Throwaway Thursdays continue… Something Halloweeny and in an 8 bar format. Enter ZERO in the price to get it for FREE http://itsjacobo.com/track/a-potential-zombie
So it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything…Well that’s about to change. New beat every Thursday until I run out. Use ‘em, abuse ‘em, send me finished products? www.itsjacobo.com Put ZERO in the price if you want to download the beats for free. Stay tuned…
New track in case you were not aware. Track is called Flashback produced by yours truly and featuring that ill cat JMelen on the hook and first verse. Hope you enjoy it and download that ish cause it’s FREE.
Tired of dealing with all of these soundcard issues at the moment. I was excited to finally get started on another album but since I can’t seem to record a single instrument without my laptop wanting to blow up. So I figure I’m just gonna sample and knock out an EP till all of this gets sorted out. Stay tuned!
The hardest part about being an independent artist? All your friends become fans and all your fans become friends. The lines get blurred along the way and you’re not sure how to treat who or where to draw the line…
So we officially have half the album done and mixed. The last half is waiting on a few final touches on the production before it gets sent off to be mixed as well. Since it’s gonna be a while before it drops, I figured I’d take this time though to speak a bit on the mixing process….
This is the first time I’ve ever had one of my projects mixed by someone else other than me. So the hardest part about getting this record mixed was mainly letting go of my death clutch on the album. I really can’t do it all by myself and so being able to finally understand and admit it, is definitely helping this album out as far as the finished product goes.
The other thing I never realized is how long in “musician time” it takes to get a record properly mixed. If you’re a hands-on musician, producer, rapper, singer, whatever… It’s practically impossible for the Engineer to get it right the first time, if you’re not in the room with them. So it might take a few mixes and hours or even days to get it the way you want. The important thing is to understand that you and the Engineer are always gonna have a different interpretation of what the record should sound like. So the first thing to do is definitely check your ego at the door, be polite as fuck and let the engineer know what you’re going for without being a dick. This person is responsible for how your record sounds in the end, piss them off and there goes the album.
Anyways, basically I just wanted to say that the Engineer is important as fuck. I produced the shit out of my album, wrote all the songs and had a big part in guiding how the songs that I didn’t write parts for (“Wake Up Call” & “Hype-er” come to mind) came out as well. With all that said, the Engineer has taken those tracks to another level and they all sound incredibly clean. So when this album drops, no regrets baby, cause everything you’ll hear is exactly how I planned and I’m letting it all hang out.
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