Last blog post of 2018: A new Overkillcoin animation "McDownTrends", a sampler of the recent World Beyond album (+ another track), some Better Than The Book album updates + Happy Holidays and see you in 2019!
Hello everyone and I hope you've had a great week since the last blog post. As always it's been busy times over at JabunAudio, and this week I've been especially occupied trying to wrap up as many projects as possible (or at least get them to a good check-point) before I close up shop for the winter tomorrow. In this final blog post of 2018, I've got some last minute projects to share which have been great fun to work on + some updates on upcoming things to look forward to in 2019. Without further wait, let's get started!
First of all, this year hasn't been too busy in terms of animation work, but it looks like luck was on my side last week for some last minute audio post-production fun before the holidays! I'm super excited to present to you the latest parody animation by Mr Overkillcoin, and the satirical artist/animator is poking fun at cryptocurrency once again in his latest project "McDownTrends"! I did the audio mixing for this one, and it's great fun to be working with him again after our last collaboration in 2014! Check out McDownTrends:
Next this week, I have another couple of videos to share from World Beyond and this time it's a compilation of lots of clips from each of the 22 songs on our recent collaborative album (a sampler medley of what it's all about if you want to quickly explore the vibe) as well as another full new track "Renegade Radio"! I hope you enjoy them and remember that "Nobody Asked For This So I Did It" is available to listen to and purchase in full on bandcamp via the link below (coming to iTunes and other major digital distributors shortly):
Finally this week, just a little update on the upcoming Better Than The Book album! It's been a very busy month with other things so I've not had as much time as I'd have liked to work on it over the past few weeks, but in the last few days since finishing up client and collaborative work, I've had some time to get back to mixing. As it currently stands 4/10 tracks are in a great state ready for some final tweaks and mix assessments when the rest of the tracks are all at the same level, and the 5th mix is very nearly there too, so hopefully I should be able to finish it this afternoon after posting the blog. I think this project's definitely going to be one for me to take my time with, but I'm positive that it's some of my best production work yet, so I've no doubt that any delays will all be worth it! Looking forward to sharing it with you all in the coming year, and remember that you can get sneak peeks of what I'm working on with the $10 DEMOlition Pigeon tier when you support my music on Patreon if you can't wait to hear more. Exciting times!
And with that, that concludes the final blog post of 2018! My final afternoon before closing up tomorrow will no doubt be spent finishing off the 5th mix for the upcoming Better Than The Book album, and after that, it's time for a well earned break! Thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various project and I hope you have a great holiday season, final few weeks of 2018, and a great start to the New Year! See you in 2019, and next time (which'll be Thursday 10th of January) we'll be reflecting on the accomplishments of 2018 (and December) and setting some new goals and targets for the future! All the best, a huge Happy Holidays from JabunAudio, and take care.
A busy week of writing, Fun Station 4 Kids merchandise now available + some more music to share from the new World Beyond album!
Hi everyone and I hope you've had a great time since the last blog post. It's been an intense week over here at JabunAudio, not working on music or audio, but instead trying to get all the writing work done for the next batch of JabunAudio newsletters, as well as scheduling Patreon posts for when I'm on holiday at the end of December / beginning of January. Thankfully it's all done now so it'll be back to mixing the upcoming BTTB album and some other audio work very soon. At the moment, I'm not sure I'll be able to make all the targets I set at the beginning of the month, but with just about 1 working week left to go I'll see how far I can get. Onto what's been going on this week, there's not a lot of exciting news from me to share but I did want to share some other news from my various collaborators. Let's get started!
First of all, some really cool news as Fun Station 4 Kids finally opens up an online merchandise store where you can buy various items featuring our beloved prehistoric characters! You can get shirts, water bottles, notebooks, baby bibs and more, and there are some really cool designs to choose from. >>>Click here<<< to explore the store and see all the items for yourself, and check out the advertisement on YouTube below. I wasn't actually involved in the making of this video, but since I do so much audio work for the big animations on the channel I thought I'd share it here. Hope you enjoy it!
Next and finally for today, I have another couple of visualizers from the World Beyond YouTube Channel to share. This time it's tracks 02 & 10 from our recently released album "Nobody Asked For This So I Did it", another high energy track: "Alternative Route Advised", and a slightly more atmospheric one: "Waterline"! Hope you enjoy them and I'll be sure to share the next few tracks as soon as it goes up on YouTube! Remember that you can listen to and buy the full album on bandcamp, as well as explore our other collaborative albums together. Here's the link and I hope you enjoy the music!
And that about wraps things up for this week! Next week'll be the last blog post of the year, and I'm sure the week leading up to it will be filled with some Better Than The Book mixing and last minute audio work (and backing up the work machines) before I shut the JabunAudio doors for the winter. Until then, I hope you have a great week, keep warm, and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and my various music projects. Looking forward to sharing more news in the next post, and take care!
New World Beyond album "Nobody Asked For This So I Did It", new BTTB bonus track "Stars Racing", Patreon $1/2 rewards and another JabunAudio newsletter sent out, reflecting on November + setting goals for December, and the winter downtime schedule!
Hello everyone, and man has it been a busy week since the last post, so much so that I had to cut down the title quite substantially just to fit the character limit here on the website (and that's a very rare occurrence)! As you can probably see from that, there's a whole bunch of new music and news to share with you this week, and this is going to be a long post, so let's get straight to it!
First of all in this post, this week World Beyond finally released our new collaborative alternative metal album "Nobody Asked For This So I Did It"! I think I said everything I wanted to say about it in the previous post here, but here's an official press release statement about the project from the main man himself, Vladimir Kuznetsov! Congrats on the release my friend, and looking forward to the next collaboration already!
Vladimir Kuznetsov and Nicholas Standing present a brand new World Beyond album "Nobody Asked For This So I Did It".
For the past 2 years we've been working on a new release, an album which draws inspiration from the music we listened to during our high school and university years. From the early 2000s to this day, the alternative and metal music genres have been a major part of both our lives. They were always there for us when we needed them, countless songs by badass bands and artists within reach right in our pockets. They empowered and encouraged us, helped us deal with pain and hardships, they were a way to vent and a way to find out there were people in this world like us, with thoughts and feelings we could relate to. And today we want to bring you a soundtrack for the reality you are living, no matter where you are in life, if you ever feel like nobody cares what you do or who you are. As you put your headphones on, we want you to have something to carry with you, and to tune into whenever you most need it. We want you to feel confident; we want you to feel strong.
"Nobody Asked For This So I Did It"
Heavy Rock Delivery Ready For Pickup
The album is available now to listen to andpurchase on bandcamp, and will be coming to iTunes and other major digital retailers soon, as well as the World Beyond YouTube channel! Check out the album via the embedded Bandcamp player below (remember to start from track 01), and if you like it, go show Vlad some support! You can also check out the visualisers for tracks 03 & 04, "Driving Force" & "From Under The Rock" via the YouTube videos below, and Vlad tells me there'll be many more of those to come in the future! We hope you enjoy it!
The album has also now been added to the JabunAudio music collaborations portfolio, so if you're ever wanting to listen but can't find it here in the blog, just head over there.
Secondly this week, I'm super excited to share with you a brand new (sort of) Better Than The Book seasonal bonus track which is also the first new track I've released since I joined Patreon, "Stars Racing"! I wanted to do something a little different but relatively simple for this year's seasonal bonus track while I'm busy working on the upcoming BTTB album, and so I thought I'd give this mashup a try featuring "Hearts Racing" from the Two Years On album (which'll be next month's Patreon reward), and the infamous and highly memed "All Star" by Smash Mouth! Whether you're a patron or not, you can check out the track via the YouTube video below, and I hope you get a kick out of it! (I thought it worked surprisingly well!). As yesterday was the first Wednesday of the month too, I've just sent out rewards to the $1 & $2 patrons, mp3s and artwork (and WAVs for the $2 Hi-Fi Pigeons) for 3 Patreon exclusive Better Than The Book bonus tracks: The 2017 instrumental demo of Meteor Shower, 2018's April Fools prank "MLGG", and this new mashup track "Stars Racing"! If all those rewards sound good to you, then become a patron for as little as $1 a month to download this music and all previous rewards for your tier including the One Small Step EP and last month's collection of tracks, and I look forward to sharing the Two Years On album with you next month! Without further wait, I hope you enjoy "Stars Racing"!
Next this week, it's the beginning of another month which means another JabunAudio music production newsletter has been sent out! This month is going to be one for the ska and pop punk heads as I'll be discussing how to create space for a horn section in a guitar heavy ska-punk mix! 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!
And continuing with the usual first post of the month traditions, let's take some time to reflect on last month's goals and set some new ones for December! Here were November's goals:
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
And looks like we did well! 1) was finished prior to starting mixing (though looks like I may have a couple of little edits to do in some of the mixes later), 2) was of course referring to "Stars Racing" which is out now, and with 3 solid mixes under my belt for the new album already, 3) is certainly done too! The added bonus of finishing and releasing the new World Beyond album was an unexpected addition to the the list, so I can undoubtedly say that November has been a great month for progression! With those things reflected on, lets set some new goals for December:
1) Have 5 mixes finished for the new Better Than The Book album
2) Write 3 more articles for the JabunAudio newsletter
3) Schedule the holiday time Patreon posts (i.e.: next months rewards)
It looks like December is going to be a very busy month for me as well as only being here for two thirds of it, so I'm not sure how many of these goals will get done, but it's what I'm aiming for. Since 3 mixes are already done for the new BTTB album, with the 4th quite far along, I hope that another 2 over the next 2 weeks should be doable along with my other work, but we'll have to see. Writing articles for the JabunAudio newsletter isn't a particularly high priority at the moment, so as long as I have 1 article ready for the start of January, I should be ok to leave the other 2 for January's goals. Finally, the last goal is mainly so that I don't have to work over the winter break, even though I'll have my laptop with me during the holidays. It shouldn't be too difficult to pull off and may take some time, but I'd certainly like to get it done, so I can chill and make the most of being with my family. Let's see how I do in the new year! Any goals you'd like to share? Leave them in the comments and we can keep eachother accountable! Best of luck!
Finally this week, a heads up for the usual seasonal downtime. JabunAudio will be closed for the winter break from Friday 21st December 2018 to Friday 4th January 2019, during which I will be unable to carry out any audio work. Any communications during this period may also receive delayed responses, though feel free to message me and I'll get to any messages by Friday 4th January. Apologies in advance for any inconvenience, and I look forward to working with you when I get back! Of course the blog post will be on hiatus during that period too meaning the last blog post of the year will be out on Thursday 21st December before a 2 week break and returning on Thursday 10th of January 2019! Hope you don't miss me too much and I look forward to sharing more music with you all in the new year!
And that about wraps things up for this blog post! The coming week looks to be very busy writing (words) rather than mixing as I tackle all these articles and scheduled Patreon posts. Hoping to get back to mixing the new Better Than The Book album very soon! In the mean time, thanks as always for stopping by to read the JabunAudio blog and supporting JabunAudio and my various projects! Hope you have a great week until the next one, only 2 more blog posts until the winter break, and take care!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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