January 5, 2021

Writing

What I did:

What comes next:

  • i have 2 posts underway. they’re in very initial stages
  • put the new post and podcast episode into the newsletter and ship it

What I learnt:

  • tools are important. I wasn’t very keen on illustrations for some of my previous posts because they were such a chore to make. With the right tools (software + hardware), illustrations are now so much fun. Expect many more in future posts!

Music

What I did:

  • rearrangement. what seemed nice yesterday wasn’t as nice as what i have now. the magic of iteration!
  • new rhythm for sections

What comes next:

  • performances and tracking. coming up with ideas is glamorous but playing them to a tick is not easy
  • concrete rhythm guitar section
  • same followups as yesterday

What I struggled with:

  • not doing anything i laid out yday, but that’s okay: progress was made anyway.

Podcast

What I did:

  • the edit is done!!!

What comes next:

  • final clean up on audio. might take an hour, tops.
  • recording episode 5

What I struggled with:

  • not much! the last bits of episode 3 were easy to edit. the raw recording was quite easy to work with.

What I learnt:

  • over the entirety of the edit, the new process developed and now I feel much more comfortable with a longer edit. maybe a post about an ‘initial editing process’ in the next few weeks? who knows.
  • channel strip settings in Logic. useful for repeatable edits. simply grab a channel strip settings and throw them onto another project for reliable, repeatable, consistent audio quality. no time or thinking, just drag and drop.

Other

What I did:

  • err….

What comes next:

  • fill out visual storytelling plan