Whew! The weekend has come to a close!
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!!! Today we received and email giving us permission to use Ana Bechoach! Just in the nick of time! Baruch HASHEM!! We are rejoicing: jumping up and down! We had recorded it by faith, but it was starting to look like we would have to scratch it.
Friday night we got home a little after midnight, after having been at the studio for about 12 hours. We recorded most of the vocals on this day, and finished most of the bass overdubs. We tumbled into bed, exhausted, but with smiles on our faces. Saturday morning we headed off to Shabbat Service where we had a blessed time doing the worship service. We shared our testimony of how things are going at the recording studio and then came home for some needed rest. I fell asleep in the lazy boy for 2 hours! Then we had dinner and I was ready for bed again!
SUNDAY morning we awoke feeling refreshed. In fact, we actually left early for the studio and stopped at the store to get a salad and some roasted chicken for our lunch. We worked on doing the last of the vocals and instrumentalizations. Hope Hathaway, our teen soprano, arrived around 1:00 to add her backup vocal to the song, 'Eliyahu HaNavi". She did great! We are so blessed to have her on the song. It took us until evening to get all the overdubs done, which left us only a LITTLE time to start the mixing. We were able to get the basic mixing done, but will have at LEAST ONE more day of mixing and mastering at the studio. The good news is that we won't have to be there for all of this, though Patrick will be going down to check on things.
The equipment is SO sensitive there at the studio that we had to CRINGE sometimes at the mistakes and off pitch vocals. WHAT? Could we really be THAT off? But that is what the mixing is for. They are able to correct the little natural variances that occur with live performances. We were amazed to see how the studio has the equipment to sharpen or flatten our vocals and make them just perfect! But all of this takes time and though we were hoping we were done, it is still going to take time to get it right.
So we came home with the partially mixed CD, with feelings of apprehension, but when we stuck it in the CD player in the car, we were amazed that it sounded really GOOD! The sound quality is top notch, and even this rough recording caused Patrick and I to look at each other with amazement and say, "Is that us???"
That said, once all the little corrections are done, we are going to be so excited to offer this to everyone!