Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Raise Your Odds For Success [Part 1]

In the first installment of another two-part series, home recording extraordinaire Gary Gray breaks down some tips for production with licensing in mind!

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How To Set Up Your Studio Monitor Speakers

[Editors Note: This article was written by Gary Gray of New Artist Model’s ‘Lucrative Home Studio’ program.] Whether you’re a songwriter recording your own songs or a professional producer and engineer with a home studio, how you set up your gear is vitally important. With the right setup, even less expensive speakers and headphones can […]

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5 Tips For Going Into the Recording Studio Prepared

[Editors Note: This article was written by Dan Reifsnyder, a Grammy-nominated songwriter, and it originally appeared on the Flypaper, the Soundfly Blog.] It’s a fact of life in the world of music that somehow, someday, you will have to record. Whether that means going into a fancy, high-budget studio, or pressing record on a four-track […]

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Mastering Isn’t a Dark Art, It’s Just Misunderstood

[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Steve Corrao, owner and chief engineer at Sage Audio in Nashville, TN.] Here at Sage Audio Mastering, we realize that for years, mastering has been viewed as ‘mysterious’. It has been described as a “Dark Art”, and some think of it as the “Wizard” behind the curtain. Most people […]

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4 Tips For Saving Money on Studio Time

[Editors Note: This article was written by Hugh McIntyre.]   Writing great music takes a long time, but recording it is what can really hurt a band, as it can require every dollar a group has to their name. Recording a song or an album in a bedroom is a possibility for some acts, but […]

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Laptops Vs. Desktops For Music Production

[Editors Note: This article was written by Nadav Biran and originally appeared on the Catz Audio Blog.]   Desktops vs Laptops The first thing that comes to mind when comparing desktops and laptops is portability. Obviously, laptops are more portable and are the ultimate solution for those of you who are gigging or like to produce on […]

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Building a Home Studio On a Budget

[Editors Note: This article and infographic were compiled by Jonathan Biran of Catz Audio, an online pro audio magazine. Readers can head over to our “Complete Home Studio Guide” for more resources on getting theirs set up!]   The field of audio engineering can be intimidating. The countless shiny buttons, the myriad of knobs and meters, […]

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Studio Spotlight: The Creamery Studio Celebrates Its Diverse Brooklyn Artist Base With a Mixtape Series

With close to three million residents, a constantly evolving music and arts scene, and a virtually indescribable pace and overall vibe, Brooklyn has remained a magnet to creative types looking to find ‘their people’ and start a career. It’s a place to collaborate, a place to celebrate art, and a place to find inspiration (among […]

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Make Your Guitars LOUD!!!

[Author: Chris Gilroy *]   I love guitars. Something about them excites all my nerve endings. From softly picked acoustics to a mountain of amps at full blast. These nuanced instruments can be tricky to record. Luckily for you, I’m setting up for a session right now where we will be tracking distorted guitars for […]

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As Recording Technology Advances, How Does the “Live Experience” Change?

[Editors Note: This blog was written by Sabrina Bucknole. Sabrina has been singing in musical theater for over eight years, and wrote this as a deep dive into how the meaning of “live” performance has changed over time.]   Seeing a “live” performance has changed in meaning throughout recent years. With the introduction of new technology to the […]

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