Well my friends, we did it. Thanks to YOU, my new album is 211% funded. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would get so much support for this! The additional funds will cover the many extra costs of making an album, such as artwork, CD duplication and merch.
Can't wait to share more, thanks so much! 🙏
I’m so excited to share my new setup with you! I’ve been dreaming about this moment for a LONG time. Now, I can finally control a REAL drum kit with my fingers, LIVE! The technology that makes this possible is the amazing Polyend Perc.
This tune is a new original called Acceptance.
All the sounds you hear in this performance are played live simultaneously, no overdubs or sequences. Drop a YouTube comment and let me know if you'd like to see more videos with this setup!
Also, you can still pre-order my album for a limited time and get it before the official release!
I’m super excited to announce that you can now pre-order my album on Kickstarter for a limited time!
Here’s the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/glasys/glasys-2019-album
By Pre-ordering, not only will you get the album a month before everyone else, but you can also get some cool exclusive deals. I can write you a Ringtone, I can record a Cover of your choice, I’m offering Skype lessons and more!
Making an album is expensive, and every pledge makes a HUGE difference. Thanks so much for your support and consideration!
Here’s the intro video:
Is it possible to transform the concept of stackable Nesting Dolls (Matryoshka) into a musical idea?
I decided to challenge myself and find out!
Here’s a theme that can be played at different speeds, simultaneously.
I’m super honored to be the Featured Artist at Sequential (AKA Dave Smith Instruments) this week.
If you've seen any of my videos from the last two years or seen me on tour with Utopia, you know how much I love their instruments!
Click for the interview:
A couple of months ago I recorded a short cover of the Dark World theme from Zelda: A Link to the Past for the trailer of the Dark World reverb pedal by Chase Bliss Audio. I enjoyed making it so much and was feeling so inspired that I knew I HAD to create a full version. Here it is!
The whole arrangement was created using nothing but this amazing pedal and the Sequential Prophet X synth, one of my favorites.
The video was produced by the super talented John Thompson (Ballooga Media).
If you like it the cover, it’s available of all streaming websites, including Spotify!
Happy Holidays everyone!
Beta testing the upcoming sample import feature on the Sequential Prophet X... and having fun with it!
I had a blast making the music for the new Chase Bliss Audio pedal trailer! This is the Dark World theme from Zelda: A Link to the Past (originally by Koji Kondo). All the reverb comes from the Dark World pedal!
Being the big Zelda fan that I am, I also suggested this video concept to Chase Bliss Audio and luckily found the perfect person for the job - Olivier Cléro from Solarus Games, who masterfully created the pixel art, animation and map design for the project using their free ARPG game engine.
Honored to be part of this demo for the amazing new Sequential Prophet XL! One of the most immediate and inspiring instruments I've ever put my hands on.
I’m so glad I got to do this alongside amazing keyboardists Domi Degalle, Nicholas Semrad and Peter Dyer. If you haven’t heard of these people by now, check them out - you’ll be blown away by their skills.
I don't play a lot of Jazz these days but this amazing pedal (Generation Loss by Cooper FX) really brought it out of me. The song is Body and Soul, keyboard is a Nord Stage 2 EX. This is different from my usual stuff but I hope you enjoy!
I've been working hard on my album so video content is a little slow, but stay tuned for some cool updates coming soon!
Here are my live arrangements of some of my favorite tunes from the Legend of Zelda series. I had a blast making this, hope you enjoy it. Download the tracks for free at: http://www.glasysmusic.com/zelda
I just had to do a live remix for one of one of my all time favorite artists. Which acoustic (or stripped down) performance would you like to see me cover next? Leave a comment on YouTube and let me know.
Original performance on The Henry Rollins show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1nFB...
Gear used: DSI Prophet 6, SE Boomstar 4075, Yamaha Reface CS, Korg Microkey 2, MWFX Judder, Chase Bliss Thermae, Spectrasonics Omnisphere, Arcadia Keyboard (custom built my Moldover).
On the last day of the Utopia tour, we stopped by the Jimmy Kimmel Live studios to perform a couple of songs for the late night talk show. Our performance of One World is now on YouTube, check it out!
For the last couple of months I was on tour with Todd Rundgren's Utopia and it's been an incredible experience!
Here are 5 short jams I recorded live in my hotel rooms throughout the tour + some additional behind the scenes footage from my phone and fan footage from a few shows.
Catch our Jimmy Kimmel Live performance on July 9th!
I recently had the immense pleasure of performing live at the Spectrasonics studio, using nothing but their incredible software instruments (Omnisphere, Keyscape and Trillian) to create ALL the sounds - including the drum sounds which are all Omnisphere presets!
Huge thanks to Eric Persing and the rest of the amazing Spectrasonics crew for having me, and to the wonderful Moldover for building me my dream controller.
New place, new studio, new song! Here's my submission for the 2018 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.
All sounds performed live simultaneously (no overdubs or sequences). I used the fantastic iPad app GeoShred (by Jordan Rudess and Wizdom Music) for the first time.
Hope you enjoy!
So excited to be performing at the Spectrasonics booth at NAMM this year, alongside the amazing Anomalie! I'll be playing every day at 12:15pm, 2:45 pm and 5:15pm.
We just wrapped up day one and it was so much fun! if you're at NAMM, drop by the booth and say hi. Hall A booth #11602.
Big thanks to Eric Persing for having me!