Should You Invest in ‘Smoke & Mirror’ Gear For Your Home Studio?
[Editor’s Note: This article was written by Gary Gray.] There is a category of gear for the home studio owner that I refer to as “Smoke & Mirror Gear.” What I mean by “Smoke & Mirror Gear” is gear that can be expensive for the home studio owner and impressive to the average potential client. […]View Post
What Are VST Plugins and How Can They Boost Your Creativity?
VST plugins are a common feature in the music world and have become part and parcel of producing music. In this article we learn more about VST plugins and explore the different ways that they can help boost your creativity while making music.View Post
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 […]View Post
The 5 Common Denominators of Successful Songwriters, Composers and Producers/Engineers
[Editors Note: This article was written by Gary Gray.] In music, success can seem very elusive. Some songwriters, composers, and producer/engineers just seem to attract success, while others struggle along, fighting an uphill battle, going nowhere but down. The truth is, success in music comes to those who are working HARD and SMART, and from […]View Post
10 Compression Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Mixes
[Editors Note: This article was written by Rob Mayzes.] Over years of teaching others how to mix, I’ve noticed 10 compression mistakes come up time and time again. These common mistakes can ruin your mix if you don’t know how to avoid them. In this guide you’ll learn what these common compression mistakes are and how […]View Post