How to Soundproof a Rented Apartment

Whether you’re living in a city apartment, a townhouse or even a village cottage, external noise can slip in under your door, seep in through your windows or seemingly fall from your ceiling, and when this irritating noise starts to interfere with your days and your nights it can be tempting to consider soundproofing.

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“Fundamental Frequencies”: What They Have to Do With Recording a Great Track

When choosing instruments and how you’ll play them, keep in mind
their “fundamental frequencies” — the frequencies they most often emit.
If you’ve got drums, bass, piano, and guitar, you can’t have all of
them playing in the lower register. Things will get muddy. The track
will be too bassy. You need variety in the frequencies.

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When to Reach Out for Help in Your Music Career

Subscribing to a DIY ethos doesn’t mean ignoring all opportunities to reach out for help! Patrick McGuire breaks down the times in your music career when it makes sense to connect with others for support.

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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.

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Producing Tracks For Licensing – How To Raise Your Odds For Success [Part 2]

In the second 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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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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Part Two: Producer & Engineer Tim Palmer on the #MusicMadeMe Podcast

Check out the latest episode of our #MusicMadeMe Podcast! This week we have episode two of Amy Lombardi’s conversation with legendary engineer and producer Tim Palmer.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How To Write and Produce a Hit Song In 2018

[Editors Note: This article was written by Omar Zulfi of DeviantNoise.] Let’s be real – there’s not really a blueprint to writing a hit record. It’s an extremely tough thing to do. And of the thousands of songs put out every day, an extremely tiny amount manage to rise to the top. To be fair, […]

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