Moog Synths, The Little Emotional Creatures

Moog Synths, The Little Emotional Creatures

Moog synths. Our friends. Our Creatures.

People ask me, “what do you like about your synth?”

“How is this synth, compared to that synth?”

Having worked for every synth, never gifted a synth, and worked long hours, years, decades…

Fighting to turn on an analog synth, patiently getting better and better in my Daw of choice, ableton. It feels good to have them together. They are a team, an emotional group of analog synthesizers.

“What do you like about your synths?”

I love the journey to get synths, my life story. 

As I love each synth, equally.

Moog synths, or any synth, is a big deal. They don’t grow on trees and it takes a lot of work to own your own music studio. I set myself on a mission in college, to build my own studio, and my next mission in life is applying myself, and making music. But the journey did not start here, it started many years ago, playing flute in Louisiana, when I was 8 years old. But that’s not what this blog is about. Let’s get back to it.

My studio after 10 years of grinding. Feb 2018.

“What do you like most about your synths?”

Impossible question – every user experiences a Moog synth differently.

You might find yourself deep into the complexities of a Moog Sub37, more enjoy the modular retreat, the engineer aspect, of a Mother 32.

What is a moog synth?

A moog synth is something we teach and learn from.

A moog synth is a hand crafted creature, built by engineers, product developers, project managers, developers, admins, managers, and thought leaders. Moog is more than a synth to the users. Here’s my Moog story.

What’s a moog synth, to we.

We teach you to pulsate with the beat, without FX, allowing you to completely live.

Moog synths need air but under the right restrictions or limitations, it will quickly impress any artist.

But some times we compress our Moog Synths…

We compress the mother fudge out of you…

Other times.

We remove the compression.

And let it win… all while trying to find that perfect balance.

From my old instagram.

Moog synths sound best with friends.

Moog Synths are like little creatures

Living and breathing through out the track, and through out our studios.

We are still learning about each of you too, some of these synths beyond our moog synth, for some, are actually older than us.

My first studio setup in Austin, TX. In June, 2014. Only owned 1 synth.

Most days, these moog synths teach us to be better producers, better musicians, better artists, better people.

We have a weird thing with our personal synths, little personal pets, little creatures that require love & attention… and drum machines, it’s like a relationship.

We work to keep them living. We provide electricity, they provide emotions.

So, we try not to give our Moog synths limitations…

We all love the experience, having a Moog synth – is ownership of a hand crafted, or hand repaired, creature.

Some synths, simply living on the edge of death because the previous owner didn’t take care.

But now Moog synth, now you are in my studio, we will take good care of you.

Welcome to the party.

You can check out my free loop and sample business, @ Starting to build a music label within Musicblip as of last week. Excited to release more soon.

Optimizing Car Purchases

Optimizing Car Purchases

Really glad I sold this thing.

I needed to optimize my purchase fast.

July 17, 2013 – I decided to get out of my Truck and into a 135i bmw.

4 wrecks in 2 years.

Never once my fault.

3 times people ran into it while it was parked.

Nearly 5k per accident, lucky one covered a couple.

135i 09, traded for a Prius, people laughed at me.

But now I own a home and paid down most of my student loans, who’s laughing meow.

The care would sorta equalize over 80mph, and pushing it around 140mph it felt like we were driving roughly 50mph…

Of course curbs and cars come at you a tiny bit faster but I thought it was one of the coolest experiences of my Dallas North Tollway Lives…

Rest easy little bmw.

Son, maybe buying an expensive car seems cool, feels like a great idea, but when you consider the logic of your monthly expenses…

here’s something I made in excel a few years ago.

Understanding when to optimize, when to spend, and knowing how expensive things are is key. Notice I was spending $550 per month for rent and my student loans are $300 a month.

Getting my monthly total down to $1,380, was better than spending 5k every few months because someone wanted to run into my little sports car.

Pretend you are you, 15 years from now, will this car be that relevant?

Or just cool today?

Hybrid from BMW

Moving to a hybrid helped me save money in gas, gas was expensive these years and for what it’s worth, keeping my monthly expense in gas low, allowed me to live in a nice area.

I had to drive more than others but I was able to drive more and it not be a problem. It allowed me to drive and take a snowboarding trip, when I barely had much money, considering how expensive everything is in America… having a few bucks here and there, is a big deal.

If I can pass any advice, moving from hybrid from BMW, … Consider opportunity costs, and if having a nice vehicle will increase your profits tomorrow, get nice vehicle, it works for hiphop artists and real estate agents and for me..

I work from home, I’m the nerdy person who executives enjoy talking with about advanced technology, and that doesn’t mean you will be cool in your Hybrid, not like me!

The gas savings alone was enough to afford another vehicle. If that doesn’t explain how expensive gas can become, consider forecasting, running sum of values never hurt anyone.

The 2019 Measles Media Campaign

The 2019 Measles Media Campaign

The 2019 measles media campaign is off to a great start!

We are excited to tell you about all the important pieces of our Measles Media Campaign but first, let’s cover the ground rules, and this will serve to help us understand the logic behind the measles campaign.

  • Pick a topic known for debate, CHECK.
  • Pick a topic without any clear winners in a debate. CHECK.
  • Spam it across the news & social media. CHECK.
  • Generate more content than anyone can handle. CHECK.

Wow, it’s on facebook, linkedin…

It helps vaccine companies, profit. CHECK.

Measles on the news – but WHY

Lots of excitement in the air the past few days, that’s because every major news company, the media companies that are “for profit” and owned by biased political parties. Those guys/gals are starting to dump measles stories to the top of their website.

From a digital marketing perspective, most people aren’t really talking about WHY this is happening and I’m sure there’s plenty of reasoning for or against, I just want to point out one tiny factoid.

Doctors, nurses, everyone at the hospital is a benefactor to success of this media campaign.

Now, you have a bunch of highly intelligent people, who are dependent on this money funnel to pay for X, Y, Z… And willing to debate.

Maybe I’m wrong, but you’re not hear for me to tell you I may be completely full of shit, but so are you, and you have to be crazy not to think you are a little full of shit.

That’s what these media companies are betting on too.

Everyone will become a know it all, and someone will think they know a little bit more, and take the time to enlighten them. Then someone else says something, and BOOM. We got a viral media campaign that is ONLY a sales funnel.

Wow, vaccines, healthcare, and news that pushes people to get more vaccines and healthcare…

Ahh, I need this vaccine after reading 10% of these media campaigns.

They hire a writer, the writer has been working on this post, and getting quotes from doctors, for months. Months before these stories got any air, why weren’t you concerned about measles? Because media wasn’t telling you that you needed to be concerned.

Wait wait… I want to get back to this logic…

If I look at this like a sales funnel,… Oh my, it is a sales funnel, and it has every quality and characteristic of a sales funnel but yet, we do not consider these topics to be a part of a sales pitch!

That seems ODD.

When I was building my tableau consulting company, the second time, I learned a lot about digital marketing and fake content used to drive traffic OR distract people from more important events…

Wow, a measles scare. CHECK.


But wait, the logic is… you want to talk about something, and have a solution.

You built a blog post, and you funnel me through the FEAR, and explain the solution…

And you’re telling me you’re 100% disconnected from ANY profit…

Sounds like a funnel, a profit funnel, a spammy profit funnel that looks like bullshit.

Today, Measles is on LinkedIn, Facebook, and many more social platforms. Below, you won’t find a path forward, rather it’s talking about, WHY Measles media is on your feed and logically talking through the profit funnel everyone seems to be missing.

Why is Measues on my linkedin today…

It’s because the vaccine company is going to earn more money than the 99% of you will ever understand. Period. The end. Nothing more.

Stop pretending.

99% of the population, who are not insanely rich, are the only people talking about this topic right now. So, wake up fam.

As you you may or may not understand or know, today, the top 1% of the population controls all of the wealth in the world, and they also control media. 90% of media is owned by 6 companies, the illusion of choice is obvious but that’s if you don’t care to study who owns what.

Most people don’t care to see where media companies align politically, and that’s why citizens united just purchased the presidency right from under our noses. Not my nose, my nose was running around trying to tell everyone what’s happening, the lies being told, but no one wanted to listen. Yet, here we are, talking about a topic people are all willing to be the local village expert or idiot.

Not done talking politics just yet…

You might think, “oh man, Obama was dope, I miss Obama today..” But did you know Obama allowed citizens united to happen? Do you care that the top 1% can legally buy the election?

They literally buy votes, legally.

And are causing a lot of the fear you will see today, and tomorrow. Measles will come and go like the wind, and tomorrow it will be another big problem that doesn’t speak of the corruption… Sad…

Sad mostly because if you actually googled how to cure the measles, you would laugh your ass off.

If you google about measles, you can easily find the cure, it is as easy as relaxing, resting, drinking water, and taking vitamins.

Googling it, you find false narratives like…

The number of measles cases in the United States has significantly dropped in recent decades due to immunizations. However, the disease has not been completely eliminated. In fact, there were 189 cases of measles in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The truth is not immunizations, that can’t be the truth because there is no way of studying causations with correlations, which is the exact argument people use to say non-vaccine people are wrong!

The truth is – technology, education, knowledge and facts evolve.

Fear, is created. Similar to vaccines. Created for a reason, to profit.

Vaccines are profitable if people fear the disease. Ergo, fear it.

A vaccine can not contribute to the drop in measles, only opinionated people can say that and they are also going to argue the exact same thing if you try to prove them wrong so – stop. Just stop right now.

Both parties, are arguing the exact same logic, and it’s another peanut butter and jelly topic.

Measles got you raging?

You’re not sick, you’re human, you passionate about the topic and have something to say…

But… I have to tell you what just happened – before you haul off and pay the man…

How about you wash your damn hands when you go out, and stop falling victim to profit media campaigns.

Did you share the story? Did you get blocked by a friend yet? You probably have seen a few arguments happen today because of the measles media campaign.

You’re falling victim to Fear media.

You probably didn’t know the political campaign of Trump took a MAJOR impact the past few days, weeks, months, literally badges are kicking down doors…

They need to distract their core following, and they know their following. They know they are anti vaccinators and they will be very busy with this story instead of reading about…

The FBI sorta did this thing called an indictment of Roger Stone

Chances are, no one will read it, it’s long and talks about how the Trump campaign logically used illegal activities to do stuff but if you can’t read it, why should I give you a cliff note, it’s likely one of the most important things to happen in politics and it has received literally no news since it happened because in our country, politics controls the news, and everyone will share this vaccine scare instead! If you’re one of those low lives who isn’t a billionaire and thinks media isn’t biased political pieces of crap, then you did not pay attention to the elections or US history.

That’s the end game for Trump campaign, push media that doesn’t negatively impact his campaign and distracts his following from keeping up the online troll factory of “you’re the problem, not me.”

Seems smart really, if you break it down… Trump’s core followers are anti-VX people, and so was Trump, during his campaign. So this particular topic, having a massive media sprawl, and no one wants to point out the elephant in the room?

Measles cure is the same as if you had a flu or cold, so why is media acting like it’s the end of time? Ah right, profit and distractions.

Measles resembles a common flu/cold, and can be cured the exact same way too.

It’s not the 1700’s – we will not see a major loss because of the measles.

It’s not a complex problem and we have solved it without media campaigns for 100’s of years, it wasn’t until recently that companies realized they could profit from vaccines and also control the media in a way that makes it seem like it’s legit news. Because when you look at it, it’s a legit reporter, doing their job, to report and read a teleprompter. If you think they are in control of their output, you are probably working through a lot of cognitive dissonance, I feel for you, I too have my own problems with cognitive dissonance.

We will see a lot of media because they can afford it, every hour someone is scared, running to the doctor to get a vaccine that spend MONEY.

That MONEY is going into the hands of big pharma. That’s all that’s happening.

Vaccine talk is where you get the crazy people who are passionate about the topics, openly speaking about the data and research they have gained from hours if not YEARS of research.

SO WHY THE F*** do we care about measles?

Because people are getting RETIREMENT rich, with this one tiny media sprint.

If you’re re-sharing, or talking about it, you’re a part of a few people buying a yacht.


OH really? This is news? Something you can cure, by googling it…

So this entire BLURB isn’t going to increase the stock price of some big pharma company, and they don’t have their hand in the pockets of every person in the industry?

Sure, these companies don’t have lobbyists, they are non-profit, looking out for their customers, they care about checks and balances and would NEVER hire someone to keep them out of trouble and would never want national press about measles.

Why would they hide dangerous information about children being harmed, that’s not great news!!!

Okay, sure, I forgot vaccines are completely free and have no negative side effects.

I’m sure health professionals love this kind of bullshit. Getting billionaires more billions because they pump a little bit of news, when they could be focusing on the political corruption, they could be focusing on homeless ness, they could be focusing on anything else but instead they are focusing on the measles and the majority of everyone you know, helped surface that “for profit” media campaign.

They helped by sharing a sales funnel, packed into a very argumentative conversation.

Hospitals love telling people what to do…

Just as much as they love telling women to avoid birthing centers and forcing them through their pregnancy, just so you can push a bunch of chemicals into their child.

After having a kid, learning about the business of being born, and also studying up on vaccines. It was easy to learn that a lot of these ad campaigns are only to generate profit, to piss people off and make them share, chat, comment, like, argue, debate, and that’s why every single ARTICLE is covered from head to toe with ad space.

That’s not to keep the lights on, that’s because they are going to earn millions off of a story that should have no impact to our news/media but because it drives millions of people to the hospital, to drive tens of millions of dollars back to the vaccine company, who really benefits when we come together and can’t find a simple thing to agree on.

That’s the key though, these companies don’t want us to agree, they don’t want us to come together with a factual opinion about anything because facts do not profit, facts do not sell news papers, facts do NOT move the needle in media.

So what’s next?

Regrettably, we are all programmed to be trigger happy because of all of the corruption that’s right in our face, factual information is available in simple API’s, but who knows how to work those things?

So now, we are all quick to jump into witch hunts, and spend hours of time helping billionaires get more rich.

I noticed one key thing in all the arguments about vaccine/non-vx… they are people, arguing with people, and none of them are billionaires.

The arguing is driving more traffic, more fear, and less facts into the problems we are facing, which is pretty clear… profit fueled media campaigns.


Less corrupt media, PLEASE.

Clean up your act.

This has nothing to do with anyones professional career and because it’s completely corrupt and for profit, I feel LinkedIn is in on the money if it’s able to break through their trending media feed.

Which stands to say, they are in on the take too.

Which isn’t surprising, their core founders like getting on their political tower, only to be cut down at the knee by people with less to benefit by political parties.

If is now a source of bullshit, where will the average professional navigate towards?

Facebook is trending down, snapchat just had another huge PR push to save their stock price, and here we are with, starting to cover the twisted media stream built to help vaccine companies earn more stupid money off of misguided people.

Where do you stand on this topic? Do you see the connections?

By Tyler Garrett
5 ways to pretend to get over the Google+ Shutdown

5 ways to pretend to get over the Google+ Shutdown

Did you hear about the google+ shutdown?

Here’s 5 ways to pretend to get over the Google+ shutdown.

  1. Pretend to care about baths
  2. Pretend to care about yoga
  3. Pretend to care about yourself
  4. Pretend to care about other people
  5. Pretend to care about a hipster

#1 Pretend to care about baths.

Pretending to care about baths is one thing, but also pretend others care about it, by sharing pictures of yourself on twitter, or instagram. Because everyone is interested.

  • Bathing, immersion in a fluid
    • Bathtub, a large open container for water, in which a person may wash their body
    • Public bathing, a public place where people bathe
  • Thermae, ancient Roman public bathing facilities
hey, take a bath.

Take a bath with cloths on and you’re set.

My pants are wet.

Or dress and candles.

Dress, tub, that is relaxing.

clothes bath time.

#2 Pretend to care about yoga.

After several years enjoying yoga for the healthy benefits, I’m starting to realize the monetizing missed because I was focused on getting healthy and flexible. There’s an entire world of people who do yoga, share it on social media, and pretend it’s big deal.

I challenge you to pretend to care about yoga, and in a big way.

Change someones way of yoga-ing.

Make up a new yogi-wordi.

Inspire some one go yoguh.

Pretending to care about Google+ shutdown is key to sounding really technical, but the truth to pretending about anything, is a good list of things to pretend to care about. Like Yoga!

Who doesn’t have a yoga time in their life?

Pretending to care about yoga is about as hip as it gets but to be full granola, you need to do at least 30 days straight, and share your adventures each day. Perfecting one pose is key to building a brand to giving a shit about yoga.

great yoga stretch.

Being proud of doing nothing, in a picture, is really fun.

Watch how this yoga champion does nothing.

a perfect balancing thing.

Make sure the image has a better view than your yoga skills, and you will always be the best on your instagram feed!

you have no idea how benefits this feels.

Benefiting your body with each movement, capturing it, and pretending yoga is your life for a few months will probably capture the attention of your relatives and closest friends!

Hey everyone, while on vacation, I also exercised.

#3 Pretend to care about yourself

Pretending to care about yourself is easy when you finally stop procrastinating about doing yoga.

Pretending to care about yourself is a great way to get social acceptance really quickly!

Be sure to blast out a lot of random shit to your friends and family over your cellphone.

omg omg omg

Pretend others care about you caring about yourself!

If they are next to you, text them about how much better your day is than most people that are near you. But it’s good to have them near you.

When you’re hanging out, get on your phone.

Nothing says you’re having a good day like staring at your phone for an endless amount of time, without any thought about when the last time you took a break from facebook.

In an elevator? Get on your phone and tell someone about how great your day is and show them something you can do.

In the car, get on your phone and tell people how good you look.

#4 Pretend to care about other people

Find a quick minute to post about something, that implicates you in a good light. Drop politics, voting, all that important stuff – keep it simple. If you get a chance to update your facebook picture to something helpful looking, you’re gold for a few months.

Pretend you care about someone else, and sing a song for them.

But it’s really about the picture, and you don’t know anything about playing music.

Look at my guitar.

When did caring about someone matter beyond the image, and if the image doesn’t happen, it didn’t happen. So that’s important to know before dealing with any non-image engagement. Screw that.

Nothing says you give a shit, like a picture of an old doctor.

“Hmm, science and shit.”

You know I care when I have doctor eyes on you.

Look at my gold watch too, that screams I care about you, and your time.

Glad we had this important discussion. I’m married.

Post a hopeful picture on your facebook and pretend it’s you helping some old person, and say something like.

“It feels great to help others.”

Great idea.

#5 Pretend to care about a hipster.

Not all hipsters, just a hipster.

Wow, you don’t live in Austin do you.

Beards covering double chins are the new classic hipster.

Skinny jeans are comfortable but hey,… You damn hipster.

Let’s pretend hipsters are a big problem, and pretend we need to care about people who are super super hipster.

who me?

No not you, stock image hipster girl.

We are talking about all the hipsters that take a lot of time out of their week to prepare for practically zero interactions with people. But take an exuberant amount of time getting ready, preparing, and potentially exercising to the point that it’s considered weird.

Are they laughing at me.

Hipsters are equally as important as Google+ shutting down their entire social media forum.

Google is about as annoying as that annoying hipster person…

Deleting everything… lol

Come on now.

Deleting everything seems a bit rash.

But I understand, from a digital marketing perspective, it makes sense.