Update on the album production

The album

I’ve done around 30 different mixes, tried like 10 different guitars, mixing the drum kit and making it sounding right has taken an incredible amount of time, I’ve tweaked the tiniest bits of sound to total exhaustion.

Should the grand piano have more mechanical noises… should the timpani have slightly more reverb… should the guitar have a delay or not, should I add the cello on top of the full orchestra, or an oboe? Should I widen the acoustic guitar or leave it as is? Is this chord harmonic enough for the one before? Is the Oberheim too loud? Should I use the Gibson EB0 or the Les Paul bass, finger or pick? Stratocaster or Telecaster? This or that cabinet, or none at all, what amp? Distortion or slight fuzz, tremolo?

The pains of creating an album…

Questions like that are bothering me all the time. And the production is so huge that my DAW crashes at least 3 times a day. Plus, anxiety, doubts… because “is it all worth it? Will they understand it?”. Sleepless nights. Then again: “fuck yeah!”. It all sounds absolutely heavenly, I get goosebumps all the time. And nothing is even mastered at all.

I have half of the album sounding as perfect as it gets, with the needed amount of imperfection to become perfect. I open parts of it again, again and again… stuff that I did a year ago that doesn’t sound right today, and may sound not right next week. You get the idea. 😉

No worries, it’s all good. It’s finished very soon. Once it’s done I have nothing to do with it anymore. Then it’s a product with a life of its own, and I will watch it learning to walk.

I will reply to all of your questions in a video that I’ll upload to Facebook and YouTube, very soon.

NAVIGATOR (6 Hour DJ Mix)

Listen and download here for free!

Dear friends,

this is something I wanted to do for a looong time, digging up rare, eclectic and often unnoticed gems of Electronica, Slow Rave and Deep House, some with soulful ethnic vibes, and create a DJ mix of it. It’s been a long process to collect and select, so there’s really a lot of work in this.

This is a completely free and uncommercial work for you to enjoy, but I want to ask you to support the artists involved, so please, check the tracklist and buy one or the other track (if you find it!). This is extremely well produced music of the highest quality and the people behind deserve more than just attention or listening to it. Go follow them on social media, Spotify, Soundcloud and whatnot, and again: please, buy some their stuff if you like it.

This is a 6 hour journey which I recommend to approach very open-minded and with attention. As mentioned, this is fantastic music. I call this “Navigator” because the purpose of it is to navigate you through an entire universe of vibes and sounds by artists from very different places. I think, despite the differences, it’s a very homogenic piece that can be considered as one.

The duration of it could navigate you through:

  • a full working day
  • a car, train, bus ride, flight or boat trip
  • a full night of love
  • a hike through breathtaking landscapes
  • a climb up a beautiful and challenging mountain
  • another kind of “trip” (be careful with drugs!)
  • a visit at your mother in law
  • an evening with friends by a cracking bonfire
  • a day on the beach
  • an afternoon in a cabin in the woods (minus the horror part)
  • lying in bed, planning how to save the world, while you watch rain drops hitting your windows

Whatever. You’ll know how to enjoy it. I hope you’re able to feel as good as I do when listening to it.

Photo by Andrew Draper: unsplash.com/photos/BZlOYIVh8Ss

Free Samples & Loops Round-Up (January/February 2017) – Bedroom Producers Blog

Our free soundware round-up series is back with one of the largest lists of free audio loops and samples to date. Some of the highlights include high-quality vocal samples, a sampled grand piano in SFZ format, and a huge collection of drum machine sounds. Check out the best soundware freebies for January/February 2017 below and we’ll… Read More

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