Thursday, August 25, 2011

At last!

Finished tracking drums, finally. That's always the longest and most excruciating part. They're not even really done for real; I still have a bunch of tweaking to do since all I wanted was to get the groundwork down so I could record other stuff over them. Hopefully I'll be able to get new guitar strings this weekend (also, finally) and actually maybe start recording for real. It's definitely not gonna happen by the end of the month like I speculated. It might not start before the end of the month. Moving is gonna screw my schedule up. Album's looking to be maybe 43 minutes long or so. I hope you enjoy this silly fact.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

New gear!

I had been thinking about getting a new guitar to record the new album. I've had my current one, the Ibanex EX 370 (I talked about it a bit here) for I think about six or seven years now and while it's held up all that time it's really not that great of a guitar; it has obnoxious features and it's a bit beat up and doesn't sound all that great. So I was going to look around at some stores, see what struck my fancy; I wound up getting a new one on the first day I went looking (Saturday, at Woodsy's in Kent, Ohio): a Schecter Omen-6:

(Not my photo, although it's the same exact thing except with all-black pickups.)

It's not an expensive guitar, but it's new and very well-built (Schecter is a great brand, from what I've played before) and it sounds awesome with my Metal Muff. (I'm pretty sure the Schecter Diamond series are designed specifically for playing metal anyway.) The only thing is it needs new strings and they closed the only good music store in Columbus that I know of.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

More progress woo

Today I finished the first draft of the lyrics (finally), something I've been putting off WAY too long, and also made a complete vocal demo. Apart from being really sloppy, the new demo sounds pretty good and I'm pleased with progress so far. Things are finally starting to move a bit faster. I'll hopefully have all the drums tracked by the end of next week, if I'm lucky, and I'll probably round out the month with more rehearsal and maybe recording bass.