Write in Character
Some ideas on how not to write the same old thing you usually write. With some guest appearances by David Bowie, the 10CC and the incomparable Nina Simone.
How Not to Wreak Your Mix
Wanna wreak your mix? Spend a lot of time one one stupid aspect and lose your view of the whole thing. How NOT to do something that damn dumb.
30 years of music: by Dan
30 years ago Dan was a kid who loved music, but had no idea where it would lead him. 30 years ago he took the first steps on a journey that brings us all here.
Fix that Dumb Love Song’s Ass Right Proper
Even a dumb country love song can have cool lyrics. This post is the start of a bunch on production ideas, starting with songwriting and lyrics. 8lbs 4oz Baby Jesus, try not to make it all about you.
Masterfading 2: Riding the Masterfader
Improve the interest and dynamics of your song by moving the masterfader a little bit here and there during your mix. It’s easy. It’s fun. It won’t stunt your growth.
Talkback Limiter = Bass Amp???
It’s all about breaking the rules. Dan K. shows you how to do it for bass sounds in this short video.
Masterfading 1: Better Fade Outs
Fadeouts on a record can be a work of art, or they can sorta suck. Here are a bunch of ideas on how to up your game at the end of the song.
How to Win
Much can be learned when an unpronounceable hurricane takes out your power and you need to get your generator fixed. And it applies to audio! Surprise surprise!
How to Screw-Up
Mistakes will be made, in the studio and in life. Get beyond them. They mean you’re moving up and forwards in your career. Learn the lesson now!
Ye Shall Be Released... understanding compressor release time
Last of this series on compressors. Next week we move onto something new... Who knows what it might be! The Release is the hardest parameter on a compressor to set. It can be hard to hear the effect of release—depending on the other settings of a compressor it can almost be impossible. It’s also really […]