We came back from Maryland early so that I could get back to work – being so far behind behind schedule..

Optimising the songs in Digital Performer so they are ready to export to Pro Tools for mixing took about a week!! This involved going over all the audio edits and making sure there were no awful pops and crackles, converting any midi track that were running live – mainly virtual instruments – to audio, the biggest job being the BFD drums which I had been monitoring in stereo for a year – to 12 or so tracks per song!! And then making sure all the audio tracks start at the same point. All the while fighting a program (DP) that is getting whackier by the day. I don’t think we will be working together on the next project..

There were also a couple of guitar tracks that weren’t up to scratch and I simply re recorded these.