Mixdown

I’m finally mixing down all tracks in each song and preparing to send them over to Alex Argento to start mixing and mastering.

It’s a tedious, repetitive and not a fun process, but needless to say it’s absolutely worth it. I know when Alex moves his magic wand it will brighten up all the songs and add an extra spicy flavor to them, and no I’m not talking about the wall of sound everybody and their cousin are doing nowadays. In fact I always ask Alex to avoid going down the loudness war road.

Home Studio

And now my watch begins.

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Kristoffer

Hello from Europe! My trip in Amsterdam has almost come to an end. Packing my bags to fly to London tomorrow morning.

I ran into this Swedish dude in Amsterdam today. Any ideas who he is ? ;)
Cheers Kristoffer!

Kristoffer Gildenlow

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A few updates from Semantic-Land.

I decided to extend the crowdfunding campaign for two more weeks. why? Eh why not.. IndieGogo suggested me and I obeyed, but apparently I can only extend it once. So this is your last change to pledge www.igg.me/at/semantic

Yesterday, I wanted to take a break from working on the album cover. So, I started streaming my work on the first digital painting portrait for the backer Gaurav Dubey. I will continue working on this evening. You can watch me paint live on www.twitch.tv/metroprog and If you want your own digital portrait done by me, go get the Prog Legend perk through the crowdfunding campaign link above.

I’ll be in Europe (Netherlands/England) for the next 10 days or so, don’t miss me too much  I’m going to be kicking Kristoffer Gildenlöw’s ass for being slow in delivering his awesome bass lines. Just kidding Kristoffer, take all the time you need. I should be partly blamed for it actually.
Bass lines are 80% done and the mixing process is only a couple of weeks away (no pressure)

I’ll try to keep you entertained from Europe.
-Shant

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An Update From Craig

Hey folks!

Craig Blundell has an update for you today.

Tonight I sent over the final stems and finished my drums on the staggeringly good Semantic Saturation album. Alongside Shant Hagopian and Kristoffer Gildenlöw there’s a whole host of great guests in this project, it was great to listen back to my drums with Derek Sherinian playing over them, here’s my final ‘production sheet’. The album was a HUGE challenge from start to finish and I can’t wait for you guys to hear it.

There’s a few videos coming soon, please check out their page

craig

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Win an Autographed Drumhead, Sticks, LP and CD

Referral ContestAs you may recall, a few weeks ago I’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign to let backers pledge and aid the release of the new record. Today I’m launching a referral contest to give the campaign a little boost. You could win a drumhead or drum sticks signed by Craig Blundell, in addition to the new album LP and CD. And you don’t need to pay anything, not even shipping!

Rewards

Basically there will be 12 winners in total:
First place winner takes the signed drumhead, LP and CD.
Second place wins the drumsticks and CD.
And 10 runner-up winners will get the CD for free.

How do I enter?

Simple, by sharing the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign page and getting 5 backers who pledge at least for the $10 perk.

First place winner: Most number of backers referred.
Second place winner: Biggest amount of total contributions from referrals.
10 Runner-ups: Whenever you refer 5 backers who pledge at least $10 each, you automatically qualify to get the new CD, absolutely free! And you enter a contest to win the autographed items.

Click here to visit the Referral Contest Page for more details and important information on how to share the correct link.

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