Helen Darling Publishing Demo Session

by Gary Powell, Producer 

Helen Darling writer of “Bring on the Rain” (performed by Jo Dee Messina) is in the studio today recording a publishing demo for her new song, “Mistake” co-written with Gary Burr. Helen and I have been working together in the studio since 1985! The session was recorded in Digital Performer 4.5 using GigaStudio3 with Larry Seyer’s Acoustic Bass Library. Larry is also playing the guitar, mandolin and slide guitar parts in person. Larry and I have been working together in the studio since 1978! The guitars are being cut with a stereo pair (AT4033) through Mark McQuilken’s RNP
(Really Nice Preamp).

by Gary Powell, Producer 

Helen Darling writer of “Bring on the Rain” (performed by Jo Dee Messina) is in the studio today recording a publishing demo for her new song, “Mistake” co-written with Gary Burr. Helen and I have been working together in the studio since 1985! The session was recorded in Digital Performer 4.5 using GigaStudio3 with Larry Seyer’s Acoustic Bass Library. Larry is also playing the guitar, mandolin and slide guitar parts in person. Larry and I have been working together in the studio since 1978! The guitars are being cut with a stereo pair (AT4033) through Mark McQuilken’s RNP
(Really Nice Preamp).

Recording Techniques for Woodwind Quintet

featuring the Wild Basin Winds

by Gary Powell
Wild Basin Winds Photo
Ensemble: Wild Basin Winds

Recording Dates: 4/10,11,13/2005

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by Gary Powell
Wild Basin Winds Photo
Ensemble: Wild Basin Winds

Recording Dates: 4/10,11,13/2005

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Larry Seyer’s Acoustic Drum Library

I’ve been a fan of GigaStudio since it first came out. I’ve also been working with Larry Seyer in the studio since 1978. He’s played guitar and/or mixed over 100 albums I’ve produced. The Larry Seyer Acoustic Bass library has been a staple with me for years and now he’s given us the Acoustic Drum Library. Check out his site and download the video demo which is a quick tutorial of the library all shot in my studio. The sounds are awesome and so is the interface.

I’ve been a fan of GigaStudio since it first came out. I’ve also been working with Larry Seyer in the studio since 1978. He’s played guitar and/or mixed over 100 albums I’ve produced. The Larry Seyer Acoustic Bass library has been a staple with me for years and now he’s given us the Acoustic Drum Library. Check out his site and download the video demo which is a quick tutorial of the library all shot in my studio. The sounds are awesome and so is the interface.

Gary Powell’s First One-man Show

“Maybe I’m It, Maybe I’m Not”

Gary Powell at Zachary Scott Theatre Photo

by Gary Powell

This was my first one-man show titled after my book by the same name. The book was written in the early 1980’s as the musings of a young man struggling with learning how to manage a young career burdened with heavy expectations, talent and self-doubt. No doubt this work would have been a blog had they existed in 1982. I never liked having to run the gauntlet of record companies, so I was determined to write a book and publish it without asking any authorities’ permission. “Maybe I’m It, Maybe I’m Not” is that effort. Fifteen years later, I adapted the work into a solo musical performance at Zachary Scott Theatre Center in Austin, Texas and performed it in the Spring of 1997.

Gary Powell at Zachary Scott Theatre Photo

by Gary Powell

This was my first one-man show titled after my book by the same name. The book was written in the early 1980’s as the musings of a young man struggling with learning how to manage a young career burdened with heavy expectations, talent and self-doubt. No doubt this work would have been a blog had they existed in 1982. I never liked having to run the gauntlet of record companies, so I was determined to write a book and publish it without asking any authorities’ permission. “Maybe I’m It, Maybe I’m Not” is that effort. Fifteen years later, I adapted the work into a solo musical performance at Zachary Scott Theatre Center in Austin, Texas and performed it in the Spring of 1997.

Gary Powell Writes Second One-man Show


Aristotle’s Prayer

This is composer, Gary Powell’s 2nd one-man show under development right now. Gary Powell’s productions have sold over 30 million albums in 47 countries. He has taught at the University of Texas at Austin and continues to lecture and coach. Watch how the development of this performance art is conceived and produced. The first show presented in 1997 is now entitled “Maybe I’m It, Maybe I’m Not”.