The Mankato Symphony Orchestra recorded the music, performing to a synchronization device called a "click track" (to keep everyone lined up with the film as they perform), and the recording session went brilliantly! Special thanks go to our recording engineer for the orchestra recording session who is one of the finest, John Scherf (who's recorded artists such as Harry Connick Jr., Wynton Marsalis, James Earl Jones, and Bobby McFerrin). The music audio sounds lovely!
I've started to edit and master the music recording now, and in the next few days will have it mixed into surround sound. The final mastering of the music recording is somewhat time intensive, so this brief blog post will serve until I finish the process. It's a rush, because animator/director Catherine Ashworth of Rochester Institute of Technology and producer/director Peter Jemison of Ganondagan Historic Site will be visiting Doodlebug Music Studio starting this coming Sunday afternoon, to coordinate the final audio settings on both the orchestral and Iroquois music, and on the film's sound effects, dialogue and narration. My work is waiting for me, so I best get to it!