Category: Music

  • Mastering Comparisons

    Check out these before and afters to hear how mastering can enhance a final mix. Skip to the middle of each to hear the contrast in the final product. Do you have a song you would like to work on together? Please fill out the form on the mastering page. Hip Hop track

  • Anything You Want

    Here is a new ambient track for you. I’ve been playing with lots of reverb and delay. I love attempting to capture a mood, and making it into music. Let me know what you think!   Derek Olson · Anything You Want

  • John Moreland

    John Moreland represents Oklahoma in the best way. His soulful tunes will make you feel things. He also has ‘OKLAHOMA’ tattooed on his fingers. Start here with his song “Hang Me in the Tulsa County Stars.” Wow. I love his fingerpicking paired with his deep voice. What a combination. Next, check out his TV debut […]

  • MainStage 3 Is A Guitarist’s Dream

    If you’re a guitarist who owns a Mac, then you should buy MainStage 3 right now. Here’s why:

  • Derek Olson Is Addicted To Ableton Live

    It is true, Derek finally got the Live bug. For a long time now, I have been a Logic guy. I started using Logic Express back in 2006. It was about the time I was in my recording class at Tulsa Tech. I remember the feeling of not knowing a single thing about this monstrosity, this multi-colored beast up on my screen. Let me tell you all about it…

  • Derek Olson – “Digital Tigers” (Surgery Mix)

    Last week my brother Logan was having his shoulder operated on. While in the waiting room, I was going through my music and got some inspiration. Funny how creativity hits at times like that. So I sat with my laptop and headphones in a corner of this large waiting room, full of people. The sound […]

  • New Album – Everyone Is A Ghost

    I just uploaded my new album, so head over to my music page and check it out. It’s a free download so what do you have to lose? It was a lot of fun making this album. I know you’ll enjoy it. Its got beautiful guitars, processed beats, big synths, and some ambient sounds. Also […]

  • MadMixMustang – Is This Digital Love?

    My computer may be hitting on me…. I stumbled onto this song earlier, and I’ll admit the song is an awesome compilation. It mashes Daft Punk and Bob Marley. Digital Love… What could be wrong with that? In the meantime this song continues repeating in my head. “I wanna love ya. I wanna hold and […]

  • Whize – Marauders

    I’m really digging this stuff by Whize. The crackle-sounding synth and the massive beat, then the sound bites and noises. Cool stuff, check it.

  • Brand New – Daisy

    So… How’s it going people? Brand New. They have an album arriving Sept. 22nd. I’ll be getting it. mmmhmm. Apparently its been leaked for a while, so you can go online and get it now. (Thanks Jimmy) Get it. Listen.