Catching up on 2 weeks of updates: More London Studio adventures, BTTB TRACK LISTING and updates, and Happy Birthday Grandad!
It's been a crazy busy 2 weeks, so apologies for the lack of update last week. Lots to tell though, and I hope this week's announcements make up for it. Let's get started!
Firstly, it's been another (mostly) exciting 2 weeks working at the London based studio doing various music and post-production jobs. More mixing and CD burning, lots of editing and proofreading/listening to voice-over scripts for radio and audio-books, and even recording opera vocals and grand piano! I also engineered my first voice-over recording session solo with just the director, VA and myself in the session. Exciting times! Pro Tools editing is a breeze now, though I'm still picking up new tricks and pitfalls to watch out for, so it's been a great learning experience. Some habits have even rubbed off into my Ableton workflow! Next week's set to be another busy one, and that'll be 1 month I've been there by the end of it. Exciting times!
Since it's been pretty busy, I've not had a lot of time to work on the new Better Than The Book Album, though I have managed to get one more track finished off lyrically, so it's just 2 more to go (and they're mostly done now too). I've also finally implemented my secret weapon on one of the tracks, as well as started working it onto another, and it's sounding simply glorious! I couldn't have imagined it'd be this spectacular, but all that hard work in sorting it out (years in the planning) has been totally worth it! Lastly on the BTTB front this week, I'm pleased to announce the final track listing for the album! There's one tiny detail to work out (marked below*), on the exact wording/crediting for the track featuring the awesome Bob Axell, but the track names themselves are good to go! I hope you enjoy them:
Better Than The Book
Two Years On
01 - Homecoming
02 - Hearts Racing
03 - Undead Education
04 - Cathode Ray Days
05 - Make Your Mark
06 - Wireless Networks Available
07 - Head Above Water [Ft. Bob Axell]*
08 - The Bigger Picture
09 - Confessions
My final update this week isn't audio related at all, but just something I wanted to share it as it makes me happy. Last week, my awesome Grandad celebrated his 90th birthday, and we had a big party for him! Happy times! He's doing well and has always been an inspiration to me in soo many ways (musically, technologically, and as a person). My biggest WOW about my Grandad is that he helped design the Bluebird Car, AKA the car to break the land-speed record at the time it was built! I'm turbo proud of my Grandad and I wish him a BIIIG happy birthday at this tremendous milestone. Love you Grandad!
That's it for this update. What's in store for next week? There's been a high likelihood of more mastering jobs on the near horizon + it's set to be another busy week at the London studio. I'm about ready to record vocals for some BTTB tracks too (when I get the chance), so that's going to be exciting! Until next week, take care, and as always, thanks for supporting JabunAudio!
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