Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads

Mark Hansen Music - LDS Rock Music - Free Downloads
Get the new CD, "The Third Time" HERE

WARNING: Listening to this music doesn't require parental approval. It's a bit of clean rebellion. It keeps your outlook up and your hope alive. It's got strong drums and screaming guitars. It pumps you up and drives your life. It's a hunger for exploration. It chooses the right and returns with honor. It's music you don't have to confess to your bishop.

It's not your parents' "Saturday’s Warrior".

It's "A Joyful Noise"

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Preliminary Master

Last night, I assembled all of the mixes of all of the tunes that I've done for "The Third Time".  It was kind of an interesting trip down memory lane, because I've been working on these tunes for about three or four years, now.  Some of them were first written even years before that.  It's a long, slow process, innit?

But anyway, on my way in to work, I was listening to the CD, as a whole, to see the flow of the songs.  I think I've got a good, strong mix of tunes.  There are some ballads and some rockers.  Some are mainstream in their approach and sound, and others are more experimental.  Some are positive, others are more dark.  It's all an expression of that complexity that is Mark. 

I'm kinda weird that way.

I was surprised how sloppy I'd gotten as well.  As I'd finished up many of these songs, I hadn't printed final wav mixes, just the mp3's that go on the site.  So, I had to re-open up the original Cubase tracking files and print off a mix.  While I was at it, of course, I printed off minus tracks, and mp3's.  I'm contemplating including mp3's and minus track mp3's on the CD as a bonus files section.  I'll have to see what my duplicator can do.

As I was listening to it, I realized that I'll need to go through and master the whole thing, to get even volume levels and a more consistent sound.  When the productions are scattered out over three years, their not so consistent.  And flaws abound.  Of course, I've been listening to these tunes all these years.  I know them inside and out, and I know all the mistakes.  Oh, well!  Hopefully you won't hear them as much as I do!


Come back often to hear about new songs and shows. Mark also has other sites and blogs, including his Dutch Oven blog: Mark's Black Pot and his LDS pop culture blog: MoBoy blog.

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