Understandably enough when many people start thinking about making something they tend to think results. It is natural enough. You need to know what the thing looks like before you can build it. But is that really wise? Actually no. Bridges all tend to look different. Some have lots of rigging in pretty "sail" patterns… Continue reading The Design Brief – how to Win with Freelancers
Music licensing can be a very complex subject, but only if we let it. Very simply, every piece of music is owned by someone. The technical term is Intellectual Property (I.P.) which means that an idea and it's execution has value - which it has or we'd never listen to Metallica records. License options depend… Continue reading Music Licensing – who owns what, where, when
This is the holder for a series of videos on broader thinking and application of the real rules of music. Tone & Time are the core concepts to be understood in music, no matter the genre, style etc. Everything that you hear is made up of a complex moving melange of tone over time in… Continue reading Tone & Time – the Real Rules of Music
Social Media is an amazing opportunity. As a Musician I can be talking to, working with, someone on Jupiter - or anywhere that the Internet exists. Ideas and activities don't have to be relegated to physical location. Communities are built around shared ideas and interests far more than accident of birth location, or where your… Continue reading Social Media and the Great Divide – Healthy vs Un-Healthy Communities
Drums are the subject that get a lot of people off-track when they start making & mixing music. Drums maketh not the Mix The song is about the song. Tautological I know but it needs to keep being said when I hear track after track where all the care in the world went into the… Continue reading Making & Mixing Drums – everything you need to know to make drums that Groove well
here ends the positivity bit Right now I am beyond vaguely angry. I am livid. I am hoping that when you read and understand what I am about to show you here, you will feel the same too. Further than that, I hope that you will start to think about how you may be having… Continue reading Upwork is for Thieves & Fools
I was asked to show a whole track being mixed. Normally that is a tiny bit difficult for me as I have the track essentially mixed by the time I have finished composing it so there isn't a discrete process wherein I go through and Mix things. But I was disciplined as I worked on… Continue reading Mixing Midsomer Variations
This article is a holder for the 5-Video series on making, composing with, arranging & mixing the main categories of melodic sounds you will use when making almost any style of music. Part I: BassPart II: PolyPart III: LeadsPart IV: Pads Part V is about Layered Sounds which helps you to understand not only how… Continue reading Understanding Sounds for your Synth, Song Arrangement & Mix
I have had some conversation in the last few days with a fellow from parts unknown, nationality, race, gender, age, aspirations... all unknown. The conversation has solely been around him wanting me to help him Produce a song or songs of his. Part of the reason I mention my lack of knowledge on him is… Continue reading When can I start calling myself an Artist? When am I ready to start Releasing Music?
a thief is a thief no matter what he calls himself How well do you think I will do if I walk into any business and ask for their product or service for free? I'm not talking about a taste of cheese or ice cream before I purchase the white one or the blue one.… Continue reading Do you do your work work for FREE? Didn’t think so, so why expect it of me?