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10 Nov 2017
level up Friday

Level UP Friday

Welcome to “Level UP Friday”, a curated power-list featuring the best music production tools, techniques, and strategies to help you create a successful career in music. This week we’re focusing on Synthesizers and specifically 80’s synth sounds as recently appearing in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” (Season 2 now on Netflix) LEVEL 1: Listen — Stranger Things “Title Sequence” & Stranger Things “Kids Two” by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. LEVEL 2: Learn — VIDEO: The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things (watch […]

08 Nov 2017
distrokid sell your music online

Sell your music online

  Where should you sell your music online once you’re ready to release it to the world? Are you overwhelmed by the myriad of services out there to sell your music? Maybe you’ve made so many choices up until this point that you’re feeling decision fatigue. You might not know how to get your tracks on Spotify, Amazon, or iTunes. Problem solved! We’ve compiled a short list of the top 3 best sites to help you sell your music online. […]

21 May 2017

The Power of the Demo

Demos can seem like a waste of time and energy – especially if you’re going to be the one doing the master recording. Why should you spend time recording scratch parts if you’re just going to re-record them a little later? Believe it or not, there are actually several good reasons you should make a demo before you make the master recording. In fact, if you make a demo, you’re much more likely to succeed in the long run – […]

19 May 2017

Begin to Master Ableton Live: Start Creating a Killer Track

If you’re a singer, songwriter, producer or DJ, you owe it to yourself to learn Ableton Live. In this new series we’re sitting down with master producer Falcone, and helping you begin to master the possibilities in this software. Learn his personal techniques for creating and shaping killer electronic tracks, then follow along as you create your own music. Begin to Master @Ableton Live! Produce a killer EDM track with hit producer @falconeofficial and @MultiPlatinumPT

14 May 2017

What You Need To Learn From Film To Help Your Songwriting and Productions

With all the buzz from the Oscars, we’ve all been thinking and hearing about movies lately. And the truth is that movies – at their core – aren’t that different from songs. Great movies and great songs have a lot in common. If you ask yourself this simple question of comparison – you’ll know whether or not the song your working on is destined for greatness. You can even learn what to do to add that professional feel to your songs. The […]

11 May 2017

Turning Your Old Acoustic Guitar Into Something Special

If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, chances are that you have a few old beaters laying around that don’t get used much. This is a shame. All instruments should be used – even if you’ve upgraded! 🙂 Here’s a way to turn your old smelly acoustic guitar into a fresh new sound that you can use in your productions. Simply turn it into a Nashville Hi-Strung Guitar! Nashville Hi-Strung Guitar?! What’s that? It may sound a little odd, […]

10 May 2017

Posture – Can It Improve Your Mixing?

Have you ever wondered what your posture can do for your mixing? I have. I was so intrigued by the thought that I spent some time looking into how your posture and body language can affect your mind and how others perceive you. This is the most interesting article I found. “Postures aren’t just an expression of how we feel. They can also inform the brain by changing our physiology. If you hold an open and expansive pose for a […]

04 May 2017

Using Simplicity To Make Better Music

Sometimes we get caught up in trying to create “complex” music. We like our crazy chord structures, intense solos, and 200+ track sessions. And that music can sound really cool. But we often forget about the power of simplicity in music. Depending on the type of music you’re making, this might be the reason you’re not happy with your projects. Some of the greatest music ever recorded was done with four tracks, two verses, and a chorus. Four chords at […]

27 Apr 2017

▶ How To Run A Recording Session – YouTube

We all need a little reminder of how to run a proper session now and again.

24 Apr 2017

The Making of a Pop Danthology

This takes talent. And a lot of it! When looking around for some great pop mashups, we came across this video on YouTube: The mix and parts were put together extremely well in this mashup, and Daniel Kim even explains how he goes about putting together a project like this – which is extremely interesting! “Once a year, I try to make a seamless musical mix (“mash-up”) of the year’s top pop songs. This is not a quick and easy […]