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Dynamics Plus Gear Lust Remix Video and Lyric Study

October 14, 2015 Leave a comment

Buyers Remorse remix version video of “Gear Lust”

Gear Lust remix Video screen capture

Lust again for Gear

“Gear Lust” was written as a very personal song and I figured most of the references would fly over the average listener’s head. What might connect- is the numerous equipment, brands and hardware references. If you are into production or even been around studios long enough, you might have an aha moment. Mostly, the concept is centered on collecting equipment for the sake of enjoyment as opposed to creating/amassing tools to perform a particular set of tasks.

Gear Lust: To have an intense desire for equipment usually beyond any logical needs of the musician.

            My earliest studio days saw me doing very much with very little. My first sampler was my parents home stereo system’s dual tape deck. Yep, rewinding one tape and loop-recording on the second. When I bought an AKAI SO1, I thought I had it all. The first big purchase I made was an Ensoniq ASR-10 and the expense (when it was brand new) was enough to convince me I was serious and that this was an investment (or at least it better be).

GEAR LUST

VERSE 1

~I’m at Sam Ash, a credit card in a flash

     -little stash of spending cash soon as the salesman asks

       ASR in my grasp, quickly cashed out

then did the dash — maxed out

big black box carried out

first track I tracked out the First beat blacked out

and since seen the seeds sown

that I’d seek to

own a whole studio

and compose in a grove where fungus grows

(the original darkness of a basement studio)

and go all out for a Fallout Shelter

where time goes in reverse.

I’m so immersed in a verse and reawakened

to when first taken by the Gear Lust thirst

(being reminded of how it all started by this song)

 

There’s been continuous references to radioactivity and all things nuclear, which is all derived from my studio being called the Fallout Shelter.

VERSE 2

Then, then the M.P.C became the M.C.P.        

Master Control Program over quantized beats

(references the AKAI MPC 2000XL which served as the central MIDI box and beat-making starting bit. The movie TRON with the central computer)

Dispatch EMTs this patch bay EMP

Radioactive fallout rays irradiate my Rom Tray

It’s the space knight Rompler verse the titan

Triton astride a tide with his trident

Korg silver surf board

(This is about the big change and falling in love with workstation keyboards. The KORG Triton was the first purchase.)

~I’m Jean Luc Infected by the Borg my foresight

affords me more Cause to amplify chords and multiply

Scores.

(Now we are playing a ton of music and writing out bits of music as notes instead of album and records as sampled sources)

   I’m tied to the microKORG: It’s an applied

optical force brought forth from the visors of Geordie LaForge

less is more, none the less I’m poor, even when blood

pours from my pores I’m still at the store with more gear in store.

(Continuing the Star Trek references and a nod to the very first preset library I designed for the KORG microKORG for Producer’s Edge Magazine. I credit the microKORG as being the first synthesizer I bought. The seeing is about seeing the future because this is where I began to see the impact of adding more and more pieces to my studio – ugh oh here we go)

VERSE 3

The baby plays in his playpen the Rob Papen presets sits

and assists in the bank of the A6.

It’s the basics of a spaceship, in an analog grip equipped with

digital chips, conducting experiments

(I was always sampling the sounds from Sci-fi movies and wanted to tap into the source and generate those sounds myself. I researched analog synthesizers and saw the Alesis Andromeda as a monster addition. I studied the presets designed by Rob Papen and learned a new appreciation for programming and moved away from the ROMpler preset as a final destination.)

Rocket Science cast iron Voltron Black Lion.

Gear with brushed aluminum in all their glory. Well yeah, if we have a Voltron, then the A6 is the black lion sitting in the middle as the body of my studio.

Galaxy Alliance – LFO descends like a UFO

(I start generating the tones I was searching for)

pro tool to edit in Audition, extra exhibition.

I’m Roy Orbison with X-Ray vision

visit my Solar System

(Switching to computers with both Pro Tools and Adobe Audition was a huge change. And once you turn out all the studio lights out, you see a galaxy of stars.)

I’m a Projector wiz with the AV and with the

JP and the JD and the JV all Roland into one

Super Friends/ Justice League.

Greed’s the engine to feed, plus it’s the rush of gear lust.

(All references to Roland rack-synths. I felt like I had missed out on some real gems and began tracking them down one by one.)

VERSE 4

On Craigslist I can’t resist the endless

list of equipment and musical instruments.

I told my wife I need this

Every weekend someone was selling another “classic” at an affordable price. There were times I didn’t even think I needed the piece, but I didn’t want to miss out on a good deal.

   She said get your Focusrite it’s a sounbank that amounts

   A new track to bounce, a few checks bounce,

a new age pronounced, the old sounds drowned out,

moving the crowd, removing any doubts, setting up my debit accounts

my debt mounts, I moved out, first record comes out,

my credit runs out, a few fans ran out.

(And part of the addiction is the music being made. With every new piece it feels like something is changing or growing and the lust begins to feed itself based on output. A new hot track validates the purchase. ‘See, I couldn’t have made this if I didn’t buy...’)

Shots rang out, CD sales count and I surmount

and insert a new serving; this my new album announced

   Rush my Rocket Science – a crush is a crutch,

and hear a bust, – down for the count from the Gear Lust.

(The reality is, it doesn’t take a mound of gear to get the records made. And leaning on new purchases is an excuse to not be productive. I can’t do this until I get this…If I only had a…

I was extremely productive when I had one piece of gear and people starting calling my living room a studio when I put a mixboard in it. I call much of this the difference between working in a studio and owning a studio. You can spend a lot of time and be easily distracted by minor details which really don’t increase your productivity. You may feel better [and that counts too right?] but as far as getting work done, it can really reach overkill quickly.)

Chorus

Closed Captioned a bust, so close to the clutch

It’s Technique over touch- so close to Gear Lust

     It’s at most a Rush, a new plug is a plus

As it grows so Composed In the throes of the Gear Lust

Closed Captioned a bust, so close to the clutch

It’s Technique over touch- when so close to Gear Lust

(Lastly I do want to mention the line a ‘ a new plug is a plus’. In the remix video I was able to better illustrate that line because it’s a play-on- words. I’m talking about a plug as VST Plug-in and the plug as in a hardware power cable. And of course Closed Caption is always my reference needing to see my lyrics written down so you understand my word choice [homonyms and such]) I fell in love with software instruments, but still leaned towards the VSTs that were powered by hardware samples. And yep, we had a ton of those too. For now, it’s a stripped down studio that is more about work than works- lots of pieces abound, but the focus is only on a few bits of kit.

Before I forget, there is a cameo from WUSB 90.1 Battlezone radio host Richie Ruckuss (https://www.facebook.com/richie.rukkuss)

https://www.facebook.com/WUSB-901-FM-Studios-404478346370121/

And that’s Centri and Dok Strange during a station visit.

You can see the original video here.

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VeryCoolTunes.com links up with videos from Rocket Science

November 8, 2014 Leave a comment

Video reviews from VeryCoolTunes.com

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Very Cool Tunes supports the Rocket Science album with a supportive nod on their blog.
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Well, well, well got a great set of tunes from a rapper by the name of Dynamics Plus titled “Rocket Science”.  This guy knows how to put together some F.U.N. tracks and then some…

These videos are songs from the album that you can pick at the end of this post on iTunes!

Dash The Cloud feat Anthony Michael Angelo What a great start to this album.  The funk riffs and freestyle make this one fantastic.  The supporting videos really are a great addition to this killer tune.

What Comes Up a smooth track with some very nice twists and turns designed to entertain even the most seasoned amongst us.

“Phase Shift” this hard hitting tune really gets to the point of rockin’ the listener with their heavy rhythm and fantastic rap.

“Seek End Destroy Rocket Science” this is one wild track all around the supporting video is phenomenal and this one is futuristic time 1000.

Plenty to Say feat Nae B Nice track with great production and sensuous vocals by Nae B.  This one is soulful and will fill you up so nicely.

Grace Notes This is a super wild track with some really cool and quirky sequences and the rap is spot on.

Taxi All Is Fare Nice smooth track with some nice styles and lyrics that paint a really cool picture.

Sunrise to Sunset” an epic anthem with great production elements.

Gear Lust A great raw rap that will get you going.

Holla @ a Chick with Kids This is a fun little skit

Esper Wish Rocket Science Great track have to check it to appreciate it.

You have to check this out now and share this post with all your friends on the web.  It is definitely a great set of tunes.  Bravo!!!

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ENTERTWINE Rising Artist Feature: Dynamics Plus

September 11, 2014 Leave a comment

Interview with Dynamics Plus on ENTERTWINE with Jacqueline Cassell

 

 

Dynamics Plus Phase Shift

Dynamics Plus: Phase Shifted and shifting gears

 

Hip Hop artist, Dynamics Plus and his recent album, “Rocket Science” has been making the rounds. Along with the raps and production, Dynamics Plus been crafting music videos that really spell out his message. We thought he caught a nice spin with his previous release, “Phase Shift,” but now his second video, for “Gear Lust,” is proving to be just as captivating. We sit down with this instrument collector and find out more about studio life and technology, and how the big music retailer Sam Ash got involved!

 

Entertwine: Could you tell us a bit about your musical background? What originally inspired you to create music?

Dynamics Plus: I think, like most, there was a moment when you loved music that spoke to you and you felt like you also had something to say that wasn’t being said. You keep asking How come no one ever…and eventually you see yourself as the person willing to try something new.

 

ET: How many albums have you released and how long have you been pursuing and living your dreams?

DP: If I count everything together, probably ten, but rap alone, maybe five. Well, the dream or dreams keep changing. At one point I wanted a record deal and I spent all my energy working on being viable. Then one day, after years of frustration, I just gave myself a record deal. Yep, I made a record label and signed myself. It was the most liberating thing I’ve ever done. I no longer had to worry about every little thing being catchy or how will this group or that group respond and I didn’t have to make music for imaginary suits. I didn’t even need to worry about commercial radio- I could rock out for the headphones!

That lead to me make whatever I wanted and people would hear my music and say “Oh, I don’t think labels would…” and I would answer with: Well, I only need one label and I already found one that digs me…mine.

 

READ MORE OF THIS!

 

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The Rocket Science album is available on all digital and physical copies can be purchased here.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/dynamic-universe-vol.-9-rocket/id899521905

Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dynamics-Plus/112125078834120

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http://www.thedynamicuniverse.com/

https://dynamicsplus.wordpress.com/

https://twitter.com/DynamicaMusic

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New video Dynamics Plus “Gear Lust”

Gear Lust:

To have an intense desire for equipment,

usually beyond any logical need of the musician.

 

 

Let’s face it, I spend an inordinate amount of time at Sam Ash. Let’s rewind. It was years ago, but still feels like yesterday. I am circling the keyboard area and waiting for the pro audio rep to be free. He tells me hold on a second as he finishes up with the previous customer. See, I have a wad of cash in an envelope, in my pocket and I know this is a pivotal moment. Up till then, I’ve been using an old AKAI S- series sampler and now I’m about to buy a brand new Ensoniq ASR-10. It’s a workstation sampler and in my mind, the purchase represents crossing a line that now means I’m serious. Yes, that’s the “big box carried out” , but if you know the ASR-10, you aint carrying that thing under one arm like I am in the video.

 

Over the years, I’ve met many friends and musicians at Sam Ash. From producer Nate Tinsley to Jen to Anthony Michael Angelo, who plays guitar on “Dash the Cloud”. Sam Ash is an incredible place to meet, greet, jam and of course buy gear. So it only made sense to ask Sam Ash (Huntington) to sponsor my video for “Gear Lust”. A super thank you for supporting Dynamics Plus and his Rocket Science album. Of course Jen does a cameo along with David Weintraub from the bands Terra Stigma and Olive Drabs. Thanks, although he had a little too much fun cutting up my credit card.

Enjoy the video.

 

GEAR LUST

 

I’m at Sam Ash, a credit card in a flash

a Little stash of spending cash soon as the salesman asks.

ASR in my grasp, I cashed out, did the dash

ran out , credit maxed out, big box carried out.

First beat blacked out and since seen the seeds sown

I’d seek to own a whole studio and

compose in a grove where fungus grows

and go all out in my Fallout where

time goes in reverse. I’m so immersed in a verse

and reawakened to when first taken by the Gear Lust thirst

 

And then the MPC became the MCP

Master Control Program over quantized beats

Dispatch EMTs this patch bay EMP

Radioactive fallout rays irradiate Rom Tray

It’s the space knight Rom-pler verse the titan

Triton, astride a tide with his trident: silver surf board

I’m Jean Luc Infected by the Borg.

My foresight affords me more Cause to amplify chords

and multiply Scores. I’m tied to the MicroKorg;

It’s an applied optical force

brought forth from the visors of Geordie LaForge.

less is more, none the less I’m poor,

even when blood

pours from my pores

I’m still at the store with more gear in store.

 

The baby plays in his playpen, the Rob Papen presets

sits and assists in the banks of the A6.

It’s the basics of a spaceship, in an Analog grip.

Equipped with digital chips, conducting experiments

Rocket Science cast-iron Black Lion.

Galaxy Alliance – LFO descends like a UFO

Pro Tools to edit in Audition, extra exhibition.

I’m Roy Orbison with X-Ray vision, visit my Solar System.

I’m a Projector wiz with the AV with the JP and the JD

and the JV all Roland into One Super Friends/ Justice League

Greed’s the engine to feed, plus it’s the rush of the gear lust.

 

On Craigslist I can’t resist the endless list of

equipment and musical instruments.

Told my wife that I need this.

She said “Get your Focusrite

It’s a sounbank that amounts,

a new track to bounce, a few checks bounce,

a new age pronounced, the old sounds drowned out.

Moving the crowd, Removing any doubts

setting up my debit accounts, my debt mounts.

I moved out, first record comes out.

Credit runs out, few fans ran out.

Shout outs, shots rang out.

CD sales count and I surmount.

insert a new serving; this my new album announced.

Rush my Rocket Science – a crush is a crutch,

and hear the bust – down for the count from the Gear Lust

 

 

Chorus

Closed Captioned a bust, so close to the clutch

 

It’s Technique over touch- so close to Gear Lust

 

It’s at most a Rush, a new plug is a plus

 

As it grows so Composed In the throes of the Gear Lust

 

Closed Captioned a bust, so close to the clutch

 

It’s Technique over touch- when so close to Gear Lust

 

 

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Rocket Science is out now and available on iTunes and other digital outlets

You can watch the video for the lead single “Phase Shift” on You Tube.

http://www.thedynamicuniverse.com/