Music Production – Effects

Once an instrument is recorded, it may sound a bit dry, but with the right effects, this will allow the track to come to life. There a number of effects that should be at least…

Music Production – Sequencing

Creating a song from scratch with nothing more than a laptop, USB/MIDI keyboard and creative ideas. A great way to get to know how to use your software is through practice. Sequencing is a good…

Music Production – Live Music Production

Live music production, mixing and remixing is done in a similar fashion to non-live music production. The music skills needed are much the same. Most DJs will try to use a laptop as little as…

Music Production – Recording Music

When it came to recording for me, the college gives students full access to all the studios equipment, including a high-end Mac Pro capable of recording multiple tracks at once, effects racks, instruments and amps,…

Music Production – Sampling

Sampling is taking sections of audio from a range of tracks and playing them back in a new order to create something totally new. It originates from the early use (and is still today) in…

Music Production – Digital Audio Workstation

I studied A level music technology at Truro College for two years and picked up a good range of skills and techniques. I’ve learnt how to record and mix a song from scratch, sequence an…

High Profile Artists Accept File Sharing

In interviews with both Pharell Williams of N.E.R.D (click on the tab for videos from the 23rd of Jan) and Neptunes fame (named best producer of the 00’s) Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien on the Midem…

Buy Ableton discounted until January

It’s Ableton’s 10th anniversary this year, and to celebrate the fact (and get more people using the r software 🙂 they’re giving a discount of 20% on the Ableton Live 8 [down from 349 to…

Artistopia – Music Community

A community site for independent musicians, this site has a rather home-made feel, artists submitting grainy photos and live recordings. They do seem quite an active bunch, however, and it’s another place to introduce yourself…

Acid Planet – Music Producer Forum

Sony’s Acid Planet is a website primarily intended for users of their Acid software. There’s a thriving community of electronic music producers there, with contests and song battles, track downloads from site users and Sony’s…