How fitting that the title of this post sounds grim and sad, because unfortunately I have some bad news.
Okay before I continue I can clarify that it is thankfully not the loss of my files. Those are intact and quite okay which means I can pick up the progress on the album at any point in the future. It is also not because of me not feeling good about the project and not wanting to work on it anymore - because trust me I really badly want to have this album finished and released.
The problem is that the USB mixing board I have been using since 2008 has all of a sudden stopped working for me. It was working fine two days ago but then when I turned it on last night to do some work on the album I wasn’t getting any sound from the board except for a lot of static and weird screeching noises whenever I turned the volume knob.
Needless to say I thought maybe it was a bad cord but it most definitely isn’t a bad cord and by this point I’ve pretty much ruled out that my board is now defunct. I am not sure how I am going to get around this as all the songs that need to be finished have a lot of guitar parts that I need to get down to record. The album as a whole is about 85% recorded and I just need the last bit recorded.
So…as a heads up I’m not going to be able to finish this before the end of the year as I had planned. I feel really bad right now about this because this has so far been a project I was finally going to see to completion after so many failed ones. I mean it still will get completed but the point was that it was definitely way on track for it happening. I’ve been pouring a lot of love and effort into it and this just feels like yet another low blow to all the positive vibes I was trying to give to myself. On top of how crappy I’ve been feeling in general this just feels like a punch to the face.
Either way I have a lot of visual artwork to complete for the album so I guess that’ll be my focus now but damn I’m so upset right now. I feel like this is just me letting everyone down again even though I know I shouldn’t feel like that because this is technically out of my control. I will have to get a new board and whenever it is that I do, I can continue.