This is just a quick note. I’ve done a bit of additional mixing to the Mirror of Eternity song. It’s all very subtle but I’m hoping that the mix sounds a little bit clearer and that it translates better to more speaker systems.
Mirror of Eternity – version 3
(If you are interested in the dry, technical details, the changes mainly involve: level and compression adjustments, slight randomization on the bass and snare drum, and the use of a linear phase equalizer. I particularly think that the new equalizer makes the overall sound slightly clearer, as other equalizers can tend to phase shift the signal. Phase shift isn’t necessarily bad, mind you, but it does colour the sound and I didn’t like what it was doing to the mix. As for the compression changes, they make the apparent volume seem slightly lower than before but the dynamics are better preserved. I also made use of a free plugin that simulates some classic compressor circuits to colour the sound a bit. I like the way it helped liven up the mix.)
Here is something I whipped up on Sunday/Monday this week. It’s done entirely with software instruments, using the Logic Studio jam packs. I think it comes close to approximating some real instruments, especially the African drums and some of the vocal sounds.
It is fairly upbeat and somewhat reminiscent of the Disney tunes for The Lion King. Because it’s summer, I entitled it Summer Vacation. Yeah, I’m not that creative with titles. :-)
This was on the Vatican Information Service this morning:
OTHER PONTIFICAL ACTS
VATICAN CITY, 3 JUL 2009 (VIS) – The Holy Father:
– Appointed Bishop Albert LeGatt of Saskatoon, Canada, as metropolitan archbishop of Saint-Boniface (area 38,000, population 436,000, Catholics 119,000, priests 115, permanent deacons 18, religious 356), Canada. The archbishop-elect was born in Melfort, Canada in 1953 he was ordained a priest in 1983 and consecrated a bishop in 2001. He succeeds Archbishop Emilius Goulet P.S.S., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
Nuts. Bishop Albert, we’ll miss you here… :-(
The formal CCCB news release is here: