Hi to all Dreamwalkers out there,
I met with Patrick Russini at Alpha Ear Studio and we began the last component of creating the music for our Music Is The Ride album, mastering the tracks. As I've mentioned previously, mastering is a process in which the tracks get additional volume, and are polished in terms of equalization (which frequencies are boosted, which are cut) and compression (managing variations of sound levels).
Pat and I always enjoy working together and the evening went smoothly. We had already put in many hours of mixing which made the mastering significantly easier and we finished six tracks: Road Song, Magnetic North, Music Is The Ride, Something 'Bout That Boy, Everything Is Changing, and Louisiana. From my completely unbiased (haha) perspective, the tracks are sounding wonderful. They are rich and luxurious without being over the top. The songs are terrific and the musicianship is excellent.
We will continue working this evening to finish and then everything regarding recording will be complete. It's time to shoot and album cover, write the copy for the album and get it printed.