Happy Holidays!

December, 2007 Archive

Happy Holidays!

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As I will be out of town and without reliable internet for the holiday season until the 7th of January, I will be suspending posts for a couple of weeks. I will resume blogging...

Automation: Enhancing, Creating Motion, Adding Flavor

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This post focuses on making your tracks sound more dynamic with automation. Automation has been with us for a long time. Before there were computers, it wasn’t too uncommon...

Compression Sends vs. Compression Inserts

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This post is going to focus on using compression on sends vs. compression on inserts in order to retain fidelity while adding punch. Throwing up an insert on a track is an obvious...

Common Music Production Workflows

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This post is going to focus on the major ways people tend to assemble their music when producing. Everyone has different needs in music production, needs that result from budget,...

Using ‘Color’ Microphones Instead of EQ

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This post is going to focus on how to achieve a variety of tones by setting up specifically chosen ‘color’ microphones in your studio. The key to quality audio is...

Types of Performers: Getting the Most from Various Talents

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This post is going to be about the different ‘types’, generally speaking of performers you might run across when producing a session. Musicians and artists are a...

Backups: How to Take Them Seriously

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This post is going to focus on the always fun task of managing backups of your creative material and software assets. Long before I was ever professionally into music I was a...

Capturing First Impressions for Reference Later

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This post is a quicky focusing on ways to develop the habit of documenting your first impressions and gut-instinct while listening to music for production. There’s only one...

25 Producer Essential Items (things to have on ‘ya)

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This post focuses on 25 things that a producer should probably have with them at any session. One of the best things to be when working as a producer is prepared. Not only does it...

Ugly and Pretty: Exceptional Use of Diversity in Sound

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This post focuses on creating engaging sound for music production by combining pretty sounds and ugly sounds for contrast. Something that the most successful producers understand...