All recording now done

All recording now done

It’s been a busy few weeks, but I’ve finally gotten all of the recording done for all the songs on the new album. Shortly after Rob finished his drum parts I began working on keyboards, moving to vocals for the last 2 songs, and ending a couple days ago with the last electric guitar parts on Moments of Truth.

Although all the recording is now complete, the tracks still need to be mixed and mastered, and artwork needs to be arranged and settled, but I’m fairly confident that the new album will be ready for release by summer’s end.

 

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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Acoustic guitar and keyboards done

Acoustic guitar and keyboards done

Just taking a short break from practicing here to let everyone know that I finished recording all the acoustic guitar parts for Experience/Innocence and Moments of Truth last week. I also got the keyboard parts recorded for Experience/Innocence and have been working on the keyboards for Moments of Truth for the past several days. I’m hoping to get at least part of those recorded by the end of the week and possibly the vocals for at least one of the 2 songs as well.

OK, back to practicing…

 

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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Drums complete

Drums complete

I’ve got some good news to report today – Rob completed recording the last of his drum parts for the upcoming Falling Edge release over the weekend. I’ve now got a very busy time ahead of me, as I can now lay down the acoustic and electric guitar, vocal, keyboard, and bass parts for Experience/Innocence and Moments of Truth. I have these mostly ready to go, so it shouldn’t be long before all of the recording is completed and the final mixing and mastering can be done. I’m looking at a release date of sometime in the next few months. Somewhere in between practicing and recording I hope to finish writing a song that I’ve been working on for the follow up to this album as well, so Rob has something to work on while he’s waiting on me.

 

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

 

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Bass and pre-production work done

Bass and pre-production work done

Once again sorry for the long gap between updates. A number of issues have come up in the past several weeks that caused our progress to grind to a halt. Last week, however, was a productive one, and Rob and I got together to discuss drum parts for Moments of Truth, which will be the last song on the upcoming album release. A couple days later, I began recording the bass parts for What Will You Do When You Find Me? and Experience Innocence, completing them on Saturday. Rob is going to take some time working out his drum parts, after which recording for that last song will begin.

Almost there….

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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Getting closer…

Getting closer…

We’re one step closer to completing album #3 as Rob recorded drum and percussion parts for Experience/Innocence, the largely acoustic song on the upcoming album. Recording went relatively smoothly with virtually no technical mishaps to contend with. I’ve decided to wait until the last song is recorded to lay down the bass, guitar and vocal tracks on these last 2 songs (I will likely record keyboard parts sooner, however). This leaves only only one more song before the recording phase of the album will be complete.

For the gear heads out there, I’ve been experimenting with playing in-the-box (i.e.,  through a computer with effects and amplifier and speaker simulations rather than an amp) as a live setup. This technology has already made its way into my recording process, as I used a similar technique to record the 2nd guitar part in What Will You Do When You Find Me?. This technology has gotten to the point where it sounds at least as good as its analog equivalents, and offers much more flexible routing possibilities, and, once all the tones are programmed in, is far easier to get a consistently great sound with in a live setting. Implementing this technology into my live setup will involve a few hurdles (not the least of which is designing and building a new custom pedalboard), but I hope to begin using in the next couple of months.

 

Chris Rupert of Falling Edge

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