This time it’s a bit of a different ‘Tips & Tricks‘ blog than usual. Instead of the typical production tips, I thought it might be interesting for you guys to gain some essential insights to how the music business actually works. So I’ve compiled a list of 20 of the best YouTube videos talking about crucial topics that relate to … Read More
What is a Ghost Producer?
What is a Ghost Producer? A Ghost Producer (or Ghost Writer) is a producer who produces music credited to another person. Ghost Producers are often used for writing music for popular genres, artists, acts or brands. The Ghost Producer remains anonymous and operates only in the background, not seeking to be in the spotlights. With the music industry becoming more and more demanding … Read More
Why use a Ghost Producer?
Why use a Ghost Producer? There are a lot of reasons why an artist would make use of a Ghost Producer. With an ever more demanding industry for the artists and acts there is a constant need to deliver. More music, more shows, original productions, better quality music, solid promotion, fresh DJ sets and the list goes on. Artists are … Read More
Tip 18 – Transient Shaping & Designing
Transient Shaping In order to dive deeper into the specifics of transient shaping, it’s important to first define what a transient is exactly. Wikipedia describes the term transient as following: “In acoustics and audio, a transient is a high amplitude, short-duration sound at the beginning of a waveform that occurs in phenomena such as musical sounds, noises or speech. It … Read More
Tip 17 – Louder is Better? – Perceived loudness
Louder is better? Many of you will have heard of the ‘loudness war’. A typical name for the fact music has been pushed harder and louder for the last decade or more, reducing the dynamic range of the music more and more. Audiophiles will say it degrades the audio quality; removing all the different nuances in the dynamic range and … Read More
Tip 16 – Mixer Buss Routing for better mix-downs!
Buss Routing Mixer Buss Routing: Both for workflow purposes as for the benefit of your mixdown, it’s often best to do a basic set-up for your mix before you even start producing. The easiest way to do this is to break your mix down into specific elements and group them into main mixer busses. This is something you can prepare … Read More
Tip 15 – Networking – Getting your tracks out there!
So, You’re an artist. You’ve got a good backstory and you have some really good tracks as well. But getting people to hear your tracks has proven to be a bit more tricky than you initially thought. And preferably you don’t just want anyone to hear your tracks, you want the right people to hear your tracks. Now what? The … Read More
Tip 14 – Boost your Creativity!
Hey guys, Back for another production tip this week. This time it’s not about a special production technique or science behind how sound behaves, instead we’re going to talk about more of an elusive matter when it comes to the production of music; creativity. And more specifically, how to boost your inspiration. While this might be very personal, I’m sure … Read More
Tip 13 – Reverb – how to get that real sound
Yes, we’re gonna talk about Reverb. Ever since the introduction of digital music recording and processing, the audio community has been looking for ways to get digital reverberation sound as close as possible to a real space situation or true analog forms of reverb. The theory is fairly simple; a large number of reflections of a sound signal which then is … Read More
Tip 11 – Sidechaining your Reverb / Delay
So, you probably use a form of delay or reverb in every single track right? It’s a great way to give a sound some movement, make it more interesting, smooth out the sounds a bit (I mean, that’s why your vocals sound so good in the bathroom), or push it towards the back of the mix a little. It’s very … Read More
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