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Conversion of our multi-track master recordings (12 songs) to digital format, correct the flaws, repackage, remaster and release.
Conversion of our multi-track master recordings (12 songs) to digital format, correct the flaws, repackage, remaster and release.
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Audrey Smilley Master Tapes Digitization

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Audrey Smilley was formed in 1988 by former members of the Arizona death/goth band Theatre of Ice. Drawing on influences as diverse as Blue Oyster Cult, KISS, Neil Diamond, the Clash and the Beatles, Audrey Smilley played shows all over the Wasatch front in Utah. The band’s blend of acoustic and electric guitars with tight three and four part harmonies will grab you immediately.

While living as dirt-poor students in Provo, Utah, we recorded our original 12 song album whenever we could find the money to pay for studio time. The drummer we were working with at the time quit the band midway through the recording, so we had to make due with the time and talent we could find. This led to decidedly mixed results.

Fortunately these technological and (*cough*) other flaws can now be corrected through the miracle of modern technology. 

Our project goal is to convert our original 8-track master recordings and digitize them for remixing in Protools software. After that's finished, we will have it professionally mastered which includes: post production, editing, noise reduction, normalization, equalization, compression, limiting, dynamics retention, crossfading, song title embedding and CD Database submission.

Risks and challenges

Our biggest challenge to this project is time. Our reunion show is currently scheduled for mid July 2013. Once funded, we will need to get our music remixed and ready for mastering fairly quickly. Once that's finished it's a question of having preparing various distribution methods for the newly-remastered songs. These include digital downloads, USB memory sticks and a limited number of physical CDs.

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    Access to the backer-exclusive updates, plus digital copy of your song of choice from our newly-remastered CD.

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    All of the above, plus a complete digital download of the newly-remastered Audrey Smilley CD.

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    All of the above, plus your choice of a physical compact disc of the newly-remastered CD or a USB memory stick including digital files of the music.

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    Regular updates, T-shirt, your choice of a CD or download or memory stick of the newly-remastered music, plus a live DVD of the Audrey Smilley reunion show scheduled for July 2013 in Provo, Utah.

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    Regular updates, T-shirt, your choice of a CD and a memory stick copy of the newly-remastered music, plus a live DVD of the Audrey Smilley reunion show scheduled for July 2013 in Provo, Utah. Plus, your memory stick will include vintage band photos and original live recordings made between 1988-1990.

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