I wrote a ReactJS App Called BIDI

Years ago I created a simple web application called Before I Die I... which was a public facing bucket list of things to do before you die.

Given that it was public facing and not much personalization, I took the site down to focus on other things.

Before I Die I - 2008

Years later, actually, 8 years later, I launched the site again. This time writing it with personalization in mind.

Before I Die I - 2016

The site is extremely simple. Since the "bucket lists" are private, every user must have a registered account to use it. In this case, I've decided that Twitter is the simplest method of authenticating a user with the least amount of data stored. In this case, all I am capturing is a session ID. No other personal information is being captured or stored.

Tech Stack

I decided to build the app in ReactJS. It needed to make use of "State" so I used Redux. For the database, storage, authentication and hosting I am using Firebase. This provides the app with with several options for it's future growth. Additionally, the app is running in real-time. In the future I will create a React-Native Mobile app to allow users to create and manage their lists on the go.

Check it out

Please go check out the project at https://beforeidiei.com and create your bucket lists today!

Years ago I created a simple web application called Before I Die I... which was a public facing bucket list of things to do before you die. Given that it was public facing and not much personalization, I took the site down to focus on other things. Before I Die…

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New Song :: I Had Words For This But Decided To Keep Them Silent

Here's a new song I made over the long Memorial weekend. I originally wrote lyrics for this song on the subway after a long day last week. The words fit very nicely in the song in my opinion, however while in the mixing stage I realized that my words are better off silent. You can hear my emotions in the song without my words. Enjoy!

  • Title: I Had Words For This But Decided To Keep Them Silent
  • Lyrics: None
  • Recorded: 05/30/2016
  • Artwork: Ashley White Jacobsen

If you enjoyed this track please have a listen to my other songs by following me on:

Here's a new song I made over the long Memorial weekend. I originally wrote lyrics for this song on the subway after a long day last week. The words fit very nicely in the song in my opinion, however while in the mixing stage I realized that my words are…

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How To Record Music

Over the weekend I found just enough time to put together a new website called HowToRecordMusic.com that will be dedicated towards my love of teaching the art of recording music. I have been recording music for over 20 years and while it's been a wonderful journey of giving my music away, I've never had the ability or desire to give my tricks of the trade away. Well, all of this will change now. I am going to focus in on what works and what doesn't in the modern world of recording music in every genre.

Music Is My Therapy

To me, music is my therapy, my inhale, my exhale, my way of capturing and releasing my emotions, my way of communication. Music has always been there for me when times became overwhelming.

My Personal Goal

HowToRecordMusic.com is going to keep me inspired, honest, dedicated, hungry, and educated. I can only hope that it treat you the same.

Get Social

Today is the first post. I setup the YouTube Channel: @howtorecordmusic and I plan on uploading at least 1-3 videos per week. I'm still re-learning how to use final cut pro (it's been awhile) so bare with me while I crawl through the learning curve and find a nice content creation rhythm.

Additionally, you can stay connected to more content on Twitter: @howtorecordnyc, Instagram: @howtorecordmusic, Facebook: @howtorecord, and Google+: @howtorecordmusic account to help you stay connected to the content.

Contact

As always, please feel free to reach out to me personally at @erictherobot or checkout my blog at erictherobot.com

Over the weekend I found just enough time to put together a new website called HowToRecordMusic.com that will be dedicated towards my love of teaching the art of recording music. I have been recording music for over 20 years and while it's been a wonderful journey of giving my…

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Stereo Imaging using the Haas Effect

In this screencast, I'll show you how to use the Precedence Effect aka the Haas Effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedence_effect - this effect can be used on a wide range of instruments such as Vocals, Guitars, Synths, and more.

In this example, I'm using Logic Pro X, however the Haas Effect applies to every DAW.

Haas Effect Panning Chart in Milliseconds:
http://scotttroyer.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Haas-Effect-Panning.gif

Please find more recording / mixing / producing tips and tricks at:

http://www.erictherobot.com
http://twitter.com/erictherobot
https://www.youtube.com/c/EricDavidSmith
as always, feel free to email me: erictherobot@gmail.com

In this screencast, I'll show you how to use the Precedence Effect aka the Haas Effect https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precedence_effect - this effect can be used on a wide range of instruments such as Vocals, Guitars, Synths, and more. In this example, I'm using Logic Pro X,…

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