Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been helping Anthony Stewart at Red Brick Music complete the final mixes of all the songs in readiness for the mastering process which will be done later on this month.
The songs sound absolutely fantastic and the feedback from the select few people that have heard the finished songs is very, very positive.
The more I listen to the songs as they are now the more proud I am with what I’ve achieved.
For me, this CD will become the start of an amazing journey.
It will be a journey which will enable me to revisit what it is to be a performing songwriter and musician playing my own music rather than the music of other people.
It will also be a journey that will hopefully propel my music career up into the next level or two and with that, will come the profile, the touring opportunities and the professional satisfaction of doing my own thing that I have been working so hard for so many years.
All that needs to be done now with the songs is the CD song order to be finalised and a little bit of “top and tailing” of all the tracks and they are ready for mastering.
According to WikiPedia, mastering is “…a form of audio post-production, the process of preparing and transferring recorded audio from a source containing the final mix to a data storage device (the master); the source from which all copies will be produced (via methods such as pressing, duplication or replication).”
This means that once this process is over all that is left to do is to physically create the CD.
I’m really starting to get excited now.