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Monday, October 30, 2006



I was fully aware that I needed to possibly create a different version of the DVD for the US market as the TV and video format differs from Europe. What has surprised me though is that I almost have to start again as the program I am using to author the DVD won't allow me to replicate the settings of project to a different format. So I have to try and duplicate the Europe DVD project for a US version - oh well.

and back to me...

posted by Richard @ 11:08 PM


Friday, October 27, 2006

Shop creation


I have started work on the Key Music site ready for selling the Live from London DVD / CD from. There is a lot of work to do but as always it's a challenge. The online store will be called Key Music Online and will have products from Key Music Records and Key Music Publishing. I hope fully will have it all finished before the CD and DVD come back from the pressing plant.

and back to me...

posted by Richard @ 10:54 PM


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The end?


It's all done!!!!, at last I have finished the Live from London project, the DVD and CD masters will go off to the pressing plant tomorrow and will be back in 2 weeks or so. I have a lot more work to do now, the website needs some new sections with some links to the Key Music Records website where all the buying of the CD will be done. I also have to start planning some promotional work for the launch.

I think the official launch date will now be 1st December.

and back to me...

posted by Richard @ 10:00 PM


Saturday, October 14, 2006

Mixing all done


The mixing session went really well, the surround mix especially sounds great so it's all set for getting this project finished now. I expect to get this out for pressing at the end of the week. I want to check all the authoring and mastering carefully as once it's been sent then no changes can be made. I would hate to have it all come back and find a big error in either the DVD or CD.

and back to me...

posted by Richard @ 10:21 PM


Thursday, October 12, 2006

Mix prep


Today I have been preparing all the tracks ready for tomorrow as I am going into a studio in London to do a 5.1 surround mix for the "Live from London" DVD. As I have said in previous posts I have been creating all the mixes for DVD / CD but just need to check the levels and mix in a true and tested environment. I'm looking forward to it as it will be nice to hear the tracks all finished. Tomorrow is another day as they say.

and back to me..

posted by Richard @ 11:05 PM


Monday, October 09, 2006

eNews - read all about it


I have been writing another eNews issue today, it doesn't take that long to write but what does take the time is the formatting to make sure it looks ok when sent out in an email blast. The main features in this issue are the Live from London project and the new Myspace webpage. Myspace is becoming quite a marketing and networking tool for bands and artists so much so that some of the major record companies are now trying to get into the act following the independents. People power that is what I say.

and back to me...

posted by Richard @ 8:23 PM


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Artwork posted


I have finished all the artwork for the "Live from London" project and have posted all of the low-res copies on the site. It takes quite a long time to check through all of the pages and layouts to make sure they are all correct. I think they look pretty good but I would say that as created them all.

if you want to see the complete art work click here

posted by Richard @ 6:00 PM


Friday, October 06, 2006

Not quite sorted


Well I have just about finished everything in the Live from London project but I want to check the final mixes at a studio in London just for piece of mind. I know I said I would have everything finished this week but after putting all this effort into this it would be a shame not to have this checked. I will try and get this done early next week.

posted by Richard @ 10:19 PM


Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Still mixing


It's been a very productive day today on the "Live from London" project, all the mixing is done except for for one of the studio tracks "You're Gone" which needs some extra vocals added before the final mix. After that I have to go through all of the CD, DVD and artwork looking for any errors and that will take some time. I am aiming to get the all that checked so I can send it to the pressing plant on Monday. I can't quite believe it's nearly done, not long now

and back to me...

posted by Richard @ 11:42 PM


Monday, October 02, 2006

Final mix time


At last it is time to do the final mix for the Live DVD and it's sounding great. The artwork is all but finished so I hope that both the CD and the DVD will finally be finished this week ready for pressing. The reason I couldn't do the final mix until now was that I had to finish all the video editing, this now means that the rough mix from the video edit could be combined with the music recording taken from the mixing desk at the gig.

I think I should also have the surround sound mix finished by Wednesday so hopefully Thursday I can finish the CD and DVD mastering. So quite a busy week ahead.

posted by Richard @ 10:22 PM


Sunday, October 01, 2006

Website Update


I have been busy updating the website today, one of the main things I wanted to do was improve the news section of the site. Looking at it fresh I just thought that you didn't get enough information on the main news page, to rectify this I have embedded some of the RSS feeds from the site.

posted by Richard @ 10:10 PM


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