I just realized after seeing the front of my webpage that I haven’t updated it very well in the past few months. My posts have been far and in between. I’ve had so much going on that it’s difficult to make time to write on here. Hopefully I can make many new comments this week before my 3 week vacation. I’ll talk about that another time.
I got back from UM ARMY this week up in Ft. Worth. As always, it was fun and nice to help people to help people. I was on the programs staff to entertain all of the kids at the camp. Comparing this camp to last year, it went much more smoothly. I think I’m finally starting to get the hang of it after all these years!
This is crunch week for me as I try to finish my CD and send the copy up to Boulder for it to get replicated. That’ll be a huge task off my shoulders once it is all done! I really wish I could make some money this week for my trip but the CD is my priority. For my first huge project ever, this CD really is starting to come along. Once everything is completed, I might be able to post one of the songs online for everyone to download, but I’ll have to clear it with a few people first.
Mixing this CD has been a huge stress for me. I’ve had almost no time to mix compared to what I would have liked. What is really making this project difficult for me is that I’m still new to the mixing scene. I just finished a preliminary copy of all the songs. So I went to my oven warm car for about 15-20 minutes listening to the songs. Through all that toil and sweat, I found only about 4 of the songs were good enough to leave alone. They aren’t the best, but they aren’t horrible either. The rest have way too much compression, meaning it sounds like someone is putting a filter in front of everyone’s mouth at times. Same with the instruments.
I have tonight to get the rest of this done before I leave for UM ARMY in Ft. Worth tomorrow. Although I’m looking forward to the camp, I wish I knew that everything would be turning out this way and I would have used time management better. Even still, my knowledge of the how to is against me.
So, on the good side of this whole thing, I’m almost done! It’s going to sound wonderful and everyone who reads this sentence is by default required to dig down in their wallets and bank accounts to support the ministry and buy a CD. How many chances will you have to own a real CD that I produced?! That’s what I thought!
I am gonna get back to the project. I hope I get some sleep tonight because that drive to Ft. Worth is going to take a while!!
I’ll be out of contact for the next week and few days so if you miss me, I miss you too.
I was saddened to find out that there are no internship opportunities available at Skywalker Sound studios. It’s really sad because that would have been my priority!
My summer is going to get really fun before crunch time. I don’t have many options, maybe one or two at most. That’s a little scary!
Time to try to mix some more.