Monthly Archives: October 2013

An Evening of Miracles and Molecules

We’ve got a keen theme for the senior prom this year – An Evening of Miracles and Molecules. That is if it doesn’t get canceled because of that troublemaker Jonny, rebel without an ‘H’, Warner.

Do the students of Enrico Fermi High make it to the prom? Does Jonny find true love? What is the terrible secret Ms. Strict is hiding?

To discover the answers to these questions and more, join us at the Sunnyvale Community Theater Nov 1st – 24th for this family-friendly, girl-loves-ghoul rock-and-roll musical, set in the atomic 1950s.


“A musical blast! Fun for the whole nuclear family!” – New York Daily News

How To : Wall of Guitars

A recent assignment in one of my Berklee guitar classes inspired me to dial in my Wall of Guitars sound.  You know, the sound of an army of guitars that has you surrounded. This effect is typically achieved by mixing together multiple takes (sometimes with different amps and guitars) and the slight variations in timing and pitch combine to create a thick, immersive sound.

But, who has time to double- or triple-track everything they record, and switch up their gear between takes?  Wouldn’t it be great if you could get a similarly massive sound using a single take?  With a few tricks, you can!

Listen to the before and after tracks below and read on to see how the effect was achieved.

Before (single guitar track): 

After (with “wall of guitars” process applied): 

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Zombie Prom

It’s just another day at Enrico Fermi High, or is it?  Come see the rockin’ story of forbidden love, oxy-clear, toxic waste, and the tragic case of a hormonal imbalance resulting in a class three nuclear disaster!

Zombie Prom is presented by the Sunnyvale Community Players  and runs November 1st – 24th.  I’m looking forward to playing drums in the show.

Listen to the soundtrack (iTunes)

Buy Tickets (order before October 27th and save 25% with coupon code ‘FERMI’)