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Good Enough

April 15, 2009

What’s good enough ? Four songs ‘what I wrote’. Four recordings of me and my guitar. Four things I want to say.

Is it good enough ?
What’s ‘good’ anyway ?

I’m sitting here waiting for files to copy on the computer I’m convincing myself that a 4-song CD is a dumb idea. Who wants to listen to this anyway ?

The grand plan. Release another EP in the summer and then in the autumn a third EP. Getting slightly more adventurous along the way adding more sounds and instruments. Culminating in a gig where I play more than guitar.

Right now all I can think about is the vocal pop on one song, the fact that I’m not really an audio engineer and am struggling with this mix. To help figure out if the master is anywhere near professional I’m A-B’ing it with Roddy Frame’s album ‘Surf’.

So at what point will I give in and start duplicating it ? How many second opinions does one person need ? Reminds me of the old joke:

“How many record producers does it take to change a lightbulb?”

“I dunno… what do you think?”

You had to be there.

One Comment leave one →
  1. April 15, 2009 11:22 pm

    Here’s what I do…1 – mix/master/get it out there/think it’s wonderful2 – don’t listen to it for a year – then go back and kick yourself severely in the arse about missed pops, tuning issues, buzzes that could’ve been excised but weren’t3 – learn from the mistakes and try not to repeat them for the next project4 – don’t listen to the first project for about 5 years ago and then realise just how good the material was intrinsically and how silly it was to get so anal about things that Joe Punter doesn’t notice (or even understand)Bottom line is, you need some back catalogue in order to explore point 4 to its full potential, so just finish this project and move on…”…and lads, lads, for God’s sake, will ye enjoy yerselves?…”Regards,djp


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