First of all, thank you for being here, and for being interested enough to take time out of your life to see what's going on in this pocket of the Universe. Even you reading this is something special in a world where we have access to what seems to be an infinite amount of things we can put our precious attention on...so thank you.
This project is dedicated to the creative process, and the creative potential in all of us. More on that as we travel, but for now lets get into some of the nitty gritty of this vision~
This project gets me excited on multiple levels. One, I'm going to be recording songs that have come through this heart, as well as the desire to explore and express the inner/outer game of the human experience...a truly cathartic journey. Two, the music video that I've dreamt of for YEARS will finally make its way out of this head and find its way to the eyes and ears of the world. Three, I am blessed to be working with some of the greatest musicians I know in an effort to bring these songs to life in the greatest way possible. Fourth, I'll be working with a dear brother (and grammy nominated engineer/producer) Casey Wasner, at his studio in Nashville, TN to ensure a quality finished product. Fifth, this project is providing the challenges necessary for me to truly take my artistry to the next level in several different categories, helping me step into the role I have always felt I was born to be. Sixth, I've concocted a group of rewards that are fun and interactive to keep things interesting as we walk this collaborative road. And truly, the mother of all excitement, that we get to take the journey of bringing this dream to life Together. Being a part of creating something is SOOOOO much more fun than just seeing the final product when it's done, so that's what I want to invite you into. As the pieces of the puzzle place themselves in their proper positions, I'll be updating you with pictures, videos, and emails keeping you on the forefront of the patient, and persistent process.
Thank you again for taking the time to peek into this creative moment. I'm filled with gratitude, and look forward to seeing you along the journey of exploring our creative potential, Together~
Risks and challenges
Although I am confident in the ability of everyone I have involved in the making of this album/video, there are, of course, some challenges.
One challenge is getting everything we need recorded in the allotted time. Professional studios cost money, so there's no time for dilly dallying when you're in the booth. One way to maximize efficiency is "Pre-Production". This is the process of recording demos of the songs so that you know pretty much exactly what you want to be played BEFORE you press record, as opposed to figuring out the parts while you're on the clock. Good thing for everyone I have already started piecing demos together, as well as scheduled rehearsals so that we can hit the ground running when we get to Nashville.
Another challenge is staying on track with "Post-Production", which is basically everything that happens after all of the parts are recorded. This involves:
-Mixing (balancing the volumes of the individual instruments/voices)
-Applying effects on the tones to make them sound warm, piercing, delayed, wider, thinner, and any other adjective you can imagine
-Mastering (making all of the tracks have a fluid tonal quality, as well as making sure they're all the same volume so you don't have to crank the dial up and down between songs
-Extra musical sorcery (adding knickknacks and patty whacks as sonic icing on the cake)
This process could literally go on forever (you let it), so the challenge is saying "Ok, we're calling this good" and releasing yourself from continuing to mess with it. Knowing that this is a challenge is already one step ahead of the game, so with that in mind I will do my best to keep it tasty and on schedule.
Speaking of schedule, the projected time of album release is early 2018. I don't want to announce a release date until the album is finished. Th reason is that I don't want to cut corners in the creative process due to an arbitrary time crunch - therefore, I estimate our release in early 2018 and will give more details as we progress."
Thank you for being interested enough to make it to the end of this page. If you have questions about any piece of the process PLEASE POST them and I'll answer them as soon as possible. I Love you, appreciate you, and am grateful to be inspired with you.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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