Mixing Tips

Mixing always takes longer than you expect:
We lose track of time when we’re enjoying ourselves. So allow for this, and give yourself lots of time to record and mix. For example, don’t put aside a single day…

Making Your Cheap Mic Worthwhile

For most home recordists, working with cheap microphones is a fact of life. “Amateur” and “budget-constrained” are practically synonymous in audio engineering.

But cheap doesn’t have to mean bad. With a little effort, even the most cost-conscious mic…

Building A Computer Based Recording Studio

Want to turn your home PC into a complete Recording studio to record edit, and play back digital audio files, this article, describes how and what you need do it.
Do you possess a multimedia PC with a…

Making Music Your Day Job

Making a living in the music industry is the ideal dream of millions, but given the challenges that arise, only a small percentage of those dreamers ever fabricate their aspirations into a reality. So without further adue, here…

Tips on Landing A Record Deal

  Thankfully, in this day and age getting signed to a record label is no longer the only way to go from bedroom musician to internationally touring superstar, but record labels do still play an important role in developing…

Pre-studio Checklist

Since you’re paying your hard-earned money to a recording studio for their time, it’s in your best interest to go in prepared and maximize your use of their expertise/facility.

So, here’s a quick check list of what to…

Practice and confidence

So here’s the basic rule: unless you achieve enough competency as a performer to put in enough feelings into the performance for the audience to pick out, they will not respond to you.

And therein lies the…

If it drains you, don't do it!

Many musicians get into music because they LOVE playing drums, for example. They love it so much they want to do it for a living. But then the world says, “If you're going to be in the music business,…

Music Theory - Should you learn it?

Music theory is often considered a set of rules. And let’s face it, musicians hate rules, dont’ they? Rules tend to limit and box a person`s freedom.

But you know what? They are not rules. They are…

Standing Out

Uniqueness is often equated as “originality” though they are not necessarily the same. Originality is more of a technique, a device that differentiates your song from others — more like creativity. Uniqueness, on the other hand, refers more…

Cliches - Do they still work?

How many times have you heard lines like these in a song: feel the pain/by my side/set me free/lost without you/broken heart/all we've been through/hold me close/my foolish pride/all night long/give you my heart/want you, need you, love…

The Value of a Song

Music one can easily dance to dominates the charts, and, admittedly, many fans know the rhythm of their favorite tracks better than the words. This, however, has almost always been the case. It’s not that nobody…