By the late-80's people had started to use "MIDI Music" as a derogatory term. I understand because there was an ever-increasing amount of highly programmed or quantized material out there. I don't entirely blame composers as it was a new frontier where we could have all our parts perfectly in time, with no distortion. And… Continue reading Making Organic Instruments in a DAW
Over and over I see people advertising their mixing services with terms like "using high quality plugins". Or customers who insist that they only want mixes made using "high quality plugins", or "professional plugins". The other variant is the idea of a Professional Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). Like one or two of them are used… Continue reading What Makes a VST Plug-In High Quality and Should You Even Care?
This article may seem a personal situation. And it is. A very hurtful personal situation. But if you read it you can learn what sort of damage you do if you give in to ego and allow yourself to act unprofessionally when dealing with someone trying to act professionally. And the opposite too, when trying… Continue reading How to Reduce Credibility Really Fast?
https://youtu.be/CWStEYsKbrk Full Movie The original "The Edge of Transmission" album was released in the year 2000. All the promises we were given in the 80's about what the future would be like didn't pan out. Nineteen years later it seemed time to re-approach this material with a new chapter. please purchase for $5 If you… Continue reading The Edge of Transmission II
https://youtu.be/ouIqiWC8T_E You are a pretty compelling speaker Damian but you don't seem to have any concept of Intellectual Property (I.P.). That is: the work of a person's mind is as much worthy of value as the work of their body. Whether it infinitely duplicable or not is immaterial. There are still costs involved. By your… Continue reading Music Shouldn’t Be Sold – The Dangerous Lie
To Be or Not To Be - Posting, Posting, Posting... Last article, I spoke about the divide between Creators & Consumers and how these days the drive is to be constantly posting so you are in the eye of your (hopefully) adoring public more often. Release Singles Often and Abandon the Album. This is the… Continue reading Should I Be Releasing Music More Often?
Triumph & Tragedy is all about Stories of Humanity. The subjects of the stories may be Gods & Myths but they are all expressions of how we behave as humans. Our strengths, weaknesses, successes & failings, triumphs & tragedies. Each of these stories was chosen because they show a triumph leading to a tragic outcome.… Continue reading Triumph & Tragedy
This is a screenshot from the beginning of a conversation in Drooble where Mark is concerned that his Song has 1,000 Plays but only 10 Likes. He worries that while the Play stats are nice, he is not getting any engagement. (I was gonna say 'penetration" as it is a valid marketing word but you… Continue reading Creators or Consumers: the New Divide
We all win, far more than any downside from compromise, when we really work together on building something. If you don't like to read and want to skip to the cheery positive bit and don't mind missing all the reasoning (and potential pitfalls), then scroll to "We've Only Just Begun". See ya down there. Yesterday… Continue reading On Working Together
Advice on preparing & sending Stems to a Mix Engineer