I just posted this to the RPM Challenge website:
Everything that I can do while on vacation in Florida has been done. Nine electric songs mixed, seven acoustic songs mixed, six of those seven acoustic songs’ alternate versions mixed.
I have a few songs worth of guitars still to do once I get home on Saturday. Every guitar part I have done this year has been played through a pair of amplifiers (one Fender Bassbreaker 15 and one Fender Bassbreaker 18/30 at 18 watts) and the 18/30 is a seriously loud little bastard. I have been playing it with the volume set as low as I can get it and still produce a sound. The 15 watt guy needs to get cranked a bit in order to keep up.
Last Saturday I tried to pick off the last three songs worth of guitars but my family had reached their limit and told me to shut up (in the most polite, supportive way possible). I got pissy and shut it all down. On Saturday I am going to finish those damned songs using just the 15 watt amp so that I don’t deafen my family. I have leads to add to one of the acoustic songs, and leads to add to one of the electric songs. The last thing is an instrumental idea that needs rhythm and two leads. I want to finish all three, mix them, and then sequence the album, including figuring out which songs need to be dropped. I think two or three electric songs need to go. I don’t know if any of the acoustic songs are bad enough to eliminate, but one might be. We’ll see.
Everything I can do in my hotel room is done. Saturday is the final day of the month so it will be musical crunch time.
For now though… sleeeeeeeep