This podcast is piano instrumental music recorded in 30 minute sections where each note played is to bring glory, honor, and praises to "Him Who sits on the throne, and unto the Lamb". My prayer is that this music will inspire people worldwide to spend time in prayer and in fellowship with our Wonderful Creator. The original Music To Pray By album was recorded in 2002. Over 1,000 copies were given away all over the world. It was recorded via MIDI and was “cleaned up” rhythmically and musically. The audio used was a piano sample from a Roland FP-3 keyboard. Podcasts 1 – 48 were recorded raw using a Yamaha C2 acoustic grand piano in the dining room of our first home and a Roland R-09HR portable audio recorder so there are some background noises and mistakes, but they were kept to a minimum so that there wouldn’t be any distractions during prayer. Now, a Yamaha DC3M4 acoustic grand piano is used to record MIDI. The MIDI is then edited, played back, and recorded through the acoustic piano in my home studio. More details can be found at musictoprayby.com. My heart belongs to Jesus Christ and my desire is that every time I sit down at the piano and play, it is to an audience of One, but the audience of this podcast continues to grow beyond anything I had ever dreamed, and I thank each one of you for seeking out ways to draw near to God, and I pray this ministry continues to contribute and inspire you to continue seeking Him. God bless!
This comprises of the songs left out of the Music To Pray By album "My Father in Heaven". This is the first podcast recorded on my new Yamaha DC7XE3 Grand Piano as well as all new mics and pre-amps. I believe it is the best sounding piano audio I've ever captured. I hope and pray it inspires you to pray and spend time in our Heavenly Father's Presence.
The last podcast to be recorded on my Yamaha DC3M4. It goes away tomorrow, and though it’s only been 4 years, I feel as though I have a tremendous amount of history with that wonderful piano. I actually had to pick and choose from about 2 hours worth of recordings since I’m not sure if the old format will be supported on the new piano. I’m truly excited about the capabilities and the sound of the new Yamaha DC7XE3Pro, but it’s also sad to see my old piano leave the studio. I’m sure it will end up in good hands!
About the podcast – it’s all original except the last song. I had to choose between two really good covers and ended up going with “Oceans” by Hillsong United. It is one of my favorite songs, and though I feel like I barely did the original justice, I hope to do another rendition in a future podcast. I did a lot of playing with this mix, which will likely change noticeably with the new piano. I wanted to make sure the last podcast from the DC3M4 was as good as it could possibly sound, and I think I accomplished that.
I have a number of things to share with you so I apologize in advance for all the non-music posts that are to come over the next week or so. I pray this podcast is a blessing to you.
Yet another all-original podcast. I did use some pretty familiar chord progressions, but I also tried out some new styles. I’m definitely looking forward to trying this podcast out tomorrow morning during my devotional.
Sorry this came a little late. I spent way more time editing than I have in the past largely due to Logic Pro X, the new version of pro audio software I use. Some of the editing techniques I use don’t work the same way unfortunately so I spent bit of time finding workarounds.
May the Joy and Peace of our LORD overwhelm you as you listen and stay your mind on Him!
You may not hear any familiar melodies as this podcast is mostly original. I've adopted a fairly new process to recording the podcast. Rather than attempting to record all 30+ minutes in one sitting, I've just sat at the piano and pressed "record" as the Holy Spirit has led throughout the past quarter. It has been working out okay so far. It also gives me an opportunity to select the best recordings out of many, and there was a really bad 15 minutes of recording I was happy not to have included in this podcast. You may notice that it may have a slightly different sound than previous podcasts. I'm still perfecting the audio recording and mixing aspect of the podcast even after almost 5 years. I pray this podcast encourages you to spend some quality time with our Maker.
I think this might end up being my favorite podcast to date. What God has brought me through over the past 7 months is expressed in this music since even today I fail to grasp the words to properly convey what God has done in me. Even the technical part of getting this recorded was met with enormous opposition. I had hoped to post this on Wednesday, but two completely separate devices in my studio failed - one of them is still dead. Praise the LORD it is finally done as I silently hope my computer doesn't crash before I click "Publish". :-) The two familiar songs I used go way back. The titles are "Holy, Holy, Holy LORD", and "I Love You LORD". I also wrote song with the primary lyrics being, "I stay my mind on You God". I hope to someday make it into a full blown song with verses and a bridge, but I'm not really a lyricist, nor was Moses a speaker so we'll see where it goes. I pray this podcast blesses you as much as it has blessed me and thank you for your patience. I'll post an update within the next couple of weeks regarding some of my future plans for this ministry and life in general though His Kingdom will I seek first.
In this podcast, I used songs Soundwave prepared for DCYC - they are "Strong Enough to Save", "Your Name High", "Forever Reign", "Always", "Your Great Name", and "Our God". I think this is probably the first podcast ever to be original-free, although, it does contain some originality. Those who like consistently quite and peaceful podcasts may not enjoy this one as much since I get a bit loud in some parts. It may be a few months before the next podcast is posted, but I'll try to make it softer. I thank all of you who continue to use this ministry to enhance your prayer time. I'm blown away at the number of downloads that happen on a daily basis.