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Entries in music production (9)

Wednesday
Jan232019

5 Easy Ways To Make Your Programmed Drums Sound Realistic

Programmed drums are here to stay, folks. Unless you’re a total purest when it comes to recording drums, chances are you already use programmed drums or samples in your productions. Gaining access to a collection of incredible sounding microphones and preamps requires either boatloads of cash or having a great friend with a killer recording studio. 
By using programmed drums, you’re able to get world-class drum sounds, recorded by great engineers in awesome rooms, without having to spend big money. But how do you make them sound realistic and not like a machine gun firing. Today, we’ll be looking at five ways to make your programmed drums sound more convincing.

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Sunday
Dec302018

3 Free Apps Every Independent Rapper Should Be Using In 2019

I’m an independent rapper and content creator. I’m also a tech nerd and spend countless hours researching and trying different apps that I don’t actually need and won’t actually use. However occasionally I discover apps that bring me and my career(s) a ton of value and that I use constantly. I’ll save you the time-wasting and share the 3 free apps created for music artists that I’ve recently started to use daily to give my music career super powers.

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Sunday
Dec022018

Five Reasons To Learn Music Production For The Benefit Of Your Band 

Playing music in a band isn’t all about writing and playing songs live (at least not anymore). In 2018, you must be ahead of the curve and be proactive with your content. Social media, graphic design, video production, and even music production should all be fields you become familiar with.

The more content production you can keep “in-house” the better off your band will be. Music production, specifically, is a great skill to have if recording and technology are your strong-suites. In this article, I’ll explain why you should learn music production and recording to help further your band’s career. 

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Friday
Nov022018

5 Production Mistakes Most DIY Musicians Make (Including Me)

I’ve been making home recordings for about 10 years, which means I’ve learned through mistakes.

So here are five recording mistakes beginner producers make. Five mistakes I’ve made.

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Friday
Aug032018

The Convergence Of Acoustic And Electronic Drums

We see a bunch of electronic instruments when looking a modern rock or pop group, including guitars, basses, and keyboards. What about drums? Acoustic sets are still the most popular for live performances, but you might be surprised at how many electronic components might be in use. This can range from using standalone pads to acoustic drums that actually use electronically triggered heads.

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Tuesday
Sep052017

5 Bad Habits That Songwriters With Home Studios Need To Quit

If you’re reading this, you’re probably a songwriter, musician or producer with a home studio. But let me guess, you don’t seem to have enough hours in the day to get everything done and, as a result, your songwriting has suffered. Right?

Being aware of our bad habits can bring about change and get us back on track.

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Tuesday
Aug082017

Negotiating A Music Producer Agreement: 7 Key Issues

This post by Canadian entertainment lawyer Byron Pascoe originally appeared on the Bandzoogle Blog

Whether you’re a music producer, or a performing artist working with a producer, it’s important to discuss the terms of your arrangement with each other.

While it’s better late than never to formalize the artist-producer relationship, it’s easier to start the conversation before heading into the studio, and much easier before the music generates interest and money.

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Wednesday
Oct122016

How Music Production Costs Are Impacting Songwriters

Maybe you have written some good song lyrics and believe you’re a good songwriter (or at least have been told so). So now, all you need to make it big is to record the right songs that will get picked up by a major label, artist, or publisher, right?

Well, not exactly. Not according to industry statistics, which have painted a dismal picture for the music creation fraternity; especially songwriters. To begin with, approximately 19 out of every 20 songwriters, who have had their music published, do not earn enough from their craft to live comfortably. That is, according to figures released by several performing rights organizations in the U.S.

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Monday
Aug312015

Music Visualization: From Rubens' Tube to Magic Software

Forty years ago, an innovative new technology called music visualization changed the way we enjoy music. Music visualization features electronically generated shapes and images that are based on the sounds of the music, which allow us to see the songs as well as hear them.

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