Studio Diary – Recording Update 2.0

February 13, 2008

Studio Diary – Recording Update 2.0
February 13th, 2007 – 1:42 PM

Greetings, my friends. I’ve had a bit of bad luck lately, but ultimately I am very proud to announce that all of the clean vocals have been completed for the new Rainwound CD, The Ivory Chapel. The next step is to begin recording the harsh and scream sections of the CD, which honestly is about the same amount as the cleans took up. It’s really a 50/50 album between heavy sections and nice, clean material.

I did record one part of screams on the second song, Her Silvery Vision, yet the high end was too vicious on that. I need to wrap a towel around my microphone or something to muffle the scratch a bit. The wind screen isn’t enough.

I’m not sure if that will work, but we’ll see. I never practiced my screams since the recording of the first CD. I really have not gained a lot of harsh vocal stamina due to that, but I do believe I can manage. After recording this, and then the In Staid Grace CD entitled Revelations, I will either have the hang of it or I will lose the throat. We’ll see.

Of course I am trying to do my best with these vocal performances. I made some clean harmonies that I am truly proud of. I tried to make the performances more interesting to really give people something to listen to. I did toss in some layers on the first CD, but they were still not very adventurous. I sang all of the clean vocals on the new Subject to Thoughts CD which really let me stretch out and explore some vocal sounds and skills that I didn’t even realize beforehand.

I didn’t go as far into that on the Rainwound CD, because I wanted this one to seem more friendly and less vocally experimental, if that makes any sense. I just wanted to do what was comfortable and I knew I could handle…

I hope you guys are as excited for this new CD as I am!

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