A busy and long week, but packed full of exciting new experiences and achievements! Let's get started!
As with the past month, most days have been spent in London assisting in recording/editing sessions at the recording and post-production studio. The week started with the usual CD mixing on Monday followed by some editing of last week's opera session and some other things. The 2nd half of the week was the highlight though! The main engineer was on holiday, which meant I was covering his recording sessions, which was a challenge but a lot of fun. I engineered 2 voice-over sessions (one in the secondary studio (my usual place there), and the other in the main room with the mixing console (my first time using it solo)), a total of 5 episodes of 2 shows which are due for broadcast on British TV later this year! Very exciting times. I've been there a month now, and discussions are in progress for continued work with the studio. Fun times!
Although it has been very busy, I did manage to squeeze some Better Than The Book work in, though not a great deal. Most of it was working on my secret weapon for the new album (it's still a secret), and doing some vocal recording tests (sounding good I think, but I didn't have time to record full vocals for any tracks). I managed to recreate the vocal setup they have at the London studio which makes it SOOOOO much easier to record comfortably and in a way which doesn't make you feel like you're recording (red light effect is a mood killer...). The downside, is it's bulky to set up, but it works great to improve the performance so that's what counts XD
Lastly, more mastering jobs have been in the works which has kept me even more busy on my off days, but have been fun (more jazz). Not sure if I'll get streaming links for these to show, but if I do, I'll be sure to post them up as and when :3
That's it for this week. Back to London each week for the foreseeable future now, and obviously, I'll be progressing Better Than The Book as and when I can (although it'll likely be slower...) I should get a new laptop battery so I can try working on the London commute methinks... Anyways, have a splendid week, thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio and until next Saturday, take care :3
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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