My research this week focused on improving the sound design of my synths used in the song. I read through the articles "KOAN Sound on Sound Design" and "Building Custom Synth Sounds Tutorial" which I have bookmarked on Diigo in order to be able to look over them again in the future. Something helpful I read in the "KOAN" article, which is an interview with successful electronic artist KOAN Sound, is that they like to think of the sound design of a synth in three parts: lows, mids and highs. As I continue to work on this project in the future I will continue to incorporate new knowledge I am learning through my research.
Once I hear back from Josh I will figure out what mastering to use. He may do it himself, I may find a friend to do it, or I might pay someone $20-$30 to give it a mastering.