Friday, October 01, 2010

The Infinite Forest CD

Misc jobs done today. It's the start of a quarter, so my monthly and quarterly backups took up most of the morning, then updating my website with exhibition info and getting ready for the forthcoming release of the Once Upon a Time CD. Then! The printing for The Infinite Forest arrived, look!


As usual I ordered 20 of these. I'll have them on sale at The Cubby Hole for £10. I've hardly sold any so far, up to two of certain albums (zero for most!), but they are pretty, and the beauty of the prodcut matters, and the music is good quality too if I say so myself. While listening to some Vangellis music a few months back I was struck on how it, in its infinite success, wasn't really that different from mine in technical quality. One day my music WILL be discovered.

Briefly I wondered if I should update my music software for octaphonic sound (more practically; 5.1, but octaphonic makes more sense from a logical point of view). It would take a while but might be useful. Surround sound like this is becoming more common slowly, partly due to cinematic experience. Having a studio capable of producing such music will be useful. It would be quite a lot of work though I think, and some effects like my reverbs will need reprogramming. In fact, many of my sound engines have left/right parameters, and spreading that over 8 channels would be difficult if only for visible display reasons...

Anyway! My tasks for the week are mostly sound based as I do some more work for IndieSFX.

Artistically I considered buying some tubed watercolours after having fun with the seahorses below. Perhaps I'll think of the picture before spending a fortune on more art supplies. Perhaps..! I think it far more likely that I'll spend the fortune first. I've already made a list of colours I'd like!

8 comments :

PAMO said...

Mark, You are so creative and productive. Very inspiring. Congrats on your latest CD. I'm in awe!

PAMO said...

Oh- and I like not having to type in word verification. Perhaps I'll change that on my blog too. Thanks!

-Don said...

Infinite Forest's artwork on both the CD and case is gorgeous. If the music is even half as nice you've got a masterpiece here. Great job!

-Don

Mark Sheeky said...

Thanks to you both. Yes Pam, no spam so far! I changed "who can post" to "registered users" and set the word verification to no. Perhaps my blog isn't popular enough :)

I so want to write more music! Must find time...

Eva said...

Good luck on the CD, the insert images look great!

Robin said...

Can we sample any of the music on the CD? it looks so professional and intrigues me.

Kathy said...

Whew! The technical aspects of recording are definitely over my head. As usual, I marvel at your expertise in so many areas. Another masterpiece!

Mark Sheeky said...

Robin, yes the page with examples is here:

http://www.cornutopia.co.uk/mark/r15a.php
, or the 2010 music here.

Few things seem to be over your head Kathy! The way I write music is a bit like audio Photoshopping.