On May 13, Apple started tracking the progress of a new CD from Jon Anderson, co-founder and lead singer from the Rock group Yes. Today, Apple
posted its first update on the progress
of Jon’s solo effort.
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Jon is recording the CD in his home studio. He is playing all of the instruments himself and using Mac equipment to make it all happen. In his studio are a dual 1GHz Power Mac G4 with a SuperDrive, an Apple Cinema Display and equipment from Digidesign, including Pro Tools|HD 2, the new 192 I/O, Digidesign1/4s 24-Bit/192 KHz multi-channel audio interface and a DigiDrive FireWire 80GB hard drive.
Apple has posted a
schematic of Anderson’s equipment setup
on their Web site if you’re interested in checking it out.
The solo project, originally named “Songs from the Spirit Game,” has been renamed to “The Big If.” Anderson explains, “‘The Big If’ is a title of one of the new songs. It’s a song about how I wish I could change the unpleasant things in this world. Given my intent with this project, ‘The Big If’ seemed like the right title.”
In addition to Anderson’s equipment schematic, Apple has also posted several QuickTime movies of his new songs and how he is using visual effects on the new CD.
A QuickTime clip of a new song “Tony and Me” is also available. The song is about Jon and his brother Tony, during their days with The Warriors, a band in which they both played during their youth.