“The Fun in Life” is a 90s Pop-Rock track that incorporates happy Hip-Hop elements. The track was produced by Raz Klinghoffer in his studios in Los Angeles. Continue reading →
It seems like everyone and their husband are music producers these days. Since there’s no accrediting bodies for music producers, mix engineers, or recordings studios (which means certificates of training are not required), unfortunately for all of us, it’s perfectly okay to go around claiming you are one even when you lack the expertise and experience. Unlike other professional fields (e.g. lawyers or doctors) that need to be accredited and certified, working in the music industry requires nothing of that sort. The challenge is figuring out where to invest your money.
This is a short post, but it’s important enough that I wanted to write about it because I get quite a few mix students that cut out too much low end. When you’re new to mixing music, there’s one thing I see in almost every tutorial: cut the low end out of anything in your bass or kick. Is it necessary? The answer is overwhelmingly in most cases no! Continue reading →
The music industry is a weird industry, isn’t it?
And the deeper you get into it, the weirder it becomes…
Sometimes I think I’m in the minority of musicians who consider themselves to be more businessmen than musicians. That’s not a slight on my musicianship either, Continue reading →
I’m a digital boy; I have always been a digital boy. Big analog consoles were never my thing, however, 10 years ago it simply wasn’t possible to get great results from plugins alone. These days, however, you can get the same analog-sounding results from plugins, especially if you know what you’re doing and have an acoustically balanced room. Having an acoustically-optimized room is one of the most important aspects to capturing a great recording.