Day 9 - Mix day 1

Today is my birthday. And it is the longest birthday I ever had. It started at 00:00 in The Netherlands, and ended 33 hours later at 24:00 in LA 😉 Great to have timezones in this way. If only I could have a party of 33 hours.. 😉 It came down to a 14 hour studio day – which was great as we got to get a lot of work done.Some of you may think, man for an album with 11 songs and around 78 minutes of music, you take a great deal of time. And yes, you are right. But remember, since we are half in the analog realm, all effects printing, listening back, playing, recording, processing etc is all done real-time. With plugins you can take a plugin, put it on as much channels you want, tweak it, and every time you play the track, it’s there.
Since we have to print all the effects real-time back into Pro Tools it’s taking a looong time!

About the author
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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