Simply put, there is no "one way" to make music. That should feel exciting and empowering because it means that everyone's workflow can be as different and unique as their music. These ongoing blog posts explore the process, methods, and nuances that relate to songwriting, production, recording, editing, mixing, and mastering.
I've also written a FREE interactive eBook to introduce these basic steps you'll need to complete if you really want to finish your new song, record it, and have it released to your audience. It's simply my gift to you for being a music-maker.
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Provide clear direction to get to the right sound, faster—and with fewer mix revisions.
More than anything else, your final mix is dependent on the efforts put into the songwriting, the performance, and the recording going into it.
It’s not just about proper credit but collecting potential revenue to fund your art. You know how hard you worked on your song. Take the steps to protect your rights..
Without emotion, music is just math. Numbers don't move the soul. Move me.
Find a chance to break from the trends when you see a creative opportunity.
Finding good answers to your music-making questions can be frustrating. I'd like to share my answers to common questions in hopes that it helps you and your music get to the place you want to be, sooner rather than later.
The recording stage of the process is critical because that's when we actually get to make music. Sometimes small changes make a big difference in getting the results you want.
Unplug to rediscover your song’s core vibe. It's not uncommon to spend a lot of time and effort building out a full production of a song only to scrap it all and go back to its roots. We can become unable to hear that the song was already there, and it was working quite well before we buried it underneath too many well-intended ideas.
Songwriters love their music for different reasons than the casual listener does, so how can we make music worth loving?
Here are 5 musical routines you can implement throughout this new year to help generate and finish more of your song ideas while staying better prepared to record and release them to your audience.