Tuesday, December 24, 2013

9 Days to an Album

I know it seems like we've been MIA for the last 10 days or so, but actually a lot has been going on behind the scenes. While I've been away, Anthony, our faithful producer / engineer, has been diligently working on the rough masters for the tracks. The plan was to set up a 5 band EQ / compression for each track, basically sub-dividing the audio spectrum into 5 ranges, a low, low-mid, mid, high-mid, and high. Sounds easy, but the difficult part is deciding which frequency range should make up each section. There is also an area of overlap where each section crosses over into the next, and that is really the critical decision. Much like the mixing, this step takes some trial and error, along with subtle tweaks to really focus in on what sounds you are trying to accentuate, and which you are trying to attenuate. So, instead of myself trying to explain what Anthony did, I'll let him explain in today's video blog. Enjoy!

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