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15 Easy Tips for Learning How to Write Songs

  For those who’ve spent their career as musicians playing with other artists, learning how to write a song can be a challenge. Many artists believe this isn’t something that can’t be taught but I disagree.   When I first started writing songs years ago, I had a hard time figuring out how to start….

Professional Tricks for De Essing Vocals

De essing vocals is a highly underrated technique in mixing and many engineers don’t utilize it to its full potential. This is unfortunate as sibilance caused by things like esses or Ts can be an audio engineer’s nightmare.   These artifacts may not be an issue when recorded but can become amplified when the vocal’s…

9 Vocal Comping Tricks For Perfect Vocals

One of professional recordings best kept secrets is vocal comping. The vocals in a professional recording often sound flawless compared to those that come out of a home studio. This was frustrating when I first started into recording vocals. I couldn’t figure out why my work never sounded as perfect as those in commercial productions….

Want Better Mixes? Try These 5 Steps

**UPDATE: THE LIVE WEBINAR IS OVER BUT THE REPLAY IS AVAILABLE ONLINE UNTIL SUNDAY AUGUST 19TH. CLICK HERE FOR ACCESS TO THE REPLAY AND HIT THE “SAVE MY SEAT” BUTTON. Do you feel like your mixes don’t seem to compare to what you hear on the radio or your favorite streaming service no matter what you do?…

Licensing Christmas Music

Have you ever written a song about Christmas or thought about writing one? Summer may have just started but the search for holiday themed music has begun. Music supervisors start looking for Christmas songs in the summer for their upcoming holiday season productions. Whether it’s an original or a cover of a Christmas classic, holiday…

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