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Wednesday April 26, 2017. 05:04 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant When playing keyboards, latency can refer to the delay between hitting a key and hearing the resulting sound. Just a little delay can derail your part. Recently, I played in a recording session where the goal was to track live,...
Monday April 10, 2017. 07:31 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Matt Davidson Deliberate isolation helped Cage The Elephant find its voice. Could it help you find your voice too? What would happen to the style, quality, and originality of your music if you eliminated all external musical influences? That’s...
Monday April 3, 2017. 07:15 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant Having an inspired idea is one thing, but actually recording great keyboard parts in the studio can be another. Here are seven tips to put you on the right track. Whether you’re a hard-grooving blues piano player or a prog wizard on...
Friday March 24, 2017. 12:00 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Izotope Doesn’t it always seem that just when you reach the point of wrapping things up, that’s when you lose perspective? These seven music mixing tips will help. With its creative and technical demands, mixing your audio tracks can take a lot out of y...
Wednesday March 22, 2017. 06:29 PM
By Disc Makers' Author The BeatLandLorde If you have contacts you can shop a song to, buying exclusive rights to a hip hop beat might be a good idea. If you are just looking to get noticed, you should consider leasing that beat. So you found a hip hop beat on SoundCloud or...
Friday March 17, 2017. 03:42 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Disc Makers Disc Makers has been in the music business for OVER 70 YEARS. Wait… CDs have only been around since the early ’80s, which for you math enthusiasts, was about 35 years ago. The “disc” in Disc Makers was originally a reference to 78 RPM...
Monday March 13, 2017. 05:35 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant Disturbed’s cover version of Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” is exemplary in many ways – from its intention to pay homage to its power to stand on its own. When I first heard Disturbed’s cover song of Simon and...
Friday March 10, 2017. 04:00 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Disc Makers Get your hands on a Taylor 412ce Grand Concert Acoustic/Electric Guitar package that includes over $4,000 in prizes in the Disc Makers Taylor Guitar Sweepstakes. Disc Makers, The Music Zoo, Merchly, and Guitar Tricks are giving you a chance ...
Monday February 20, 2017. 11:16 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant Jordan Rudess, keyboardist for Dream Theater and founder of Wizdom Music, gives us his picks and favorites in the ever growing world of music making apps for your mobile devices. In “Synths and virtual musical instruments on your mobile...
Friday February 10, 2017. 08:45 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant You can transform your mobile device into a Swiss army knife of virtual synths and virtual musical instruments with these recommendations from Dream Theater keyboardist and musical entrepreneur, Jordan Rudess. Smart phones and tablets...
Thursday February 9, 2017. 08:08 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Rob Mayzes Engineer Rob Mayzes joined our January Twitter Chat to discuss how you can overcome some of the challenges of mixing in a home studio environment. Rob Mayzes is an audio professional, musician, and educator. He has helped thousands of home...
Thursday January 19, 2017. 01:06 AM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant The Hammond organ has earned its place in music history, and here are five examples of why it spans genre and time to endure. In our recent article “Six tips for adding Hammond organ to your music“, we introduced you to the sounds,...
Tuesday January 17, 2017. 05:40 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Izotope When mixing bass guitar, don’t get discouraged if it takes a while to get the track just where you want it – bass can be the most difficult instrument to manage in a mix. Here are some tips to get started. The relationship between the bass...
Saturday January 14, 2017. 12:33 AM
By Disc Makers' Author Keith Hatschek From his earliest work to his successful career as a solo artist and collaborator, the simplicity of George Harrison’s songwriting belies the brilliance of one of popular music’s great artists. George Harrison was a musician and...
Tuesday January 3, 2017. 05:39 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Izotope Mixing vocals in your home studio can be one of the more exciting stages in the recording process,. It can also be a complex challenge. Work to construct the instruments around the vocal so that everything gets to shine. Mixing vocals in your...
Thursday December 29, 2016. 08:37 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Michael Gallant The Hammond organ is the most commonly heard type of organ in popular music. It can be a complicated and challenging instrument, so here are some tips to help you get started. Whether it’s roots rock or straight-ahead jazz, classic...
Friday December 16, 2016. 06:01 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Izotope These nine tips will help you understand how panning can help add width, space, and depth – and generally help you make better audio mixes in your home studio. This post was excerpted and adapted from Mixing With iZotope, a guide produced by...
Thursday December 8, 2016. 12:16 AM
By Disc Makers' Author Rob Mayzes If you steer clear of these five common mistakes when working on audio mixes in your home studio, you can avoid a muddy mix every time. Have you ever heard the Primus song, “My Name is Mud”? I have a saying inspired by this song: my BANE is m...
Monday December 5, 2016. 07:36 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Johnny Dwinell I want to get into the most common conceptual mistake that just about all indie music artists make when thinking about a YouTube marketing strategy. YouTube is one of the most valuable assets you have as an independent music artist. It’s...
Friday December 2, 2016. 05:56 PM
By Disc Makers' Author Cari Cole In our November Twitter chat (#DMchat), veteran vocal coach and music biz mentor Cari Cole fielded questions about how vocalists can prepare for a show as well as offering performance tips for singers to maintain your voice over the long...
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