Firstly and most excitingly this week, after a thorough mix and master the first pre-release draft of the new Jabun album (title to be announced soon) was sent out to my elite testing team for feedback. It's been an exciting and anxious time waiting for all their responses, especially as this is my first full-length release as Jabun after over 5 years making music under that name, but I'm super happy to report that the feedback I've received has not only been super positive, but that people have shown a deep connection with the emotions I've worked to convey without lyrics in these instrumental tracks. Not to say that there haven't been a few suggestions for tweaks on the mix etc... (that's what the team is there for), and I'll be getting to those soon, but overall I'm overjoyed with the album's reception and can safely say even in its current state it looks like it's 95% there or more! I'm hoping to get all the audio work finished by the end of the month (depending on when I receive feedback and client work), and as soon as it's all complete and the artwork is done, I'll make a formal announcement of the title and release date here on the blog! Hope you're as excited as I am, and I can't wait to share this project with you very soon!
Secondly this week, it is with a heavy heart that I must announce that due to budget cuts on the project, I will shortly be concluding my work on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Season 0 English Dub. It was a fun run while it lasted though, and as things stand my contributions to the project will be featured on episodes 8, 12 & 14. When I was first asked to be on the project, I was assigned 3 episodes, which was later expanded to 5 + the movie, but then recently after further assessment it was put back down to 3 which means that my episodes are all completed now. Don't fret though, just because I've finished working on my episodes, doesn't mean I won't be able to share news on the project, and after my most recent chat with the director, it looks like the first episode will be ready for release very soon! In the mean time, I've still a couple of loose ends to tie up before I can archive the project anyway, so no doubt this won't be the last you hear from me about Yu-Gi-Oh! Looking forward to sharing my work with you soon.
Next this week, after polishing off my mixes/masters for the Jabun album, I've been busy working on yet another exciting animation with Fun Station 4 Kids! This one's a little less complicated than our previous animation, and I shan't reveal any details here, but it's going to be a whole lot of fun and features another crazy retelling of a classic children's story. Looking forward to sharing more with you when I can and speaking of our most recent animation, The Three Little Raptors & The Beanstalk just reached a whopping 100,000 views on YouTube, in less than 3 weeks! A huge congratulations to our star team and a big thank you to everyone for their support since its release. Next stop 1,000,000!
Finally this week, just a quick announcement on the JabunAudio opening times over the next month. With Easter coming soon, I'll be heading back to my home town soon to visit family and make the most of spending time with everyone down there, so from April 11th to April 26th, I'll be unable to undertake any audio work as I'll be away from the studio. I will however still be available during that time to contact for bookings and sales queries, and will aim to get back to you as quickly as I can during the holiday period. Along with the holiday there'll likely be a two week hiatus for the blog, but I'll make an updated announcement in a few weeks closer to the time.
And that about wraps up things for this week! What's next I hear you ask? Well I have some final edits to do on the Jabun album hopefully next week + I'll be busy working on the latest Fun Station 4 Kids animation. An exciting opportunity for Jabun has appeared on the horizon too (which I'll be working on straight after this post), but I'll leave that announcement for another time once it's set in stone. Apart from that, we shall have to see where the wind takes me! Until next week though, I hope you all have a great one and thanks as always for supporting JabunAudio! Looking forward to sharing the new projects with you soon, and take care!