Mr. Bill’s Tunes Monthly Roundup – July 2018

by | Aug 7, 2018

Today we bring you the second edition of The Mr. Bill Monthly Roundup!

If you haven’t already, go check out our very first monthly roundup.

Get yourself up to speed with what we’ve been up to in the vast lands of Mr. Bill’s Tunes.

July saw a lot of travel, infrastructure upgrades, business structuring, and plans for the future discussed.

I have to say, it’s super exciting times for us with Bill’s new studio and our new website server hardware.

On top of that, we’ve both moved house and our website anniversary is coming up on the 9th of August!

First, let’s look at the new content released in July.

Latest Releases

ill-esha – Lighthouse (Mr. Bill Remix) Project File

July saw the release of the newly standardised project file for a remix Bill did for ill-esha in 2014.

It’s believed that he originally did this remix of ill-esha’s track right after he finished writing IRL.

We also released a brand new drum sample pack which is the 3rd instalment in The Drums Collection.

Check out the new and updated sample packs below:

What’s the team been up to?

Bill

July was quite a busy month for me.

On the 6th & 7th of July I ran a workshop in Singapore with Earthsync Academy.

It was an intensive 2 day thing where I did 2 x 2hr lectures a day (so 8 hours total). I talked about all sorts of stuff from sound design to mixing & mastering to how to survive as a touring musician and also just how to not get stuck in the writing process.

Moment of truth. The new studio is finally done & it sounds ridiculous!

Above: Completed studio – Below: An almost complete studio

Proceeding the workshop, I flew back to America and had to rebuild my studio.

I lost my old one before I left to reasons I can’t really be bothered to explain or give anymore energy to.

But silver lining: It has honestly been such an exciting and awesome process!

I kinda love watching a new studio come together.

I had Matt Davis from bold bird creative (an acoustics company out of Orlando) come to my studio & do what’s called “dsp linearization”.

This is where he takes a bunch of data through a test microphone into room eq wizard and see’s how the room is reacting, then generationally builds a filter to combat the issues in the room.

I’ve gotta say, it sounds fucking incredible!

All of my old mixdowns sound like shit, which is a good thing!

I’m hearing things I never could before.

Below: Some progress shots from during the build

I highly suggest if you’re building a studio in North America to contact Matt.

There’s more information on Facebook about all of this from Matt himself (in the comments section) – feel free to hit him up, he’s very approachable and loves doing this stuff.

Hopefully next month this blog post will go something along the lines of “check out all these awesome new mixdowns I’ve done!”, but I already know that won’t be the case, because I’ve got a bunch of fkn shows to play this month… speaking of which, check out the dates here, maybe I’ll be coming through your city!

Ben

I’ve been working almost full time on infrastructure upgrades, along with releasing the new content and managing tech support as usual.

If you’ve read our first monthly roundup, you’d know I just moved to Mexico. After a month in the first place which was great, we moved from Tulum to Isla Mujeres.

While it seemed like a great idea to move near the beach and live more of an island lifestyle, it turns out the internet and power on the island is very bad. I get 1Mbps for the majority of the time. That’s DOWNLOAD speed. Uploads, essentially non-existent.

The power even goes out for entire days at a time. It’s crazy and absolutely not ideal for my line of work.

The sunsets, azul water and delicious local eateries can make up for it in the meantime!

While it seemed like a great idea to move near the beach and live more of an island lifestyle, it turns out the internet and power on the island is very bad. I get 1Mbps for the majority of the time. That’s DOWNLOAD speed. Uploads, essentially non-existent.

The power even goes out for entire days at a time. It’s crazy and absolutely not ideal for my line of work.

The sunsets, azul water and delicious local eateries can make up for it in the meantime!

Website News

July saw even more foundational upgrades to our infrastructure. We migrated the website to entirely new server hardware and upgraded just about every thing you could possibly upgrade under the hood. There’s been a lot of tweaking and testing to say the least.

We’ve been tweaking, prodding and testing all month, making sure that the website and it’s environment is robust and ready for all the new features in the works.

We’ve nailed down our caching software almost 100%, with very little issues coming from that any more, so that’s great! Now we need to test some CDN’s and decide on the best one for our site.

I also got my Illustrator software working again, so I could update some of the sample pack covers that weren’t digitized yet.

Now we can start to focus on some of the new features we have planned which include:

  • A Hardcore Abletoneer Perks section
  • User interface tweaks for easier subscription management
  • Better customer communication
  • A new way of consuming video content
  • A new content notification system

If there’s anything you’d like to see, let me know through the support page. I appreciate and listen to all feedback.

Wrapping Up

I was hoping to introduce you to some other people on the Mr. Bill team this month, but it seems they’ve been a bit busy (shy maybe). I’ll be sure to get them to share some info soon.

As always, I love your feedback about what we’re doing, so don’t be shy, hit us up in the comments or on Discord.

Until next time…

4 Comments

  1. silversulu

    Fantastic to see Bill and his studio back up and better than ever before. Keep up the great informative blog!

    Reply
    • Benbodhi (Tech Support)

      Thanks so much for your support, for Bill, this blog and our site in general 🙂

      Reply
  2. botxsoul

    I have been finding myself personally more connected with you guys not just through this site, but through the sessions/services rendered by being a Hundo Harold. Everything I have been learning because of Bill has allowed me to push my pursuit as an aspiring music producer and most of all an artist.

    Thank you guys!

    Reply
    • Benbodhi (Tech Support)

      That’s all we can hope for!
      I’m glad you’re growing as a producer, that’s amazing to hear.

      Thanks for your support 😀

      Reply

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