Hope you've all had a great week, and certainly for those in the UK it's been a hot one! Herne Bay is still as nice as ever, and a little cooler (temperature-wise) than earlier this week which is good. Things are started to progress with regards settling in too, as now I have a lovely IKEA desk (coffee table) to work on which has made tasks a lot more comfortable. Still on a limited set-up, but I've never let limitations hold me back. The move has been met with a few other problems though. While the pigeons in the ventilation from last week seem to have moved out, they've left behind a worse problem... mites, and this week has been a virtually constant battle trying to get things sorted. It's mostly sorted (contained) now, but we're still waiting for a proper solution from the landlord. Sad times, but still pushing through. Anyway, let's get onto some audio news!
Firstly this week, I'd like to present you a brand new track, "Postcards"! It's just a short one, and was written for Pond5's first video scoring contest earlier this month. Unfortunately no prizes for me this time around, but it was a lot of fun nonetheless. It was certainly interesting listening to the winning entries though, as they sounded nothing like how I thought they would for the footage we were given. Just goes to show that very different things go on in each other's heads when linking visual stimuli to sound. This piece was a real pleasure and adventure to work on, as it was my first time working in the genre of post-rock, despite listening to it occasionally for a number of years now. It's short and simple, but I'm really pleased with the overall vibe and sound quality, and it exercised a lot of techniques I'd never usually think of doing in terms of mixing and sound design which really payed off for the final piece I think. Great fun! Anyway, without further delay, here's the new track, "Postcards" I hope you enjoy it:
In other news this week, myJabun SoundCloud page has been running out of space recently, so in order to make room for "Postcards", the Crow's Wing Vol. 1 EP (remasters of recordings from my teenage band) has been removed. Don't worry though, you can still listen to all the classic tracks from Crow's Wing on YouTube. Work-wise this week, I've finally been working with Fun Station 4 Kids on some new material which is looking awesome, educational and fun! Not sure on the ETA for this project, but I'm aiming to finish my work for this current animation this weekend, so hopefully not too long. I'll certainly be sure to share it when it's done though. Fun times!
That's about it for this week. Next week I'll be heading back down to Sussex for a few weeks to sort out some more things (and see the new Suicide Squad film which looks kickass), so the next update will be from the original JabunAudio headquarters. I know I'll have a little more Fun Station 4 Kids work for me this coming week, but other than that, I'm not sure what'll be going on. Looking forward to seeing the family and playing some bass again though! Anyway, that's it for this week. Hope you enjoy the new track, see you next week and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio. Take care.
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