It's common practice to play with the BPM to achieve a different pace in our songs. But how often would you alter the time signature, and should we be exploring new meters when composing?
If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.
Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.
You may have seen blend.io if you're interested in a music collaboration network where you can share and collaborate on tracks. Well, blend.io has joined forces with Music Marcom for more exposure.
As musicians, producers, (or many creatives) tell us, writer's block is a feared stated. However, it doesn't have to be as Josh Aker, composer for the Infinity Blade series of iOS games explains.
Chances are if you're reading this you make music in some form or another. Have you ever asked yourself the underlying motivation behind this for you? Are you in it for the fame? Fortune? Or, the fun?
Do you use suspended chords, 7ths, 9ths, 11ths and 13ths in your compositions? They might feel harder to use than triads in your compositions, but Lynda Arnold is here to show you how.
What came first, the music or the mood? G. W. Childs shares muses over the effect music has on our emotional states and questions whether the music we listen to it is responsible, or not.
A well chosen set list can turn a good performance of songs into a memorable live experience. In this article G. W. Childs shares some tips to help you turn a good gig into a stunning set.
New to the world of music production? Need a reminder of some of the foundations? This is a greta place to start! Jay Asher breaks down the concepts into easy to understand, bit-sized chunks.
We chatted with talented game audio composer, Allison Cociani, who recently finished scoring the music for the innovative iOS game Finger Ninjas. Discover more about her process composing for games.
Ben Foster is one of the UK's most in demand Orchestrators and a busy Composer and Conductor. Well known for his work on Doctor Who, Ben has conducted for the likes of Peter Gabriel and Paul McCartney
In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 3 (of 3), focuses in on the Major scale for those heroic journeys.
In this short MPV Hub series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 2 (of 3), focuses in on the Diminshed scale.
Sibelius without doubt is one of the best applications for notating music out there (if you ask me it's the best), but its wealth of features come at a price. Actually I don't mean that it is hard to