You guys got lucky! I’ve been really busy lately, and I’ve been having some trouble with my PC, so I haven’t been able to complete a bunch of stuff that I need for the remix EP. So since the release is being put off, I decided that there’s no reason I can’t extend the deadline.
The new deadline is August 5th, 2013!
And I promised a more detailed post a while back, so let’s get to that.
I’m working on a VIP for the EP. This is part of the reason this is taking so long. I can only work on music when I feel sufficiently motivated and when this motivation happens to line up with an open space in my schedule (or lack thereof).
I’ve also decided to split the remix EP into two volumes. They should hit standard release channels at about the same time. A more specific release date will be announced as soon as possible. I do plan on releasing it in 2013.
I’ve chosen the artist I want to do the album art for the EP. He has a few online aliases, and I’m not sure which one he wants me to credit, so I’ll leave that a mystery for now. He’s got this amazing art style that’s like a cross between Jhonen Vasquez and Spy vs Spy and I love it.
Now for non-EP news!
The Shoulders Steve Stood Upon is nearing completion! I haven’t decided if I want to release assets for this one or not, because it is a very personal piece. I’ll give you guys the story behind it later, but you might be able to figure it out if you don’t already know.
I’m transitioning to using a new DAW. While ACID Pro is an amazing piece of software, I’ve hit a wall in what it’s capable of doing. It’s 32 bit only, so I can’t use more than 4GB of RAM with it (but I can get around that to an extent), and it’s not multithreaded, so it can only use one 2.3GHz processor core. This is a huge problem, as it causes in-editor playback to stutter horribly when I’m using a ton of VSTs. This is the reason I haven’t been able to make any headway on the Skin Tight remix. It renders fine, but working with it is a pain and next to impossible. Bus and effect automation is also a bit unintuitive in a few scenarios, which I find very limiting. The new DAW I’m using is Reaper, which is apparently made by the same folks who made the original ACID. It also works well with wine, which is a huge plus. I’m still getting used to it, so this might take a while.
That about wraps it up for now! I hope to start using this more often to talk about my process or to discuss my mindset when it comes to my music and such. Until next time!