Next week, when september kicks in, my work goes back into a full time gig schedule. Its going to be weird as the last month or so has been so quiet. There is about 4-5 sold out shows and it flips from 2 shows a week to 6. It will be amazing but Im just trying to get my head ready. I feel like I have a had a summer school holiday and term time is approaching, and I forgot to do my homework.
Once more into the breach. I cant wait, and It’ll be christmas before you know it.
In mastering, I am confronted by this every day and have seen special cases. I am happy to say that my clients listen to me and decide to not have crushed albums, but still, this is good reading about the whole Loudness issue.
I have had this blog now for one year, so as it’s a sunday I have looked back over what I have accomplished. First I’m amazed I have managed to keep the blog going this long. My attention span sucks, and I’ll usually start/make/buy something, use it religiously for a month, then it gets forgotten. So yay that. Its been the happiest year I have ever had. It’s itself thats enough. Due substantially to my partner Tori Cann. The other highlights have been (in no particular order) - Become main and senior sound engineer at Norwich Arts Centre. This in turn has given me greater opportunities to learn, experience awesome shows, meet amazing people and generally have an fantastic job. And then there is everything else.
Going on Tour 3 Times
Sound engineering at SXSW, Canadian Music Week, Primavera.
Seeing DFA 1979, Sufjan Steven.
Using digital sound desk for the first time in my life ( and not dying).
Working with Fever Fever, who gave me so much mainly my first tour
Working with Bearsuit, who took me on a grand adventuro
playing double bass
Learning Jah Wobble is a prick
Going to Iceland, Barcelona x2, Austin - Texas, Toronto
All in all this has been a great year. Bring on the next 365 days.
AIM has confirmed that all stock held in the warehouse “has been destroyed by the fire”. This could obviously be devastating for many of the labels concerned, as well as independent record stores who sell a lot of that physical product.