Vern's Verbal Vibe

Singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and purveyor of folk 'n' roll: spirit-filled sad songs made better.

September 29, 2014

Cleanup Time

My album is now about three-quarters complete, and before I move on to the last trio of songs I'm cleaning up some earlier recordings. In some cases this simply involves remixing; in others, I'm revisiting songs I recorded as far as two years back and redoing parts that didn't pass muster. I've also added a few embellishments to one song that needed a bit more fleshing out.

Make no mistake: recording an album by yourself, though great fun, is hard work. One of those "simple" remixes took 19 tries and much cutting and pasting of drums and percussion before it finally came together. All the while, I'm slowly gaining basic proficiency on the new instruments in my palette—dulcimer, violin and recorder.

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