Calvin Whetstone – Father of All Days [2015]

CW Album cover - jpegFather of All Days is Calvin Whetstone’s self-funded, debut EP.  It is composed of six completely original songs.  Being primarily a pianist, this was a challenging project for me since it is so heavily focused on synths, arps, and pads.  It was my first experience designing my own sounds to use.

Synths, pads, and arps were designed using stock Apple Logic instruments with the exception of some third-party samples used via EXS24.  Almost all the piano tracks were recorded using a Yamaha C5.  The electric piano on “From Ashes” was a Rhodes sample from NI run through a Fender Twin Reverb.

A special thanks to Abel Mendoza, Jason Schoepfer, Peter James, Ian Macintosh, and Chris Gala for help and guidance in designing sounds.  Without these wonderful fellows, I would have been completely lost on this EP.