Monday, August 30, 2010

Status on upcoming recordings...

Since I decided to start over and rerecord The Artist's Brush, I decided I might as well edit Enthralling Rhythms and make it available first. I've cleaned up about 1/3 of the recording so far.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

hypnosis for sexual counselors...?

A friend request on Facebook reminded me of another potential market for my recordings.

Introducing Erotic Hypnosis, The Pleasure Principle, The Ultimate Kiss and the upcoming The Artist's Brush all include post-hypnotic suggestions for improved sexual health and intimacy. Well today I was reminded that some relationship counselors and sex educators might be willing to recommend my recordings to their clients.

The original thought occurred when one of my customers revealed that she was a dating and relationship commentator. She asked me if I'd let her give away a free copy of The Pleasure Principle to her blog audience. I said yes, if she wrote a review of it too. It seemed like a good idea. But unfortunately, nothing came of it.

I was reminded of this today when a different relationship counselor sent me a friend request on Facebook. It would be interesting to see if I could sell to more of these counselors and have them recommend my recordings to their clients. I'll have to mention this to the press agent I hired and see if he can help me reach that audience.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

my first media interview...

Last night, I was a guest on the Rev Mel show. It was my first media interview, so of course, it didn't go quite as I'd hoped. Part of the problem was the lag between video and audio. I had dialed in by telephone and was watching host over the internet. The video seemed to lag about 3-5 seconds behind what I was hearing on the phone, so I couldn't gauge the interviewer's interest or responses. Seemed to me she was clowning around.

But my press agent called me right after the interview and told me that she thought it went well. The host had been interested in me. And in spite of her clowning with the in-studio guest had shown more interest in me than she had in some previous guests. I'll take her word for it, it was too difficult for me to judge and my agent does know the media better than I do.

This first interview hasn't generated any immediate traffic to my web site. But I guess I need to build more of a media presence for that to happen. Time will tell.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Upcoming interview

Rev Mel hosts a weekly internet radio show on her web site where she interviews people about different aspects of kinky sexual activities. Obviously, I'll be talking about erotic hypnosis.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Starting Over on The Artist's Brush

If you've been watching my web site this last month, you noticed that I pushed back the target for releasing The Artist's Brush a few times; and you probably wondered what's going on.

Well, I screwed it up; and now I have to start over. When I recorded it last month, I knew it sounded wrong, but I couldn't figure out what I had done wrong. As I cleaned up the recording, I marked a few words here and there that were mispronounced. Today, as I recorded the background music, I also rerecorded those words, and I noticed that the sound quality was significantly better than the rest of the recording.

It looks like when I recorded the principle session, I had the input gain down too low. This resulted in a noticeable hum that couldn't be filtered without distorting my voice.

I've always been a bit particular about the quality of my recordings. I produce the best quality that I can with the equipment that I have. Sometimes you have to take what you've got, but when you know you can do better, you should. So I have decided to start over and record a new session. This will, of course, delay the release a bit longer, but I think quality is important enough to make it worth doing.

You know that old saying, any job worth doing is worth doing right.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Still working on Artist's Brush

Not going to make the Aug 7 target for Artist's Brush. But I am working on it and making progress. So it should be just about another week.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Update on Enthralling Rhythms

We finally got back to work on Enthralling Rhythms, our hypnotic lap dancer/mind control fantasy. Tammy has sent me the raw recording, and as soon as I finish mastering The Artist's Brush, I'll start mastering this file. With any luck I'll be able to make Enthralling Rhythms available by the end of Aug.