Recording vocals for Better Than The Book has started, 1 year anniversary for the Jabun - Daydream album + a new mastering demo reel!
Hello everyone and hope you've had a great week since the last blog post. It's been a busy week for me sorting out stuff for the upcoming JabunAudio newsletter, putting together the latest mastering demo reel (more on that in a moment), interacting with the online community more and meeting some great like-minded individuals around the world, and with my hay fever finally cleared up, recording vocals for the new Better Than The Book album! A fair few things to share and celebrate this week, so let's start with some BTTB news.
As mentioned previously, after a few week's delay due to holiday and hay fever I finally made a start on vocals for the upcoming Better Than The Book album on Tuesday! Not much else to report on that, but for now it's going well and I'm aiming to get 3 tracks finished by the end of this week, and all the lead and backing (maybe not gang) vocals sorted by the 25th, which'll be a tricky target. I'll keep you updated on how things go. It's certainly great to be in front of the mic again though!
Next this week a big celebration as last Friday (May 4th), my debut album as Jabun "Daydream" celebrated its 1st anniversary! It seems like ages ago since I released this, but listening back I'm still very proud of how it turned out and the attention it receive via various re-post on YouTube and interview features. While I'm very excited to be working on Better Than The Book at the moment, I look forward to getting back to Jabun for a chill break at some point and sending some atmospheric vibes your way! If you've yet to hear Daydream, feel free to listen below (be sure to start from the beginning), and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it!
Lastly this week, I finally got around to putting together a mastering demo reel for 2018. This time it's comprised of all the covers I recorded at the end of last year, and as usual for each pair of clips, the first is the final mix before mastering, and the second is the final master as delivered. You can find all the previous demo reels on the front page of this site or on SoundCloud here, and as usual, it's freely downloadable for your reference. I hope you enjoy it, and feel free to message me if you like what you hear and are in need of some mastering today. I look forward to working with you.
That's about it for this week. Next week looks to be more Better Than The Book vocals and doing the final preparations for launching the JabunAudio newsletter. I still need to finish off the Patreon page too, though that feels a little further from completion so I'm concentrating on the closer / more urgent goals at the moment. As usual, I'll keep you updated as to any developments. Anyways, I hope you have a great week whatever you get up to and as always thanks for supporting JabunAudio and my various music projects. See you in the next blog post and take care until them.
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