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Learn about music production, mixing, mastering and the audio industry with useful articles by the Groove3 team.
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.
A little while ago I posted a contest. Asking people to tell me the two most important factors of a popular (hit) song. And in what order. Maybe I didn’t word it perfectly but I didn’t really get the answers I was hoping for.
If you’re like me, as a producer, you’re probably being asked all the time by bands or artists to produce you for free or on Spec. What does that mean? It means the artist has no money and wants you to invest in them with your production talent and time.
Early in my career, I worked at at least a half dozen studios with a very modest microphone collection. During that time, I fell in love with the AKG 414 as a vocal mic. It was the best that most of those studios had at the time. And it was certainly better than the 57s I was using at home.