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When can I start calling myself an Artist? When am I ready to start Releasing Music?

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?

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Do you do your work work for FREE? Didn’t think so, so why expect it of me?

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?

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Stamina in a World focused on Moving On.

Stamina is a very important thing. It is the thing that separates people who get chomped by lions from those who win at the Olympics (and score advertising contracts where they stick a finger in the air). I bet this guy did more than invest 30 seconds then wander away I have published a few… Continue reading Stamina in a World focused on Moving On.

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What is The Best? Ten Tips on Getting The Best.

honest What is The Best _ _ _ _? is one of the most common questions one sees on the internet. It gets asked over & over for the same product & situation which in itself, tells us something pretty important. I promised you 10 Tips. I could do the fashionable thing right now and… Continue reading What is The Best? Ten Tips on Getting The Best.

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Thinking Outside the Box – or Outsourcing Your Problems

Problems we all have. The problem is not actually the problem itself but that we can't see anything but the problem based on our existing assumptions about how the world works with regards to that thing. Here's a Tweet Jane made on her Twitter (without my prior permission - what was she thinking!!!). The core… Continue reading Thinking Outside the Box – or Outsourcing Your Problems

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Synth Oscillator Waveforms – from simple Analog Shapes to complex Digital Synthesis

This article is really a holder for a series of YouTube videos that discuss the waveforms you work with in a synthesizer. Basic Analog Shapes This video covers the four common shapes used in pretty well all Analog (and VA) synths: Sine, Triangle, Saw & Square (incl Pulse). https://youtu.be/RZxjsS8K2rw the video graphic Digital Synthesis Digital… Continue reading Synth Oscillator Waveforms – from simple Analog Shapes to complex Digital Synthesis

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Life hands you an offer – what do you do with it?

All day, every day, we are getting offers. If I misspelled that word it would be offal. Many offers feel like that so we get very used to saying No really fast. Is that wise though? I see quite a few situations where people seem to have said no before they thought it through. I… Continue reading Life hands you an offer – what do you do with it?

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Opening a Door or Closing it – a look at a pair of business pitches?

Everyone hates an arrogant person. Being called arrogant is like a sort of social killer-punch. But I think we are a bit turned-around on what constitutes Arrogance vs Professionalism. I grew up in the 80s when we really started to see this sort of cult of personality thing come through to the masses. I remember… Continue reading Opening a Door or Closing it – a look at a pair of business pitches?