Posts with tag home-music-production

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Elephant Sways Songwriters with Temptress Dream Production Plug-In

Peter Amato (LeAnn Rimes, Ricky Martin, Michael Bolton) claims: “If you can’t come up with something with Temptress, you just need to quit!” Words which make us even more curious about this plug-in.

For Fun or Fortune: Why Are You Making Music?

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?

Simple Ways to Diversify Your Music Production Style

Simple ideas can be the most powerful. In this article Gary Hiebner suggests some obvious yet effective ways to diversify your compositions & music productions by implementing other genres & styles.

3 Tips to Boost Creativity Using Sound When Sleeping

Some of us don't find Christmas to be the most enjoyable time... if you'd prefer to hibernate through the next couple of days we can help! G. W. Childs shows how sound can put you to sleep.

Cultivating Emotion in Your Vocal Recordings and Productions

Producing memorable music is more than writing great lyrics and music, making pristine recordings and mixing the track with precision. Performance, emotion and feeling are crucial for vocals too.

How Sound Affects You: Protecting your Hearing

What is a musician's most important body part? Voice? Fingers? Arms? Feet?? Nope! Your ears! And, these vital tools need protecting even more than our precious studio gear. Lynda Arnold explains.

ASCAP 100th Birthday Celebration Launches with ASCAP100.com Site

ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers have launched a truly beautiful new interactive website, ASCAP100.com which explores 100 years of music history in 100 days.

A Brief History of FM Synthesis

David Earl (aka SFLogicNinja) is here on a mission. The mission is to explain the history of FM synthesis (you know, Ghostbusters basslines, etc). In this fascinating article David does that and more.

Setting Goals for Your Music

Setting goals for your musical journey are every bit as important as setting goals in everyday life. G. W. Childs examines the finer points involved in establishing goals, milestones and more.

How Sound Affects You: 5 Ways to Sing for Health

Lynda Arnold is backwith another insightful article in her series on sound as a healing tool. Here she explains five simple ways you can use your own voice as an instrument to promote better health.

Are You Ready to Take The Music Studio Challenge?

Writer's block affects musicians and producers too. If you feel you're going round in circles it make be time to take a different approach and challenge yourself. Gary Hiebner shares 3 tips to help.

Interview: Jonathan Goldman Talks Sound Healing and Chakra Tuner App

How does sound affect us? Can sound be used as a healing tool? Lynda Arnold sits down with sound healing pioneer, Jonathan Goldman, to discuss this and more (including his new Chakra Tuner iPad app).

Do You Write Music, or Does Music Write You?

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.

5 Trusted Tips for DAW Organization

Whether you're a producer or a mixer, or a musical collaborator, getting organized in your DAW can save you hours of time and free up some creative headspace. Rich Tozzoli shares his 5 trusted tips.

Real-Schmeal. Give Your Sample-Based Orchestral Pieces the Gift of Creativity

Is it desirable, to make your sample-based instruments sound as close to the "real-thing" as possible? Jay Asher suggests an alternative approach when creating orchestral pieces in your DAW.