Daily Archives: February 6, 2018

OVERLOAD!!

When I said there was almost too much information out there, I wasn’t kidding folks.  Between books I’ve downloaded to listen to, free webinars, sites with tutorials, SEO marketing help videos and the suggestions from my domain hosting company….there is just so much!

One thing I have yet to find is a tutorial on mastering/editing my tracks on Audacity.  Yes, I’ve read the manual, virtual cover to virtual cover, a couple of times but that just tells me where to go to use the tools in that program.  Gain, attack time, release time, compression, filters and at least a hundred other terms that I need to know are a total mystery to me.  I can look up each of the terms individually, but even then, these ‘definitions’ assume you know what these things are.  I need something like this:  Compression is the act of blah blah blah on an audio track.  Things that need to be set for compression are attack time, release time, blah blah blah.  If your attack time is too (short?) your audio will sound like (ummmmm).

I just need to know what these settings are supposed to do and what difference they make in sound, and maybe even a good place to start for my own tracks.  Yeah, I am a total newbie when it comes to mastering/editing tracks but this is something I need to learn to do and need to learn fast.  I’m finding some help on a blog I found last night but I still need more.

I have to learn how to get, and then keep, my site high in the Google search engines.

I have a long time family friend, Jack, working on an idea that cropped up last night for my logo.  It’s a tall order I sent him this morning, but once he finishes, that will be one large portion of worry off my plate.

Then it’s cover letters on Fiverr, proposals on Upwork, mining Craigslist and about a thousand other places to look for work.  I’m in for the long haul, but it’s going to be longer than I imagined it would.  I had no delusions that this was some get rich quick scheme, I knew it would take a lot of work, but I was totally unprepared for all the things I’ve been hit with since starting this.  I’ll figure it out, I always do. 🙂

I’m open to any suggestions as well……I have an open mind and a closed mouth, unless I’m behind the mic.  Here’s to another day of soaking up information!