Archive for Tom Meny – original music
I cannot express to you how good it feels to wake up and see this in my inbox…. Enrique Ruiz Cruz All the way from Spain.
here’s an oldie… but a goodie
Here’s a YouTube playlist of people who have covered some of my songs:
For a limited time, you can pre-order an autographed copy of ”On My Way” for only $9.99 plus $2.99 shipping (international orders please use link to the right in the side bar —> ). The official release date is Feb 19, 2013. I will send these out Monday Feb 18.. US orders ONLY please!
LISTEN TO SAMPLES
Well…friends…it seems I must call upon you once again for your “vote”. I’m in the top 15 of the Recording Conservatory of Austin’s annual Singer/Songwriter competition. The prize is quite valuable. You’ll notice one of my competitors is Michael Grimm, winner of America’s Got Talent from a few years back. Please vote, and SHARE! You have to vote from a computer, doesn’t work from a phone or iPad. Thank you AGAIN! The link is below.
Last night we completed the last of the “comps”. Comping is when you take bits and pieces of performances , cut them, paste them, and then lay out the best version of all the takes. For example, if a trumpet player comes in to play a solo or some “padding” they might do the same part 4 or 5 times. Then, we take the best entire take, or bits and pieces from each take, and then put them all together on 1 track.
So now, we’re officially mixing! Mixing is when you take all the tracks (drums, vocals, harmonies, strings, horns, guitars, etc) and manipulate the volume of each part so it doesn’t just sound like we threw everything in… it makes the songs sound smooth, balanced and it’s important that the mix sounds good in stereo speakers, car speakers, headphones, and any other method you might listen to music. I mix might sound fantastic coming out of the studio speakers, but sound terrible coming out of car speakers. So it’s a vital vital part of the production process.
After all the songs are mixed, we will send the songs to a place in town to master the CD. Mastering deals with sound and frequencies. It is done so that all of the songs sound great as a group. One song can’t be really loud, and then the next song very very quiet.
Then, I’ll take the mixed and mastered songs to a place in town called Affordable Sound. They’ll mass produce them, i’ll pick them up and send them to YOU, the kickstarter pledgers!
You should get yours in November! I know I still owe some of you the 4 song demo as well. I apologize for the delay. I figured it would be easier/cheaper to send everything out at once.
We’re On Our Way!