Here's a message that just appeared this morning in a group of freelance Mix Engineers: What’s the best way for virtual networking with the musical community? I am looking for mixing and mastering engineers to weigh out my options in order to find a dedicated, fair priced, passionate engineer to help me finalize a list… Continue reading Do It Your Fucking Self – how not to establish a successful business relationship – and some “how to” as well.
This is the first post of what I hope to become a series to sit alongside my Artist Development & Marketing articles series. The Proposal (sadly doesn't include Sandra Bullock) I am offering my Record Producer Services to one Act to produce one (1) Song (or Instrumental) from Demo to completion, incl. Mixed & Mastered.… Continue reading Get a Song Produced
By the late-80's people had started to use "MIDI Music" as a derogatory term. I understand because there was an ever-increasing amount of highly programmed or quantized material out there. I don't entirely blame composers as it was a new frontier where we could have all our parts perfectly in time, with no distortion. And… Continue reading Making Organic Instruments in a DAW
This article may seem a personal situation. And it is. A very hurtful personal situation. But if you read it you can learn what sort of damage you do if you give in to ego and allow yourself to act unprofessionally when dealing with someone trying to act professionally. And the opposite too, when trying… Continue reading How to Reduce Credibility Really Fast?
We all win, far more than any downside from compromise, when we really work together on building something. If you don't like to read and want to skip to the cheery positive bit and don't mind missing all the reasoning (and potential pitfalls), then scroll to "We've Only Just Begun". See ya down there. Yesterday… Continue reading On Working Together
Advice on preparing & sending Stems to a Mix Engineer
Companion to How To Develop a Great Podcast or Audio Program If you look online you will see endless tips & tricks and adverts for all these things you must have to be “pro” when making a Podcast or audio recording. Generally, they are not helping you. Here is the advice I give to my… Continue reading Tips for Setting Up for Podcast or Audio Program Recording
Audio Programs are many and varied. Most go under the catch-all term Podcast these days. Making great audio material is not particularly hard these days, so long as you keep your focus on what matters. Basically there are three parts to developing a podcast or audio program 1. Create the Material I am amazed at… Continue reading How to Develop a Great Podcast or Audio Program
I haven't done a marketing article for a while and today I had the perfect thing show in my Inbox that wraps up what I've been thinking for a while. This is Dumb: eBay sent me an email with the Subject "We thought of you when we discovered these goodies..." This actually worked as it made… Continue reading You Don’t Know Me At All – Selfish Marketing 101
This article is really a holder for a series of videos on simplified musical theory as I compose a piece of music. What I set out to do in this series is to compose a piece of music whilst taking time to explain what I am doing and why. This won't be a set of 5… Continue reading Music Theory Simplified (and cheated)