There’s a Bright Day Coming

Here is an update to “Omega,” which will be the last track on my album.

download: mp3 | sheet music (TAB) | lyrics & chords

It Gets Worse Before it Gets Better

Have you ever started working on a small project, but ended up doing much more than you intended? Renovation and cleanup projects are often like that. It’s hard to clean the garage, for instance, without finding half a dozen little projects that all demand your attention, and to do a thorough job of cleaning usually takes a few hours. Halfway through the work you are likely to have things scattered all over the floor, and it probably looks worse than it did before you started.

Such was the case with Omega. Recall from my previous post that this song was a fairly simple synth instrumental, and I liked it a lot this way even though I knew that most listeners would just sort of gloss over the track. Earlier this year I listened to it on my brother-in-law’s amazing sound system and found my original mixdown somewhat lacking. The bass register was notably weak, so I decided to reopen the project and fix that while I was remastering all of the tracks for the album.
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Remastering in a Linux Home Studio: Salvaging “Standing on High”

In 2006-2007 I recorded a song called “Standing on High” using n-Track Studio v.2.3 on Windows 98. (More info about the song here.) Here is my 2007 mixdown:

Now in 2019 I am getting close to finally completing the album this track was intended for. Some years ago I switched my entire audio workflow over to a Linux environment and upgraded my hardware setup, and I have been really pleased with the audio quality of my current tools. (For the record: Linux Mint 19.1, Ardour 5.1, 2nd generation Focusrite Scarlett 2i2, various LV2 plugins.) Since then I have improved my skills at mixing and mastering, so I decided to revisit “Standing on High” to see if I could improve its sound. Continue reading “Remastering in a Linux Home Studio: Salvaging “Standing on High””

What I Did Wrong

Here is the latest track from my album-in-progress, called “If You Remember (What I Did Wrong).” (Download: mp3 | lyrics & chords | tablature)

If You Remember (What I Did Wrong)

(words and music by Alan Sanderson)

It’s really forever, this life that we live
And if you remember, then I hope you forgive

You said it’s forever, but time proved you wrong
And if you remember, it didn’t take long

But memories live on
They tell me what I did wrong

It’s really forever, this life that we live
And if you remember me, then I hope you forgive
Forgive me

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Here is another track for the Lost and Found album.

download: mp3, tablature, lyrics &  guitar chords


words and music by Alan Sanderson

I was lost on a lonely highway
Trying to find my place in the sun
And when I thought I’d found my destination
I found my journey had just begun

I wasn’t looking for adventure, oh no
I was just looking for a place to live my life
But I didn’t know which way was home anymore
I didn’t know which way was home

So I turned myself around
I did a U-turn on that highway
And I said to myself,
“Where are the mountains that I love?
Where’s the smell of rain in the desert?
And where are the people that I call my own?
Where are the people that I call my own?”
So I said to myself,

“I’m gonna find my way back home
I’m gonna find my way back home
I’m gonna find my way back home
I’m gonna find my way back home
Here I come!

“I’m gonna find those mountains that I love
I’m gonna find those people that I call my own
I’m gonna find my way back home”

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