After another alarming gap between updates, I'm back. So what's been going on here. As expected, the album hasn't set the world on fire, but I'm happy with it. I played it through from start to finish a couple of times, and I like the track ordering, and the pacing. It sounds quite good, but it ought to. I spent enough time on it. I currently have no plans to make another one. I'm "remixed-out" at the moment after a 33-month effort that has finally been completed. Mind you, any future release should require a much smaller effort in the remix/master department as my more recent tracks are already close to sounding the way I would expect them to. One track I do fancy remixing is Felonious Monk. I like the oriental feel of it and I think I could make that one sound much better with 8 hours work, but not right now. Other fish need frying.
I put up the 2014 remix of Cape Different on SoundCloud in February. This was a track that I felt quite ambivalent towards back in December 2010, but almost 3 years away from it gave me a different perspective, and I quite like it now. The remix was quite straightforward, consisting of the usual sonic shaping and a few cosmetic tweaks.
I had an old Lenovo laptop with 2Gb memory running WinXP32. I decided to upgrade the RAM to 3Gb, update the OS to Win7/64 and try using the machine as an audio recorder. My plan is to buy a Focusrite 2i2 (which should also work with the tablet). I have already tested recording on here through the UX2 and it works very well. A few weeks ago I managed to play my drumkit for an hour or so. I just can't seem to find the time to do everything that I want to do these days.
Last month I put Absent up on SoundCloud. This differs from the version on the AO compilation only in the mastering. Yesterday I completed the 2014 remix of Hot Hog Infusion. I had a few sound design issues to grapple with and that marks the end of the remix project which has taken up 33 months. So - my record is 61 tracks completed in 63 months, plus a few other projects on the side. Not too bad for a part-timer I suppose. It's time for some new music.