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.
“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…
We remove the compression.
And let it win… all while trying to find that perfect balance.
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.
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, @ www.musicblip.com. Starting to build a music label within Musicblip as of last week. Excited to release more soon.
I never really shared much about my opinion on other topics and after awhile, digital marketing felt like chasing a bull.
My sons first trip to the zoo offers a great way to find new things to talk about, exciting pictures to add to my journey, and of course, pictures relating to the text is key.
It would take me days, hours, never minutes, and never truly feel creative if it’s repetitive blogging.
Does it take days? Hours? Minutes? How creative are you if you’re not blogging about more than one topic?
Taking forever to release content?
Maybe you need to make content that isn’t so complicated?
Have you tried writing about something more exciting or interesting?
The data does not lie – it just takes a long time to make sense of what to do with the data. And boy let me tell you, if you have an idea right now, and started blogging about it, by the end of the year you could very easily be generating multiple sources of revenue.
Also, one looming fact…
My friends and family ain’t gonna read nothing about some technical shit, but share a picture of my baby or an animal, well now you’re blogging. Play to the market baby!
And if you’re the type of person who doesn’t like to read more than a little bit of the post, then let me at least explain one more thing before you bounce. Don’t mess with the bull unless you want the horns.
What I mean by that… If you build the pipeline of traffic, people will keep coming and expecting you to be at the end, and if you’re not willing to support the business, it will crumble.
Blogging about blogging, traveling, or nothing is much easier from an output perspective.
There’s an interesting amount of anxiety and stress that comes with blogging about one topic.
So, don’t start that way. Also, just start, you should blog about trying to start. Fight against the fear of the unknown is another piece of this but because I know it, and I wish I started earlier because it’s bloody easy.
Hopefully, you’re picking up what I’m trying to put down, blogging is easy.
Blogging is easy, so stop waiting for someone to give you a winning lottery ticket.
Seriously, waiting is the worst possible mistake you can make if you have the desire to get ahead.
There was a pressure to building my own business and the pressure was because of all the unknowns and fact content online that never teaches you the true path to monetizing your time.
Almost like releasing a song I produced. Then sending it to someone via email.
Hoping they actually open the email, let alone listen to 100% of the song.
A pressure from a digital perspective with very few logical steps to take, a mindful of information, and a bunch of digital marketing non-sense from “thought leaders,” who don’t really know what’s happening.
Early on building my first few blogs…
My day-to-day grind before Tyler Garrett dot com, it felt like a gradient of decisions, and nothing really stuck out.
Plus, trying to isolate on a single topic is not very exciting because our lives aren’t 100% focused on one topic.
We are not gradient decision makers, we are dynamic decision makers, and tend to lean more towards success.
Basically – Single topic blogging disables the ability to really share much beyond that single topic. Especially if it’s your business.
And from a digital marketing perspective, it’s boring building thousands of links that say “something service.”
But Tyler, I have a Face of a Troll.
We can’t all look like a 10 out of 10 and take pictures of our perfect faces, or butts, for money on Instagram, and maybe Instagram isn’t your cup of tea. So, have you considered blogging? It’s cool, Instagram is full of fake account bots and you only get 1 website link.
I believe enjoying blogging again is key to my sanity.
I used to walk and blog. Voice to text about technology. I believe enjoying blogging is key to giving yourself an outlet to talk to someone.
Without whiteboarding your ideas on paper, how do you progress your ideas, and how do you move from where you are today?
Mount Bonnell is a beautiful view that every Austin Texas visitor or native should notice. In this blog post, we are going take you on a journey of Mount Bonnell, and at the end, we will give you 6 relevant links to learn more about one of the best views in Austin Texas.
Charlie enjoying the breeze at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas.
To ensure you’re prepared for the journey ahead of you, bring water, get the address saved in your phone, and check out our blog post on Mount Bonnell, a classic view in the Live Music capital, Austin, Texas.
Mount Bonnell Hiking is Beautiful
Enjoy the lush scenery that is Austin’s Mount Bonell, also know as Covert Park. Photos by my wife Isabelle and myself, Tyler Garrett.
A beautiful view of a few at Mount Bonnell in Austin, Texas.
Covert Park at Mount Bonnell is a 5.1-acre historic linear park with a prominent overlook that is one of the most visited sites in Austin.
Mount Bonnell is a 775-foot-high outcrop along the eastern shore of Lake Austin.
The peak of the overlook is a craggy limestone outcropping surrounded by a forested area of live oak, ash juniper, persimmon and mountain laurel that spans the slope between Mount Bonnell Road and the trails at the top of the park.
Here’s my new desktop on my laptop. It’s worth the trip and small hike up a set of stairs.
My beautiful family and desktop background image.
A cliff in the park. Mount Bonnell offers sweeping views on the main trail.
Getting to Mount Bonnell is a small hike! Bring the backpack.
Here’s my wife and son, hiking up Mount Bonnell.
We walked a few flights of stairs to get to the views above and if you’re looking to get to the view, be prepared for a little hike!
PRO TIP: The parking lot was interesting and if you keep driving past everyone parked, you will find parking past the main staircase closer than everyone else! Bring water and a snack because it’s a little bit of a hike.
That wetness in the picture is DOG PEE… Mount Bonnell Dog pee…
Mount Bonnell hike up offers a few great places for your hairy friends. Meet Charlie, our little sassy dog.
Dancing at Mount Bonnell with my son, Andoni.
The stairs aren’t too bad! As you get to the very top of the hill, you’re a few stairs away, don’t get your hopes up, and keep on moving to the top.
Mount Bonnell stairs with Tyler Garrett and his son Andoni Garrett.
Plenty of places to relax at Mount Bonnell in Austin Texas!
If you need to take a break, at the end of the trail you can sit on one of many rocks, rock benches, etc.
Park your butt on these rocks at Mount Bonnell…
Mount Bonnell has plenty of places to relax and enjoy the view, here teaching my son about clouds.
Learn about Mount Bonnell:
While part of the allure of Austin includes over 300 days of sunshine per year, those visitors and new residents with more urban experience might find themselves intimidated by the unbelievable variety of outdoor activities that the city has to offer. Whether you’re here for the day or plan on sticking around for a while, Mount Bonnell is a great place to get your outdoor adventures started and witness some of the incredible views the city has to offer. Check out some quick tips for the short hike! Mount Bonnell for Beginners… more…
Beautiful park looming almost 800 feet over Austin.
Trip Advisor scores range between Excellent and Terrible.
Excellent — 58%
Very good — 31%
Average — 9%
Poor — 1%
Terrible — 1%
Hours:5:00 AM – 10:00 PM
LOCATION: 3800 Bonnell Dr, Austin, TX 78731-5846
Mount Bonnell history
Before the establishment of Anglo settlements in the 1830s, Mount Bonnell was traversed by Native American tribes who lived in the area and may have recognized the defensive utility of the sites great height and views. The earliest written account of Mount Bonnell is an 1838 journal entry by George W. Bonnell, a soldier, and journalist.
More stair cases images with my cute kid!
In 1840 Julia Lee Sinks described the area, “The knolls beyond the quarry branch were interspersed with timber, and sometimes though not often, we would see galloping past the open spaces beyond the blanked Indian. The path along the quarry branch, secluded as it was, became their main inlet to the town. It was a sheltered road, never traveled at night by whites, so the Indians claimed right of way, and all full moons brought moccasin tracks in abundance” more…
Finally 6 resources about Mount Bonnell.
Here’s a list of other places to learn more about Mount Bonnell.
Hello readers, yay a blog post. A new post on a new domain.
Welcome to TylerGarrett.com and thanks for reading my first new post on a new domain. TylerGarrett.com is a free resource and a personal blog founded by Tyler.
A new post usually consists of a little context about what you want your blog to be about.
I believe a few topics will suffice.
Technology Demos and walkthroughs.
Growth Hacks and safe SEO tips.
Photography and free stock images.
Music, Mixes, Remixes, etc.
Using data and data visualization to discuss topics.
New posts and new domains moving forward…
My new posts will be about tech, photos, music, growth hacks, and data related to these topics.
My family saying hello from a bluebonnet field in Texas.
Guest blogs will be a place where I will beg some genius to say a few words on a topic or two.
An interview will be a similar case. I’m going to bug people I meet while traveling to answer a few questions on the fly or hopefully people will use the website to sign up for interviews and I will stop bugging strangers.
What’s your next new post going to be? [Nerd Alert]
I’ve been quietly journaling offline for the past few months, mostly technology related, as I’m learning Alteryx’s platform, and boy I’m excited about the future posts too.
Just last week I learned how to use APIs without programming and it wasn’t complex.
So hopefully I will be writing about API usage, a user-friendly guide to using APIs, and sharing the data I’m able to grab.
Next post ideas, I need an idea!
Getting idea’s for posts can come in a lot of fashions, like writing about a hotel you stayed in, taking photos, and giving it a rating.
Another idea is using an automated system to give you ideas.