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September 26, 2016

Understanding the Difference Between Soundproofing and Sound Treatment

If you have a home recording studio or planning to build one, soundproofing and sound treatment are bound to be on the list of topics you will encounter. However, these two concepts are often confused by a lot of people and can lead to the wrong approach in dealing with unwanted sound feedback.
Music Production
September 13, 2016

Producing a Successful Demo with UK Producer Chris Birkett

“Hear that?” UK producer Chris Birkett’s razor sharp ears detect a faint buzz on the drum kit. We all scuttle into the recording studio to lay material over a vibrating snare drum and lock the cymbals to ensure a clean recording. “The first thing we have to do is get a feel for the room,” he says.
Music Production
July 20, 2016

Find Out If It’s a Hit – Test Your Song's Potential

It’s a wonderful feeling to write a song and then hear it being played on the radio or even climb the charts. On the other hand, if it doesn’t make the impact you expected, you may end up feeling pretty disappointed, especially if you invested a lot of time and money in its production.
Music Production
June 9, 2016

Will You Pitch My Song If You Record My Song Demo?

"Will you pitch my song if you record my song demo?" Without a doubt, this is probably is the most frequently asked question we receive. It is asked so often that we don't just put it on our FAQs, it actually deserves its own blog post. (Yes, it is that frequently asked.)
Music Production
March 31, 2016

Demystifying Recording Studio Mixing – An Online Guide for Getting Started With Effective Audio Compression

What helps smooth out aural soundscapes? Okay, so what makes a song sound like, well, a song? If you guessed audio compression, you're right. Compression is essential and controversial. It's simple and complicated. And, most importantly, it's here to stay.
Music Production
February 29, 2016

Demystifying Recording Studio Mixing – An Online Guide to Compression and How It Works

Easy to conceptualize. Hard to understand. A lot of music listeners don't think about audio compression, but why would they? Many avid fans of music get treated to the end product.
Music Production
January 20, 2016

Gain, Volume, Level and Loudness: Critical Differences and What You Need to Know

While twiddling and twisting those knobs and making those adjustments might seem like fun, they serve a critical and crucial purpose in the creation of well mixed music.
Music Production
December 27, 2015

Improving Oldies But Goodies: Clean Up Old Cassette Tape Recordings

Do you remember recording songs directly from the radio? How about making your own recordings if you're a musician? Or recording other people making music? Remember—not everyone grew up on CDs, DVDs and thumb drives. Lots of people grew up recording music onto cassettes.
Music Production
December 10, 2015

Why Is Mastering So Important In Today’s Competitive Market?

While the technology is easily accessible, the “art” part of the equation is being lost, and the market continues to be filled with a lot of poorly constructed albums and demos.
Music Production
October 21, 2015

Guidelines For Dealing With a Music Producer

You are going to need a producer to assist you as you embark on the path to achievement: for instance, if you are a youthful rock star, songwriter or composer who wishes to place music with established artists in TV, music or advertisement.
Music Production
December 22, 2014

3 Reasons Why You Need a Professionally Recorded Music Demo

Should you worry about professionally recorded music demos? Well, the answer is yes! You should, if you’re serious about making a living through selling or pitching your music.
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