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            at Garden Rake Studios

* Message from Toshi Nakada to Jay's Japanese fans

Toshi Nakada document in Japanese

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June, 2019


Hey everyone,
You people probably know Rivera makes a signature amp called the Rake Head. At this point there are enough panels, circuit boards, and key parts to build around 7 more and that will be the last run forever! So if you like my tone, check out my comments at the Hot News page, where you can also find the link to the Rivera website with more data on the amp, plus images and a video in which I explain more about it. - Jay

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I just remastered Past to Present - the 70s and as usual, the incredible Fab Filter plugins and some others as well allow so much flexibility! This album is interesting as it is an adventure through my history leading up to the point of before becoming a 1st call studio guitarist up to the point when I made the move to producing and writing. - Jay

STRCD-008 Jay Graydon - Past to Present - the 70s

Read the full story about the making of the album on this page.

The remastered album is now available at CD Baby!

Here is a video featuring Jay performing one of the songs


in a different version than the one on the original AIRPLAY album.

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Wohoo!!! SNEAK PEEK at JaR 2 - CODE!!!

VERY cool video featuring the title song - CODE - from the upcoming JaR 2 album!

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AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET - Remastered at 96k - now available as a physical CD!

As noted below we released

AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET - Remastered at 96k

as a digital download at Bandcamp a while back. Since we have been getting so many requests for a physical CD of this remaster and since the 2002 version of the physical album has sold out, we have decided to make the 2017 remaster available as a physical CD at CD Baby.

So, this remaster is derived from a source with more enhancement and with new artwork, and slightly new liner notes.

Here are a few comments from Jay on the various releases:

Please note that all but two tracks were recorded on a modified MCI 24 track analog recorder. I used the analog mix files to start with. The first CD version released in Japan used the analogue mix files and recorded to 44.1k 16 bit digital for CD. The mastering was fair at best. The next release in 2002 used the digital files and I tweaked EQ as to make sound better using the ADAT EQ, which does not allow automating the EQ.

So this remaster is a completely different story and I am getting into more detail on the CD Baby page.

Exquisite remaster at 96k of AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET!

Available at Bandcamp for download. This digital album includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.Liner notes for download in PDF format at the Sonic Thrust Records page.

My album AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET has been selling well and we are running out of stock so when almost out of stock, CD BABY requests more. That opened a can of worms since the program Kerstin used for the original artwork is out of date so she needed to start over using a new program. Since she needed to redo the artwork, I thought it would be a good idea to re-master the audio.

This took many weeks, but now I am finally finished with the 96k remaster of the album and we have set up a Bandcamp page for it - Jay Graydon - AIRPLAY FOR THE PLANET - Remastered at 96k

Read the full story about my work with the 96k remasters on my Hot News page!


JaR Fans, while we're mixing preparing our new project for release we offer this track Sometimes You Win which was the bonus track from our Pony Canyon release of Scene 29. Please savor this classic Westcoast ballad while we're busy in the studio putting the finishing touches on our next album project titled - CODE - Randy and Jay


Latest update August 18, 2019

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