After a couple rehearsals, I decided on the grand master plan for producing this EP:
- Record the songs at my home studio (track each individual musician)
- I arrange and edit the music at home, send the “scratch” tracks out to the band
- Record everyone for real at Clear Track studios.
- Mixing and mastering by Clear Track, with production by me.
It’s been going well. I had to bring each person to my house once per week to record, and we just recently finished the last song.
I finally scheduled dates for us to go into Clear Track! We start tracking there in early April. This time with a definite style/sound in mind, I am absolutely thrilled about releasing this EP. The next step will be planning the release party!!!! AHH! I want to have it in late May or early June.
This whole thing is blowing a hole in my bank account. It’s also eating up all my time right now; I have late nights and burn-out weekends. It’s so worth it, though. In the end, even if people don’t really like my music, I’ll be glad to know that I created something with personal meaning.