Sketches of Maria Release Event

April 29, 2013 at 19:14

On Friday 19th April, GRAVES released their debut EP, Sketches of Maria. Sketches of Maria is the result of six months hard-work and dedication from a team of incredible people. The EP was produced as part of my Major Final Project for my BA(Hons) Mu...


Mixing sketches of Maria

April 29, 2013 at 14:56

As you may have noticed, I have been slow to blog as of late and have made posts in a nonsensical fashion (for example posting about Mastering before posting about Mixing). Well, All of my University assignments are now finished and submitted so I wi...


Mastering Sketches of Maria

April 12, 2013 at 23:44

On Saturday 6th April I began mastering Sketches of Maria. As I am by no means a qualified mastering engineer, I aimed to keep the process as simple as possible. This involved raising the level of the tracks using compression and then processing the ...


Recording a Video

March 26, 2013 at 02:48

I thought it might be good to do a post about the filming of the video! It was great fun to do and made for a nice change of pace. We decided to record Sketches of Maria for the video, I initially wanted to record Act II: Insanity Flickers, but the b...


Promotion - Graphics and Design

March 24, 2013 at 14:59

The next step in promoting GRAVES EP release is to advertise to the city of Manchester. What better way to do this than by wallpapering the city in posters? The plan for the posters was to use the art work created by Rebecca Smith to advertise the ni...