I’ve started to notice a trend among modern bedroom producers, and even within some starting professional studios. They have too much disregard for the importance of capturing good source tones during production. Many people put too much reliance on their secret-sauce plugins and EQs that will “fix” their tones for them. But truthfully, if you go the lazy route with production and pre-production, you’ll usually end up spending more time trying to salvage your tones than you would by capturing good ones to begin with.Continue reading "Good Source Tones are Super Important"
When you’re working on a record, it’s easy to get lost in the millions things you have to do. Here is our list of everything you have to have to be ready for your release.Continue reading "The Complete Album Release Checklist"
Once you’ve made a video for your band, it’s time to unleash them for the world to see. But the fame is not a easy thing, and just uploading on Youtube won’t make you a rockstar. Turns out there are millions of people doing the same thing everyday. So how can you improve your videos release and skyrocket your reach? Let’s see some tips.Continue reading "How to release your band’s videos the right way"
If you’re not familiar with Reddit, it is a huge blob of whatever people have on their mind, and much, much more. It has a lot of upsides for bands and musicians, and if used the right way, is a good place to showcase your art and get new fans. Let’s see how and why you should use Reddit to promote your band and network.Continue reading "Why You Should Use Reddit To Promote Your Band"
Today, we’ll be learning how to use a guitar and a DAW to humanize the timing of a virtual MIDI bass instrument! No, I’m not talking about pitch shifting your guitar or anything like that. I’m talking about something new. I’m going to teach you a secret technique I’ve discovered that will have your MIDI bass sounding more realistic, while also taking you less time to program.Continue reading "How To: Make MIDI Bass More Realistic"
The use of programmed drums is a topic that falls victim to plenty of controversy among online music enthusiasts. But the problem is a little more complicated than just that, and the solution may actually be pretty simple. Just do it right.Continue reading "Why You Should Use MIDI Drums"
Videos are pretty much as important as your music. First of all, people want to see videos of bands. They want to see you, they want to see you do things, and videos are the best medium for that.
The good news is: you can create videos way more frequently than you’ll release music (unless you’re Buckethead). There are tons of subject you can address in videos, and this will feed your fans with content and make them happy.
In this article we’ll see some of the basic (almost mandatory) kind of videos you can put online.
Choosing a band name is one of the very first thing you’ll do when creating a new band. On paper, it’s simple: choose a cool sounding name and you’re done. The issue is that there is a crap ton of bands out there, and that number is growing every day.
Finding a band name that is unique, original and fits for all the usage can be hard, and it’s easy to forget details that may cause problems down the road.
Let’s see what you need to do to be sure you’re choosing a good name and secure it in today’s world.
With an overwhelming worry of criticism or making mistakes, many musicians are reluctant to try to create new content and release it all on their own. I’m here to tell you that with the limitless amount of help and information available online today, you shouldn’t be afraid of these things. You don’t need a huge budget or a slick record label to create and distribute music that is still cool and professional when compared to the rest of your iTunes library. In fact, there are several advantages to creating and releasing music yourself.Continue reading "Why DIY Music Production?"
Fret wraps are starting to make a big “buzz” lately among guitarists. Although in a literal sense, they’re designed to do exactly the opposite. You’ve probably seen these on the necks of guitars in Youtube videos, along side several comments saying something to the effect of, “cool but wtf is that on ur guitar???”Continue reading "DIY Guitar Fret Wrap"