The recording part of my CD officially finished yesterday with the mastering of the recorded tracks completed by Neville Clark at Disk Edits. I was there with Anthony Stewart of Red Brick Music to witness the whole thing.
The process of audio mastering has always been a mystery to me. I know roughly what it is and where it’s placed in the recording process, but if you asked me to explain it to you in more technical detail, my mind would draw a complete blank.
However, by watching Neville at work, it gave me a little bit more insight into the mysterious world of audio mastering.
A t the end of the five hour session both and I were given audio reference discs with all the finished tracks on it. This was so we could give everything a final listen and make note of any changes that would need to be made before we both give the final OK.
That should take a week.
The songs are also in the final CD release order so listening to the disc will give me a chance to see if the proposed order actually works as a whole. I’ve loaded all the tracks onto my Mac and I’m listening to the songs as I’m typing this.
I’ve got to say, the songs are sounding AWESOME!
Now with the recording process officially over, I can now concentrate on:
- Getting the CD Pre-Order campaign up and running
- Start officially promoting my CD Launch at The Promethean
- Anything else that needs to be done (my to-do list is growing every day)
Ah, the joys of being a performing songwriter… I wouldn’t have it any other way