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Monthly Archives: November 2017

6 Tips To A Better Click Track

Beyer DT-102 click

Many musicians, producers and engineers fight with the click track for various reasons, but most of the time it’s because the player just can’t hear it in a way that’s conducive to playing in the pocket. Here are 6 tips from the 2nd edition of my Music Producer’s Handbook (previously posted on my Big Picture blog) about […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Mastering The Mix Expose Mix Quality Control App

Mastering The Mix Expose

As I’ve written before, there’s no need to do specific mixes for streaming services like Spotify, since most labels and aggregators like TuneCore will submit a 44.1kHz/16 bit file anyway. Plus, the streaming services do their own encoding and normalization, so there’s no benefit in doing it yourself. That said, it’s always good to know what […]

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November 10, 2017

Musicpreneur Tommy Darker On My Latest Inner Circle Podcast

Tommy Darker

Musicpreneur Hub is a global community of music entrepreneurs where you can ask anything about music and your question will be connected with handpicked, top industry experts to answer. Tommy Darker is a musician, lecturer at the University of Westminster, speaker at global music conferences, and the founder of that great music resource site. I […]

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November 8, 2017

16 Ways Playing In The Studio Is Different From Playing Live

I’ve been getting a lot of emails lately asking how one goes about becoming a studio musician, so I thought that this excerpt from my Studio Musician’s Handbook (written with ace bass player and good buddy Paul ILL)  might be appropriate. It’s about the 16 ways playing in the studio is different than playing live. […]

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November 7, 2017

Musicians Have Better Memories According To New Study

musicians have better memories

You wouldn’t always know it by the number of clams that fellow musicians make onstage sometimes, but a recent study has found that musicians have better memories than non-musicians. This includes what’s known as “working memory” as well as short and long term memory. Working memory is the ability to retain information at the same time […]

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New Music Gear Monday: Audified Synergy R1 Reverb 500 Series Module

Synergy R1

about everyone has a 500 series rack these days, but we usually load them with the same three categories of modules – preamps, EQs, and compressors. Audified might change your mind about what else you can load into your rack with the release of its new Synergy R1 500 series reverb module. The R1 is […]

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6 Things I Bring To Every Recording Session

Etymotic ER20

Over the years I’ve learned that there are a number of very simple items that I must bring to every recording session I go to just to be sure that my time in the studio is productive and comfortable. These items aren’t expensive, and while they may not be quite as important as your favorite mics […]

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