Single Status Update
Well, I guess the title isn't quite right since I don't release actual albums yearly. This one took me about a year and a half to complete.
So this new album is called Waveforms, and as usual there's a diverse range of styles on it. There's industrial music, ambient works, trance, synthpop, and even something that's reminiscent of gothic rock. Two of the songs on here are also going to be in a Doom level that I've been working on. Well, not those exact versions, but remixes. Those tracks are 7 and 11.
Production wise, I did something different this time around. After playing around with this SRC comparison page, I decided to stay away from both Sonar 8.5's dithering and resampling algorithms, as well as Renoise's (the two DAWs I use the most). This meant that not only did I work in 48KHz 32-bit, but I also exported to such. Then when it came time to resample, dither, and change the bit depth, I did it all with Sox. So my basic workflow from input into the master bus to a finalized WAV file went:
Stereo processor -> multiband compressor -> final EQ adjustments -> aural exciter (usually, not always) -> limiter -> final tweaks in Goldwave using its compressor -> Sox -> Final WAV
It's subtle, but I think this definitely sounds better.
Anyway, link to the album: http://www.partition36.com/discography/waveforms/
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There's also this, the Emergent Collective 3 project, which is a community CD thing that a friend puts on. The idea was to take people in the tech community (specifically programmers) who also write music and create a compilation to show off their musical efforts. Since I used to be a programmer, and worked at the same place as the guy who puts these on, I was invited to join.
This one is totally free.
So yeah, new album AND an appearance on this project.