This morning I went down to get some breakfast and checked on the backups, only to find the computer screen cluttered with error messages. Hhmm… somethings wrong here. After some investigation it came clear that one of the Firewire 800 outputs of the Master disc drive was fried. And since we used that port to hook up my back-up drive and other drives, those drives now had a fried Firewire 800 port as well. Continue reading →
Had a great night, good sleep and got up rested. Enjoyed a nice time of worship from Jesus Culture, watched a good sermon by Kim Walker on Youtube and chatted with Jessica via Skype. Totally enjoyed the warmth of the sun while sitting outside at the pool for a short moment. It must have been 23 degrees Celsius, and it was only 11am. I love it. Back at home Jessica (my wife) is in wintertime with freezing cold, snowy weather. Continue reading →
This day was filled with more edits and with organizing the remarks made by Daniel & Ted. They had some good ideas and remarks and it is always good to have a few fresh ears listening to the mixes, so we can improve them. Continue reading →
So it’s the 10th day of this trip and we have two mixes ready of the first two songs. It’s great hearing everything fall in place and it sounds awesome! Continue reading →
Today is my birthday. And it is the longest birthday I ever had. It started at 00:00 in The Netherlands, and ended 33 hours later at 24:00 in LA 😉 Great to have timezones in this way. If only I could have a party of 33 hours.. 😉 It came down to a 14 hour studio day – which was great as we got to get a lot of work done. Continue reading →
This morning I sat down with Rich to talk about the progress and what was needed to be done, before we can start mastering. Well, enough to be done here, and as we both think we should not make this a ‘hurry-up-job’ – as we want the best possible results. But this meant that I probably have to stay a little bit longer in LA, as we will not make it before my return flight of February 1.
The other challenge was that Rich has a client coming in on Feb 1st to do 9 days of vocal recordings and a day of bass recordings with Robert Trujillo (Metallica). So we had to find a way to work around that. And luckily the singer will not start recording before 16:00 and will do so for about 5 hours a day, and he will be recording for 2 days, and then take a day off to spare his voice. So that means that there will be time enough to work on the Affector mix around those times.
But then another problem arose, since I wont be home before February 8, and the deadline for all the material is February 9. So I need to finish this album while I’m here in LA. So I definitely need to make a picture here, and get a lot of paperwork ready.
So enough to do for the coming weeks 😉
Today I got another email from Leif, our rep at Inside Out Music, our label, and he asked if we had any bonus tracks. In the past I have thought many times that we should have recorded some bonus tracks, but because of everyones schedules it just never happened. Continue reading →
Today was more of the same really. Got up early, started editing, processing & mixing all day. Weather outside is lovely, but not for us, as we are inside mixing. We are doing days of 12+ hours – so we get a lot of work done. Continue reading →