Posted by Leonel Garcia - Thursday, November 22, 2012
Shooting The Star 
Actually I finished the recordings in august but the last mix was done today.
I believe it is my most accomplished album especially in the sound department; the songs have a mature feel to them compared to some of my other albums.
I used Nuendo for the recording and mixing and Sound Forge for compression. I also used other software for guitar effects and vocals like Guitar Rig and Gearbox and Ezy Drummer for the midi drums.
All songs were left in the same order I recorded them. I removed song number eight which only has the base guitar track, I never got to record anything else for it.
FEELING CLOSER TO THE END
Love the guitar solo, I feel very good about it.
WORSHIP THE SUN
I like the vocal parts.
This is my favorite song from the album; I have a better version but the vocals are buried in the mix and then I lost the vocal track so I couldn't remix the original version. I had to record the vocal track again.
The first three songs are very similar to each other.
I tried to do a Stereolab tribute with this song, I like it but is not my favorite.
I love the backing vocals in this song, each time I listen to it I remember my version of Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend and think of how my vocal technique has improved over the years.
SCREAMING'S NOT ENOUGH
A pop song. Not my favorite.
I'M NOT DEAD
My second favorite song from this album, it really surprised me how I found a melody for the vocals because I thought I was going to leave it as an instrumental. I thought it was going to be very difficult to record but in fact it was one of the easiest to record.
I like that it has two sections and both different from each other.
A simple rock song. I like it a lot. Simple things are better when done the right way.
A psychedelic song. I can't stop recording psych songs.
Sort of psychedelic with three fuzz tone guitar solos and some subtle changes.
SHOOTING THE STAR
An instrumental song. I never thought of writing lyrics for it and never did. Sort of psychedelic.
LINK [Including Artwork]: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/37711895/ShootingStar.rar