Well it’s a long time coming but I’m happy to say that the first ever #askBulletofReason segment is up and some of your questions and with what is hopefully the answers you were looking for!
Should this become more of a thing I hope to do one of these at least once a month so feel free to ask some questions through the social media universe (on Facebook and Twitter, here in the comments, on the YouTube channel) with the tag #askBulletofReason and I will do my best to answer all of the questions that come in over time!
You can watch the first Ask Bullet of Reason video right here!
Will this song ever be completed?! AHH it’s driving me nuts!
I listened to it a couple of times today and made mental notes of what needed to be changed and tweaked and fixed. I get home from work and start organizing my thoughts and going to work on what I can remember needs to be done. All my plug-ins are dialed in and ready to go. The song arrangement is good and I approve… preview the track and decide if this will be a draft or the final version. Select the entire track in Pro Tools and get ready to bounce and BAM! a CPU error pops up telling me that the CPU is being used to the max and I may need to remove some plug-ins. This has happened before, so I figured I’d try again…
… after about 20 tries, I decided that it would be best to walk away before I go ape-shit on my computer and throw my guitar into my screen (as you can see, the guitar would probably do some massive damage). Also doing so could also cause massive damage to my heart and I would probably cry for months.
The initial process of mixing the song down started around……… hell, I don’t even remember. But it do know it was awhile ago since I wanted to take it out into the car and unleash it on the streets of Cornwall, Ontario. It’s now 11:15pm and I am in my PJs listening to it in my headphones and will listen to it again tomorrow as I drive to work.
Now since you’ve gone through my rant or just skipped to the preview (no worries, I don’t blame you), I will say that you MAY be hearing a clip from the final mix. I will let you know tomorrow if what I was FINALLY able to mix down tonight is in fact the final mix that I can then leave alone and never touch it again until I start putting the new album together. Oh god, how great that would be!
After listening to the drafts of Mechanical Holocaust over and over and over and over again, I’ve decided that I need to redo the guitar parts. Everything else sounds fine. The bass has been leveled nicely as well as everything else, but the guitars still sound like crap and I know I can do better.
I won’t be able to work on it for awhile though as I’ll be going in for my eye procedure tomorrow and will require some downtime away from computers and tvs and my addicition that is called the iPhone.
Of course, once I can get back into it I will and you’ll be right there in the know.