Getting Things Done

Since November:

  • 250 hours on career
  • 120 hours on mixing activities
  • 78 hours on concert production activities

Roughly 12 hours a day, every day, for the past 5 weeks. Crazy pace and I am looking forward to a bit of a break over Christmas.

Lots on the go at work and although I don’t blog much about my career, I am really enjoying working with the team and working through all of the many challenges and opportunities.

The recording project that I started back in August is now complete. Mastering will take place at the end of this week. Pleased that George Seara is mastering the project. He is a highly accomplished engineer.

I went through about three hundred edits before I released the mix to the team. They were able to find another hundred or so changes and after the third release candidate mix we pretty much had the final mix. A few more minor tweaks and I was prepping the files for mastering this past Monday night.

The mastering engineer will prepare the mix for commercial release by converting the high resolution audio files to CD quality, dealing with heads and tails (the openings and endings of songs including fades), normalization (consistent level between songs) and any required equalization, limiting or compression before the product goes to duplication. Quite proud of the project and I am looking forward to hearing the final result. This one took about four hundred hours.

The concert is taking place this coming Sunday and I think we have everything ready to go. I finished off the multimedia earlier this week and I was able to get some time in on the songs to ensure that I can play them well for the event. Rehearsals last week went well and the team is excited and ready to play.

This latest round of activities left me wondering whether I would be able to get all of the work done. And, being a bit of a perfectionist, whether I would be able to get things done to standard. Looks like things did get done and hopefully pretty well.

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