Monday, February 28, 2005

Fini! (For Now) Joyce Pierce is mixed, now to Master

Joyce just left the building with the final mixes. We listened and were happy. More than happy, actually, but I'm way past hyperbole at the moment. Tired. I haven't seen Christi since Friday so I'm out of here.

Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix Mix...

Steve pulling it off while I listen:

Notes from the last car test of the mix:

Looks like I'm asking Steve, "WTF....."

Heavy Responsibilities Take Their toll:

More car test and the DAT backup list:

Still fryin:

Joyce is loving the results:

In the end so did I;

Sunday, February 27, 2005

Joyce Pierce Mixes

Steve Christensen and I have been ensconced in SugarHill's Studio A for 5 days mixing the last 5 songs on Joyce Pierce's debut solo gospel CD, "24/7 Intimate Praise". The mixes have gone relatively easy, with a few computer glitches yesterday � we humbly asked the Mac G4/Protools Mix +3 system to do more than it was designed to do and were promptly denied, causing us to back up and re think the technical decisions of the mix.

The cool thing about mixing with Steve is that we seldom paint our selves into any corners that we can�t get out of, and Steve always has his head in the game as to how the song itself is working, not just the sound of the song.

For this final round of work, we have three Kevin Ryan recordings/arrangements and two by Shaun Green, of Dallas, Texas. The two arranger�s styles are radically different, but I feel that Joyce�s vocal performances, and the fact that she wrote both songs, brings the styles together.

Today we will finish Shaun�s arrangement of �Sacrificial Praise� after we close out the mix from the night before.

As always, the one constant in this project is Joyce�s love for the work, and her amazing voice. Once again, I am humbled by the talent in this production team, and I am honored to be one of the crew.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Catch Up

This is getting embarrasing: Sarah Sharp will have yet ANOTHER Track of the Day on (click on the title bar of this entry for a link). This time it is 'Blame It On the Night', the new track on the Red Eye re-release of Fourth Person. Way to go, Sarah. Woot!

Almost two weeks ago, DW Music took it to Austin, to the Ruta Maya coffee house for a show. We featured Sarah Sharp and The Southern Backtones.

The show was really cool. We had the usual Ruta Maya crowd augmented with lots of Austin Music Industry vets.

Thursday, February 10, 2005


I've been hiding out in the studio again. This time for longer than normal, but I'm coming up for air to report that we finished mixing Winter Robert's new song, "Red Cows". It totally rocks. Maybe Winter will let me post it (which I would gladly do, even unmastered, because Steve Christensen hooked us up with such a sweet mix.

Tomorrow I finish vocals on Joyce Pierce's final two songs. That will signal my next dive into the cave to edit 5 songs.

This is the year of the Rooster. This is exciting because your truly is a Roooooooster too.

I am working to get Carolina Bedetta's final 7 songs written and finished, and just signed on to do three songs for a cool Houston singer named Yamisse Guidry. Yamisse and I are choosing tracks and talking arrrangments at the moment. I'll have photos & particualars soon.

Me & Carolina at a recent songwriting session (Ciao!)