Music Archive

  • 1st Peter 1:8-9 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.  The reward for trusting him […]

    Inexpressible joy?

    1st Peter 1:8-9 You love him even though you have never seen him. Though you do not see him now, you trust him; and you rejoice with a glorious, inexpressible joy.  The reward for trusting him […]

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  • What goes on when the sun goes down in the Dixon household? You guessed it. At least 2-3 times a week, we’ll all go upstairs to “Daddy’s studio” for epic dance parties. From the robot […]

    Dixon Dance Parties.

    What goes on when the sun goes down in the Dixon household? You guessed it. At least 2-3 times a week, we’ll all go upstairs to “Daddy’s studio” for epic dance parties. From the robot […]

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  • I have had the privilege of working with Cody Whittington for a few years now. Back in our Quitman days, he and I worked countless hours on his recording projects while sipping on countless lattes […]

    In the studio with Cody Whittington.

    I have had the privilege of working with Cody Whittington for a few years now. Back in our Quitman days, he and I worked countless hours on his recording projects while sipping on countless lattes […]

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  • This February our church’s worship band, Jon Jenz and Friends, were set to record a live album. We really enjoy our church and these guys are just one of the reasons why. Every week a […]

    Love Has Spoken. Grace Worship LIVE.

    This February our church’s worship band, Jon Jenz and Friends, were set to record a live album. We really enjoy our church and these guys are just one of the reasons why. Every week a […]

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  • If you walk into a room, clap you hands and hear “ta-da-da-da” after the initial clap, what you are hearing is the delayed reflections arriving from the surrounding surfaces. These sometimes tiny short reflections are […]

    Home Studio Acoustics 101. Section 4. Diffusion.

    If you walk into a room, clap you hands and hear “ta-da-da-da” after the initial clap, what you are hearing is the delayed reflections arriving from the surrounding surfaces. These sometimes tiny short reflections are […]

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  • Jam Session.

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  • My Dad posted this under “Notes” on his Facebook page on February 15, 2010. I’ve read and reread this over and over and still can’t get past the last line he wrote. So true, Dad. […]

    Grandpa Elliot by Kip Clark

    My Dad posted this under “Notes” on his Facebook page on February 15, 2010. I’ve read and reread this over and over and still can’t get past the last line he wrote. So true, Dad. […]

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  • Whether you are recording an acoustic guitar with a quality microphone or you are listening to music in your favorite seat, reflections are at play. These reflections can be pleasing (reverb) but can also be […]

    Home Studio Acoustics 101. Section 3. Absorption.

    Whether you are recording an acoustic guitar with a quality microphone or you are listening to music in your favorite seat, reflections are at play. These reflections can be pleasing (reverb) but can also be […]

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  • The inside diameter of these tube traps is 12″. The outside diameter is close to 15″. The width of the fiberglass is 1″. They come in 3 foot sections and must be purchased from an insulation distributer; […]

    Home Studio Acoustics 101. Section 3.2 Absorption. Ryan’s TUBE TRAPS.

    The inside diameter of these tube traps is 12″. The outside diameter is close to 15″. The width of the fiberglass is 1″. They come in 3 foot sections and must be purchased from an insulation distributer; […]

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  • ISOLATION Isolation is a big need and frankly one of the hardest things to achieve in a home studio. Basically you want to keep all unwanted noise out. Recording an intimate vocal or acoustic guitar […]

    Home Studio Acoustics 101. Section 2. Isolation.

    ISOLATION Isolation is a big need and frankly one of the hardest things to achieve in a home studio. Basically you want to keep all unwanted noise out. Recording an intimate vocal or acoustic guitar […]

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  • I realize that this post series might not interest many of our usual readers but I’ve been thinking about writing this for quite some time and I will keep it light. Acoustics is a science […]

    Home Studio Acoustics 101. Section 1. The Basics.

    I realize that this post series might not interest many of our usual readers but I’ve been thinking about writing this for quite some time and I will keep it light. Acoustics is a science […]

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  • It’s been a while since we’ve posted a video, so here you go. This song has been inspired by Mr. Jon Jenz, our worship pastor at Grace. Have we ever mentioned that our girls love […]

    Today Is The Day. VIDEO.

    It’s been a while since we’ve posted a video, so here you go. This song has been inspired by Mr. Jon Jenz, our worship pastor at Grace. Have we ever mentioned that our girls love […]

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  • Sunday at church Addi and Kam were taught the story of the prodigal son. For those who are not familiar with this parable of Christ in Luke 15, Jesus, by way of His story, teaches […]

    Come Home.

    Sunday at church Addi and Kam were taught the story of the prodigal son. For those who are not familiar with this parable of Christ in Luke 15, Jesus, by way of His story, teaches […]

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  • Ever have one of those days where you just aren’t in the best of moods and you let the whole day slip away being cranky? Um, I have. Guilty as charged. Maybe you just woke […]

    It’s not about how I feel.

    Ever have one of those days where you just aren’t in the best of moods and you let the whole day slip away being cranky? Um, I have. Guilty as charged. Maybe you just woke […]

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  • 2 Fridays ago, I was privileged to be able to record Mental Custody LIVE at KE Cellars here in Tyler, a favorite place of the Dixons. Here is a pic my friend Cyndi Cossota took […]

    Mental Custody. LIVE.

    2 Fridays ago, I was privileged to be able to record Mental Custody LIVE at KE Cellars here in Tyler, a favorite place of the Dixons. Here is a pic my friend Cyndi Cossota took […]

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  • … that I am not the conductor of my own life. It’d be sloppy and ear-plugging at best. I am forever grateful for Divine and mercy drenched orchestration. Life’s circumstances, whether characterized as either good […]

    So Thankful…

    … that I am not the conductor of my own life. It’d be sloppy and ear-plugging at best. I am forever grateful for Divine and mercy drenched orchestration. Life’s circumstances, whether characterized as either good […]

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  • Congratulations to my friends at Higher Trails as they have been nominated to yet another great award. I was blessed to be able to produce their live CD, Higher Trails Live. These guys are great […]

    Higher Trails Band- Update

    Congratulations to my friends at Higher Trails as they have been nominated to yet another great award. I was blessed to be able to produce their live CD, Higher Trails Live. These guys are great […]

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  • Here are some pics our good friend Cyndi took the other night while recording Mental Custody. They were the recipients of the 4 free hours of studio time and it has been a blessing to […]

    Mental Custody Session.

    Here are some pics our good friend Cyndi took the other night while recording Mental Custody. They were the recipients of the 4 free hours of studio time and it has been a blessing to […]

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  • Yes. I feel led to give 4 hours (3 hours of recording and 1 hour of edit and mix) of studio time for a Tyler area musician or small band. This is typically enough time […]

    FREE Studio Time!

    Yes. I feel led to give 4 hours (3 hours of recording and 1 hour of edit and mix) of studio time for a Tyler area musician or small band. This is typically enough time […]

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  • I love great music. I can get lost for hours in a new or favorite album. Yesterday was one of those days where music seriously played a big part of my day. “Lead Me” by Sanctus […]

    Lead Me

    I love great music. I can get lost for hours in a new or favorite album. Yesterday was one of those days where music seriously played a big part of my day. “Lead Me” by Sanctus […]

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