Another batch of tracks released on Patreon, editing finished for the upcoming Better Than The Book album (sort of), another JabunAudio newsletter sent out, reflecting on October + setting some new goals for November!
Hi everyone and hope you've had a great time since the last post (Happy Halloween for yesterday too!). It's been another intensely busy week at JabunAudio working on the upcoming Better Than The Book album, as well as sorting the latest batch of rewards for Patreon! Lots to report this week so let's get straight to it.
Firstly, the Patreon updates: Yesterday was the final Wednesday of the month which means it was time to send rewards out to the $5+ patrons! This month I'm sharing Better Than The Book's cover of "Heartbeats" by The Knife and the BTTB/Jabun collaboration "GG [Good Game], which you can get Mp3 and WAV downloads for, as well as album art and some other bonus things (depending on your subscription tier) when you contribute this month! If that sounds all good to you then become a $5+ patron to access the rewards above instantly or wait until next week on Wednesday 7th November when these rewards will also be sent out to the $2 Hi-Fi Pigeons (everything) and $1 Pigeons (Mp3s and artwork only). If you aren't already a patron, remember that you'll also be able to access all the previous music downloads for your tier too when you sign up, including last month's One Small Step EP! For the $10+ patrons too, you'll receive a download package to take you on a journey through the production process of track 06 "Get a Haircut" from the upcoming Better Than The Book album "Hopes And Dreams"! I can't wait to share the final track with you soon!
Read the full update on Patreon here, and I look forward to sharing more music with you when you become a patron for as little as $1 a month today:
[Note: Patreon charges on sign-up AND on the 1st of each month, so to keep the cost low for you folks, be sure to wait for the start of the new month before signing up or changing your subscription tier. Many thanks for the support!]
Next this week, some quick updates on the upcoming Better Than The Book album. It's been an intense time since the last post, but as of earlier this week, all 10 tracks are finally fully edited! I'm currently just in the process of freezing down some of the processing ready for mixing, and as of yesterday it's 5 tracks finished with the mix sessions set-up, and 5 left to go. I'm hoping to have them all ready to start mixing by the next blog post. Exciting times!
Thirdly on the news, it's the beginning of another month which means another JabunAudio music production newsletter has been sent out! This month I'll be discussing various methods of recording electric guitar and their advantage/disadvantages before sharing with you my own hybrid recording technique for achieving a great and flexible in the mix guitar tone and performance without potentially annoying your neighbours! If that sounds interesting to you, sign up for free on the JabunAudio home page, I hope you enjoy it, and be sure to share with anyone you think would be interested!
Finally for this blog post, it's time as usual to reflect on last month's goals and set some new ones for November. Let's look back at October's goals and see how I did!
1) Launch and run the promotion plan for the Patreon page
2) Finish editing all the tracks on the BTTB album ready for mixing in November
And I'm pleased to say that I think goal 1) was a big success so far! Great to have the Patreon page finally launched after all this time in the making. Goal 2) is aaaaaaalmost there, but not quite yet... Editing is finished, but only 5/10 tracks are actually ready for mixing at the moment. I'm sure it'll not be long until this goal is completed though!
With that reflection done, let's set some new goals for November!
1) Finish editing all the tracks on the BTTB album ready for mixing
2) Finish the mystery bonus track for Patreon!
3) Make 1 solid mix for the new album
Goal 1) is simply carried over from last month and I don't think that'll take too long. The mystery bonus track in goal 2) I don't think should take too long to finish either, but it does need some attention. Looking forward to sharing that with you all in December as a Better Than The Book Christmas bonus for the year! Goal 3) was an interesting one to think of. I'm away for much of this month as well as being very busy sorting other things, so I'll definitely not be able to finish mixing the upcoming album this month. Ideally I'd like to have all the mixes to a point where I'm sending them out for feedback by the time I close up JabunAudio for the winter break, though I'm not sure if that'll be possible either. With that in mind, I figured it'd be great to get just one great mix sorted for the album this month so that there's a good target to mix all the other tracks too. Anything extra will be a bonus! Wish me luck and if there's any goals you'd like to share, feel free to in the comments below. All the best with this next month to you too!
And that about wraps things up for this week's post! I'm away for most of next week, but I hope to be able to get those final 5 tracks ready for mixing when I have time. I'll have to see how it all goes. Anyways, I hope you have a great week until next time and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various music projects! Looking forward to sharing some more music with you all soon, and take care!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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