In this series of articles, I am going to explain in depth the processes of several music production tools and effects, such as compression, EQ, limiting, reverb, delay, dithering and more.
Music is a loser's game. Those of you who have tried to keep up with new releases both niche and popular, never mind checking out old records, will know what I’m talking about. You’ll be listening to albums like it’s your job, trying to build an understanding of each record in under two listens before tossing it aside for the new Taylor Swift album you probably weren’t even excited for anyway, and at the end of a night of intense listening you’ll come away with naught but a sensation that you’ve wasted your time, and what is time anyway, and we’re all going to die eventually so let’s just put on Kendrick Lamar and chill out for a hot minute.
In this series of articles, I am going to explain in depth the processes of several music production tools and effects, such as compression, limiting, reverb, delay, dithering and more.
I have been involved in the process of writing music for only a few years now and have learnt in that time to fully appreciate how difficult it can be to write something that reflects you and how to make a song that people will like. Writing music can be one of the most difficult things you’ll ever do. You are battling yourself and your own creativity to craft something that never existed before you began. It is also one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. It is with this in mind that I have decided to share some key lessons I have learnt along the way to get the best out of my abilities.
Learning a new instrument can be very discouraging to anyone who is just picking up an instrument for the first time. It is crucial that anyone beginning their studies of a musical instrument learns proper technique in order to avoid injury and to allow them to learn how to do anything they want to on that instrument. Good technique is the foundation for learning anything and is the best place to start learning an instrument.
For me, I always wanted to be a musician. I told myself, If I want to pursue my dreams I need to compose my own songs. And I did. From watching other musicians, they have inspired me to write my own songs.
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If you're a long time fan of Broadway, you're likely ecstatic about the buzz surrounding the revival of The Phantom of the Opera. Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Love Never Dies" reconnects audiences with the Phantom's everlasting passion for Christine as he lures her to Coney Island to perform for him ten years following the setting of the original movie. With her husband and young son Gustave at her side, she ventures to face what we recognize to be the demons (or demon) from the couple's past.
Since the beginning of March, I've been on a UK tour with a Northern Soul Band called "The Signatures." It has been one of the best experiences of my career, but it has also had its challenges and various valuable lessons.
Freestyle rap is a battle to conquer on its own, and even some the most musically talented people in the world cannot get a handle on it.
For independent music artists with small fanbases, there is a common issue with finding the best way to monetize that fan base in today’s digital era. In 2016, Billboard wrote an article titled the “U.S. Record Industry Sees Album Sales Sink to Historic Lows, But People Are Listening to More Music Than Ever.” In the article, they cite that album sales decreased 16.9 percent in only the first half of the year and track sales have seen a 40 percent decrease. We all know why these numbers have decreased so drastically and will continue to fall because most of us are music consumers ourselves. If you’re still confused about it, pause your Apple Music playlist and pay attention.