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catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: June 7th, 2012 01:30 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm making a filk album. This has so many parts I'm having trouble keeping track:

Recording, mixing, and mastering the music. Help I have got and am getting with this has included suggestions about what might be causing technical problems with the recording early in the process, advice about what (cheap) program(s) work for mixing, and now a couple of friends with mixing experience to listen to my (semi)final mastered versions and make suggestions.

Art for the cover, traycard and on the CD itself, as well as some extra small pieces for my eventual web page about the album, and for the associated songbooks and perhaps some tee-shirts for participants. I ended up hiring djinni for this.

Producing a pdf songbook that is lead sheets (words with chords), this being the format I expect most of my audience will want. Producing another pdf songbook that is sheet music including the harmonies, this being the format I expect about a quarter of my audience will want. I would like for other people to sing my songs, so this, in addition to being a nice perk (and kind of substituting for the CD lyric booklet I couldn't afford) will make that easier for them.

Graphic design / Layout of the cover, traycard, inside cover, inside traycard (because the CD-holder will be clear) and disc. One of my friends is doing this for, basically, my grateful thanks and a free copy of the CD. I owe him.

I am about a day away from incorporating some of the mastering suggestions into my final mastered tracks (three to go,) finished the lead sheet songbook pages last week (not the table of contents, etc, yet, though) and am about a day away from finishing the sheet music songbook pages.

And I have a concert at the library Friday. I meant to have business cards for that but it's looking like that might not happen. I may have some pre-perf sheets for home-printing them around here somewhere; if I have time I'll look for those. But the new song(s) I wrote for the concert are practicing up nicely and I ran it for time this morning (I have been practicing for a couple of weeks of course, but this morning I verified the total time patter and all) and I am going to run about 1.5 minutes long, which is probably okay for a 1/2 hour concert.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: June 7th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Yay!

That is so awesome. I hope you let us know when the album becomes available. I will happily boost the signal.
catsittingstill From: catsittingstill Date: June 7th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yay!

:-) I expect I will be shouting it from the rooftops.
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