New Recording Project Update
The team has some exciting news about our new recording project! We’ve recently mixed the project and have given it a name: His Forever. Read about our progress and listen to some demo mp3s!
Mixing at Aire Born Studios
After the initial recording process in the studio, the new album experiences a number of corrections during the mixing process. It’s really amazing to see what you can do to a song to make everything match up perfectly. The only drawback is that the more time that is spent fixing little mistakes means that more money is being spent. Time is money in the recording studio, so you have to figure out what you can and can’t live with.
Each song follows a similar approach:
1. Choose which ‘takes’ you want to keep.
(remember we record multiple takes)
2. Clean up the instrumentals.
(i.e. line up downbeats, pitch fixes, etc)
3. Choose what you want each instrument to sound like.
(i.e. EQs, compressors, etc)
4. Clean up the vocals.
(i.e. pitch fixing, cutoffs, final consonants).
5. Choose what you want each vocal to sound like.
(i.e. EQs, compressors, etc).
6. Choose what pan effect you’d like to use.
(with stereo speakers, you can tell voices or instruments to have more of a presence in the L or R speaker. Employing pan creates an effect that makes the listener feel like instruments and voices are surrounding them in a half circle. You may not notice the effect of pan on your laptop computer, but you will in your headphones and car speakers)
7. Mix the instrumentals.
(accenting what needs to be heard, when it needs to be heard).
8. Mix the vocals.
(this is an overall balance between the voices and instruments).
The Mixed Versions
Well, I’m sure you’re itching to hear it, right? Please enjoy these demo mp3s, but realize they haven’t been mastered yet. Mastering is an over-all EQ of all the songs on the album and how each song relates to one another when played back to back. For example, you may have to turn up some songs up and others down for now, but when the album is mastered, you won’t have to do that.
01. Christ is Risen
02. His Forever
03. Have Mercy On Me
04. Oh How Good It Is
05. My Life is an Offering
06. I Will Sing
07. Hallelujah, Jesus Saves
08. Before the Cross
09. I Have a Shelter
10. Settled at the Cross
11. Heart of Stone
12. Where is Room (demo not available)
13. The Wonder of the Cross (demo not available)
What do we do next?
These are the first round mixes. They will undergo another round of quick fixes and then they will be sent off to be mastered. We plan to start working on artwork and duplication after the mastering process.