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Look here for articles on applied recording techniques and mic placement. It all starts here! Acoustic Guitar Tracking the acoustic guitar is a huge subject, because so much contributes to the final sound—player, instrument, room acoustics, mic choice and placement, effects, and more. Here are some timeless articles with solid advice to get you started on developing your own acoustic recording toolbox. Electric Guitar The electric guitar is the central sound of rock music, and has influenced everything from blues and country to electronica. Bass Recording the bass can be as straightforward as a simple DI to the console or as complex as multiple mics on an acoustic bass fiddle or giant amp stack. Other Guitars The archtop, the dobro, the parlor guitar, the pedal steel—scary to the newcomer, each with its own challenges. Drums & Percussion Miking drums is an art form. Vocals The human voice is the most recognizable sound to the human brain. Horns & Woodwinds Piano Strings Psychology & Coaching Related:  Studio nagrań i wiedza o muzyce

SacredGeometryOfMusic The Sacred Geometry Of Music by Andrew Lorimer Music uses the laws of vibration to manifest aurally what exists at the center of everything. Into our reality springs a non-visual harmonic law that is universal. The notes and intervals of music speak directly to the chakra centers and causes them to vibrate in harmony to the vibration of a string or vocal chords, speakers moving through the air, or the sound of someone’s lips making a farting noise through a metal tube. Music uses the laws of physics and mathematics to bring out an emotional response in the listener. The music of the Western world uses a mathematical system based on Twelve. Clock Harmonisphere The mathematics of the harmonisphere are amazing. When we measure the same chords on the harmonisphere, the seven chords have the same mirrored combinations as the piano:

Random Rhythm Motif Generator | Learn How to Write Songs Some ways you can use these rhythm patterns. 1) You can play around with these patterns by going to the online drum sequencer and enter the pattern into the app to sample the pattern. 2) Combine both patterns to make a new single pattern. 3) Augment the Values. Take these pattern and increase the note or rest value. 4) Diminish the Values. 5) Combine the rhythm patterns with results from the Melody Shape Generator More Useful tool for Songwriters To download the free Song Writers checklist, please provide your email in form below. Rhythm stereomood - emotional internet radio - music for my mood and activities

Lyric Writing Exercises: a 5-Day Workshop Guest post by Maria Rainier If you’re anything like most songwriters, you’re all too familiar with that frustrating sensation of being stuck in a rut. You know it’s important to write something – anything – every day, but there are times when that just seems impossible. Day 1: Research Mix & Match The first step is to give yourself something interesting to work with. Day 2: Collaborative Brainstorming Contact a friend by chat or email. Day 3: Titles & Nuggets Using what you’ve written from the previous two exercises (or relying on your notebook), construct some potential song titles. Day 4: Songwriting Surgery Now, pick a popular song that appeals to you and completely rewrite the lyrics. Day 5: Open Season Using the lyrics you wrote for the popular song, create your own work of art. In the end, you’ll have at least one song plus more notebook entries to inspire future songwriting, so you’ve got nothing to lose. Related Articles Maria Rainier is a freelance writer and blog junkie.

Thinking inside the Box: a complete EQ tutorial - ContentsThis article was originally written and published on in 2003. Part One: Intro To begin: an anecdote. I started making music with Impulse Tracker. After a few years of gaining decidedly unprofessional results with that, I moved onto Buzz. Yippee! Slowly I came to realise the problem. EQ and compression are simply the two most important tools in music production. Think of it this way. My mistake - and, I think, the mistake made by many learning producers - was to be tempted by the more exciting task of choosing the colour schemes and leather sofas, when my walls could be knocked down by a sneeze and my roof was made of paper. Hence this tutorial. Now I could simply do a lightning quick tutorial on compression - I could say, for example, "for basslines it's best to compress at a ratio of 3:1, threshold -6db" or whatever (that's a totally fictional example by the way). My central concept is that producers in the digital domain are effectively working inside a box.

Mixing in Stereo: Adding Width and Depth to Your Recordings When it comes to discussing the fine art of mixing music, I tend to approach the subject with some trepidation. After all, compared to many of the topics I’ve written about, this one is rife with subjectivity — one person’s idea of a great sounding mix may be another’s sonic nightmare. And what works for one genre of music will be decidedly wrong for another. But all those variables aside, there are at least a few general theories, tips, and tricks that apply to most mix projects. So while the idea here is not to give a step-by-step tutorial on two-track mixing, hopefully we can cover at least a few concepts that are useful for everyone. In a good stereo mix, each instrument needs clarity, balance, separation, and its own space in the stereo field. The Concept At its most basic, mixing in stereo means mixing for the human brain and physiology. But in the real world, much of the process of creating a stereo mix is far from organic or natural. What Makes a Good Mix? It Starts at the Source

Random Song Form Structure Generator | Learn How to Write Songs Learn How to Write Songs Random Song Form Structure Generator Use this online tool to generate song structures. Song Structure Parts Defined Here are some basic definition of each song structure part The verse is the part of the song that builds the story line. The The bridge or middle eight brings in a different element to the story line. The rap is a segment of the song where a vocalist raps the verse The solo is where there is an instrumental break in the song. The pre-chorus or lift will normally precede the chorus. An intro can be an instrumental riff or motif that sets the mood of the song. The outro is where you leave the song with improvisational vamping of the chorus or even a new musical ideas that concludes the song. More Useful tool for Songwriters To download the free Song Writers checklist, please provide your email in form below. Enter Your Email Address: Song Form 25 Responses to Random Song Form Structure Generator Write a Reply or Comment Your email address will not be published.

make music together let's get started making music... 1draw on the grid with your mouse to make a beatshow me2 save your track and share it with friends. show me3 out of ideas? roll the dice and start remixing. show me4 explore the beatlab community show me For more tips, tutorials vidoes, and FAQs, check out our community wiki. You can use the following keyboard shortcuts while composing a track. spacebar Press to start or stop playback. commandcontrol key Hold down the commandcontrol key while drawing notes to create "loud" notes. optionalt key Hold down the optionalt key while drawing notes to create "soft" notes. shift Hold down the shift key to select a region of notes. Playback starting point By default, playback always starts from the beginning of a track. You can change where playback begins by setting the playback start marker. Clicking on the arrow icon again will remove it. show me Column volume There is a speaker icon to the left of each row on the grid.

Free VST Plugins! Are you looking for high quality VST plugins which you can download and use for free? You’re certainly in the right place! On this page, you’ll find the core part of BPB – a constantly updated directory of essential freeware VST instruments and effects for Windows and Mac (formerly known as BPB Freeware Studio). Welcome and enjoy your stay! Alternatively, you can browse through all the freeware tools (including freeware plugins, host applications, free audio editors, etc.) which have been featured in our News section so far, by visiting the Free Software Archive on BPB. The archive features all the software tools which were featured on BPB, ever since the launch back in 2009! Two years ago, we started a series of articles covering the best freeware plugin releases from each year. Scroll below to see our directory of the finest free music making software. Free VST Plugin Directory Part 1: Best Free VST Host Applications Part 2: Best Freeware VST Effects Part 3: Best Freeware VST Instruments

30 Tips for Ableton Live Everyone Should Know, with Live Master Thavius Beck [Tips, Videos] Thavius Beck live in Los Angeles playing the legendary Low End Theory party, in 2009. Whadayaknow, Ableton users? Whether you’re an existing user or considering it for the first time, this month online school Dubspot is giving away 30 video lessons on using the software, free, through the end of June only. I’m just glad to read Thavius’ tips. 30 Tips for Ableton Live Thavius Beck 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. BONUS – Enable Info View to find out about any parameter that your mouse is hovering over. For more of this kind of knowledge, check out Dubspot’s full 30-lesson course with Thavius free – while you can. “Did You Know?” Very much along the lines of these 30 tips, earlier this year, Thavius also did a series of videos for Dubspot entitled “Did you know?” Previously Once More, From the Top: Learn Ableton Live in Videos, from the Very Beginning

How-To: Easily Remove the Vocals from Most Songs | 2015 Shortcut: When I wrote this article Audacity didn’t have an automatic center-panned vocal canceling effect… but now it does, so rather than do the stereo-separate / invert-one-track / play-both-as-mono trick (and that’s pretty much all there is to it), you should be able to find the Vocal Remover option in the Effects menu – but it’s more fun / interesting and can give better results if you do it yourself! =D I found this trick the other day whilst stumbling the Interwebs and thought I’d do a quick-write up w/ pictures to make it as easy as possible… For this exercise we’re going to be using a piece of free audio software called Audacity, which you can get for Linux, Windows and Mac. Update: If you’re trying this out on a Mac, please make sure you get Audacity 1.3 Beta or newer – the stable 1.2 version appears to have a missing equaliser decibal-range slider which you need towards the end of the process! 1.) 2.) 3.) With that done, give it a play and see what happens! 4.) 5.) Wrap Up