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The Emotional Cords - Vocal Health for Singers
As summer arrives, singers begin to worry about vocal health as summer is the season when most artists have most bookings. "Will I be able to manage all the upcoming shows without vocal fatigue?" The health of your voice is a serious matter: Your voice is a musical instrument that requires very special care, technical skills and constant practice.
Audio Mastering - Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions
Tom Volpicelli of The Mastering House answers the top 10 common questions about mastering.
Zimbalam: I'm on iTunes! - Zimbalam Service Review
The idea behind Zimbalam is very simple: publish your songs in 20 online shops in 240 countries for a fixed rate under a non-exclusive distribution agreement.
Infected Mushroom Sound Alchemy - Exclusive Interview Reveals Production Tips and Tricks
Innovators, geek tricksters, obsessive-perfectionists, un-serious, electronic-rock geniuses? Time will tell, yet The Legend of the Black Shawarma, Infected Mushroom’s 7th album release will certainly grab the chair from underneath you and leave you thinking- I’m not sure what was this meticulous musical chaos, but I can’t stop moving even after ...
The Bizmo: Digital Music Distribution - Music Promotion & Selling
In the age of digital music distribution, with its endless channels and intricacies, it can be a daunting task for independent artists to try to navigate through all the requirements of each digital music distributor in order to get music tracks uploaded and ‘stocked’ in digital stores such as iTunes. Luckily, a few enterprising services have...
EQ and Compression Techniques Pt.2: Drums - EQ and Compression Techniques Pt.2: Drums
Despite the preponderance of exceptional drum samples and loops on the market, for certain genres of music (notably country and rock) there is no substitute for a great session drummer playing on a well-recorded and mixed drum kit. One thing that samples and loops can’t provide is the great rhythmic instincts an accomplished live player draws up...
In the Studio with Michael Wagener Pt.4 - Bass - Recording Bass
We've already dealt with drums and guitar, now it's time for the bass...
In the Studio with Michael Wagener Pt.3 - Electric Gu... - Recording Electric Guitar
After having detailed how he records drums, Michael Wagener tackled guitars in this episode.
Audio Encoding: What Lies Ahead? - Introduction to Audio Encoding
In today's high definition world, we want the best quality in every film, picture, and sound we encounter. Blu-Ray DVD's seem poised to take over the market, pushing the inferior DVD's down the same path as the VHS tape. In much the same way, we see digital audio pushing for the same quality. Although the popularity of the iPod and mp3s ha...
Spice it up! An Introduction To Modes - Context!!!!
The aim of this article is to serve as a simple and straightforward introduction, or re-introduction, to the wonderful, but sometimes confusing world of modes.