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WHY YOU NEED TO LEARN PRO TOOLS

If you are planning to be an audio engineer or music producer in today’s music industry, it is absolutely essential that you learn Pro Tools. With the advent of digital recording, Pro Tools has become the industry standard, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a recording studio that does not use it. Even if…

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WHAT DOES A RECORDING ENGINEER DO?

Recording engineers, like record producers are involved in the recording, editing and mixing of live audio. Many recording industry hopefuls have grandiose dreams of becoming the next record producing mogul, the next Kanye or DJ Khaled. But what most people don’t consider is that no one starts at the top. They have to work their…

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WHAT IS REASON SOFTWARE?

If you’re someone who is making a name for themselves in the music industry, chances are you’ve had some experience with the software Reason. It’s digital audio workstation (DAW) software that many sound designers and electronic musicians use when creating their work. It gives the individual in question the ability to control and process a…

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DO YOU NEED TO LEARN LOGIC PRO TO WORK IN AUDIO?

When you’re starting out and trying to find your way in the music industry it can be intimidating. You’re always on the lookout for new tips or tricks. You’re always trying to find the best way forward for yourself. Make the right connections, learn the right programs, and position yourself in the right creative ecosystem….

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HOW TO GET STARTING IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS

Finding your way into the music industry can seem like an impossible task from the outside. It just seems like endless cliques and good-old-boys networks, like it’s extremely difficult to find a way in. You’ve been obsessed with music, ever since you were a kid. You’ve always wanted to be in the recording industry, but…

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WHAT IS A STUDIO MUSICIAN

Studio musicians have existed since the beginning of the music industry. Also sometimes referred to as session musicians or session players, they’re a hired hand musicians who play the instruments on various albums or compositions of other artists. It boils down to being basically a musician or vocalist who makes the majority of their income…

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HOW TO BE IN DEMAND AS AN AUDIO ENGINEER

The music industry has evolved considerably over the past few years. Previously, the only way to get your record recorded and mixed properly was to go to a producer and work with them in an actual studio. Today? That’s just one of many ways music is created. With the rise of home studios, indie musicians…

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MUSIC AS A BUSINESS

The music industry can be a cruel and unforgiving master. It can give you stability and comfort one year, and it can take it all away the next. However, if you play the game right, make the right connections, and plan correctly, you can have a long and fruitful career. You can bring countless pieces…

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DO YOU NEED AUDIO ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIPS?

With every passing day, it feels like the costs associated with going to school go up. Every class gets more and more expensive. If you’re aiming to study music production that begs the question how do you pay for it? How do you afford to go to school to pursue your passion by learning the…

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HOW TO MAKE MONEY WITH A HOME RECORDING STUDIO

Home studios, today, are becoming so popular that nearly every serious musician has at least some type of recording equipment within their home.  For the amateur music producer or artist, these “studios” have saved them a great deal of money.  The problem is that it’s not been the best thing for the larger, professional music studios.  Several have even closed…

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CHOOSING THE RIGHT MICROPHONE

When you’re staring out in the music industry there are a myriad of questions that you’ll have to answer. These questions might seem self explanatory, and simple, but in reality they can dictate a lot about both the individual job you’re on and the trajectory of your career. Making these small choices incorrectly will mean…

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PROS AND CONS OF RECORDING SCHOOL

If you’re considering becoming an audio engineer or recording engineer, you’re probably thinking about attending university for audio engineering. Enrolling in recording school is a definite path forward. It’s absolutely something that a lot of people who end up working in the industry do. However, it’s also understandable that you would want to weigh your…

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MAKING MUSIC FOR FILM AND TELEVISION

These days every creative person has to be an entrepreneur. You have to be thinking about how to monetize whatever artform you make, in any way possible. Sure, it helps if you have a dedicated fan base online that buys whatever you put out. But there’s something to say about diversifying your portfolio. Having multiple…

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HOW TO START UP YOUR OWN BUSINESS IN MUSIC

Creative people have been conditioned to view success as working in a hierarchical or corporate structure. It’s something easily recognizable by those in our lives. It’s a concrete example of demonstrable ability. Music, for example, is a career that can be long and winding, and take a while to show examples of success that people…

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WHAT DOES AN AUDIO ENGINEER DO?

Music is an artform that’s as ethereal as it is omnipresent in our culture. For people not involved directly in the production and creation of music it’s something that can appear mysterious and impenetrable. But there are multiple roles within the music production ecosystem. The most common of which is the audio engineer. Yes, obviously,…

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