Mixing, Mastering, and Beyond – Kickstarter Update #5

Hello lovely amazing art patrons!

We haven’t updated you on our progress since May, so we’re here to remedy that.

In this issue you will be notified about: 

*THANK YOU!
*Tracking updates
*Mixing and Mastering Dates
*Internet hype surrounding our producer Chris Ford
*The future of Yorick Studio

First things first, we put together this super short Thank You video that features THE FIRST PUBLIC SAMPLE of our album. While the video itself is miniature, our love and appreciation for you is limitless (this particular spot features the strings that YOU paid for)

Tracking updates: Caleb was not able to be in Omaha for the initial tracking weekends, but he and our amigo Laurel Tuggle knocked out some tracking at Chris’s home in Des Moines this summer. We’ve got just a few more things to track before mixing, just to dot the i’s and cross the t’s and make sure we’re attentive to all the minutiae that goes into a solid album.

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Laurel tracking harp at Chris’s house for Caleb’s composition

Final production stages: We’ll be mixing at Future Apple Tree in Davenport, IA during the second week of September. They are affiliated with Daytrotter and generally known for having great gear, a great staff, and a cute / hip town. Then the record will be coming back to Omaha for mastering with Doug Van Sloun at Focus Mastering on Sept. 17. Doug, as we like to call him though with whom we are probably not on a first name basis, is a sonic wizard and has done some top notch industry releases in his day. We’re really proud to have him in Omaha and especially proud that he’ll be doing this release. (Again, thank you Backers for helping us secure such fantastic post production engineers and studios!)

Some other fun groovy news, our producer Chris Ford has been receiving lots of positive press surrounding his upcoming solo album. Grammy-award winning artist Ryan Adams Tweeted / Instagrammed about Chris’s album after he got a copy from his pal Natalie Prass. Chris opened for Prass at the suggestion / urging of Erik. Her label Spacebomb is a huge influence on the process and philosophy of Yorick. Chris gave her an advanced copy of his album, and it found its way to Adams. Read an in-depth article from the Lincoln Journal Star here.

Lastly, big changes coming for Yorick Studio as founder Erik Jarvis and album collaborator / artist extraordinaire Katie In are moving back to Grinnell, IA. While the name Yorick came about as a convenient title for our Omaha space, the idea certainly has roots in Grinnell, and the community we’ve been developing is no way in jeopardy.

We’ve yet to discuss exactly what this means for the Future of Yorick, but basically nothing is changing. This album proves that the community is bonded by far stronger ties than location.

WELL THAT’S ALL, FOLKS! IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS HIT US UP!

yorickdownstairs@gmail.com
jarvis.rik@gmail.com

 

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