Day 8 - Edit day 5

This morning I sat down with Rich to talk about the progress and what was needed to be done, before we can start mastering. Well, enough to be done here, and as we both think we should not make this a ‘hurry-up-job’ – as we want the best possible results. But this meant that I probably have to stay a little bit longer in LA, as we will not make it before my return flight of February 1.
The other challenge was that Rich has a client coming in on Feb 1st to do 9 days of vocal recordings and a day of bass recordings with Robert Trujillo (Metallica). So we had to find a way to work around that. And luckily the singer will not start recording before 16:00 and will do so for about 5 hours a day, and he will be recording for 2 days, and then take a day off to spare his voice. So that means that there will be time enough to work on the Affector mix around those times.
But then another problem arose, since I wont be home before February 8, and the deadline for all the material is February 9. So I need to finish this album while I’m here in LA. So I definitely need to make a picture here, and get a lot of paperwork ready.
So enough to do for the coming weeks 😉

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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 ( 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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