It's been about six months since I uploaded any new music (and much thanks to those of you who gave Lilianna all those clicks), so I figured it was about time. This is another song from the "Joie de Vivre" project slated for release this year. I hope you like the message enough to want to share it and link to it! Meanwhile, I'm hard at work prepping for my upcoming appearances in June...if you're in the area, please stop by and say hi! Hope you're having a great summer.

Thank you for visiting!

Craig Anderton

This just in: "Electronic Ear Candy" was one of ten products selected asThe Best Music Software Highlights of the New Year on reverb.com!

Hi everyone - sorry, no update this week. I've been at the BTW Madison Music Conference, have meetings for the next couple days, and am prepping for GearFest next weekend. I'll put together a wrap-up of BTW - which was a fantastic event - as soon as I get a chance. Thanks for your understanding!

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YouTube Channel with music videos, instructional videos, and more

Craig Anderton Interview with extensive biographical material from One Louder magazine

The Twitter feed at twitter.com/craig_anderton features updates about upcoming articles, products, tips, and more

​Craig Anderton's Sound, Studio, and Stage discussion forum on Harmony Central, open to all 24/7


Upcoming Personal Appearances


Between the Waves Conference, Madison, WI

Friday, June 15, 10:00 AM

Modern Songwriting Methods with Music Software

Today’s software offers unprecedented tools for songwriters, including simplified arranging, chord tracks, harmonic editing, instrument/software integration, and more. Find out how to take full advantage of these new technologies and streamline the music creation process.​


Friday, June 15, 12:30 PM

Microphones: Everything You Need to Know

Find out how mics work, stereo miking techniques, specific miking positions and mics to use with a wide variety of instruments, mic accessories, and much more. Take advantage of the years of expertise from mic expert Phil O'Keefe in this informative workshop.


Friday, June 15, 5:45 PM

Moderator: Producer Feedback Panel at Paradyme Studios (a short walk from the Between the Waves main campus)


Saturday, June 16, 10:00 AM
Great Vocals at Home (VIP Session)
Yes, you can record great vocals at home. But it's not just about throwing on a compressor and crossing your fingers; DSP, EQ, pitch correction, other processors, acoustics, choosing the right mic, and much more comes into play.


Saturday, June 16, 3:00 PM
Mastering in Your DAW
Isn't it about time someone dealt with the elephant in the room--myths about mastering? It's about the ears, not the gear, but this information workshop covers both. And, bring your own mix to be mastered on a USB stick and find out how mastering can improve your music.


Saturday, June 16, 3:00 PM
Moderator: Engineering Feedback Panel
Find out how several esteemed engineers hear your music--the good, the bad, the ugly, the sublime, what should be left alone, and what can be improved.


Sunday, June 17, 9:00 AM

High-Resolution Audio - So What?

Is high-resolution audio really going to be the savior of the record industry? What about vinyl? Those who like sugar-coated opinions can leave their expectations at the door, because this presentation rips off the hype and explains what's really going on in the music industry.


Sunday, June 17, 1:45 PM

Moderator:The Grammy Winners

Enjoy a candid conversation with Butch Vig, and cinematic music-make Michael Boddicker.


Sunday, June 17, 7:00 PM - 11:30 PM

The MAMA Awards

I'll be one of the award presenters at the MAMA awards, held in Madison's Overture Center, to help raise money to foster the next generation of musicians in the Madison, WI area.



Sweetwater Gearfest, Fort Wayne, IN


Friday June 22, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mastering in Your DAW

Your music isn’t done until it’s been mastered. But can you really do it in your DAW, or do you need specialized tools and talents? Find out the truth about mastering - even better, bring a song to be mastered on a USB stick, and your song might be chosen for mastering during the workshop.


Saturday June 23, 9:45 - 10:45 AM

Modern Songwriting Methods with Music Software

Today’s software offers unprecedented tools for songwriters, including simplified arranging, chord tracks, harmonic editing, instrument/software integration, and more. Find out how to take full advantage of these new technologies and streamline the music creation process.​



Summer NAMM, Nashville TN


Thursday June 28,10:30 - 10:55 AM

TEC Tracks keynote address on "Technology and the Future of the Music Industry." 

23 years ago, and 4 years before Napster, Craig predicted that on-demand music delivered online would replace physical media. 37 years ago, in an AES white paper he predicted the rise of what we now call EDM and the technology that would make it possible. What's next? Here's your chance to see the future.


Friday, June 29, 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Panel Discussion, The Future of Studio Technology

There have been several inflection points in the techno-history of music production, most notably the transition from analog to digital, but also an evolutionary series of tape and file formats. Where does music-production technology go next? Are smartphones viable production platforms? Are remote and virtual collaboration approaches workable?​​


Friday, June 29, 4:00 - 5:00 PM 

Panel Discussion, "New Trends in the Guitar"
Moderated by Laura B. Whitmore, Mad Sun Marketing, and hosted by Guitar Player Magazine 
Where does the guitar stand in a digital world? In no uncertain terms, it’s more prevalent than ever. And in this special Friday-afternoon session, you’ll find out why. Laura B. Whitmore of Mad Sun Marketing will lead a group of guitar industry leaders through an insightful look at this cornerstone of the music industry. They’ll discuss real ideas, tips and success stories focused on new trends in guitar design and performance. Find out what it means to you—and to everyone at Summer NAMM.