Monday, August 3, 2009

Day 18: That's all folks!

The recording is finished!
There's still a lot of steps ahead before the CD is out - mixing, mastering, negotiating with record labels...

But our podcast journey ends here!
I might do a podcast video every now and then with some updates on the album, but I won't be making podcasts every day anymore.

Thank you for following this podcast, I hope the podcast was interesting to you and that you liked the bits of music from this album you had the chance to hear.

See you soon!

Ivan Mihaljevic

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Day 17: Vocals

Yesterday I started recording vocals in the morning, but needed to stop in the early afternoon, because my voice started sounding worn out from 3 days in a row of singing.
Today I'm taking a break and I'm continuing tomorrow with refreshed vocal cords :)

The podcast video from yesterday is a bit short, but so was the recording session:

Friday, July 31, 2009

Days 15 & 16: Vocals

Ok, I'm getting really close to finishing the recording!
I've recorded vocals on 5 songs and there's 3 more to go (the rest of the songs are instrumentals).

Check out what was going on through the last 2 days:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Day 14: Keyboards

I was planning to keep this a secret, but decided to show you anyway :)
While I'm working on getting in shape vocally, I'm also recording some keyboard parts!
My friend Igor Tatarevic already recorded some more complex keyboard parts for a few songs and I'm doing only the easy parts.
Also, my relative Josip Mihaljevic, who played the keyboards in my live band before moving to Germany recorded the keyboard parts on one song.
I might call another friend to play keyboards on one more song...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Day 13: Acoustic Guitars

I recorded all the acoustic guitars today and they sound very nice to my ears. I've used my Seagull S6 acoustic guitar which I think is definitely the best bang for the buck in its price range.
I'm going to take a few days off from the recording to practice singing a little bit as I didn't have much time to do that lately and now I have to record the vocals for the album.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Day 12: Finishing Leads and checking everything

The electric guitars for the album are now officialy finished!
I recorded the last solo today, listened to everything I've done so far and fixed some minor glitches here and there.
I'm very satisfied with the sound I got and I have to say again that Music Man guitars and Engl amps ROCK!

Tomorrow I'm recording the acoustic guitars, it will be fun! ;)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Day 11: Lead Guitars

I'm almost finished with the lead guitars!
Just one more song and then I need to check everything.
After that I can move on to acoustic guitars and then vocals!

Although this tempo of working is really intense, I really like it because I have deeply connected with the music I'm recording and don't break the connection by doing other stuff in the meantime. I'm 100% focused on making this CD and I'm sure it will turn out fantastic!