It was one of those weeks where you question why it is that you do what you do, but last week was turbo great so I guess this is the world balancing itself out XD. Lets focus on the parts of this week worth telling! Here goes:
Firstly, "Soft and Crunchy", a 5 track electronic album I mastered for Slaglike at the end of April was released on Bandcamp at the beginning of the week. It's free to listen to and download, though you can make an optional donation if you wish through Bandcamp. Feel free to check it out below or click on the embed to go and listen to Slaglike's other works on Bandcamp. I hope you enjoy it :D
The main bulk of this week was talking to prospective mastering clients and making mastering demos for people (mainly in the cinematic genre which was nice). I got a lot of questions about discounts so I've written a post on Newgrounds about my discounts policy as well as to clarify what mastering is and what it can and can't do for your music. Below is a brief but important section from the post:
What mastering can and can't do:
A little disclaimer: Mastering is not a magical fix-all service for your music ... Think of mastering as developing a photograph. I can't change what's in the photograph, where people are, whether they're wearing hats, what the background looks like, etc... because the picture has already been taken. What I will do is make sure the overall colours look right, it's not too bright or dark, and crop it to remove any unwanted or unnecessary parts, then format it for the frame you want to hang it in. That is essentially what I do as a mastering engineer.
For information about discounts and the full post,click here. Please note all this information will be on the JabunAudio site once I've finished building the appropriate sections.
Unfortunately, that's about it for this week. I made some progress with lyric writing for the new Better Than The Book album, but nothing worth noting here. Let's hope next week is more eventful in the right ways XD Thanks for supporting JabunAudio as always, and hope you have a good week.
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