Mo’ music musings – studio recording/business activities

Ok…following up from the last post on this subject, the track we recorded here actually had enough content to be approved by the head of the music department at my church, so it will eventually be taught to the mass choir for Resurrection Sunday. That’s cool in that I now got to see the work gone into producing something of at least decent quality for a scenario such as this. Next steps will exercise more of a serious set of mix and production skills in that we’ll have to turn a four-voice quartet into sounding like a mass choir via duplicating the vocal tracks, recording some alto and tenor sax parts, and to give it a more live feel, importing some hand clap samples, the best vocal clips I can lift from our sermon DVDs of the pastor’s wife introducing the choir, and lastly some crowd applause for the end. In a way, this’ll be fun to do, but will feel more like work ;-).

As for my me and my partner’s CD project, “What Love Is”, we still have some work to do for two more tracks, mix them, then send the project out for mastering and duplication. Lately we’ve been learning the business side of things that will necessary not just for distribution of the CD, but for our new record company, Hall Effect Records. We’re in the midst of completing the business plan to reflect the next two years of activity with us as the sole artist on it … again…work!

On a different creative note, I got a call yesterday from a friend and talented sax player, Harron Evoria, who asked me to lay some guitar tracks on her second upcoming CD. That should cool and, if it jumps off, will be the 4th CD I’ve done as a session guitarist, a dream I had as a teen that has finally come true.

Now……if I can work in the time to get my solo project started….hmmm 😉 Makin’ moves to change some daily habits to realize more time to complete this thing I am passionate about.

Stay tuned for some various clips from everything I’ll have and had cookin’ up in The ‘Lab… If you are interested in here some of the tracks I’ve written, check out the links for my music production pages. Thanks for the read.

peace….
F!

Welcome To The Sunday Soundtrack (08 June 08 recast)

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Hello Listeners…

Thanks for checkin’ out the Sunday Soundtrack today. As I have mentioned in previous posts (and whined to some of you about personally…LOL) how I was going to rebuild the deleted archives from the first year of The Sunday Soundtrack, comments and all? Well, I’ve come to the decision that it is too much trouble (part of it is laziness…I WILL ADMIT). So…from time to time (especially due to bloody procrastination during the week), I will do a recast of a show that was lost. This way I will kill two birds with one stone. Cool? (betta be….hmmph!) Heh!

I am excited about some very recent news I received. I’ve been contacted by The Grammys to do a special podcast for those nominated in the Jazz category. They will market the podcast on the net about a week before The Grammys. I’m happy I was asked, now to step up and kick it up a notch! Hah!

That being said…the playlist is as follows:

1. Make It So (2008) – Chevalier
2. Love Is Stronger Than Pride – Sade/The Best Of Sade
3. Aztec – Jens Buchert/Sunrider
4. Smooth Department – Jens Buchert/Intersphere
5. The Last Three Minutes – Chris Botti/The Groove Boutique – Vol. 1
6. Falling Man – Espresso Del Lago/Yeti
7. Moving – Espresso Del Lago/Electrolux presents Chill Out Essentials, Vol.1
8. Solitaire – Monte la Rue/Interludia (Disque Deluxe)
9. Reflections – Jeff Lorber/Kickin’It
10. Wasted Time – Jazzanova feat. Vikter Duplaix

The following video is by Jens Buchert, the title of the selection is called “Reflections”

Whenever and wherever this podcast and post finds you, I hope your mind is in a great state.

Keep it chill….

Best,
Fresh!