Studio Diaries – “My Heart Beats,” Part 2: Hurricanes and High-Pass Filters

Thanks to Hurricane Sandy, I gained a few extra hours today for mixing since classes got cancelled.  Where I live, we have been fortunate so far because it has only been raining, and there has just been some mild wind.  However, we need to keep those more directly in Sandy’s path in our thoughts and prayers.

Our packaging manufacturer for the album is located in New Jersey, which has been hit pretty hard.  Because of this, Lily and I haven’t been able to order the packaging since the company’s web servers are down… Continue reading “Studio Diaries – “My Heart Beats,” Part 2: Hurricanes and High-Pass Filters”

My Mix Fix – EQ Boosts and Cuts

Off and on for the past six months, I’ve been working on a song of mine called “Your Love (How Deep, How Wide).”  Although for the most part, I finished arranging and producing, the song a long time ago, the mix has been giving me a lot of trouble.  I’ve probably burned a “final” mix at least ten times by now, and every time when I went back later to listen to it, I decided it wasn’t quite right, so I would go back and tweak it some more.  Well, now I’m going back and tweaking it again, and I feel very hopeful that this time, I may be getting close to the final, final mix.

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