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  • Gosinicc @ Buzzbin

    Gosinicc @ Buzzbin

    On a recent Friday night in January, goodsoundwaves took a trip to Buzzbin’s new Kenmore location to capture Gosinicc’s rock performance. Ethan Boggs and his band put on a show filled with angst and energy. Gosinicc is singer/songwriter Ethan Boggs (aka Gosinicc), bassist Nicc, lead guitarist Triggy, guitarist Hank, and drummer/percussionist Toni DeVoe. Audio for […]


  • gsw E006 – Lauren Brabson

    gsw E006 – Lauren Brabson

    Coach Cletus and The Other Guy had the opportunity to interview Barberton, Ohio’s singer/songwriter Lauren Brabson. Join use as we learn about how she got started in music as well as the story behind the songs on her first release, “Sad Girl Blues”. She also talks to us about her album “Gypsy” which, like “Sad Girl Blues”, was recorded and released in 2022.


  • An Introduction Video

    An Introduction Video

    Now that I’ve had the opportunity to record more than a few (new) friends’ performances, I felt drawn to making a sort of compilation video. Here’s the results of scratching that itch. Thank you to Joe Nock, Josee McGee, J.J. Vicars, Lauren Brabson, The 2 J’s, and The Scenic Route for participating in the Sessions […]


  • The Scenic Route @ Jerzees

    The Scenic Route @ Jerzees

    On Friday the 13th of January 2023, The Scenic Route performed at Jerzees in Belden Village. Their set consisted mostly of covers with a few originals included. I had problems with the recording from the field recorder I had connected to the stage mixer, so a lot of what you hear was captured with the cell phone camera mics.


  • Lauren Brabson @ goodsoundwaves

    Lauren Brabson @ goodsoundwaves

    Lauren Brabson is a singer/songwriter from Barberton, Ohio. Last year was an eventful year for Lauren, with her first realease, “Sad Girl Blues”, followed shortly by her full length album, “Gypsy”. She visited goodsoundwaves to record a podcast episode and to perform a selection of her original songs, including an exclusive track or two.


  • Hello, 2023!

    Hello, 2023!

    Last year was the first full year of recording artists in my little home studio. This year will be my first full year of recording artists on location, and for recording video of performances. This will be the second year of the goodsoundwaves podcast. There’s a fun year ahead. We are currently trying to complete […]


  • Thank You for 2022

    Thank You for 2022

    First of all, thank you to J.J. Vicars for use of his new track “Twistin’ and Turnin’” for this video. Thank you also to all the musicians and friends that I had the opportunity to engage with over the past year. 2022 was the year that, with urging from some of those same friends, goodsoundwaves […]


  • PreSonus PM-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Stereo Pair

    PreSonus PM-2 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone Stereo Pair

    I added a pair of PreSonus PM-2 mics to my setup as an affordable overhead mic option for tracking acoustic drums. They are small (normal for this type of mic) and lightweight which is helpful when you’re trying to balance and hold them on a boom mic stand without tipping over. These also double as […]


  • Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone

    Shure SM7B Dynamic Microphone

    This is a truly dynamic microphone in that it’s handled everything I’ve thrown at it with ease. I mostly use this for in-studio vocals but it’s part of my drum recording setup as well. With vocals the Shure SM7B excels at capturing a warmth I haven’t been able to catch with other dynamic mics. If […]


  • Josee McGee – Someone You Believe In (Lyric Video)

    Josee McGee – Someone You Believe In (Lyric Video)

    I really fell in love with this song when Josee performed it for the goodsoundwaves Sessions Video Series. It’s song about always being someone you believe in, and it has a seasonal appeal.


  • Josee McGee @ goodsoundwaves

    Josee McGee @ goodsoundwaves

    I was describing this video series to my sister when she recommended I reach out to a particular singer/songwriter she knew of from her not-too-distant barista days. So, thanks to her, I get to present to you Josee McGee, a gifted musician with a soothingly soulful voice.


  • Joe Nock @ goodsoundwaves

    Joe Nock @ goodsoundwaves

    I encouraged my friend Joe Nock to come over and play something for the camera. He’s a funny guy with a fantastic voice. For this video he sat on the drum throne behind the Alesis electronic drums, and had some fun with the kick drum. This performance consists of pieces of several of his different […]


  • Lo-Watt Radio @ Kent Folk Fest

    Lo-Watt Radio @ Kent Folk Fest

    The first time I photographed Lo-Watt Radio was at the 2011 Kent Folk Fest in Kent, Ohio. We had previously met during our very first attempt to record video of a band interview in my apartment basement. Here are some photos from their performance, from back in 2011.


  • Lo-Watt Radio @ Kent Stage

    Lo-Watt Radio @ Kent Stage

    In November of 2011, I photographed Lo-Watt Radio as they performed on the Kent Stage in Kent, Ohio. It was a fun show with a lively audience. Here are pictures from their set.


  • The 2 J’s @ Sadie Renee’s

    The 2 J’s @ Sadie Renee’s

    In August of 2013 my son and I took photos of The 2 J’s performing at Sadie Renee’s in Canton, Ohio. At the time the group consisted of Smokin’ Joe Rodak and Julio Guidone.


  • Stimpy’s Revenge @ Freakstomp

    Stimpy’s Revenge @ Freakstomp

    Back in mid-August of 2018 I travelled to Freakstomp to take some pictures of Stimpy’s Revenge. It turned out they were playing under a big carnival tent with a small but decent crowd enjoying their tunes.


  • The 2 J’s – Everybody’s Happy

    The 2 J’s – Everybody’s Happy

    Singer/songwriter J.Me.K delivers a bluesy original, co-written with lead guitarist Smokin’ Joe Rodak. This is the title track to their forthcoming album, “Everybody’s Happy”. The audio in the video is the official acoustic track. The video is from two phone cameras that captured the original performance with 4K video.


  • gsw E005 – J.J. Vicars

    gsw E005 – J.J. Vicars

    The Reverend Double J sat down with Coach Cletus and The Other Guy for some questions. J.J. Vicars shares about his influences, inspirations, instruments, and more in this 45 minute episode. Background instrumental tracks are from J.J.’s earlier releases. All are available for purchase (and some optionally for free) from his website.


  • J.J. Vicars @ Tiki Underground

    J.J. Vicars @ Tiki Underground

    We recently recorded audio and video of our friend, local recording artist, J.J. Vicars, as he performed a non-stop three hour set at Tiki Underground in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. J.J. performed in front of a packed house. There was a lot of energy in the room. He played high tempo songs with precision for a […]


  • Ohio Hippies Smoke Shop Halloween Show

    Ohio Hippies Smoke Shop Halloween Show

    Here’s video of the musicians and a mad scientist from the party. The Anyhoos performed first followed by The 2 J’s. Both acts are from Alliance, Ohio. The entertainment was capped off by a mad scientist (Professor Culpepper) showing us how to carve and light a pumpkin WITH SCIENCE! Video and sound was hastily recorded […]


  • gsw E004 – Davey Squires

    gsw E004 – Davey Squires

    In our fourth installment we interview local musician and podcast host Davey Squires.  Coach Cletus and The Other Guy co-host this conversation with a local scene fixture. He’s winding down his “California 99” national tour. We talked about his tour as well as his local music involvement. We’re introduced to one of his favorite instruments […]


  • Sessions E001 – The Anyhoos

    Sessions E001 – The Anyhoos

    In late April goodsoundwaves took a short drive to Alliance, Ohio to record our friends, The Anyhoos, at their rehearsal session. This recording has been made into the first Sessions podcast! DOWNLOAD the performance for FREE This was the first time that I ever recorded audio on location. I recorded this with a Zoom H4n […]


  • gsw E003 – Cletus Stimpy

    gsw E003 – Cletus Stimpy

    Massillon, Ohio musician Cletus Stimpy joins us for a discussion about his experience with music, as well as his current and his future plans. Cletus Stimpy survived brain surgery, maintaining his playing abilities. He’s now a part of the informal effort to bring live music back to Ohio. Stimpy would like to give a shout […]


  • gsw E002 – Smokin’ Joe Rodak

    gsw E002 – Smokin’ Joe Rodak

    In this episode of the goodsoundwaves podcast your hosts interview Alliance Ohio’s Smokin’ Joe Rodak.  He’s been playing guitar for over 50 years and teaching for more than 40.  Smokin’ Joe has taught countless local artists how to play guitar and bass.  He’s been in at least a dozen bands and he’s working on new material with […]


  • gsw E001 – Introductions

    gsw E001 – Introductions

    In our first official podcast episode our hosts take turns introducing themselves and the show. Joe Nock starts us off, with The Other Guy following. The podcast is closed out with an original song, “Devil’s Park Bench” by Joe Nock. Thank you for listening!


  • Rich Moore

    Rich Moore

    Musician, Conductor I met Rich when an artist I was recording arranged for him to play drums for a recording session. He was polite, courteous, and a proficient drummer. Rich studied Instrumental Conducting at Kent State University.


  • Jesse Myers

    Jesse Myers

    Singer, Songwriter Jesse has recorded with goodsoundwaves as lead singer of The Anyhoos. His band performed for the first goodsoundwaves SESSIONS podcast episode. Jesse sings and plays guitar and piano. www.theanyhoos.com


  • J.Me.K

    J.Me.K

    Singer, Songwriter, Recording Artist J.Me.K has recorded with goodsoundwaves as lead vocalist for The 2 J’s. She is a singer/songwriter and plays guitar and harmonica. Her smooth raspy voice compels you to listen. www.the2jsohio.com


  • Davey Squires

    Davey Squires

    Singer, Songwriter, Podcast Guest Davey is a multi-instrumentalist. He has been touring with his musician friends as part of The Davey Squires Experience. He hosts a podcast and is active in the local music community. www.daveysquires.com


  • Glenn

    Glenn

    The Father Figure My dad has a huge beer can collection. Nearly all of the cans on my walls were his duplicates. He’s helped goodsoundwaves is his own fatherly ways.


  • Josee McGee

    Josee McGee

    Singer, Songwriter I invited Josee to participate in the goodsoundwaves SESSIONS project based off my sister’s enthusiastic recommendation. Josee is a very capable guitar player who writes honest, relatable music. The real treat is when she starts singing; she has what must be a natural gift. What I can’t understand is how she’s not straight […]


  • Lauren Brabson

    Lauren Brabson

    Singer, Songwriter, Podcast Guest Lauren is a singer/songwriter from Barberton, Ohio. She released her first original music in 2022. She has been actively performing and sharing her art. Lauren sings and plays guitar. Visit Lauren’s Facebook


  • Connor Seemann

    Connor Seemann

    Musician, Production Assistant Connor is a friend that helps around at the home studio. Occasionally we’ll record his ideas for some extra practice tracking and mixing. Connor is a singer/songwriter and plays guitar.


  • Kristin Jenae

    Kristin Jenae

    Poet, Recording Artist Kristin is a poet that has recorded with goodsoundwaves. She’s helped me wrap my mind around performance poetry. She graduated from Mount Union University. The photo is of her dog, Gus.


  • Joe Nock

    Joe Nock

    Podcast Co-Host Joe is an indie singer/songwriter. He is a co-host on the goodsoundwaves podcast. www.joenock.com


  • Julio Guidone

    Julio Guidone

    Vocalist Julio is a rocker in every sense. I recorded him a couple of times while I was figuring out the basics. He’s a retired Marine with vocals reminiscent of Dylan. He’s most at ease with performing classic rock covers. Julio was formerly lead vocalist for The 2 J’s.


  • Smokin’ Joe Rodak

    Smokin’ Joe Rodak

    Studio Musician, Talent Introductions Joe is an experienced songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He teaches guitar and bass. He’s come to be known as “Smokin’ Joe” because of his perceived speed and accuracy on guitar. Joe has introduced me to several artists that had recorded with goodsoundwaves. www.smokinjoerodak.com


  • J.J. Vicars

    J.J. Vicars

    The Reverend Double J, Recording Artist J.J. is an indie singer/songwriter with a great deal of live performing experience. I’ve had the opportunity to record several tracks with him and his supporting artists. His performance at Tiki Underground in November 2022 was the first goodsoundwaves SESSIONS video. www.jjvicars.com


  • Coach Cletus

    Coach Cletus

    Podcast Co-Host, Studio Musician Cletus is an indie singer/songwriter with a great deal of live performing experience. He’s here to bring his insight as an active musician with intimate knowledge of the local festival scene. Cletus is a co-host of the goodsoundwaves podcast. He’s a goodsoundwaves studio musician, often contributing drum parts for other artists. […]


  • Amanda

    Amanda

    Voiceovers, Production Assistant, My Better Half One of the ways Amanda helps out is by doing voiceovers for podcasts, such as helping me introduce songs from The Anyhoos on the SESSIONS podcast. She’s also the voice of “Whatever sounds good.” at the beginning and end of much of our original content. She’s also been known […]


  • Nicholas

    Nicholas

    Inspiration, Artist, Studio Musician Nick’s the inspiration for the home studio. My son told me I was whistling off key and the rest is history. He marched for his high school and college marching bands, playing the trumpet. The symbol I affectionately call the “Brass Clef” was drawn by him; I think it’s brilliant. He’s […]


  • More Free Stuff

    More Free Stuff

    These are links to some of our favorite resources for royalty-free sample and beat downloads as well as a great free program to sequence them.


  • binaryEXPLOSION – Something

    binaryEXPLOSION – Something

    It’s my lady’s birthday so I went and put together this track to go with her gift. I used samples and virtual instruments to create the sound. I also had fun playing with some filters to make things sound a little different occasionally thru the mix. I don’t know who actually sang the two different […]


  • Gator G-MIX-12 PU Pop-Up Mixer Case

    Gator G-MIX-12 PU Pop-Up Mixer Case

    I mounted my TASCAM Model 16 mixer into this case to protect it when goodsoundwaves records on location, mostly for the gsw Sessions podcast. From my experience,. there aren’t a lot of readily available cases for mixers as big as the Model 16. This case fits, plus there’s room for a power conditioner at the […]


  • MiniGrand

    MiniGrand

    I absolutely love this virtual instrument! AIR Music Tech created a virtual grand piano that’s really impressive. I use this with my MIDI controllers such as the AKAI MPK249 or the Nektar Impact LX88+ to create convincing piano tracks for in-studio recording. The controls allow you to change the reverb from near zero to a […]


  • The Scenic Route @ Jerzees

    The Scenic Route @ Jerzees

    Back in May, my lady and I went to watch The Scenic Route perform at Jerzees in the Belden Village part of Canton, Ohio. I took some pictures with my cell phone and processed them in Lightroom. Here’s some selections.