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Reaper vs Reason Sound Test

I saw that there was a new version of Reaper with all these apparent improvements to how it looks and therefore flows to work with. Reason has got its shiny new Rack VST - now with added MIDI Out so... I launched Reaper - looks nice - and added a Reason Rack with a Europa.… Continue reading Reaper vs Reason Sound Test

What did The Revolution really bring us?
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Streaming Music is Destroying Music for All. All the Money is gone.

What did The Revolution really bring us? This article started life on the Q&A site Quora under the title: How do musicians and songwriters make any money when you can listen to any music for free? When you look at the numbers I hope you are horrified at how badly streaming has treated us and… Continue reading Streaming Music is Destroying Music for All. All the Money is gone.

Impossible Flowers - Hannah 8 y.o.
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Moving an Artist 7 Years in 3 Days – this is What I Do & How I Do it

What if I could show you a way to springboard your Art (Music, Painting, Kung Fu, Formula 1 Driving) ahead in massive steps in a really short amount of time? Would you want that? What would it be worth to you and your work? I will admit that uptake for what I offer is not… Continue reading Moving an Artist 7 Years in 3 Days – this is What I Do & How I Do it

Compress Legend
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Compression Below the Threshold

This was a question in a foum: Please confirm if this statement is true or not "the compression still works and compresses even when the signal falls below the threshold". If not... I don't see why release would be doing anything to the signal...if yes please further explain so I can understand. An image was… Continue reading Compression Below the Threshold

Bait Ball
Music Tutorials

Hiding In Plain Sight – The Lure of Safety

I have spoken to this subject many times through other articles & videos. But in the last few days I have had a few situations where I have watched people retreat from the opportunity to do something different and unique so they could try their best to do the most average thing they could -… Continue reading Hiding In Plain Sight – The Lure of Safety

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The Design Brief – how to Win with Freelancers

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

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Music Licensing – who owns what, where, when

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

Music Tutorials

Tone & Time – the Real Rules of Music

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