Saturday, September 17, 2011

New Album On C.D. and FREE BONUS STUFF!!!!!!!!!

Okay, so, my new album is already on download, but the physical C.D. is also available for purchase now.  C.D.'s are 10 bucks at shows, so if I see you out there, please say hello.  If you want to order a C.D., they are 12 bucks which includes shipping costs.

Free Bonus Stuff:  (Read Carefully)

The 1st 25 people to order my new album, Intersections, will also get for FREE, my first C.D. Brand New Road (if you don't have it already) AND, you'll also get Midnight To Twelve's Debut album, unless you have it already.  Midnight to Twelve was the band I was in for a long time, and a lot of my songwriting style and experience come from touring the country for five years full time in the band.  Also, this new album has a few songs that kind of pay tribute to my experience in the music industry.  So, three C.D.s for the price of one, also, you will be entered to win one of four pairs of the Dr. Dre Beats In Ear "Tour" Headphones, which are pretty awesome. 

So, after a hundred orders of the C.D., I will go through the orders and randomly pick the 4 winners of the Dre Beats Headphones.  So, your chances to win the headphones are 1 and 25, not bad.  Either way, I am very proud of this new album and I hope you listening to it as much as I liked producing it. 

3 c.d.s for the price of one, great chance to win some cool headphones.  This offer will be made to my YouTube Subscribers via video so get on it now.  Here's how to order:

Send a Check or Money Order for $12.00 Payable to:

Steve Oliver    (Kristopher is my middle name, please make it out to STEVE OLIVER, Thanks.)
P.O. Box 11474
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52410

To Pay Via PayPal, send $12.00 to my PayPal email address: and include shipping information.

Also, visit where you can purchase download versions of my albums.  I'm also on iTunes and most online music retailers. 

Thank you to everyone for your support, I truly appreciate it.

Steven Kristopher

P.S. You can also message me here or on any of my social networks with any questions.  Peace.

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Album is Finished and on iTunes

I have finished my new album, Intersections, after nine months of gestation, writing, recording, mixing, editing, arranging, etc.  I'm very excited to say that its on Itunes and the physical disc will be ready for release September 10th, 2011.  If you happen to have my last album, which was acoustic based, and generally somber because of my mood, which was based on losing a relationship, leaving a band, and moving across the country.  My life has changed for the better since, and my new album reflects that a great deal.  It is much more upbeat, hopeful, inspirational and has drums, guitars, bass, and good, solid rhythms and an overall Pop Rock feel.  If you go check it out, download it and write a review on Itunes if you would.  I will be placing album previews on YouTube along with a few music videos i'll be producing to promote the album so look for stuff on YouTube and find me on Facebook and say hello.  My links are to the right of my blog posts.  God bless.

iTunes Link for my new album, Intersections

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Here's an Album Preview (Sneak Peek)

This is a song called "Slow Dancin' Forever (The Proposal Song) off of my brand new album "Intersections".  Check it out.  And look for it on Itunes, Amazon, anywhere online.  :)

New Things....

Hey All,
Just got a job at Nepo Productions.  Check us out for all your video services, anywhere in the world.  Also, just finished mixing my second studio album, fifth album altogether.  I'm very excited, my first record was very acoustic, and this album is more upbeat, hopeful, and has a lot of drums, bass, and guitar.  Its called "Intersections".  My first album was called "Brand New Road".  I'm trying to maintain a theme throughout my recording career.  The next project is a rock project that I'm very excited to begin.  It'll be a challenge.  But in the meantime, please go to Itunes and preview Intersections and let me know what you think, buy if you like it and let your friends know.  Also, I'm redesigning my website and its coming along well.  You know, if you're an independent musician, songwriter, and you need to promote yourself and have all that a major artist has in way of websites, networks, etc, it is truly something you can do yourself.  If I can do it, anyone can.  Just take the time to make what you do great and give attention to learning new things, like mixing, engineering, website design, etc.  These are all things you can do.  Believe in yourself. 

Nepo Productions Website
Steven Kristopher Website

Friday, April 15, 2011

Acoustic Guitar Recording, Editing and Effects Part TWO!

This is the second part to recording the acoustic for Dream Away.  Keep building your songs and I will keep building mine.  If you have any production questions or suggestions for videos, how to this, how to that, etc, please feel free to email me at  Also, check out

Recording Acoustic Guitar, Adding Effects, Editing Part One

This is part one of two of recording acoustic guitar for the song Dream Away.  Still building the song step by step.  I found a great way to fill out the doubled acoustic guitar with a third track of kapo'd guitar.  Thanks for watching.  Remember to check out  And don't forget to watch part two.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Drum Loop Editing

Here is the first Vlog.  I have recorded a loop to be my metronome for the song Dream Away.  If you'd like to download my first album for free, please visit   Also, visit to learn about Reaper Recording Software, which is what I will be using throughout this Blog.  Thanks.  Comment with any ideas on recording, I'd love to hear other people's opinion, experience, troubleshooting tips, etc.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Why R.E.A.P.E.R. Recording Software is so great.....

I have used REAPER now to do my first four albums, and I am working on my fifth.  I will put some technical info below, but for me, REAPER is the best.  I have used ProTools, Cakewalk Sonar, Cubase, Etc.  And as I've used REAPER, I love it more and more.

It is so user-friendly.  It is very easy to maneuver through and is very inexpensive.  You can download the entire version of the program for 30 days, no limitations, and then when you decide to purchase, because you WILL decide to purchase it, it is totally worth the price.  In fact, I would've paid three times the amount for this program, which is merely a download, no disc, no installation of many discs, just downloads straight to your computer.  It comes with a ton of full Plugin effects, and it is truly making my music sound better and better.  With each update, they offer new features based on their users suggestions in forums and emails.  This company has truly created an amazing recording software that can help you and I and anyone make their own amazing sounding music right in their own home studio.  No, I don't work for  REAPER, and No, I'm not getting commission for promoting them.  They are getting my blessing as a home recording Do It Yourself Artist, because they have not only stepped up to the plate to create something great, but they keep making it great day in and day out.  So go check it out.  I will be doing a lot more blog posts and videos right here about recording and I will solely be using REAPER.  So, go check out their site, read what they have to offer, and find out if they are right for you.  I say they are, but you can go make sure for yourself.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Things you do for love...

My lovely fiance got me to agree to watch this season of The Bachelor. Yes, though I was on the computer most of the episodes or waiting to flip to an alternate channel during commercials, I actually saw enough of it to understand that this guy, Brad, who was on the show for a season before, rejected both girls at the end of that show, which I thought was pretty bad ass. He was "totally open to falling in love" and finding the love of his life. So, I was hoping that he'd pull a repeat and reject both girls again. Or another cool ending would be if both girls rejected him in some sort of twisted revenge scheme. I did enjoy making fun of these girls who so incredibly ready to fall for a guy they barely even know. I also learned that one of the girls' occupation was a "Manscaper". I turned to my fiance and said "what's a Manscaper?" She said, well, its a girl who instead of landscaping, manscapes, and it hit me, she shaves men for a living. And I was like, how did this girl get on this show?! That is tasteless and tacky, and this show tries to be utterly classy with the house, the roses, the beautiful people, the scenery, etc. So, here I sat for the final episode of this show and though I was on the computer, I was a little nervous for these two girls. My fiance read earlier in the season, a spoiler alert that said the girl he chose was Chantel. So, we, sitting here on the couch, gasped when he rejected her for a beautiful girl named Emily. The truth is I'm an incredible sap and kind of enjoyed the show even though its a totally girly show. Although, when he proposed to Emily, I loved the very huge lettering inside the ring box, Neal Lane. Ladies and Gentlemen, go out there and get a Neal Lane diamond. ABC's gotta pay the bills somehow, right? Alright, now on to the next show, I hope there's another season of I Wanna Work for Diddy. I miss that show. :)
So, men, if you love the girl you're with, do something like watch a season of The Bachelor with them, cause in some weird way, it'll make her a little happier, or is it sappier.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Gnomeo and Juliet Movie Review

I went to see this with my friends' kids and it was a fun movie. I must tell you first that i've always had a bit of an obsession with gnomes, for some reason, whenever I see them, they always make me smile. Most of my friends who hear that think i'm weird, and most of them think that gnomes are going to come to life and kill you in your sleep. Nothing could be further from the truth, believe me. Anyway, I would think because of this obsession of mine, I would automatically love the movie whether it was good or bad....not true. I watched this movie like I watch every other movie, with a critical eye, but still trying to enjoy it if its good. So, Gnomeo and Juliet was funny, it had a good story, and was cute in the tradition of "A Bug's Life" or Toy Story, but wasn't quite as good as those two. It had its moments though, like when Hulk Hogan narrated a lawnmower commercial, the gnomes race lawn mowers, so they needed a super mower to win the race, thus Hulk Hogan would narrate such a mower. Also, there was a bit of poking fun at Shakespeare's writing style, which I thought was funny. Some other highlights were a funny flamingo, a ninja scene, a reference to Disneyland's Tiki Tiki Room, and some funny pokes at the inanimacy of gnomes. But overall I would give the movie a strong B or 3 out of 5 stars. I would definitely suggest a matinee showing price for this one. The kids loved it and your kids will love it. For the record, I still have an obsession with gnomes, and collect them. :) You should too.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Gettin' Married......

Since the proposal, we have a pastor, a venue, a dress, a suit, a photographer, a caterer, almost done with planning, still have a ways to go, but it isn't a horribly stressful thing like i've heard it can be. Had a man draw on me with chalk for the fitting of the suit, got it on sale, and Pam actually got teary-eyed when I was putting on my coat in the mirror, I guess it kind of hit her that we're close to being married....the odd thing is, she didn't tear up at her bridal dress fitting, but her bridesmaids tell me they did, even though she did. Also, time must be flying cause the men's store owner asked us, "how long have you been engaged?" I said, "about a month", and then Pam jumped in and said, "actually its been two months". Time flies when you're havin' fun right? Anyway, we are both very happy and excited to spend our lives together, even though we have developed the habit of going grocery shopping together for our respective residences, we still pay separately. Sometimes I offer to buy her bananas or a bottle of wine. She sometimes tries to sneak her food on my side of the grocery store line divider. That little rubber piece is very powerful. Anyway, i've gone off on a tangent, I must go. You all have a great week.


Download my first album, Brand New Road for free.....

In an effort to promote the album i'm recording now, I am giving you all a link to download my first album for free, and on the site, you can tip me if you would like. More importantly, I would love it if you guys would email your friends with the link, post it to your facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. If you have the album already, spread the word about the download, and if you don't have the album yet, enjoy and spread it around. Thanks everyone.

My new album will be released later this year. I am working hard on it as we speak, and am very excited about it. Its more of a pop/rock sounding album versus the acoustic pop sound my first album had. I hope you guys like it when its done.



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Review of the movie, The Fighter with Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale

I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago and it was brilliantly done. Mark Wahlberg was fantastic, and Christian Bale was nothing short of amazing. He lost some weight to play a washed up boxer who is now a crack addict. Mark Wahlberg buffed up to play his brother who is an up and coming boxer, Micky Ward. It is based on a true story, sad, but hopeful and inspirational. I give this move my two thumbs up, and if you were worried about going to see it, now you can feel confident enough to pay the 9 dollars it costs. By the way, when did it become 9 bucks. I remember when it was 4.50 to go to the movies, of course, that was a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away. Anyway, i'll be sharing more movie reviews, more blogs etc. Hope you guys enjoy them. God bless.