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Latest news, thoughts, and things to come

September 17, 2021

Changing direction.
In short, I have changed DAW, the Digital Audio Workstation I use. Reaper has become my choice and I will lay out all the reasons for that in time. but what I’ve also discovered is that helping others to use this amazing piece of software is both really fun and so rewarding. And truth is that showing someone else also pushes me to learn new things. It’s a classic win win situation.
I have created a How to Reaper for the blind page on House of Imp. I’ll populate that page with what I create be it demos or articles about working with Reaper when blind.
I don’t know yet if I will dedicate a podcast stream for Reaper education. It’s still only a thought.
let me get the content gathered and growing, then I’ll see.

September 16, 2021

Fragile, a six track EP all about the crazy shit that happens in one’s head.
“This makes my brain want to crack open my skull and run away.”
As far as endorsements go, that’s not bad. Thanks Ben. ๐Ÿ˜€

Release date Sep. 22 2021.
Adding tracks to bandcamp, updating websites, updating images and details. Good stuff.
It is the stuff that has to be done and I’m happy to be here finally.
Maybe 2020 can finally puff away in a mist of bad memories and we can think a touch more about what we do now and in the future.
Motivation, for me at least, is returning.

June 8, 2021

2021 – This really is a new world.
But I’m still not comfortable with zoom. I did not get my vaccination. Icarus Machine is yet to release the EP that is ready.
And I suspect I might have ADHD.
It would explain so many things.
I’m checking the website, wondering where to start. This past year I’ve kept it updated with the minimal. I want to change that.

***
Okay, that’s it for the moment.
Stay cool, Friends. It’s never as awful as it seems, whatever it is.

Read earlier entries
here on the news archive page

General status of things:

Podcasting:

All podcasts are currently on hold. Wish as I may, I can’t do it all and it seems to me I have little or nothing to say. Not as a solo show in any case. that includes the “music we love”, and The NAG radio.”

Writing:

Nothing. Yep, I said nothing. I just found my priorities shift a little bit, as mentioned.

Icarus Machine:

: Stay tuned. ๐Ÿ˜€

JennyK in real life:

Reaper rules!
Still learning, still experimenting, but doing more mixing. I am available if you have a project just waiting to be put together. Hit me up. As As a not yet proven audio engineer, prices are at this point more than reasonable. JennyK Productions and theHouse of Imp Studio would love to help.

Contemplating:

Many things. Pandemic or no, I’m still me, things are still awful and great in the same breath. I think each day about resuming the podcast and writing on my novel.
Instead I open up another mix in Reaper or listen to a live stream or great video from Produce like a Pro.
That is neither a good or a bad thing, it just is what I need right now. I’m calling this a studio, I call myself a producer and mix engineer. Changing how I think. I believe that really is a good thing.

About the author


Jenny K. Brennan is a Swedish/Canadian vocalist, songwriter, and writer living in Ontario, Canada since 2002 with one husband, one dog, and unfinished projects in the thousands. Find her on
The House of Imp,
kompoz.com,
Icarus Machine official,
JennyK Productions Youtube,
and other places. She is the lyricist and vocalist in the melodic metal band Icarus Machine since 2015. She studies braille at The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually impaired. On her free time, she learns Wordpress by trial and error, audio production using Apple Logic Pro, and carpentry by association.

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