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?
No I don't mean faked Moon Landings or the shape of the Earth that we live on. Or even if there are Aliens living in the center of the planet (gotta be hard with a flat planet) coming out at night in grey suits to probe our brains. What I am asking here is what… Continue reading What If Everything We Though We Knew Was Wrong?
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.
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.
We all get it. We all hate it to some degree. Who is this fucker saying I am not the greatest thing since sliced cheese!?! Blah, blah, blah. Boo hoo. Firstly let's make sure that the criticism is genuine criticism and not a Troll. You may feel aggrieved but it doesn't make it Trolling. Trolling… Continue reading Handling Criticism or Advice
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
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