THE GROOVE3 BLOG
Learn about music production, mixing, mastering and the audio industry with useful articles by the Groove3 team.
One of the ideas or thoughts I have always tried to avoid is getter bitter about the music industry and pointing to different examples of why music is terrible these days and that it was soo much better in the time of XXXX. It doesn’t serve me and it certainly doesn’t serve you.
One of the hardest things to record is a Drum Kit. And what makes this job even harder is a BIG drum set. Harder still with a HUGE one. More microphones means more phase cancellation, smear and less focus.
I’ve heard many great engineers, producers and mixers refer to our industry as a “service” industry. As to say, our job is to service our clients. To give THEM, what THEY want. And I would argue that while that definitely is the case (an unhappy client isn’t coming back or telling their friends to record with you) it’s simply NOT the whole picture.
When we’re doing something creative. Whether we’re writing songs, producing a track or performing live for an audience, we’re going to be nervous. You’re going to be “Scared”. And that’s a good thing. We’re supposed to be scared. It’s scary putting yourself out there and allowing yourself to be judged on your work.
With all of the great recording equipment that’s available these days, it’s very tempting to want to buy it all. Especially if you’re lucky enough to be able to afford it or get an extended credit limit on your Sweetwater credit card. But my advice is to avoid this temptation at all costs. Instead. Work in the trenches.
There’s a story here that I will never forget. Years ago my partner and I were working with a girl group. They had a young manager who was a bit high energy (to put it nicely) and I still remember taking the girls to the record company to see if we could land them a record deal.
Did you ever see a circus elephant walking in line with just a small rope or thin chain keeping him or her from breaking free and running away? Did you ever wonder why that is? Surely this big, beautiful and powerful creature can break away from these inept barriers. Right?
Ableton Live 10 Tips & Tricks - Multiplier - Interview
Hey guys. In this episode I’d like to introduce you to the great Multiplier. Another one of our great authors over at Groove3.com.
Are you struggling with creating a career in this business? Whether it be as a Songwriter, an Engineer, a Producer, a Mixer or even as a Mastering Engineer.
The most common thing to do when you feel like you’re NOT where you want to be is to blame others or blame the world for your situation. That the system isn’t fair and that YOU can’t get a fair shot.
As many of you already know, I am, at my core… a drummer. Yes. We all know that a drummer is the punchline to a joke about who you see hanging out with other “musicians”. But let’s take this one step further. In the future. With the evolution of music. Do we see a place for drummers anymore?