Saturday, November 2, 2013

Outlines and Offerings

Songs are on their way! Expect to see the first of the group, collectively called Outlines and Offerings, on Tuesday ("Remember, remember the fifth of November") followed by a steady trickle of tracks on Tuesdays and Thursdays until I'm out of music (until the next round of course). The plan is to release each with an accompanying post about the song so be sure to check back regularly.

For me, this project was about learning the process. I have written so much over the years that picking songs was not a big issue, but capturing them and making them sound (at least for the most part) pleasing are things that take more training, skill and finesse. On top of that, recording by yourself on essentially the good will of others really tests your creativity, resourcefulness, patience and determination.

Needless to say, I am still figuring out how to mix well (in general and on this particular set-up) and still learning how to perform consistently, but I know for a fact that I have improved significantly from when I was recording songs in my living room as a high schooler. The results are still far from "professional," but they are a good reflection of who I am, what I do and what I stand for, so, for now, I am happy.

Can't wait for you to hear what's been brewing!

Be bold.

R

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