok! So there are rumors amongst home-based producers that says one DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) like Pro-Tools is better than Ableton or Cubase is better than Logic.

Let’s do the the challenge then. Tell one of your producer friends to turn on the radio. NO.. RIGHT NOW! Go to the radio. Listen to the first song that comes on. Ask him/her to tell you what DAW the song is recorded with. Without having inside knowledge, how would they know?

I’m waiting.. any clue? No? I’ll tell you. It was recorded with the one they prefer. It was mixed with the one they prefer. It was mastered on one that they prefer. Preference is the key. Experimenting on what is easy for you and what YOU like is the key.  

Google and download some free/demo DAWs. Figure out which one YOU like. Try them all. Make sure you’ve had your computer set up for recording first. 

NOTE: when purchasing a DAW, always keep in mind what it is you want to make at the end of the day. You get what you pay for in most cases.

The House Of Yarn. <—-Click on this link. But before you do, can you tell me what DAW I created this song in? Yeah I know. Shameless plug.. 

Remember. It’s not the size of your STUDIO that makes the music, but the size of MUSIC that makes the studio.  

Happy recording!

String Theory – A Musical Collaborative

String Theory is a musical interpretation told by Staci J. Shelton, Jef Janis, and Eriq Troi through fiber art, photography and music.

String Theory is a pre-order. Once it goes available, you will get an email when your download is available. This is the first of many artistic installations to come. By all means, stay in touch with us via email so we can let you know when and where our next events are held.

Enjoy!

January Mix.. Let’s Dance.. Let’s Shout..

Hey Everybody

I wanted to start the new year with music!!! Obviously right?? LOL.. anyway I wanted to start out by being thankful for the previous year with all of it’s ups and downs. I am thankful that I am here doing what I love to do.. which is music and entertaining people.

Every month I will be posting a new mix of house music to inspire, move and uplift… My goal is to help the world dance. House music has always allowed people to unite under ONE song and love. I hope these tunes will help the world do just that.. UNITE!

This new mix is my housemix of The Jacksons “Shake Your Body Down”. Of course I added some of my own musicianship as well as show off my production skills.. I hope you all enjoy this!!!

Enough of the talk! Now DANCE and SHOUT!! OH.. by the way.. A new original single is coming soon.. Stay tuned!!!! PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS!!! I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!

PLEASE HELP ME PICK MY SINGLES!!!! REBLE MUSIK!!

HEY EVERYBODY!!!!

So glad you all made it to the page!!! Thank you guys SOOOOOO MUCH!!! 

Just a little info for you guys.. I wrote, produced, performed, programmed, engineered, and composed every track on the project. I had a little help from my boy Shawn Charles who co-produced Electric Levite and my home-girl Elaina Thompson who helped me with the background vocals on I am Eriq Troi and Jeanine Love on background vocals on Rebel Musik (The Psycho Jam).

This project took me almost 4 years to record. Why so long? Welp.. LIFE!!! This happens or that happens to where I had to put certain things ahead of the project to maintain peace and balance in my life.. dig?

Anywho.. The recording process is DONE!! … NOW THE REAL WORK BEGINS!!! The next process is to find a single which is where YOU guys come in.

All you have to do is listen to the tracks…. leave a comment about the ones YOU like! Yup.. that’s it!

Just so you all know, in order to leave a comment, you have to leave an email.  For those who leave a comment I have FREE joints I would love to send you for taking the time to listen.. YOUR KIND EARS are appreciated!

OH!!! I ALMOST FORGOT…. PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH THOSE WHO MAY LIKE THIS TOO…

Thank you soooo much for taking the time to listen

love Eriq Troi #rebelmusik