This is one of those rather useless projects but it amused me to make it based on a conversation in a forum where someone was wanting something similar. Maybe it will make a bit more sense properly oriented. Simply, it is a 16 Channel SubMixer built using the Selig Gain Rack Extension 18 times. 16… Continue reading Selig Gain 16:1 SubMixer
We've all seen those posts where someone asks how much should I pay for a piece of music, a mix, or some other similar service. Interestingly in most cases they then go on to complain that things cost so much and want tens of hours of work for $5. Like they are buying a cup… Continue reading How Long Does It Take – So What Should It Cost?
It is sad that the average music "lover" loves music so little they decline to support it. This is a thing we MUST change. If you love your kids you feed them. If you don't, well they get taken away. As musicians, we have been very silly in thinking that if we keep feeding our… Continue reading Music Ownership may be on the Rise
This is a companion article for the overview article on preparing Stems for your Mix Engineer. There are certain conventions in the Music world. I know it is easy when first starting out to feel you don't need them, are too cool for them, or don't understand them, but it is well worth getting these… Continue reading Preparing a Beat + Vocal for Mixing
Emily Bronte - she done poetry didn't she? I often get asked how to put a reading of a poem to music. You can just glue two things together and hope but like any time you come at things head-on assuming that it will be simple yet magical, it doesn't quite work out. Here are… Continue reading How To Add Background Music To A Poem or Reading
I see this Q so often that it seemed I should have a formal answer here too. There is the orig Q I answered on Quora How do I make a song if I have the words in my head but I don't have knowledge in music making? Now most people will give a list… Continue reading How do I make a song if I have the words in my head but I don’t have knowledge in music making?
No this isn't about religion as such. It is about how things that we are doing may be things that people before us have seen happen before and warned against. Yet on we go with strategies that have failed before as though they will work otherwise for us. Moses went up the mountain - did… Continue reading False Gods & Easy Roads – Do you follow them? Are you giving your Best?
From a couple of Q asked on Quora asking why: making derivative works - chewing up someone else's song - was not ok (asked in tones suggesting it should be ok - with no cost attached)the usual one-eyed, won't we all get sued seeing every note or every melody has been done before This was… Continue reading Why breaching Copyright is so wrong – understanding Intellectual Property
I have had cause to observe this many times, particularly in the last 10 years. It used to be that while we desired great good fortune, we accepted that there is probably somewhere between here & there that we can be considering as a happy outcome. If nothing else, living is in the daily journey.… Continue reading All or Nothing – the dangers of an extreme mindset
I just watched an interview with Kim Jung Gi. I had never heard of the guy. He's a Korean Cartoonist who has a tremendous style & output. I guess the video appeared to me because he uses a brush pen and I was just looking at one because my old one is dying. Kim Jung… Continue reading Story – How Do I Find the Stories I Tell?