Today we mixed the four remaining tunes.
Only one presented any challenges: “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus / Planxty Irwin.” This is one where I made some arrangement decisions after recording some of the parts, so the different parts were not entirely aligned with the various tracks. Dealing with that sort of thing wasn’t even really challenging, it was just a matter of finding where a part switched tracks and adjusting the levels accordingly.
We were done by lunchtime.
I’m definitely experiencing some strong symptoms of Wilburland Withdrawal.
Making a recording is a very intense process, and Matt (and Will) are such great guys — patient, kind, and really good at what they do. And I’ve been working at Wilburland for the past four months — it’s the most sustained intense thing I’ve done this year.
I think this is one of the reasons why I don’t think I would enjoy home recording, even though with today’s technology you can get great results and save money. I love being in a studio and working with a good engineer — music is best when it’s shared.