Everyone one is making music these day. Everyone has an app (or three) on their phone or computer that they can use to bang out a choon and lay down a lyric. Everyone has access to publishing tools from Soundcloud & YouTube to Bandcamp & Spotifry. Everyone is a musician. It is in how people … Continue reading Taking the Step from making music to being an Indie Musician
Bandcamp is good because there is virtually no community interference. Your music is just on the shelf. That does mean that you need to work a bit to generate any traffic. There are several genre spaces that use Bandcamp as a hub; Metal & Berlin School being two I know. Aligning yourself (even if only … Continue reading Getting Ahead On Bandcamp
My last article was about how much of the "support" material we see is doing more damage than good, little did I realize the impact it would have. All The Voices Since watching a couple of these videos on how to “how to make garbage”, as research my YouTube Recommended Viewing has swerved massively from … Continue reading How Garbage Becomes Good
"Is this the world we created?"Queen When I was growing up it was called "having standards".In computer terms it got called GIGO - short for Garbage In = Garbage Out. Then people started thinking that was too "stuffy" and unaccepting of those who weren't wealthy enough to have standards. Referring to garbage in such derogatory … Continue reading On Having Standards – Garbage In Garbage Out
I meet person after person in forums & groups who ask questions like: Should I buy the Sprogulator Pro Plugin? I intend to be Pro. To deliver Pro-quality work. I have a Sprong device in my DAW already but it doesn't say it is "Pro" and everybody knows that Stock devices are not Pro. And … Continue reading Professionalism – idea or upgrade?
https://youtu.be/oCtNy7GXlgk Skatergirl & The Bot BoisI Love You Baby (I'm Such A Loser) We are starting to see the appearance of Virtual Singer applications. I am seeing people be excited about them which I understand as the technology itself is fascinating. I openly admit that these things concern me. I am not at all worried … Continue reading Virtual Singers – are they a good idea or dangerous?
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. selig-gain16-1 submixer-flipselig-gain 16-1 submixer Simply, it is a 16 Channel SubMixer built using the Selig Gain Rack … 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