Nov 11, 2011 Uncategorized
Posted by irfon
It’s very strange being “back in the studio”. (I put that in quotes because my studio is my den and is primarily just a room with a computer desk and a computer, and I work a day job and spend at most a few hours a day in here working on music, if that.) It hasn’t been that long since I really worked in here, but almost every tool I reached for tonight was flakey because I needed to upgrade to the latest version. I’m also finding it hard to focus on one thing. I’ve spent a while now just sort of distracting myself, flipping between this an that, too stressed to focus on anything and so more just making the time pass. I’m very glad to be able to focus a bit now, but it’s hard to break the habits, to finish a tiny tweak and then move on to the next one rather than say, “Okay, let’s refresh my Tumblr feed.” I’m managing, but it’s taking a lot of conscious thought. Also, while I missed the modular and the MIDI keyboard while I was writing, I just hit the beginning of the mixing stage, and I’m really missing my control surface. Until we move, everything’s going to be like that, but I can deal. Again, it just takes a little thought.
My lack of practice is showing a bit. In particular, the levels are all over the place. However, I’m giving myself a lot of room to go in there and fix things. As such, it may take a little while longer than I initially predicted, although hopefully not too long. I’d say that you should have something within a week or so. (I hope so, because any further than that and it’s going to get pushed back until after the move!)
I’m really hoping that after the move I get a really groove going again. I’ve always been very responsive to mental manipulation through things like changing venues and the like, so this should be a good jumpstart, with any luck!