October 17, 2019

When the production part is over and your music is ready to be released its important to know how to publish it so that it can be uploaded to different streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube etc. 

In this tutorial I discuss how to independent...

May 27, 2019

Mixing is all about having a vision on how things should sound. This vision should guide you right from the start of the production process so that each decision you make (whether its choosing a specific guitar, effect, microphone etc) will bring you one step closer to...

January 15, 2019

When LANDR came out a lot people thought it would be the end of old fashioned mastering and in a way it was. For those who believed that mastering means making things louder, LANDR was definitely a useful tool but only to a certain point. Real mastering is a lot more t...

December 3, 2018

Back in the days when the music industry still made sense, songwriters wrote songs,  producers produced these songs and different types of engineers joined in along the way until the song was ready for release. Being an artist today is quite different: artists are requ...

September 12, 2018

With so many virtual instruments available today its very tempting to start adding endless layers of strings, brass and synths to your demo before the foundation of the song is finished.

In order to make the process more efficient make sure to ask yourself the following...

August 8, 2018

Recording to a click seems to be the default choice these days and it definitely makes a lot of sense. It allows you to work with loops, copy and paste different parts of the arrangement (for example a verse or a chorus), synchronize your effects (delays, LFO etc) to t...

August 2, 2018

One of the most important factors in getting a great take is Performance. Good performance requires confidence, focus and comfort and these cannot be achieved if you can't really hear what you're doing.

I find that using headphones can be a bit uncomfortable (especially...

May 29, 2018

Recording vocals can be difficult and sometimes frustrating if you start recording without having a plan or strategy. If you're on a limited budget and can only afford a limited amount of time in a recording studio here are a few tips that will help you get the most ou...

May 13, 2018

Ever since I embarked on my career as a musician and producer, I set off to find the formula or science behind what makes some songs better than others. I studied jazz, music theory and music production. I learned to play multiple instruments and analyzed all of my fav...

March 27, 2018

I often get asked about the difference between analogue and digital or working ‘in the box’ compared to using external signal processors.

The term ‘in the box’ refers to working on a computer and doing all of your editing with a software also known as a DAW (Digital Aud...

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