I’ve completed recording. I’ve been mastering the tracks in Presonus’ Studio One, because it has this great “Project View” that I haven’t seen in any other software.
This allows me to set volume levels, frequency equalization, and cross-fades across all tracks, to ensure that they sound like a unified collection.
I still need to burn a CD and play it in a variety of locations but I think I’m close.
Next steps will be to finalize the artwork for CD duplication, and also upload to Bandcamp and/or CD Baby for distribution. This is going to be primarily a digital release but I do want some physical CDs to give to friends and family and anyone else who really wants one.
About 50% of these tracks are old music that Walter and I worked on together, and the rest is all (relatively) new.
1. EULA (0:31)
2. Working the Paradigm Shift (8:42)
3. Listen (12:52)
4. The Toks Invade Bogland (4:57)
5. Cathedral of Hosts (3:27)
6. Enlightenment (6:06)
7. Omnipotence in 17/8 (2:58)
8. Priority Interrupt (2:07)
9. Head Crash (5:18)
10. Cathedral (reprise) (1:12)
11. Introspection in G / Tubular DLLs (6:57)
Tracks 5-10 are a continuous suite, so there is a choice to be made here about whether to break it up into separate tracks or keep it as one long track, for digital distribution. On an audio CD you kind of get both as it cross-fades between tracks cleanly. (usually).
I guess the right answer is “both” which is actually feasible, to have two different versions of the album up on Bandcamp. Or maybe just an additional bonus “EP” for the single-track contiguous version.
I’ll mull this over. In the meantime, stay safe folks. Don’t go viral.