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Get some inspiration in the magic of field recording

No Comments 1 June 2016

From Create Digital Music: Field recording isn’t just an empty exercise. It can change how you think.

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Great daytime gig ideas

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Great daytime gig ideas

No Comments 1 June 2016

Chris Robley writes on the DIY Musician Blog: Musicians, what are the best gigs to play during the day? I got an email from John Bahler, a full-time musician who makes his living playing in nursing homes. He usually performs in the morning and afternoon in the same city with a few hours to kill in between, and he was looking for advice on how to make the most of that time.

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5 ways that bands can benefit from cloud computing

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5 ways that bands can benefit from cloud computing

No Comments 30 May 2016

From Prescription PR‘s Chris Singleton: I’ve often said that being in a rock-and-roll band is like running your own business (somewhat reluctantly, due to the very un-rock-and-roll nature of that statement). But insofar as you’re manufacturing something (music) and trying to flog it, it’s true. And one thing that most successful businesses are relying on increasingly these days is cloud computing.

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Transcribing solos can help you improvise

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Transcribing solos can help you improvise

No Comments 30 May 2016

Transcribing solos that other musicians have played can be a challenge, as it requires significant music notation chops and a sharp ear. Like any musical skill, though, it can be learned, and is well worth the investment of time to make it happen. Read more from author Michael Gallant on the Disc Makers Echoes blog.

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Your music will benefit when you have a beginner’s mind

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Your music will benefit when you have a beginner’s mind

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via Disc Makers Echoes: Think about the first instrument you owned or played. How excited were you just holding it? Think about the excitement you feel when you buy a new pedal or piece of studio gear before you’ve learned to use it. This is beginner’s mind.

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One plug-in combines all the classic vocal effects you want

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One plug-in combines all the classic vocal effects you want

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From Create Digital Music: There have been vocal effects before – your vocoder, your pitch shifter, what have you. But the folks at iZotope set a more ambitious goal: be all the classic vocal effects.

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Are you an organic artist?

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Are you an organic artist?

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From Disc Makers Echoes: Being an organic musical artist doesn’t mean you shouldn’t cultivate an image and market yourself. You need to identify your “known unknowns,” create an artistic lane, and rethink your definition of “organic.”

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