All right, so now I'm in job-future limbo. Since I last posted, I interviewed at two different places in another state. One responded quickly and said no thanks. I'm still waiting to hear back from the second place. If the second place says no thanks, then I'm probably just going to pay the price to stay where I am. Even though my rent's increasing soon, I doubt I could find a better place to live around here for the same amount of money. Oh well. We'll see what happens.
In other news, I've completely repurposed those side-project speakers I mentioned before, and they sound really great. I'll definitely be using these speakers on my album. They don't look as good as they could, but they really do sound great. If I feel like it's worth the trouble, I'll make them look nice someday, but for now all I care about is sound.
Speaking of sound, I recently began experimenting with some different approaches to mastering, but I haven't been happy with the results. Obviously, I still have a lot to learn about mixing and mastering. I could, of course, hire other people to help me with recording, mixing and mastering my music, but I won't, and not because it would cost me. No, I've just decided that I want to really understand all this stuff, and I want to know that the quality of my recordings is the result of what I did and not the result of what someone else did for me. So, for better or worse, I'm planning to make this album on my own.