Saturday, November 26, 2005

Iris McAlpine vocals & Eileen Faxas Pre-Pro

Today I shook off the food hangover I had from eating too much Thanksgiving dinner and cut vocals on Iris McAlpine. Iris and Kevin Ryan knocked out an arrangment of her first song with me, 'Roses', and today was my first day to get my ideas in the mix. I really layed back and let Iris drive today. She had some very specific ideas as to what she wanted her vocals to sound like.

I guess I got my wish, as we ended up with about 35 tracks of vocal goodness. We still have a male bass and tenor part to cut but I feel really good about what we have so far. One of the cooler things that came up was our not trying to hard to make the vocal stack line up on the intro and outro of phrases--especially the 'esses' at the end of plural words. I really like the presentation of them not being aligned in this case because it references the backwards sounds that Kevin has going throughout the song.

I am cutting vocals with Eileen Faxas on Tuesday. Eileen and I have not worked together in about a year and a half. We are recutting her song, 'Butterfly' in Spanish, and she has done a marvelous job translating the lyrics (of course, I am not exactly fluent in espanol, but I can read a bit).

The photo is from our pre production last week. Viva Eileen!

That's all the official news. As for the rest of what's going on at the office, you have to ask Devon and Logan. I've been sworn to secrecy, and cannot mention anything else about anything,.... especially about that certian something.


Not sayin' a word.

Like, at all.


Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Oh, and By the Way,.. Halloween was GREAT!

Me and my 'Spooky Love', Christi Corpsinski.

(Back to editing vocals!)

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Report from Los Angeles

I spent the afternoon on Monday with my good friend, Peter Reardon, ex-record label owner, and chief designer and president of Shadow Hills Industries one of the coolest high end audio manufacturers on the face of the planet.