Sorry for the lack of updates lately. Last couple of months have been much busier than usual … mostly split between taking care of personal things and working on the upcoming project. I hope everyone is staying safe and out of harms way during this unusual time.
First off, thanks to everyone for sticking around and for your patience. First round of mixing is finally done! Have been taking a bit of time getting the right sound and ambiance. Each composition is carefully crafted to fit in overall story arch, which will be revealed very soon.
As the project approaches the end, I anticipate things will begin to accelerate. Second round and third round of mixing will, very likely, take much shorter with mostly just balance work. Probably another month before mastering.
Release date is still being determined, however, I am projecting that the first material will be released sometime this Summer. So far, the feedback I’ve had was nothing short of stellar.
Sorry if my update seems a bit “general”. I hope to update you more with more concrete material very soon. Stay tuned!
December already? Man, time flies … about time for another update …
Things have been very busy with mixing and transcribing additional parts for recording. The vocals, cello and strings (almost) are done. Guitar, flutes, and percussion are in progress. I finally went back and have a stack of sheet music for recording – over 500 pages!
Because the project is quite large, it has been split into a two-part series: First part will be released sometime mid-2020 and second part will be released first thing 2021. Instead of trying to get everything done causing further delays, it would be better if I can get the first part done so that it is out for everyone to enjoy much sooner. Also, splitting this project allows more room for the project(s) to flow and breathe from one track to another by me adding tracks in between. Each album will be roughly one hour in length.
Here are couple of tracks I posted last year on Soundcloud that will be on the project:
Much has changed since then, including the track names themselves. Although the mixes are not the cleanest, it gives you an idea on what is to come.
Thanks for the support and stay tuned for previews. They are currently in the works and I am very excited to share the final result soon.
Hey Everyone. An update from me …
Sorry it has been a few months. Life got a bit more hectic than usual and had to work on overdrive to keep this project moving along. Managed to consistently work a few to several hours a day on this project.
All string parts are now written, exported, and ready for recording. Because there are so many tracks, this process has taken MUCH longer than expected. Due to scheduling, it may be as late as December before these parts are fully recorded and done.
Flute and cello parts will be recorded soon. Will be working on these shortly.
Vocal parts are recorded and mostly mixed in. Working on finishing touches soon.
First pass of mixing on all of the tracks are done. In parallel, I programmed a lot of custom sounds to give it a nice professional touch to them. Things are still getting revised as we speak.
This has been a beast of a project, but I can say one thing: Every track sounds amazing!
Thanks for your support in this seemingly uneventful time … I plan to share more updates a little more often as things are getting done.