Date               Hours                    Work Done

1/18/11          3                            Pre-Production Meeting- Listened to song demos, discussed wants and needs of client, hashed out a rough schedule

1/18/11          2                            Snake Handlers Live- Went to a gig to meet band, get a feel for their material, and discuss project

1/21/11          .25                         Phone conversation to confirm session date/time

1/27/11         .25                          Phone conversation to confirm session date/time

1/30/11          2                            Updated Blog- Determined Tentative project schedule

2/3/11            1                            Session Pre Planning- created equipment check out list, microphone input list, and basic studio layout for tracking session

2/4/11            5                            Tracking Session Snake Handlers- SSL Studio Tri-C23

2/6/11            3                            Updated Blog-scanned documents uploaded photos

2/15/11          2                            Assistant Engineered for Ashley Peatross

2/17/11          .25                         Phone conversation with talent to discuss future sessions

2/18/11          5                            Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- placed memory markers, edited heads and tails, fades

2/19/11          4                            Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- cleaned up tracks, compared the session to previous demos of songs, evaluated takes

2/20/11          6                            Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- applied strip silence, fades, auditioned plugins

2/21/11          .5                           Phone conversation with talent to discuss future sessions

2/22/11          2.5                         Assistant engineered for Ashley Peatross

2/23/11          .5                           Updated project hours log and blog

2/25/11          0                            Tracking Session- SSL Studio Tri-C (Snow Day)

2/27/11          4                            Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Experimented using Beat Detective on Drums

3/3/11            6                            Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Beat Detective-added bar/beats to “Nobody Knows Me” and “I Ain’t Got No Shotgun”

3/10/11          6                            Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Beat Detective, Manual Drum Editing to endings of “Tell Me Something Different”, “Nobody Knows Me”, and “I Ain’t Got No Shotgun”.

3/11/11          0                            Overdub Session- TL Audio Studio (Snow Day)

3/11/11          5                             Home Studio- Browsed internet for drum samples.

Pro Tools Editing- duplicated snare track and applied Sound Replacer to mix in more snare sound

3/14/11          3                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Added tone generator with a 50 Hz sine wave and gate triggered by kick drum. Experimented with a tone generator with white noise and gate triggered by snare, experimented with effects on the guitar track.

3/15/11          3                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- more experiments with plug-in effects on guitar, Beat Detective, and manual drum editing

3/16/11          4                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Moved each song into its own session file, deleted extra regions, cut time to clean up session, added memory markers to divide songs by form (verse/chorus/bridge)

3/17/11          3                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- added memory markers to divide songs by form (verse/chorus/bridge)

3/18/11          3                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Drum editing

3/18/11          1                             Updated website, added screenshots of plug-ins, changed themes

3/20/11          3                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Experimented with Rx restoration plug-in to remove pops from the drummer bumping the microphones, and to remove hum from the guitar amp.

3/21/11          1                             Updated Production Log

3/25/11          6                             Tracking Session- TL Audio Studio

3/26/11          2                             Uploaded photos into blog media library

4/2/11            6                              Overdub Session- TL Audio Studio

4/4/11            3                              Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- made rough mixes, bounced to disk, and created a CD for Andrew and the pedal steel player to learn the songs.

4/8/11            6                              Overdub Session- TL Audio Studio

4/11/11          2                              Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- I Soloed each drum mic and listened to every track of every songs to find clicks, pops, bumped mics, and artifacts that need to be removed with the Rx2 Restoration Plug-in. I discovered that I lost even more audio files.

4/11/11          1                             TL Audio Studio- did new Save Copy In backups of last Saturday’s Session files.

4/15/11          5                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing-Made Save Copy In backups of every song in several locations. Removed unused regions, compacted audio regions.

4/16/11         6                             Overdub Session- Toft Studio

4/16/11         3                             Home Studio Pro Tools Editing- Compiled vocal takes into one track, tried out some mix ideas, and recorded a rough mix. Uploaded the mix to Sound Cloud, and posted the link on my WordPress blog.

4/17/11         11                           Worked on Blog. Wrote journal about my capstone sessions. Updated my Production Log. Organized the blog into pages.

4/23/11         6                            TL Audio Studio- Recorded Drum Samples, Re-amplified guitars, and did a rough mix of “Nobody Knows Me”.

4/27/11         6                            TL Audio Studio-Mixing Session

4/30/11         6                            TL Audio Studio-Mixing Session

5/4/11           6                           TL Audio Studio-Mixing Session

5/5/11            5                           Mastering Studio-Mastered “Waiting”, “Tell Me Something Different”, and “Someday Gonna Rain”

5/6/11            4                           Mastering Studio-Mastered “Run Out of Love”, “I Ain’t Got No Shotgun” and “Nobody Knows Me”. Converted sample rates and created CD montage.

5/8/11            4                           Designed and burned CD printing using DiscLabel and light scribe DVD drive. Designed and printed jewelcase inlay cards and CD booklet

5/9/11            1                            Mastering Classroom- adjusted pauses in CD montage, burned audio onto CDs

5/10/11          5                           Updated hours log, Updated blog