July 16, 2016
I have no idea what to do to finish my songs, to get the final effects I want. But the journey is quite fun, as long as I don’t fixate on the final outcomes.
The last time I recorded string quartet parts, the balance of parts was pleasing in some areas, but not in others. So I went back and added long crescendo/diminuendo markings to the three violins part and one viola part. I had my audio workstation playing back the existing recordings on one side, while at my mixing desk I made tweaks to the sheet music on my laptop. Even when not recording strings “in the box”, being surrounded by computers is helpful!