What DIY Music Artists Can Do to Advance Their Career and Get the Support of Music Professionals

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How does an artist move forward in the music business without the support of business professionals backing their career? How does an artist get noticed by the business professionals and get them to promote the artist’s music? Whether your objective is to have a personal manager, a booking agent, a publicist or be signed to a record label, there is … Read More

Keys to Mastering Guitar Scales and Chords

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When you start out playing the guitar, scales and chords seem like just the most impossible thing to get the hang of. With chords you never think your hand will remember the position, and with scales, just looking at the fretboard can be confusing. When I first started playing guitar I thought those exact things. But eventually they become so … Read More

Band Logo Design – 6 Tips to Make an Effective Band Logo

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Your band logo is one of the single most important decisions in communicating the genre and style of your band’s music. A memorable logo can become iconic and serve as a very powerful marketing tool to gain recognition either locally or internationally. The right logo for your band helps communicate the style of your music. If done effectively, your logo … Read More

Recording Music At Home On A Computer

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Recording music is a hobby of mine, and I enjoy the ease and convenience of recording in my home studio. My studio didn’t cost me an arm and a leg; it’s basically all done with my home computer, recording software (a digital audio workstation, or DAW) and an external audio interface. This article will explain how I record, and hopefully … Read More

The 5 Minute Guide To Mastering Your Recording

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Mastering your finished audio product is considered somewhat of an art. There are mastering engineers that charge an awful lot of money to master your project for you. Depending on your situation this may be money well spent. With the equipment available today you can do a decent job of mastering your project yourself if you are careful. Here are … Read More

Audio Recording Computers – What to Look For and Who to Buy From

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One of the biggest factors in recording is your computer, you need the power to run sessions with few to zero hang ups. In my opinion, this is the fourth most important consideration beside your mixing console, monitors and AD/DA converters. Luckily, computers are getting cheaper and more powerful, which means great news for you native users that cannot afford … Read More

Dubstep Music Mastering – Part 6

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In this final part of our mini guide I am going to give you a real world set up you can use on your dubstep track. Applying these processes will give you a much louder master, ready to send out to labels and distributors. Real world master process: Start with an EQ, remove the subsonic frequencies using a linear phase … Read More

VST Plug-Ins and Virtual Instruments

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Where to begin? There’s no shortage of websites that talk about these & there are no shortages of forums that will recommend, debate and argue about them as well. How about a place that takes those aspects (with a forum you can argue on also!) and allows a frequent user of VST (and DX) Plug-Ins and Virtual Instruments) to be … Read More