Since I have a four day weekend this week I have a few little site based goals that I am going to try to get to. I may not get to both of them, but I am going to give it a shot (assuming I have the free time).

Goal number one is going to be to finally update the Church Page on the site. If you haven’t noticed yet, this page on the site has said “Coming Soon” pretty much since it got posted. This weekend one of my goals is to finally get this page knocked out and updated.

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Once I do, it will likely get tweaked here and there until I am happy with it. The purpose of this page is going to be to have a bit more in depth testimony of how I accepted Christ. The struggles I have faced in the past 15 years of salvation. And, why my eschatology changed from the Futurist camp to the Historicist camp after such a long period of time.

The goal is to also provide reference material for those that care to investigate further for themselves. Although this is likely to be a lengthy page and most people may not take the time to read through it, I feel like it is worth putting together, even if just one person reads it and walks away challenged in their heart for Christ’s sake.

So, this page is going to be a bit of an undertaking, which is why I haven’t messed with it yet. The second goal for the weekend (if I have the opportunity) would be to take a few more “band” photos just for giggles. I am thinking the cliche alleyway, car garage corner with overhead light, and the industrial space.

But, that’s if I get to it.

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That’s right… I finished the demo single tonight. Considering the fact that I have only been messing with the studio for a short time, I am pretty happy with the quality of this track. Obviously, it still needs work. But, just for the sake of being a demo to show you guys what I am going to be getting into with this project, I feel like it does that just fine. Check out the track. Download it for free.

So, I have officially had Cubase up and running for about two weeks now. Although my time in the studio has been limited, I already have a one song rough demo almost completed. I have one more track to add. After that it will be time for me to do some mixing and mastering.

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Right now, releasing a rough cut demo-single isn’t so that I have a new release or anything like that. I just decided that it would be easier for me to learn my way around the recording software if I did a project from start to finish right off the bat. Releasing this one song (rough demo) is just my way of showing those of you that care to know… what I will be getting into once I get serious with it (a taste of what’s to come if you will).

My goal with this project now that it seems to be becoming a reality is simple. After I release the one song demo to show you guys the direction I am headed with A Martyr’s Oath, I intend to work on a full length record that, when the time is right, would pitch to some indie level Christian -Deathcore record labels just for fun.

I don’t know when I will be releasing the demo song, but it is likely to be pretty soon. I already started doing some of the initial mixing last night. I am pretty happy with how it’s turning out, considering the fact that I have zero post production experience in the studio.

Well, if this just don’t beat all. Here I am, totally geared out and ready to lay down some riffs in my newly acquired studio… and it turns out that I have to have a Licensure Key from Steinberg before I can actually open and operated my newly purchases recording software.

How exciting.

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And no, this isn’t a screen shot from my computer. It’s an example given by Steinberg. 

So, yeah… if this doesn’t show you how new I am to the home studio world, I don’t know what will. All of my experience in the studio has been as an artist. Not the engineer, producer, or mixing and mastering guru. I have always just been the guy holding the guitar, sitting at the drums, or standing in front of the mic.

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With that, in order for me to fix the current error that I am getting I have to get a key from a local music store. After that I should be in business. It was disappointing to be honest. I was ready to goof off with some guitar tones… and a door slammed right in my face. I guess it makes sense though. It keeps people from just using a bit torrent to snag the software and use it for free.