April 12 2006
… "NORTHERN"… awaiting the corrected copies from the manufacturer.. still a week+ away. i did, however, complete the 6-card postcard set for "Northern." i haven't determined yet how i'm going to release the postcard set. i'm fairly certain that all web orders of the cd will come with a set. i'm just weighing wether or not i will at some point sell the set in the online shop. it wasn't cheap to produce, so making some money back would help. i also haven't figured out how sets i will release. it may be a limited edition of 200 with extra cards given away independant of the set at random live performances (collect them all! haha).
i've started work on the mixing of mine and richard's "specification.fifteen" cd for LINE next month. this is a multi-track recording taken from the Sugimoto Hirshhorn show last month. i'll be mixing it in my studio with the goal of making it sound "the same, but better." it will be released as LINE_027 in may or june, and, in fact, will be the very first LINE cd that i appear on!
i'm also in the planning stages of a pretty cool live release of my own… i've got a lot of recordings from live shows over the years and would like to get them released as they are all different and contain fragments and reworkings of all of my releases. this release will be part of the loose 12k 10-year anniversary series of special projects… for those of you who aren't aware, january 1st, 2007 marks 10 years of 12k.
let's see.. what else? excited for some software releases.. Digital Performer 5 will be at my door any day now (i hope)… pretty excited about that, some incredibly useful new features (meter bridge)… and i'm eagerly awaiting the release of the SSL Duende DSP/plug ins and the Focusrite Liquid Mix… looks like these will be hotly debated and compared on the gear boards… the idea of having direct ports from the SSL C200 console in my studio is pretty cool.
oh, and have really been enjoying the Doublends "Vert" cd on LINE lately… impressive project.