Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Studio diary, week 2

Honestly, not much to report. I've been spending most of the time meticulously arranging guitar tracks—chopping the takes up into little pieces, fixing up a few sloppy bits, and gluing them together into four huge tracks.

Since I finished that I've been busy with other stuff, but I have been rehearsing and making final arrangements for vocals, which I'll start recording tomorrow (then bass is next week, I think?) Hopefully I'll have enough stuff prepared to post a teaser of some kind by then, as well.

My attempt to schedule everything out on a day-by-day basis turned out to not work so well; at least, things take a bit longer than I plan and real life tends to get in the way. Regardless, everything should definitely still be done early next month.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Studio diary, week 1

Just finished three days' worth of laying down some guitar tracks. I've giving myself an extra day to record any supplementary stuff, but for the most part all the guitar work is done—three hours' worth of raw recordings as of now. I'm moving on to recording bass guitar late next week, but not before a million hours of chopping up those guitar takes and arranging the best ones into something that sounds relatively cohesive.

I actually have a schedule drawn up for all the work that needs done, and it's pointing to sometime in mid-August for an actual release. But there's quite a bit to be done before that will happen.

I repurposed part of my basement into a studio for the time being. I just got this desk and there's already too much crap for it to comfortably hold...

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Finally sick of writing

It seems like no amount of extra writing and honing arrangements is going to make me totally happy with anything anymore, so regardless of what happens I'm going to record this damn thing in July. Once I have some actual tracks down it'll be easier to actually piece things together.

Also hi, yeah, second post for 2014, all right, getting the hype train moving at sonic speeds.

Friday, January 24, 2014

New year update

Well, you know by now that I don't really ever post here unless I have something worthwhile to say. As usual, in the last six months the blog has been quiet I've been doing other things, like my other blog, real job stuff, real life stuff, boring stuff. I never really took much of a break; I started back up with writing stuff for Deterior in about August or September and have been trucking along since. Got four or five new songs down so far, will probably get another one or two in. Still very very early in the process and I'm taking things very slowly, like last time.