Audio Journal Vol.1
Bringing The Past To Light
It doesn’t matter what comes out
because no one is listening
there is no critic
there is no judge
there is only you
and your desire to be free
Starting May 24th, 2017 — New song every Wednesday for 12 weeks straight.
A New Type of Album
Inspired by the idea of stepping outside of the traditional album release, breaking down walls between the people that care about what I create and my public persona, truly making an interactive experience that is more than just another record, this is what the Audio Journal series is about.
New Song Every Week
Documentation of how and why each song was created
Collaborative album including audio stems and tempo maps
What is an audio journal?
Journaling for me has always been a way to learn more about myself, a way to dive deeper into my feelings, past the clutter of daily life, searching for a sense of trueness. Though truth is impossible to actually find, journaling is a process, an action, that brings me closer. An Audio Journal starts with a blank white page, no sound, no intention of creating a certain type of music, or creating for a preconceived purpose. Audio Journaling is the process of capturing the vibration that's happening, inside, at that precise moment. Audio Journals do not have to be complete, they do not have to have a purpose, they just have to be. It's in the simple of act of pushing yourself to create something, anything, that an Audio Journal lives.
Yup, I want to collaborate with you. A few weeks ago I posted a guitar piece on social media asking people for musical ideas. The response was overwhelming and inspiring. With the release of this album, I will also be releasing Audio Stems and Tempo Maps for most of the songs. Anyone with a computer or phone will be able to easily import these stems into music software and start adding their own creativity to the sounds.
If you make something you like and want to share it, please do! Just give credit where credit is due, I promise to do the same.
Where do i find the Blog?
Sanderson.Audio/Blog, you can also click on this link, or select the page from the menu bar of this website. Every week, in addition to posting a new song, I'll be documenting what how and why these songs were created. In addition to the link you will find a short clip of the song.
What are Audio Stems?
Often called sub-mixes, audio stems are a stereo mix of instrumentation from a song. For example, a drum kit is often recorded with multiple microphones—in some cases people can use upwards of 14. A drum stem would be a stereo mix of all 14 of those microphones. This way you can easily adjust the volume, mute, or process the entire drum stem on one audio channel. Audio Stems give people the ability to isolate elements of a song and easily create remixes or entirely new versions of a song.
What are Tempo Maps?
Every song has a tempo, it's just a matter of if the computer knows what it is. Most songs these days are recorded to a set tempo making it easy to overdub and manipulate ideas. Sometimes the verse may be one tempo, and the chorus may be another. Having a tempo map to a song give people the ability to easily sync up their recording session to the audio stems they were given. If you have ever worked with a sequencer, or wanted to sync a drum machine to a guitar part, or simply wanted a click track to sing to, this is the way to make life easy.
When will I get my vinyl?
Pre-sale for vinyl is available now. All vinyl purchases include a digital download, linear notes, and audio stems. Due to high costs of vinyl production I will only be printing vinyl if more than 75 vinyl records are purchased, per region (US, UK/EU), prior to June 7th. If less than this amount is purchased I will return $10 to you.
A new song a week?
Yup. One new song a week for 12 weeks straight. Every Wednesday I will email you a new song, liner notes, and audio stems. When you click on the song it will play in your media player and the album will grow. To accomplish this magical feat I have decided to send MP3s. For the audiophiles out there that understand .WAV, simply email me and I will send you high resolution files and album artwork for you to create your own listing. **** Please make sure your email address is correct when you purchase the album.