What an incredible process this has been. It's certainly a labor of love; akin to raising kids. I spend time with them, I alter them where I can, accentuate the good parts, and try my darndest to cut the bad parts. Eventually, I push them out and show them off. I give them away and see what others can do with them in the studio. Essentially, they are no longer mine; they are printed on a disk and posted to iTunes. They are out of my hands and I have to trust my instincts. I love making records. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do what I love.
Currently, we are in the mixing process. I say, "we," but I really mean Josh Moore is in the mixing process. All I do at this point is nod my head in agreement. Mixing is where you take all of the signals (bass guitar, vocals, many different drums, keys, electric guitars, acoustic guitars, percussion, lap steel, banjo, harmonica, more vocals, acoustic guitar, more drums, tambourine, etc.) and make them all the right volume. It's way more complicated than that. It's as much a heart science as it is an audio science, in my opinion.
I'll approve the mixes, then we'll pass them along to Bob, who will do the mastering. This is more science and a little less heart than before, but takes a keen ear and knowledge of how music affects the brain. It's very cool and this step cannot be skipped. It is also very complicated. I'm closer to being a woman, than I am able to master a record. Don't quote me on that, though.
My next email update will hopefully be an announcement on when The Devil Rides A Horse will be released! Keep your guns loaded.
Talk to you soon.