Archive for the 'Advice' Category

Things Will Go Wrong.

  You’re on stage.  This show is great.  The crowd is eating it up.  This will be the defining moment of your musical career. Hey, what was that popping sound? Where did the vocals go? Oh…oh, hell. It’s an inveitability.  Play enough gigs and something catastrophic will happen.  Laptops will crash, mics will short out, cables will die, the monitors
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Be good to your ears. A new study came out this week, showing 1 in 5 adults is suffering from noticable hearing loss. I SAID, A NEW STUDY CAME OUT THIS WEEK SHOWING… Ah, okay, easy joke, I’m sorry. But seriously, musicians spend an awful lot of time going over the minutiae of gear – microphone fidelity, montiors, acoustics, instruments,
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Fix It In The Mix

As both a guy who makes music and a guy who masters other people’s I’ve encountered the tendency – sometimes even in myself – to write off some mix errors as just “stuff that can be fixed in mastering.” While maybe it’s true that the mastering engineer *can* indeed fix these things, the smartest policy is to fix these things
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