There was a humorous Cracked article “6 Harsh Truths That Will Make You a Better Person” by David Wong doing the rounds not long ago about the need to define your value to others in order to make you a more worthwhile person. I recommend you read it – it’s a timely reminder even if you already know this sort of thing.
A large box for a small card. That image of the card is pretty close to “actual size”
There’s a lot of chippage going on in this little card.
Bounce Track in Place
Here’s 8 of my top features in Logic pro 9. If you have any others – feel free to comment!
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8 Bounce-in-place, for either track or region. Bounces down either your audio instrument MIDI regions or your audio regions –
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This list is made up of those plug-ins and digital apps I used the most this year and/or made me the most excited. Most are available for both PC and Mac, and only a few are still stuck in 32-bit mode – hopefully that will change soon.
Before I get started I just want to reinforce something I’ve mentioned in earlier posts – sometimes a reduction in parameters actually generates more creativity. Being aware of a set of limitations, or guidelines, can actually allow you much more creative control over your final mix.This could mean limiting the amount of effects that you allow yourself to use,
I have a solo gig coming up and have decided that being yet another singer-songwriter is boring as hell. Especially as I haven’t been blessed with one of those voices that could make singing the shopping list sound awesome.
So I need to use everything in my power to add value and variety to the gig –
Okay, I mentioned this as one of my tips in a previous post, but there’s confusion and many heated debates out there about the ideal level to record into your digital audio workstation.
I’m just summing up the information readily available elsewhere (if you are willing to wade through endless online debates and the numerous in-depth articles),
1. When recording to digital – keep your levels a bit more conservative. Aim for -18dBFS when recording at 24-bit. And at 16-bit? Best to just stick to 24-bit. Don’t worry about levels looking low on the meters, and don’t worry about “having less bits available”. You’re still getting 21 bits,
I just spent the weekend at a songwriting workshop by Jason Blume. It was awesome.
This is the second one I’ve participated in, and to be honest because I’d helped organise my workplace to host the workshop, I got to go for free.
I’d always been a bit hesitant about going along to workshops and training seminars about songwriting,
Creativity flourishes under arduous conditions
It’s no secret that some of the most amazing ideas come out at the most stressful or restrictive times and places. History is full of amazing art and writings that came from the most desperate and depressing times.
Even the most procrastinistic (is that even a word?) amongst us has probably found inspiration when having to do a dull or dreary task.