Playlist: My First mp3’s

If you had a PC in the late 90’s before all those iPhones and iPods, you probably listened to your mp3’s on Winamp. At least that’s what we did. If you read the unfortunate news in the past weeks, you might be as sorry as we are about Winamp shutting down. Even if we don’t use the software any more, it truly is a heartwarming legacy app from the golden age of mp3’s.

That’s why this week we are doing a playlist of our first mp3’s and favorite songs of that era. […] Read more!

The painful process of mixing

Tom

Tom

I’m listening to the master of a new song of ours that’s due to be released in January. And it sounds pretty damn good. Better than any of the songs we’ve done – and I’ve mixed – so far. Like everything you do should.

But how does a song get to the point where it sounds better than anything you’ve ever done?

That, my friends, is a long and painful process. Well, it might not seem to take that long or that much work to anyone else. […] Read more!

New bird!

Jesse

Jesse

Ok! The guys have been talkin’ for a while now to get me on Twitter. So I finally had to do it!

I didn’t do it years ago ‘cos I always thought that Twitter would be only a “simplified Facebook”. But now that I have used it for couple days, I can see the bigger picture behind it. Actually “re-tweeting” is a fun way to share things. Thanks to the sharing system many people get connected, and can see all those re-tweeted updates. […] Read more!

Colorful Acoustic Guitar

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Juho

Juho

We do a lot of acoustic shows, especially on smaller venues. What I appreciate in acoustic gigs is their simplicity: the fact that we can just plug the guitars directly into the mixer and there’s no need for additional gear like amps. For those cases ESP LTD Xtone series is the perfect acoustic guitar, since it offers everything I need in one package.

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Xtone is a fine acoustic guitar with a built-in microphone and preamp. […] Read more!

Playlist: The Ultimate Feel-Good List

MadCraft Bus

November is playing hardball and it’s getting pretty murky here in Helsinki. We thought we’d try lighten up the mood with some feel-good songs. Pop this sucker on when you’re feeling down!

Subscribe to the playlist here.

Tom

Tom

1. Michael Jackson – Black And White
This song started playing when I was listening to my Spotify starred tracks on shuffle yesterday. And I realized that man, this song really gets me on a good mood. […] Read more!

Back On Stage Vol 2

MadCraft-Live

We were playing at Bar Bäkkäri on November 8th and Tom wrote about it in his post. We had our friend Hannu taking pictures, and he takes a lot of them! I thought that a 16 GB card would be enough, but no, he had it filled somewhere in the middle of the show.

Here’s vol 2 of the photos he took! Next time you’ll hear how he erased photos so he could take more of em…

MadCraft-Fernandes-Guitar MadCraft-Jesse MadCraft-Juho-02 MadCraft-Juho MadCraft-Live MadCraft-Otto MadCraft-Tom-02 MadCraft-Tom MadCraft […] Read more!

Playlist: Hidden Gems of Spotify

It’s been a couple weeks since the last since the last playlist but we’ve spent those couple weeks really good. Digging out the hidden gems in Spotify. These are by far at the same time the most awesome and most ridiculous songs you can find in Spotify. A playlist we’ve spent countless hours listening on our way to shows. Let’s get to it!

Subscribe to the playlist here.

Juho

Juho

1. Startovarius – Hunting High And Low Demo
Even though Hunting High And Low is a great song, there’s one even better song in Spotify. […] Read more!

Limp Bizkit live in Helsinki

Tom

Tom

I used to listen to a lot of Limp Bizkit when I was a kid. I was a huge fan of the Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water album. And when they released a new album after six years since the last one in 2011, I realized I was still a huge fan.

limpSo when Otto told me Limp Bizkit were coming to town it was a no-brainer. We owed it to ourselves to go see them. […] Read more!

Backstage Jump!

Juho

Juho

We were having a show at Bar Backstage last Friday, you can read about it from Tom’s earlier post.

Drop The Pilot was late so we had some spare time before we could load our gear on the stage. Luckily Tom had his hair okay, and since we had nothing else to do, we took some photos with Tom and his guitar. We started with an empty stage so Tom had lots of space to perform his jump moves. […] Read more!

Back On Stage

Tom

Tom

We’ve been quite busy with a yet secret project but managed to break free for a moment to play a show. I probably don’t need to tell you, but playing shows is the essence of being in a band. Of course there’s the artistic side of creating something you’ve imagined in your head for months – the music that is. But still, being on stage is most fun.

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If you paid attention on Friday, you already know the show was at Bar Bäkkäri’s Green Room in Helsinki. […] Read more!