Unexpected Obstacles

Unexpected Obstacles

Yesterday, I planned to finish mixing The Bard’s Song cover I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. Technically, I did finish… but, after I took a break and returned for the final listen, I realized I wanted to rerecord the lead vocals. Haha!

Ughhhh. Whyyy am I like this? Always fixing things that are probably in my head.

So, I set up the mic, was ready to go, and noticed the mic was very noisy. Just on its own. It made this constant wind-like sound. There was no wind. I googled and found a range of issues that this could be about.

I spent the next hour testing different cables, different inputs, anything I could to get rid of this noise. Nothing worked.

As someone who works from home, it’s sometimes tricky to convince myself to focus and get to work. When I finally manage to do it, it’s frustrating to have something unexpected and out of my control go wrong. Makes me throw a small mental tantrum and want to go lie down in fetal position.

I was about to call it a day, but really wanted to finish the song like I had planned. I ended up recording with my old mic. I’m bummed I couldn’t use the nicer mic, but I’m very happy that I went ahead and redid the vocals. The song is DONE. Really. I swear. Honest. You don’t believe me?

Haha, I don’t blame you.

I give myself a gold star (inspired by Happier podcast) for carrying on, even when something unexpectedly went wrong.

It may seem like something silly to celebrate, but perseverance can be a big struggle for me. I’m glad to see I’ve been building tolerance for failure or frustration. This is a much needed skill in life.

Thanks for reading,
Malu

PS: I ordered a new tube mic cable, which was the only cable I couldn’t replace. I hope that fixes my windy mic.

 

2 comments found

  1. Congrats on making it through. I can’t imagine working from home on a regular basis, it must take such willpower to ignore all of the comforts and distractions that are present.

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