Make Music Video Track Reviews For First Five Tracks

Lots to talk about tonight!  I’ve posted the first batch of content for the video section, adding track reviews for Opener, Tour, Bright Eyed, Anyway…, and Pickmeup.  With the videos comes the launch of the A Rising Force YouTube channel.  The first five videos have been posted to the Make Music – Track Reviews playlist.

The other thing I’ve done is launch the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the band.  You can follow our tweets @ARisingForce or look us up on the A Rising Force page.  There are also buttons at the top right side of the home page to follow our twitter feed or like our page.  Please share them with your friends!

Finally, I’ve finished up the links in the gear section – so you can check out all the pieces of equipment that were used in the production of the album.  There are also a new set of links on the righthand side of the page to companies that make cool and useful things like computers, music/video editing software, blogging tools, music/video sharing, etc.  I hope you find them helpful.

Next post will be an update to add more demos from the album to our SoundCloud.  Speaking of SoundCloud, I’ve updated the account recently so you can now download any of the tracks that are on the band page.  More to come this weekend…

Tour Production Notes And Recording History Updated

The update for today is to the production notes page for Tour.  I’ve also added the song notes for a few tracks and plan on adding more in the coming weeks.  I’m hoping to do an update every day and slowly but surely get all the content I have up on the site.  The next big project (later this weekend) is going to be doing some video editing for the track reviews I’m planning on posting.  More info to come tomorrow!

Opener Production Notes and Demo Recordings

I’ve posted the first of many updates to the production notes section of the site. Tonight, I added the recording history for Opener – which includes two demo tracks.

In choosing the best way to share the music, I researched a couple different options: SoundCloud and Mixcloud.  I decided to go with SoundCloud because it had upfront pricing and gave me a free plan to build off.  It also had a great plugin for WordPress that let me integrate it very easily into the existing pages on the site.

Now that I’ve picked a platform for sharing my music, I can start updating the recording history section on the production notes pages that are already online (Opener, Tour, Bright Eyed, Anyway, Pickmeup).  I also plan on posting a track review video where I discuss the songwriting and recording process for each song on the album Make Music.

Lyrics for Make Music added

I’ve updated the lyrics and music sections of the site and added all the songs from Make Music.  More content, including music and videos, to come.  I still have two more days of recording left.

In addition, I’ve started posting a list of the gear that I used in the production of the album.  When possible, I try to provide links to the company and specific product.