New Single – We Go Around (ft. Loren Battley)

This gospel/rock infused piano song called “We Go Around” is now available on all streaming services. I feel like this is a nod to rock pianists like Leon Russell, Elton John and Ben Folds. I was fortunate enough to play with Forrest Giberson (bass) and Andy Sells (drums) for the instrumental elements. And then my good friend Loren Battley who has toured the world as a backup singer for arena tours added so much with her beautiful vocals.

Thank you all so much for checking out these latest releases. It’s been nice to hear from so many of you.

You can download for free (or donation) here on Bandcamp…

Here it is on Spotify…

Share with anyone you think would enjoy!

New Music – “Bad Brakes”

Today I’m releasing a new drum and bass single called “Bad Brakes”. This style of music means so much to me. Since I was in college I used to go to underground clubs just to hear as much of this kind of music as possible. As a keyboard player who studied classical and jazz, there were elements that overlapped. But I never felt confident in releasing this kind of music myself. There was so much mystery behind the sounds and I just didn’t have the chops to pull it off. I’m still not sure I do, but here’s my attempt. It was a lot of fun making this track. I hope you like it. Feel free to share with anyone you think would like it.

It’s available on all streaming platforms today.

You can download it for free or by donation here on Bandcamp. It’s Bandcamp Friday so anything you pay goes directly to artists.

Here is the Spotify link…

Out now! Nick Platoff – Limousine of Creative Potential San Francisco Symphony Trombonist Ventures Into An Eclectic and Epic Musical Undertaking

Near the start of quarantine Nick Platoff contacted me and introduced himself. He is an amazing trombonist who became a member of the San Francisco Symphony before the age of 30. He said that he had a song that he wanted to mix, master and release during Covid quarantine and asked if I would be willing to teach him how to mix his own music over Zoom.

We started with general mixing concepts on one song. Then he started sharing several other tracks and ideas he had started or gotten pretty far along. The ambition of his vision was really unique. Several of the songs had over 100 tracks with parts contributed by such top-tier musicians. Not only that, Nick completely stepped out of his comfort zone with enthusiasm to learn about the intricacies of new genres, techniques and production approaches.

Over two-and-a-half years later, Nick released his album. It’s such an epic first release. It was an honor to co-produce, mix and master this.

It’s available on streaming platforms below. I hope you enjoy it!

Nick Platoff: Limousine of Creative Potential

Simple Music for Complicated Times – A New Album

My new album called “Simple Music for Complicated Times” is out now. This music came about when I accidentally messed up my hands earlier this year and couldn’t do much on the piano. So I decided to write really simple piano music and then use the computer to manipulate the piano sounds the way electronic music producers do.

I’m really pleased with the results. It’s 100% a piano record – all sounds on the recording are generated by the original piano performances. But the extra tools the computer gave me helped to create emotions and moods that I can’t do on the piano alone.

You can check out a video I made of the opening track called “After” here:

Here are links to all the streaming services where you can listen or buy:


Apple Music


Bandcamp (Download High Quality for Free Here)

Stream on Spotify:

or Bandcamp…

I hope you enjoy the music. Let me know which tracks you like. And share it with your friends if you think they would like it!

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Recording Tutorial Part II – Recording into your Computer with Microphones

The last post on recording yourself with your computer covered the basics when using the built-in computer/pad/phone microphones. This post will cover what you will need to record to your computer with more high-quality microphones. This post includes a lot of images or reference. If you are receiving this via email and can’t see the images, click here.

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