I am now taking on the task of mastering my own material. For those of you who don’t know what mastering is, don’t worry. A lot of musicians don’t really understand it either. That has included myself for a very long period of time. I’m seeking to change that. Emulation Phase is the name of the EP that I’ve been making off and on over the course of a couple of years now. Besides not having the necessary tools and understanding before, one reason I’ve liked to have mastering done by someone else was that it would get it listened to and worked on by a fresh set of ears. Indeed, after writing, practicing, performing, recording and mixing a song, I get pretty tired of listening to it. I’m now thinking that I can get into a process that allows for a delay time of a few months (or years) before I get back to really put the finishing touches on. That’s what I’ve done with this one. We’ll see how that works out.