New CD, Nowhere to Play
Well, here we go again. I've finished recording a new CD which will be ready mid summer, but I am suffering from the dilemma of nowhere to play. This Covid-19 pandemic has really dried up any opportunities for some time. Luckily, I have a 9-5 type job, at least for awhile. I am now trying to get my current employer to let me continue to work from home. I have some conditions that would make Covid-19 a very bad thing for me. I am scheduled to appear in the office on June 1. I got an inkling that this was being reconsidered, but no word yet. If they cannot let me continue to work from home I will most likely have to quit. Financially we would be fine, it is just a little bit tense right now.
The new CD is a mixture of old and new songs, but none that have ever been out there before. It is the first recording entirely done on my Tascam DP-24. This recorder is a wonderful tool. With onboard effects, mastering, and duplication tools, I am amazed at how good it sounds. I used a variety of guitars on this, as well as my bouzouki. Nearly everything is miked and I am using really good condenser microphones. On a good portion of these I recorded the vocal and acoustic guitar at the same time, and built my tracks around those. Everything sounds pretty natural. I am also really happy with my singing at this time.
Now it's on to cd/album art and figuring to what extent I want to manufacture. I may have the discs done and printed, and design my artwork here at home. Though I really liked the look of the digi-packs that were on Young and Early Songs. We will see.
It is I, Stephen Berg, music god.