Better Than The Book's Hopes and Dreams [Radio Edit] featured on BBC Introducing: The South, how to catch up if you missed the show, an exclusive download of that radio edit on Patreon (bonus reward) + a new mastering demo Reel for 2019!
Hi everyone and hope you're having a great November and week so far! This post is a little later than usual as it's been a super busy and exciting week here at JabunAudio with some more amazing BBC Radio news, more bonus rewards for my supporters on Patreon, as well as a new mastering demo reel for 2019 to share! Exciting times, and without further wait let's get to it!
First of all this week, yesterday on BBC Radio Sussex and Surrey, Better Than The Book was featured once again on BBC Music Introducing: The South! It was another amazing show last night and thanks so much to Melita for playing a special radio edit of "Hopes and Dreams" and for the amazing shout-out, reading all my tweets on the air, and more! For anyone who missed the show you can catch it again on the BBC Sounds app / website but as with the last one, it's only available for the next month so don't wait too long! Check it out via the link below:
And if you want to hear more from the new "Hopes and Dreams" album, check it out on Bandcamp and in all the usual digital places, or pick it up when you become a patron for as little as $1!
A big shout-out to my good friend Andy Forman too who's project By Hand And Heart was featured on the show as well this week! You may remember Andy's name as the guest guitarist on "Woof Woof, Nag Nag" from the One Small Step EP back in 2012, but we've shared many a good time since then too! Well done bro!
For some key times in the show, keep an eye out for the following, though don't skip through as there are some cracking tracks in the show this week! I hope you enjoy it:
0:29:41 - Better Than The Book Tweet readout
1:26:00 - Better Than The Book Tweet readout
1:31:40 - Better Than The Book's "Hopes and Dreams [Radio Edit]" + a shout-out before and after 1:48:56 - By Hand And Heart's "November Freefall" + a shout-out before and after
As promised I have an extra bonus reward for all the patrons this week too: an exclusive download of that special radio edit of "Hopes and Dreams" that was featured on the show! As mentioned previously, I may decide to make this radio edit available for streaming and download elsewhere at a later date, but for now, it's a Patreon exclusive download, and patrons at least will be the first to be able to get it! Become a patron for as little as $1 a month to access this track and many more now, and remember that you'll gain access to all historic rewards and posts for your Patreon tier too when you become a supporter! With the new REWARD ARCHIVE tag it's never been easier to catch up with all those posts and music downloads you've missed too! I hope you enjoy them:
Become a patron today: https://www.patreon.com/NickStanding
The next set of $5+ rewards will be coming in 2 weeks too so not long to wait in the grand scheme of things!
Next and finally on this week's news I have a brand new demo reel for my mastering and music production services as of 2019! Check it out below:
As with the previous reels, for each pair of clips, the first is the final mix* before mastering, and the second is the final master as released. All tracks in this reel were taken from Better Than The Book’s 2019 album “Hopes and Dreams” and for each track as well as being the mastering engineer, I was also the composer, performer, recording and mix engineer, and producer, so this serves as a demo reel for those services too. By popular demand, each pair of clips has been approximately level matched (*by turning the original mix up against a generic limiter) to more clearly show the differences between the final mix and masters (apart from volume). In reality, the masters work out to usually be a few dB louder than the final mix, though I always aim to make dynamic, clean and punchy masters which will encourage people to turn up the music, rather than turn it down!
As always you can message me on the JabunAudio website here for more information about my audio services and I look forward to getting your music sounding how it’s meant to be heard:
Mastering Demo Reel 2019 Tracklist (all track by Nick Standing):
01 Better Than The Book – The Hardest Part
02 Better Than The Book – Artificial Ignorance
03 Better Than The Book – And I Fear
04 Better Than The Book – Meteor Shower
05 Better Than The Book – Brighton
06 Better Than The Book – Get A Haircut
07 Better Than The Book – (The Travelling To See Eva Song)
08 Better Than The Book – GG
09 Better Than The Book – You’ve Got A Lot To Say
10 Better Than The Book – Hopes and Dreams
Listen to and purchase the full “Hopes and Dreams” album here:
And explore other Demo Reels on SoundCloud:
That about wraps things up for this blog post! More busy times ahead for me this coming week with a couple of projects going on at the moment I'm not at liberty to mention yet, but that just means it super exciting stuff! Until the next post, I hope you enjoy the BBC Introducing show and new demo reel (and new Hopes and Dreams Radio Edit if you decide to become a patron) and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio, Better Than The Book and my various projects! Keep warm and take care!
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