There's a pretty sizable update on the progress of George Oldziey's second Wing Commander album today. A date has been set now for early February to do the live recording of the WC bar music. It'll be performed in George's personal studio in Austin. After this session occurs, the album will be close to finished. That's still a few months off, but eager fans who pledged for PDFs of the orchestrated tracks have that to look forward to when it goes out in the next few weeks!
Greetings my friends! I just wanted to update you on what will be happening with the WC music recording project Volume 2 in the near future. We've scheduled a recording session for the WC bar music for February 10th at my studio in Austin, TX. In attendance will be the illustrious musicians from my Latin jazz band, GATO 6, who will be recording transcriptions from the original bar music MIDI files. Also in attendance will be the donors who pledged at that level. I will have the MIDI mockups of the orchestral music that will be recorded after phase 2 is complete (more on that schedule later) finished by the Feb. 10th date, and once the bar music is mixed and mastered I'll be sending out the CDs of that music as well as digital downloads shortly thereafter.
Also, the PDFs of the orchestral music that will be part of the eventual Volume 2 CD will be ready before the holidays, so those of you that pledged at that level will be receiving those scores very soon!
In the mean time, I hope you and yours have a truly amazing holiday season! I can't wait to send you the fruits of your faith in me!
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Black Lance Transport Certified For Covert Cargo
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Un Juego de Chris Roberts
Christian Klein, the Pixel Engineer, has dug up another awesome European localization. It's a second Spanish DROsoft box that includes a combination of both Secret Missions in the same package! The reverse side of each has been translated and combined into one, but the included paper inserts appear to still be in English. (2018-03-15)