Happy Birthday to Wire to the Ear!!!

One year ago today I installed WordPress and starting typing this blog. My main motivation was to give my friends a break from the relentless emails and instant messages I was invading them with. I couldn’t stop showing them new audio gear and software I thought was cool. I figured if I started my own blog they could come and visit if they so cared and I would also find new people to have conversations with. I am happy to report I have gained quite a lot of new friends and my old buds are reading the blog too.

Another motivation was to have a place for common questions I was being asked repeatedly. Today if someone asks me a question I have a post I can point them to. Getting an unwanted distored sound from your DAW? Go here: keep-your-channel-faders-low… You don’t know how to bring in external hardware into Ableton Live? Go here: use-the-ableton-live-external… By the way if you have a question you want me to try an answer send me an email: oliverchesler@wiretotheear.com

Of course as a professional musician having a blog is a must. I’ve been using Wire to the Ear to share my remixes and new releases. Getting unbiased feedback from strangers should be a priority for any artist. Your friends and family are always going to tell you your music is good.

My goal is to continue to post a balance of original content mixed with the best stuff I find along my online travels. I’ve had a blast visiting Jomox and doing interviews with people like Dan McPharlin so expect more material like that. I really want to give my fingers a break and get in front of the video camera and do some video posts or even a fancy show. So far the test video posts I did were too geeky to show the world. Eventually I will figure out a way to produce something that I am happy with.

If you want to help support Wire to the Ear all you have to do is go tell your friends to read it! Remember you can also subscribe to the RSS feed by: clicking here

Thanks for reading!

photo credit: jpc101

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Oliver Chesler

"Hello my name is Oliver and I'm going to tell you a story." I have been recording music since 1989 under the name The Horrorist. I have released over 60 singles and 4 full length albums. To hear my music please go to: thehorrorist.com

27 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to Wire to the Ear!!!”

  1. I’ve been reading and enjoying your blog and your music for quite some time and you helped me switch to ableton live :)
    Keep up the good work and have a gr8 B-day

    Eric from Israel.

  2. Congratulations on making your first year!
    I found your site after searching for Ableton content and was impressed enough to subscribe straightaway. Here’s to your second year and beyond.

  3. congrats. ive read your blog for some months now, and you really helped me out when you share your audio knowledge. i like the ableton live issues most.
    i havent commented before and i just realized that its easily done to just search for help, and when you find you just implement it and move on without thanking the one/s that provided the info. so i thank you now for sharing tutorials and other tips!
    and btw, your blog is the only blog i regularly visit!

  4. happy birthday!
    i really enjoy your blog. you are a very good photographer, too.
    i like these arrows, you put in the screenshots. i read the blog since almost one year.
    thank you !
    let the bass kick!

  5. Congratulations, Oliver and thank you. Wire to the ear is informative and entertaining. I really appreciate your candor about studio techniques, which is in stark contrast to the secrecy of many established electronic musicians. As a Live user and production newbie, I find your advice on Ableton, especially helpful. Big ups to Oliver!

  6. happy birthday to wire to the ear!
    great part of my morning media feed;
    one of the only bloggers who seem greatly human,
    a treasure in this digital realm.
    here’s to more trips around the sun!

  7. Happy birthday and congratulations Oliver! I am an everyday visitor here for about 8-9 months and I always enjoy reading your blogs.. I like the fact that you cover many subjects (although I love when you posting about Ableton :P) and you put your personal taste on your posts..
    So, you write and we read!
    All the best!

  8. happy one year oliver!

    i really enjoy your site and check it every couple of days. i, like yourself, am completely and utterly addicted to ableton live, mac computers and electronic dance music:) it’s nice to know that like-minded individuals like yourself are out plugging away at this, just as am here, thousands of miles away in toronto!

    may you have continued success in your music and your life!

    all the best,

    graham miller aka intrepid traveller

  9. Happy birth’
    Good site, always some intersting audio news !
    I like your music and that’s really cool to see how you work thanks!
    I’m waiting for the video !
    Keep it up

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