THE GROOVE3 BLOG
Learn about music production, mixing, mastering and the audio industry with useful articles by the Groove3 team.
Your gear, whether it be hardware mic preamps, compressors or EQs or software plugins or even your DAW of your choice, doesn’t define you or your career. It just doesn’t.
You’re NOT Judged By The Quality of Your Excuses, But by the Quantity of Them!!!!
How many times has someone shown up late to a session and it didn’t bother you at all? Maybe they’re a bit late turning in a Mix or a Mastering project? It happens. And it rarely matters when it happens…rarely.
Is music a drug? Obviously, I’m not going to get into describing something as abstract as music or any art as being a pharmaceutical but one thing is quite clear. People use recreational drugs to change their current state of consciousness. For good or for bad.
Kenny’s Tip of the Day - Compete with a Lesser Version of Yourself!!!!
Let me be clear. I am a big fan of having idols to look up to. I have had many myself. But it’s also very important to realize that you’re not those people. And that’s OK.
Content is vital to your website. It’s a way of connecting with your audience, getting your brand name out there, and keeping Google happy.
With their gift for words, songwriters are a great source of inspiration for content ideas. Below I’ve picked 3 of the best. Read and apply their lessons to your website.
Why Do We Need More Than One EQ or Compressor Plugin????
You read that right. It’s 2018. Why are we still using more than one EQ or Compressor plugin to adjust our music?
Kenny's Tip of the Day - Stop Looking for a “Great” Hammer!!!
Yes. We all do it. We’re all looking for that perfect tool that will bring our productions, our mixes, even our masters to the next level. It’s normal. Almost necessary. But only almost.
If It’s NOT The Gear, Why Do Professionals Always Use The Best???
I think it's a very fair question to ask. If the gear doesn't matter, why do the professionals use or buy better gear?
That’s right. Someone finally came out and said it. You don’t need to spend ANY money on fancy third-party plugins. The stock plugins that came with your DAW are just as good. That’s right. You’re wasting money if you buy anything and use anything besides the plugins that came with your state of the art DAW. Yes. It’s true.
If you know me, from any of my comments on forums and groups, you know that I’m no fan of the Shure SM7b. In fact, this is a mic that I have grown to loathe. Hate even.
Now I should say, that I do hesitate to knock any company’s product. Especially one that is fairly priced for people who can’t afford the mics that I typically use. But I also think I wouldn’t be doing my job, in the audio community, if I didn’t share my opinion of this mic.