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...

Ribbon Mics: The Secret Weapon of the Mic Locker

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This post is going to highlight the ribbon microphone: the neglected and underutilized black-sheep citizen of the mic locker. If I do a session without using a ribbon mic, I get...

Dealing with Latency: The Audio Buffer

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This post is going to focus on the subject of latency in the digital medium, mainly adjusting the audio buffer to achieve the results needed. One thing that people who are new to...

Scouting: Noticing, Being Noticed, and Following Through.

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This post is about techniques for scouting and following through with potential clients. Unless you’re an institution in the industry, whether locally or internationally,...

Ideas for Choosing the Album’s Track Order

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This post focuses on ideas for choosing the track order of an album. You’ve completed your songs, all the details are done, the mixes are smashing, and you’re ready...

Audio Data Compression: Myths and Controversy Part 2 (Lossless)

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This post is part 2 of 2 on audio data compression. The first part focused on lossy compression whereby audio quality is decreased and quite a bit of size is reduced. This post...