Mastering the Art of Warmth

I was looking over some photos from last summer; just to remind myself that, unlike this summer, we did actually have warmth.   And came across these from a performance at Dundas Square in Toronto.   I am posting them below.   I had Lisa Michelle do the vocals on some of my songs on the gig, much like this one.

I know that summer officially just started, but I do not remember cold weather lasting so long in my life.   And although my memory for weather might not be that great, but my memory for suffering is 😉  I guess that I kind of lump the end of Spring and Summer together because April is usually when the warmth embraces us.  It is July and as of last night I was still wearing a light sweater.

The video for On the Level is getting some great attention.   A lot of blogs have featured it.  I am happy to say that I reached 1000 views earlier today.    1000 views was actually my goal to reach by Sunday, so things are looking good.

I talked to Tom Coyne’s office on Tuesday about mastering my upcoming single, Back Again.   I am slated for mastering in July.   For those of you who don’t know what mastering is, it could  best be described as putting that final gleam on a track.   Mastering is what gives depth, punch, clarity and volume to your tracks.

For those of you who do not know who Tom Coyne is, I’ll just say: Maxwell, Adele, Sade, The Roots, Britney Spears, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Tribe Called Quest, Destiny’s Child (to name a few.)

I had him master my debut album, On the Level, after the studio I first went with massacred the process.

If there is one piece of advice I can give an artist looking to have their work mastered: have the engineer do one track as a sample before you have them do the whole album.

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1 Response to Mastering the Art of Warmth

  1. brenda skipper says:

    Excited to hear your new single Jef

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