TOP 5 HOME STUDIO ESSENTIALS

Whether you are planning to record, mix or master, setting up a home studio definitely takes some thought.  I would like to provide you with a brief overview of some the essential pieces of kit to help you get going with your home studio. *PREFACE: I’m making the assumption that you already have a computer…

HOW TO PROJECT MANAGE YOUR MUSIC PRODUCTION

Project management probably doesn’t sound like the most creative musical topic on the surface, however is something that can be very useful if you’re overseeing or coordination your own music production.  The following points outline some general considerations and workflows to consider when implementing project management into your productions to help maximise your efficient and…

MY TOP 10 MUSIC RELEASES OF 2018

Well, it’s that time of year.  Time for reflection, revisiting…and listening to music of course.  Here’s my wrap of some of my favourite releases in 2018.  My list takes into consideration a number of factors including production values, songwriting, vibe, lyrics, message, level of interest, amongst other unquantifiable elements.  Whilst numbered, it’s not so much…

ARTIST FOCUS INTERVIEW: SPRING CITY

This month I’m pleased to present the first in our Artist Focus Interview Series, which will form a regular part of future blog content and articles.  Our first interview features an exciting new group from Sweden that I’ve had the pleasure of working with on their recent song “Back On Our Streets”.  The group is…

THE STAGES OF MUSIC PRODUCTION

Have you ever wondered what a full music production encompasses?  Whether it be a single song, EP or full album, the following points highlight the key components and common workflow: IDEAS The early stage of song conception can be both vague, highly focussed and intentional, or a combination of random musings or scribbles.  It could…

8 TIPS FOR LAYERED GUITAR RECORDINGS

Capturing great guitar recordings and creating lush, layered sound can give your music amazing depth.  For many genres of music, it is one of the secrets to establishing the midrange warmth that creates a full, well-rounded sound.  The following tips provide some options for how to achieve this in your guitar recordings: Tone blending This…