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Nick Standing AKA Jabun: Multi-instrumentalist, Composer & Mastering Specialist at JabunAudio making dynamic, clean and punchy masters to encourage people to turn up your music, rather than turn it down! Creator of the Skapunk project Better Than The Book

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Freelance Audio Guy

Burgess Hill, England


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Hello fellow Newgrounders!

It's been a couple of months since my last post, but a busy few months it's been and there's tonnes to share! First of all, I've finally made the leap to a custom domain name for my audio production website. You can now find me at JabunAudio.com!

Following from that, I've also just launched a JabunAudio monthly music & audio production newsletter, which you can read more about on this forum thread

You can sign up on the front page of the JabunAudio website to receive music and audio production tips sent straight to your inbox in the first week of each month. You'll also get my free PDF article "10 Essential Things To Do Before You Send Your Music For Mastering and WHY" when you sign up.

I know there are tonnes of articles for learning music production out there already so I’ll only be sharing advice and tips which have helped me personally and I’ve not seen anywhere else. Topics will focus on mastering, my favourite genres of ska punk & pop punk, as well as advice that can be applied to all styles and the occasional tangent. I hope you enjoy reading, and I look forward to sharing more audio production advice with you at the start of July! Cheers, and as per usual, let me know if you have any questions :)

Finally in terms of other news, I'm super excited to announce that recording has started for the 2nd full-length Better Than The Book ska-punk/pop-punk album! By now all the drums, bass and rhyhm guitars are done, and I'm about halfway through the vocals (after that it's lead guitar, keys, horns and any extra things to do). Aiming to have it all released before the end of the year, and I hope you're as excited as I am for some more ska-punk/pop-punk goodness! You can keep up to date with the production on the BTTB Facebook & Twitter pages, and if you can't wait to hear something, check out this sneak peek instrumental demo of the 4th track Meteor Shower on YouTube:

And that about wraps things up for this post. I've been working on setting up a Patreon page, so expect a post about that in the near future as well as more updates on what's going on. Thanks as always for supporting what I do and I look forward to sharing new and exciting things with you soon!

Keep those horns blaring,

Nick Standing (Jabun)


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