Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chapter 2

Upon arriving back at work today, my co-worked asked if the record is done. Well, yes, in some aspects, but really, finishing mixing doesn't feel like much of an accomplishment. It's just a step toward the completion of the whole deal. In fact, it's a very minor occurrence in a long, twisted process that still must unfold. Here's what we're looking at...

-As long as everyone is happy with the mixes, we need to all listen to the tracks and figure out what songs make the cut -- we'll meet with Todd and trade notes next week
-Once that's done, we determine an order
-While we've bandied about a few names, we have yet to settle on a mastering engineer. So figuring out who will master the record is big
-Then, naturally, we master this sucker in that order and with those songs
-Again, we've bandied about a bunch of possible album titles, but are far from agreeing on anything. So, we need to come up with a title for the record (and no, it can't be "Title of Record")
-Figuring out some artwork is always my least favorite part of the process, as it is a multiple-part process in and of itself (determing whose design we'll use and we all like, writing text for the liner notes, making sure all the credits are right, proofreading the text again and again, finding a printer and printing format we like [although I think we'll use the same format that I took with my solo record], and finally proofing the copies from the printers multiple times)
-Print the record and allow Creamer a few months to work his magic before we actually release it, as I discussed in the last post
-Start planning a record release party, a fall tour, promotion, etc. Plenty on tap...

Either way, this is just the end of Chapter 1 of this record. Now comes the real test of endurance.

Anyhow, the band is taking a little break after our show in Delaware this weekend, and getting in some (cold) beach time down south. Either way, I think after a particularly bleak winter, it's been earned. And maybe it's a reward for finishing mixing, too...

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should name your album "Smells like Teen Spirit"

15 April, 2009 20:43  
Anonymous glenn said...

or "pornograffiti"

16 April, 2009 15:20  
Anonymous glenn said...

OR the long-awaited "radicalifornication"

16 April, 2009 15:20  
Anonymous glenn said...

yo, so much for the cold beach time! lol!

18 April, 2009 15:11  

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