April 19, 2005

Woo-hoo, it's almost done!


Woo-hoo, it's almost done!
Originally uploaded by Luke and Sarah.

This shot is of my computer bouncing (or at least at the time) the final track before going to master the next morning. It was about 12:15 am Friday morning after a few nights of sleep-deprived work to get the mixes finalized.

By 12:30 I had burned a CD of the tracks, and then popped it in the CD player to make sure it all worked. The first chords of "My Redeemer" pulsed through the speakers, the bass enters, and the 3rd note is late! Earlier that day (Thursday), Luke Morton had caught the mistake that had been overlooked for so long, and I thought it had been fixed. Well, through a number of steps, I guess I never put it aright.

So, no problem... I pull up my computer again, spin the hard drives, but it won't read audio from the drive!

"WHAT?!?!? YOU CAN'T READ AUDIO FROM THE DRIVE?!?!? IT WORKED 20 MINUTES AGO?!?!?"

Well, quite frustrated, I can't even work around the issue. It's not the end of the world to have a note off, but in the first 20 seconds of the opening track, it kind of says something about the rest of the project if you leave it alone.

Fortunately, the next morning I came in early before meeting some guys for breakfast, and used my trusty IPod to remedy the problem. Apple does it again! I got the note fixed, the track bounced, and even had time for a splendid "Triple-Double" from Charley's on Capitol Hill (which I highly recommend for those of you who are looking for a good breakfast establishment).

1 comment:

Justin said...

Keep up the good work...glad to hear all your work is coming to fruition...