Well the first 6 songs have now been recorded and are sounding sweet. We have a few days to mull them over and work out if there's anything we want changed in the mix before they get shipped to New York for mastering. I don't think there's likely to be anything I want to change, because they sound utterly amazing. Links to some of the pics here:
Our first week was mainly spent like this
(L-R: me, Billy and Paul T) while Jonny got the drums down. The rec room has a PS3, Wii, 360, 50" HDTV, Sky+, pool table, electronic dartboard, kitchen area, plus free arcade games and pinball. Almost forgot what we were there for, the amount of Guitar Hero and Smash Bros we played!
Here's a blurry picture of me actually doing some work
. No idea which song it was I was singing there though.
Quick pic of the mixing desk
on one of the rare occasions neither producer nor engineer was present. That chair in front is possibly the most comfortable thing I've ever sat on. I threatened to steal it, but think they might have noticed.
Most impressively of all, here's a photo taken from the rec room while the string quintet
was recording their parts. They were layered 4 times so it sounds like a full orchestra. The arrangement for 2 of the songs was amazing, kudos to them all.
Not yet sure what the plans are with the songs once the mastering is done. I don't know if we'll be selling them on iTunes or something. But we might need to wait until the other 6 tracks are done too. I wish I could upload them somewhere to let people here, but I'm not allowed to