I’ve been working on a song with my friend Robert for the past while. We actually started it a long while ago, but it never got finished until last week in terms of getting the tracking done. I’ve been working on the mix in the past couple of days during bouts of working on other things. In doing the mix there have been a few issues cropping up. The biggest is getting the drums to sit right. Another was the choice of guitar sounds. Robert isn’t an engineer. But he has a very definite idea of what he thinks he hears. The ability to get it to gel with what will actually work in the confines of a recording can be a little tricky.
Based on what I writing yesterday, I really like to keep the bar as high as I can. It means having to be painstaking about things. Especially when they’re going to a major label like Universal to be represented. It doesn’t help when the co-producer has to go out of town during the deadline. It makes it hard to get a quick reply as well as an answer when you need it to get the mix considered final.
Add to that wanting to get moving on finishing a book, a bunch of songs, music for the library, and getting a sales staff on it’s way to making goals happen. It means I need to jump into todays song and get a move on.
I’m rolling on These Words (I Love You) a remix of a song by Natasha Beddingfield. Obviously a song that has undergone a remix. A very fun remix. It’s the kind of thing that takes a fun song and makes it different and creative. It’s part of the reason I’ve been taking some of my new songs and allowing them to be remixed by friends of mine.
Natasha has created and then had remixed a very catchy tune. No doubt about it. A simple message and a catchy way to express it. Gotta love it.