Day 5 - Edit day 2

Although I would have expected to have a great sleep after such a few tiring days that did not happen. Pffff, stupid jet lag… Any way, I got up around 7am after some nice Skype-time with Jessica and some cereals I continued my work on the album.
During this pre-mix production we will process all the tracks through Rich his analog and vintage outboard gear. As if the whole band was in the studio with us. All the tracks will go through some great sounding Neve channel strips, Manley and Ultimate Audio analog compressors and many other outboard gear.
But when working through the tracks Rich and I decided that we needed to have more layers of strings in the orchestra. So while Rich started programming strings I was getting back to sorting through the tracks and getting the rest of the songs mix ready.
This whole process took all day, and again when I was laying in bed trying to get rid of that annoying jet-lag, Rich and Jeff went on until 1pm.

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I am drummer of the Dutch post-prog band Dilemma ( and drummer and founder of the progressive rock/metal band Affector ( As a musician I made a name in the progressive rock scene as drummer, bandleader and tour manager of the progressive rock legend Neal Morse (Transatlantic / Flying Colors / ex-Spock’s Beard). With him and a lot of other acts, I toured the world and recorded many best-selling CD's. I own a music studio and label, where I record, produce and release my own music and other bands & artists. Next to being a musician, I am an entrepreneur since the age of 19. I started 4 businesses. My main company is Novae Popschool ( A modern music school with multiple locations throughout The Netherlands. As musician, producer, teacher, author and entrepreneur I work with a mission: "I help musicians create and develop their own musical singularity, through which they will have a more successful and more fulfilling life. It is my mission to contribute to a more socially, loving and caring society through the power of music and modern music education. Rock on!
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