More projects

Hello! More projects from college.

This one is a somewhat older project from when I recorded with Anthony, AJ, and Ben. I tweaked it some but I like it because it shows me where I came from and how much I am improving. Hope you like it!

The other dadARM track, hope you like it! 

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More uploads!!!

2 new uploads today, the first is another Kyler Lerz track. This one is a cover of “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman, and it also happens to be one of my favorite songs. I think his cover turned out nicely and I hope you all enjoy it as well!

The 2nd upload is my first house mix… its only a preview of what’s in store, but I hope you guys will like it!!! Keep in mind I’m still a complete amateur but I think it’s pretty decent for only having been doing this for about a month. All constructive criticism is appreciated!!!

20 minutes of house for your earholes…

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Graduation, grad school, oh the more things change

So I haven’t posted here for a long time, thus sort of negating the purpose of this blog. But tonight I have some stuff to write about. I just graduated from Ohio University and I am now moving on to graduate school at Northeastern University, where I will be enrolled in the Music Industry Leadership program. I am excited to move on to the next chapter of my life but at the same time I know I’m going to miss Athens, Ohio terribly. Unfortunately it’s just like the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. 

In other news, I am in the process of re-uploading content to my sound cloud page. So far I have finished tweaking and have posted 2 tracks, both from my studio masterclass that I took this past spring semester. The first is a track I recorded with a local Grateful Dead inspired 3-piece jam band known as dadARM. The name of the song is “Wisconsin”, and it’s pretty long but has an awesome vocal hook at the end that you’ll want to hear for sure. Had a good time working with these guys, and I hope you enjoy the song as much I enjoyed recording it! (I recorded two songs with these guys, the other will be uploaded shortly) 

The second artist that I worked with for my studio masterclass was singer/songwriter Kyler Lerz. Kyler is a good friend of mine and we recorded two songs together. The one I have posted now is a cover of the Dave Matthews Band song, #41. I tried to give the track a little bit of a live feel, and I think it turned out fairly well. Let me know what you think!

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Staff Me Up/Master Class/WOUB Wired for Books Internship

Just created a Staff Me Up account. Feel free to hit me up if you’re in the Ohio area for production gigs! https://staffmeup.com/profile/id/45846

In other news, Master Class just started, so be on the lookout for updates, and most importantly, new recordings! Also had my first meeting for the WOUB/MDIA Wired for Books Internship. Excited to get started with everything. Busy as fuck semester here I come. As always follow me on Twitter: @WTruax, and if you like what you’re hearing please hit me up!

Slight change to my blog

So this is just a slight change, but in an effort to better brand myself within the industry, I have decided to change the name of my blog to Trax Audio (see what I did there?). For the immediate future, my brandname will be Trax Audio, and you can contact me at willtruax1913@hotmail.com for all your mixing and mastering needs. You can also find me on Twitter: @WTruax. Follow me!!!

Here’s the first draft of my new logo for Trax Audio, created by my lovely girlfriend Ayrika Whitney. Follow her on Twitter at @ayrikalyndsay and check out her blog at ayrikalyndsayphotography.wordpress.com

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Soul of Athens Interviews

So I was having some technical difficulty last night trying to post a video with wordpress… might have something to do with my internet connection. But for this post I managed to find on my laptop an audio interview I recorded for the Soul of Athens Project last Spring. Like I said in my last post, Soul of Athens is a multimedia project that documents various topics each year. My groups topic was Obesity and Eating Right, and for my portion of the project we interviewed one of the owners of Casa Cantina, an amazing mexican restaurant in town, and Farmacy, an all organic health-food grocery store. In the end I condensed two 12 minute interviews into just under 2 minutes, which was somewhat challenging to say the least. The interview was meant to be part of a slideshow with pictures, but the final product never made it to the site because despite having done everything I was asked to do, my editors decided that it sounded too much like a commercial. I was pretty upset but I still got a lot of experience out of the whole ordeal. This was one of my first legitimate efforts at field audio and while it’s not perfect, I think it turned out pretty well. Once I find the other final mix for the second interview I’ll post that as well, and once I get back to school I’ll actually get to post some music! But until then let me know what you think of this!

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