Another park cast edition of Sonitotum with Matthew Wayne Selznick, because it’s too darn hot to be indoors standing in front of monitors and giant computers!
Join me under a big tree as a young hawk yells at me from the boughs above and an eager squirrel in the grass (you’d think the two of them would have a problem!) pesters me for treats I did not have.
Oh, and I talk both about why I think we all need to have our own websites, how no legitimate authority in indie publishing should ever use absolutes in their advice… and show, oddly, how the two topics both speak to the same larger point: the importance of building a community around your work.
Is your author website more personal, or professional? Have you ever heard a successful author declare that you must not or must do this or that? How’d it all work out? Let me know… in the comments!
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The opening theme song of Sonitotum is “Anastasia” written, performed, and recorded by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. You can hear or buy the full song on YouTube, Spotify, Amazon.com, iTunes, or just about anywhere you can buy or stream music online.
The closing and interstitial music is a little ditty I call “Gwinton,” also by yours truly, Matthew Wayne Selznick. It’s super-short and really just a looping thing, so it’s not available outside of the show.
On both songs, I play a 1972 Gibson Ripper bass guitar and a Fender “Bullet” Squire electric guitar. On “Anastasia,” the drums are performed on an Akai Professional MPD218 MIDI drum pad controller. For “Gwinton,” the drums are royalty-free loops found in the excellent Mixcraft Pro Studio software, which was also used to record, mix, and master both “Anastasia” and “Gwinton.”
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Sonitotum is usually recorded using an Aurycle a460 large diaphragm studio condenser microphone through a Behringer U-Phoria UMC202HD (audio interface for directly connecting microphones and musical instruments to a computer). Outdoor / remote episodes are often recorded using my Audio-Technica ATR-3350IS omnidirectional condenser lavalier mic. The show is edited and mixed in Adobe Audition. The episode files are hosted and delivered by Zencast.fm; the website is hosted by Dreamhost.
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