Being a mastering engineer allows me to explain some of the common misconceptions that surround this important final music production process. Whilst mastering has become a somewhat expanded service over the last decade there seems to be some online confusion as to what audio mastering is capable of and what constitutes a professional mastering job. We are going to look into some of the misconceptions surrounding audio mastering in order to get a clearer understanding.
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For musicians, bands and project studio audio engineers there comes a time when their existing music pc is just not cutting it anymore. Eventually the software becomes more demanding and freezing music tracks gets tiresome. As plug ins become more CPU hungry there is a need every 4-7 years to buy or build a new music production PC. This is to keep things stable and capable of keeping up with todays demanding software. There is absolute merit in buying a ready built music production PC, no hassles and support is provided but there are many people still up for the challenge of doing a DIY music pc build.
Musicians like artists, graphic designers, film makers, or ony other type of freelancer as we all well know through YouTube and personal websites, work tirelessly on their online presence. This is now the forum where new artists get noticed, and frelance musicians and composers not only get work but also showcase talents and portfolios. For the archetype of the working musician as a jack of all trades, we all well know that gathering income from many sources is paramount to one’s financial and personal success. With all the work that one puts in to building up an online presence for the hope to get more gigs, more students, more downloads sold or whatever that may be, there is also secondary income sources that one can take advantage of from building traffic and a following, much like the savvy internet maketers strive for in their own commercial pursuits. Here are some approches in and out of the box.
When you’re learning how to make electronic music, or producing any type of music at all, you may come across the decision whether to mix with headphones or not. The quick answer is no, you shouldn’t mix with headphones but with studio monitors instead. However, you must not completely ignore the use of headphones.
Henley Business School's New MBA for the Music Industry Program Gets U.S. Launch at Musexpo, May 5-8, 2013
Spearheaded by Program Director, Helen Gammons, the Henley Business School will officially launch it’s new MBA in the Music Industry program in Hollywood at the Musexpo global music event, May 5-8, 2013.
Modern digital audio workstations can operate at 24 bit resolution and above, this provides a theoretical dynamic range of 144dB. This in practice is usually limited to around 120dB due to the limitations of the analog circuits that convert the audio to and from digital. The small analog operational amplifiers in the sound cards will produce a noise floor slightly above the digital noise floor. With this in mind it comes as a surprise that many people mix with their DAW meters peaking very close to the top of the scale.
What is mastering? and how can a mastering engineer help my track/Album? Some insiders tips and information
Here are some tips on how to maximize impact and volume on your song and learning how to produce music.
If you’re like me and really care about hearing beats in an optimal way, it’s best to shop around for quality headphones. After all, the average person spends 20 to 40 hours a week listening to music. Why not enjoy an amazing sound experience?
Rather than simply using the headphones that came along with your iPod or MP3 player, consider the following when upgrading your audio.
ProTools is the new guitar.
We’re in the age of production. –
Almost everyone’s participating!
Live concerts, the recording process, the number of “production” educational programs, electronic music, and much more.
Computers are shaping the future, innovation, culture, art, and more much in the same way rock and roll once did. If you’re a part of the youth, you want…
“Imagine being English for over two years and describing where you went to school and the sort of food you eat and what the roads are like even though you’ve never been here.”
Jeanie Finlay suggested in an interview about her upcoming film The Great Hip Hop Hoax. While this seems like a completely ridiculous and impossible idea, that’s precisely what Gavin Bain and Billy Boyd of Dundee, Scotland did.