Short update tonight: I’ve uploaded the song demos for Bright Eyed to SoundCloud. You can listen to them on my A Rising Force profile page, or by checking out the production notes section and clicking the link for Bright Eyed.
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!
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.
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.
Welcome to the new and improved A Rising Force website. I’ve decided to move to WordPress for the management of the site. There are a few reasons that I’ve decided to do this:
- Easy Updates - because I come from a background in computers, I have a tendency to think big when it comes to online projects. That usually means building the entire guts of the website from scratch. This leads to a lot of recreating the wheel, so I’ve decided to take advantage of already built and frequently updated technology in order to focus more on the music.
- Sharing - I’ve decided that I want to share as much of what I’m doing as possible so that other people can copy the model for themselves. In order to do this, I need to have a platform that everyone can use.
- Better - the technology that is behind WordPress is quite honestly far better than anything I could put together in my free time. It would be foolish not to take advantage of it.
The focus at this point is still on finishing the music; however I do plan on making some updates to the site and adding features throughout the recording process.