Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Complete news from our Favourite Commis à l'Épicerie

This makes me want to live solely of rice and beans so I can save up to go see Wintersun in Europe. It's almost feasible considering many of the shows are happening in cheap countries.

Anyways, can someome please give him a decent tip next time he brings your groceries to the car?

And what's up with Bonerpants passing off second-hand info? It doesn't take a Master's to know that primary sources are better. Believe me, I know; I don't have a Master's.

Oh yeah, from the official website

News update

Hi everyone! It´s been a while.

I´ve been working very hard with the synths&orchestrations and I can finally say that I´m feeling very positive about finishing this long and gruesome task by christmas. So hopefully around the end of December I can finally start mixing the album
. I still have a few vocal parts unfinished, but I will be singing them meanwhile I´m mixing.

The only problem about the mixing is that my current computer gear simply cannot handle these insanely huge projects. And the other problem is that I have no money for new gear. So we have discussed about this problem with our label&management and they have agreed to help us with an advance to buy new and more powerful computer gear, but only if we agree to play a few shows and show people that Wintersun is still alive. So after carefully weighting all the different possibilies, we think we need to play these shows to help the completion of the album.

The shows will be for now:

Metalfest (3 shows)
Metalcamp (1 show)

There´s lot of work and preparation to do for these shows, ´cause we have to update our live gear as well, sort out technical difficulties and of course rehearse the songs. This will most likely affect negatively with the mixing schedule, so I can´t give any predictions with that yet. I also need to try out the new computer gear first and see how it handles these projects. The software is still not 64-bit, so the "infamous 4GB RAM limit" might also be a problem with the mixing, since these projects already eat about 3GB without any plugins. But I will do my best to overcome this challenge the fastest way I can.

And no worries, these shows will definitely not be cancelled. So we are looking forward to you guys, see you at the gigs! Who knows, we might even play a one new riff... I mean a song! ;)

Jari, Kai, Teemu & Jukkis


Napoleon Bonerpants said...

Still stuck with the goddam 32-bit? Since what, 2008? Hey Barbarosa! Can you tell your friend Jari that I'm willing to fly to Finland just to help him do a pirated Windows 7 64-bit clean install on his old shitbox and buy him some extra RAM? I mean, Jesus! I'm starting to think that he really is a bag boy making Dickensian wages. This is ridiculous!

Napoleon Bonerpants said...

oh, wait, he meant the DAW software. oooooh. That's a whole nother thing. Still, though. If you're working on your magnus opus, you're working on a mainstream program such as Protools or Cubase...all of which come in 64-bit today. But I understand if he's developed proficiency with some lesser known brand. Still though. After at least 2 years, an alternative could have been reached.

Barbarosa said...

Thank god you posted that second reply because I was about to post your first one on his wall or something.

Karl Hungus said...

And that, my friends, is how the first music robot was created which would eventually merge with the auto-tune entity and destroy metal forever.

I'm willing to bet that this paper-boy, penny-pinching, sound nerd junky will create a decent album, but ruin it with auto-tune because of his addiction to plug-ins.

He's already created his magnus opus. It's all downhill from here.

Anonymous said...

You see, here it is, what is considered true and what is not:) And of course a good theme, the author of Respect.

Napoleon Bonerpants said...


The Author Of Respect said...

Yes, and I shall curse you all with my life, notwithstanding your accomplishments, the wife of your father.