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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Sylvia Massy Discusses the Role of Music Producer

This video discusses the role of a music producer and how important they are for musicians. She also discusses some of the techniques she uses when she is recording a band.



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

HOW TO GET THE PERFECT KICK DRUM


In this video he demonstartes how to get the "perfect" kick drum beat for your song and how to determine if it will or will not work for song.


Monday, February 20, 2017

GET FEEDBACK FOR YOUR TRACKS

This video shows you how you can send other people your tracks and get feedback on it to help you improve your audio tech skills.

 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

HOW TO PRODUCE MUSIC WITHOUT KNOWING ANY MUSIC THEORY

Here is an interesting video that teaches you how to produce music if you don't know any music theory. He explains that if you can't play an instrument, you can still produce music because all you need to know is how to use a DAW (digital audio workspace) like Protools Garage Band, Logic


Saturday, February 11, 2017

5 Reasons Why Concerts Sound So Bad

In this blog, he explains why concerts sound really bad. I will summarize the 5 reasons below

1 - The vocal isn't featured- the instruments are so loud that you cant hear the vocals, which is the main reason why people go to concerts 

2 - Over-reliance on subwoofers - adding too much effects

3 -Too much kick - the level of the kick drum is too high

4 -Low intelligibility - you can hear the vocal but cant understand what they're saying 

5-  Bad mixing habits - It looks like the sound men have never listened to the band they are mixing for

5 Reasons Why Concerts Sound So Bad

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thursday, February 9, 2017

5 Common Mistakes New Producers Make

Here is an awesome article for producers who are beginner with little to no experience. I will summarize the 5 below

1 - Less is always more
2 - Louder doesn't make it better
3 - Don't fear the pre sent instruments
4 - I sound like (favorite producer) am I famous yet?
5 - Obsess over the art not the craft

>5 Mistakes Every Beginner Producer Makes

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Music Mixing Techniques

This article shows 10 "rules" for music mixing. I will summarize the 10 below
1 - Use the best monitoring speakers you can find! The higher quality the better!
2 - Use a room that has great acoustics
3 - Use the best mic you can find!
4 - Find great players
5 - Most importantly, you should rehearse before you began recording
6 -  Explore with different mic positions
7 - Make the monitor sound mix as best as possible
8 - Record until you get good takes
9 - Spend as much time needed to mix and editing
10 - Remember that attention to detail is key


10 Techniques For Achieving Outstanding Music Mixes

Monday, February 6, 2017

Mixing vs Mastering Comparison

This video demonstrates that mastering is useless if the mix is bad. Many people believe that mastering is "magic" and that it will improve the quality of your song. Some people say that if you think that is true, then you have been misled due to the fact that mastering only makes tiny improvements to the quality. Watch the video to find out more!




Mixing vs Mastering Comparison Video

Sunday, February 5, 2017

3 Differences Between Live and Studio Mixing

There are some major differences between live mixing vs studio mixing - I have summarized the 3 below

1 - Different type of equipment

In a recording studio, they have a desk that have 2 types of faders on the same track that are called line in mixers.

2 - Digital studio desk

Due to the fact that technology has improved thought the years people have been using digital mixing desks or a computer instead of a old analog mixers. With a digital mixing desk you can save all of your settings and leave them exactly where you are in case if another engineer wants to use the computer after you. One mixing desk has all of the effects like - EQ, compression, auto tune, distortion and the other one only has a  control surface. that looks like a mixing desk, but it only controls the DAW (digital audio workstation) you're working in - like Pro Tools.

3 - Difference between time and creativity.

In the studio, you would be able to to get a band and edit them to make them sound good by using effects like reverb, delay, auto tune, EQ and mix it together and tweak it to make it sound more balanced and higher quality for the radio listeners.

 3 Differences Between Live and Studio Mixing

Saturday, February 4, 2017

How To Start a Pro Tools Session

In this article I learned how to start a new session in Pro Tools. This will come in handy when you first start to learn how to use Pro Tools as a beginner - I will summarize how to do it.  First you want to start a new session file to keep track of your recordings - like drums, vocals , guitars, ect. Most recording engineers like to create a new folder with song name then saving the session and some like to have one big long session called linear which all of the songs are laid out on the same session file. Next you will be asked to select a file format - for compatibailty from mac to windows (or vice versa) a .wav file is your best option. Some engineers like to add a masterfader - which controls the overall volume of the song. After that you add some audio/instumental tracks and you are ready to record!

How To Start a Pro Tools Session

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to record clean vocals

This video will teach you how to record vocals at a high quality to make it more professional sounding. He explains that in order to have clean vocals, you must use a recording booth to record a whole band to get the live feeling or record band members individually. He also expresses that a good quality mic is a must have. A pop filter is also very important to help break up air so the singer dosent sound breathy and distorted.

How to Record Clean Vocals