Category Archives for "Production"

The Producer/Engineer/Musician Checklist For Getting Paid

Checklist for getting paid

Your not a music professional if you haven’t been screwed out of money at least once. That’s par for the course and part of the learning process, but it obviously becomes a real problem if it continues to happen. Regardless of what end of the music business you work in, as an independent contractor it’s your […]

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July 14, 2020

Nielsen Mid-Year Music Report, Korg And Roland Get Fined, And Sweetwater’s Chuck Surack On My Latest Podcast

Sweetwater founder Chuck Surack

My guest on the podcast this week is Chuck Surack, who supplemented his playing career as a sax and keyboard player with a makeshift recording studio in the back of a his Volkswagen bus.  That mobile studio was the departure point for what was to become the largest online music retailer in the world – Sweetwater Sound. The […]

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June 26, 2020

Online Concerts, Things We Don’t Miss About Analog Studios, And Studio Designer John Brandt On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is John Brandt, who’s owned studios and built custom audio equipment in both the UK and Nashville before delving deeper into the world of studio design.  John’s company JHBrandt Acoustic Designs now provides design and consulting services to music studios, commercial video and cinema facilities, home recording studios, home theaters, presentation […]

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June 24, 2020

Engineer Steve Albini On Recording Drums

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One of the most respected of the new breed of engineers, Steve Albini gained his considerable experience and reputation working primarily with underground and alternative bands. While his most famous credit remains Nirvana’s “In Utero”, Steve has worked with a diverse lineup of artists such as PJ Harvey, The Pixies, The Stooges, Cheap Trick, Silkworm, […]

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June 19, 2020

New Grammy Rule Book, Orchestra Social Distancing, And Producer Kyle Hunter On My Latest Podcast

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My guest on the podcast this week is Kyle Hunter, who started producing music for artists, but soon learned about the world of sync licensing and custom music.  He also co-founded RhythmCouture, which now counts Forever 21, Vans, Calvin Klein, The NY Times and many more major brands among their clients. The company also has a large music […]

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June 17, 2020

A Look At The History Of Console Automation

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Automation is the process of recording parameter adjustments so that your DAW software can automatically execute them during playback. Before automation, any mixing moves during a complex song had to be made by a combination of the engineer, the assistant, the producer, the band members, and anyone else who had their hands near the console. […]

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