Last Friday, on my Substack, I wrote about confidence and/or the lack-thereof of completing a project. I indicated that I needed to create self-imposed constraints on creative production - to use, The Stallion Harness.
To that end, yesterday afternoon, I rendered my acoustic mix of, The Coward and The Fool.
Rendering just means, outputting the song from my recording software, Reaper.
Here is what rendering was like:
Render, listen back, tweak vocal volume, increase & decrease the reverb, tweak another effect, remove it, re-render, listen back… (rinse, repeat).
I probably did the above six or seven times. I’m positive if I listened to mix #1 versus mix #7, I wouldn’t be able to hear any tangible difference.
And then I thought:
“I can release it later this week!”
Because, I just need a couple more days to get it right… right?
And come August 25th, I’ll be listening to mix #381, thinking, “It’s almost ready.”
Kind of funny, right?
You can listen to the audio below or on the Lyric Video I posted on YouTube - also below.
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Thanks for listening!
Deb has selected the next two songs to record. One is super-challenging for me. I’ll write about those a bit later.
I’ve put new strings on the guitar, I have two blank projects set up and ready to record in my software, and I’m willing to put a harness on the stallion!
Thanks again for joining me on this journey.
August 7, 2023