How to Get the Most out of Creating With Online Music Software
There’s no getting around the fact that Covid-19 is making songwriting and music production trickier than usual for some, but tools like online music software programs are helping musicians collaborate and create independently just like they’ve been doing since long before this crisis began.View Post
10 Tips for Keeping Your Hip Hop Beats From Sounding Stale
A producer’s main challenge is to constantly create fresh material. No matter whether you’re a seasoned pro or an inspired upstart, at some point in your journey you’re likely to encounter what we sometimes refer to as “beat block.” Either that or you end up feeling like you’re reproducing the same beats over and over again.View Post
3 Vocal Mixing Mistakes (That DIY Artists Make)
Mixing is crucial to getting a professional vocal sound, but it’s easy to mess up. When you first start mixing, vocals are one of the hardest things to get right. In this article, Rob Mayzes shows us three of the most common vocal mixing mistakes.View Post
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
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.View Post
“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.