Tag Archives: Digital Audio Workstation

Why a DAW Might Not Be the Best Song Writing Tool

Recording and composing are actually two quite different things.  It’s amazing how many people buy themselves a digital audio workstation and sit down in front of it to write music.  Most DAWs don’t actually have a good workflow for song … Continue reading

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The Trouble with Overdubs

I suppose that if you don’t record music, this post might not mean very much to you.  It’s about a technique called “overdubbing”.  Overdubbing is the process of recording something once, and then making another recording alongside of the first, … Continue reading

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Knowing What You’re Doing

I remember reading a quote from Paul Cézanne’s widow who said (and I may not have this verbatim), “the thing you have to remember about Cézanne’s painting is that he didn’t know what he was doing”.  How many of us … Continue reading

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Getting a Great Performance

Project studios that allow ordinary musicians to produce demos and even finished tracks, to a very high technical standard, are now within the reach of many self-financed artists and bands, these days.  Sadly, the expected wave of new and interesting … Continue reading

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Please, Please Stop Breaking Down!

One of the frustrations about being a musician, especially one that dabbles with electronic music, electric instruments and laptop sound recording technology is that you live with a vicious time vampire.  Just when you think you have a moment of … Continue reading

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