Thursday, April 28, 2011

It's amazing how much time it takes to produce a CD

It's been a while since I last blogged about what's been happening. The process of writing, producing and recording a CD is long and labor intensive. I have loved every minute of it. I wanted to take my time this time around to produce something that would be worth the wait and work. I think I have achieved that! I love it and hopefully you will too. The Little Red Box CD is finally in the production stage and will be available for purchase in the next few weeks.
My complete focus has been the new CD. Although I have been doing some studio work for others as well. I have been recording percussion tracks with a group called "R00K" and also recording at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco with an R&B artist named Chase with Grammy nominated producer pc muñoz. I've also got an endorsement deal with 2 companies called Kickport and Kickport just unveiled their latest product called the Cajonport. I'm enjoying working with it in my cajon, (which is a percussion instrument). Google it to see what a cajon looks like.
Beside, the studio work, I had been mixing the tracks for my CD daily. It seems that everyday I would hear things differently and would then mix the tracks over. This process went on for about 2 months! Seriously everyday for 2 months...
I finally got them to the point where I was absolutely happy with the mixes and then I had them Mastered at Studio D Recording in Sausalito CA. I'm excited that I they mastered it for me and now I can say that my CD was mastered at the same studio that acts like Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, Faith No More, members of the Doors, and Santana have worked at. They make magic happen!
The artwork has been finalized and all the paperwork has been completed. Now it's time to get this baby out to the public.
I've uploaded tracks to my page for folks to listen and purchase before the official release date. You can go to to check them out for yourself. It's a free site.
You can also go to my facebook site and listen.

I promise it won't be as long for another blog. Please leave a comment and join me on Facebook and Reverb Nation. I would love to hear from you!
All Love