Breaking from the shadows

Making mixdown and the final touch at Audio School

I have to confess: I’ve been procrastinating on making music for months. Pff, what months — the only one released track this year I made a long time ago in 2017, so practically I didn’t make any new tracks for more than a year. I moved to another country since then and then had another move, which of course affected my production environment, but frankly, this is just an excuse I told myself.

Bye-bye, Israel!

In reality, I simply couldn’t overcome myself for making something that I no longer enjoyed much. And only when I publicly announced that I’m moving forward musically, it became easier.

Where I’m going to musically

So, that’s about it. I just finished a new track, and it’s just awesome. A 123-BPM dark driving Progressive with melodic elements. In fact, I’ve made it two from scratch in two days, and plus a few more days for polishing and mixing. It’s very fast. And all because it is easy to work when you love what you are doing.

Ah yeah, I remembered about “not the best production conditions” excuse which I told myself: I made this track in a $20-in-ear headphones. Some of the cheapest headphones, literally (I use them for sports activities). That’s it, Dan, your bastion of excuses has now finally collapsed.

Here comes the trivial, but very important moral of this story: do what you like and don’t do what you don’t like. As simple as that. It sounds like Captain Obvious, but it took me a while to get to it. Try it too, it feels amazing.

do what you like and don’t do what you don’t like

In the coming weeks, I’ll do the mastering and sign the track on a label. It’ll be released by the end of the summer hopefully, so I’ll share the preview in a month or so.

© Daniel Sokolovskiy, 2024
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