Tag Archives: Performance

The Constrictions of Project Studios

Not so much now, because big studios have become almost extinct, like dinosaurs, but about a decade ago, it was fashionable to bemoan the music being produced in small, project studios and home studios.  Many of the arguments made, back … Continue reading

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How to Produce Music

Tony Visconti is the producers’ producer.  If you have heard any popular music at all, in the last four or five decades, then the chances are high that you’ve heard his work.  It was fascinating, then, to see him post … Continue reading

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Mixing as a Performance; Music as an Experience

I’m old enough to have tried to mix a sixteen track tape down to stereo, without mixing desk automation, having abused the tracks on my multi-track tape to cram more than sixteen instruments into my song, by the simple expedient … Continue reading

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Polishing Away the Struggle

Music production tools are incredible.  Today, you can clean up bad notes, correct timing and pitch errors, sweeten the sound and make everything polished, homogenous and perfect.  Music producers that make music this way do so in order to make … Continue reading

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Demotivating Motivational Speakers

It’s amazing that a talk about rewards and incentives, intending to debunk them as a tool of modern business and using this as a springboard to introduce supposedly better motivational techniques, more in tune with scientific discoveries about what really … Continue reading

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Learning to Play What You Just Played

There is something that music production “in the box” (meaning completely inside your computer) makes possible, that simply wasn’t available to recording artists of a previous age.  I’m not sure if I will take this route or not, but I … Continue reading

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Making A Brilliant Record Is Really Hard, Unless…

Mastering a finished album of songs is really difficult.  There are books written about it.  People pay mastering experts loads of money to do a good job of it.  It takes hours of painstaking work.  You have to have critical … Continue reading

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