Tips for Preparing a Mix for Mastering
You've done it! You successfully recorded and mixed a track.
Take the time to appreciate this as a success, because it is, but you haven't reached the finish line yet. Now is the time to master your track.
Mastering is such an important part of music production as a whole, yet it can be very misunderstood. Mastering will bring all of the little ear candy pieces and nuances you placed in your track to life.
This being said, there are a few things you need to make sure are taken care of to prepare your song for mastering.
How to Choose the Correct Studio Headphones
Picking the right headphones to use in your studio can be a daunting task. Do you start off buying the cheap, affordable headphones or do you buy the better quality, yet more expensive ones?
There are so many brands, styles, and options that choosing the best studio headphones for your music production project can be exhausting. Thankfully, we are here to help!
Let's discuss what you should be looking at.
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Five of the Most Common Themes in Music
Every song has a story to tell. Well, every good song, at least. Even a song without lyrics can take us on a journey using instruments, tone, rhythm, and dynamics.
The way each note is played can convey emotion and give us insight into what the musician is feeling.
6 Proven Tips to Balance Music and Life
Imagine all of the music you could create and produce if you had no other care in the world. It would be pretty amazing, right?
Unfortunately, for better or worse, that isn't quite how life operates. Balancing life and music isn't as easy as it may seem.
Finding time to make music when you are either working a full-time job, in school full-time, a parent, or just simply attempting to balance all of life’s demands can be challenging.
Okay, "challenging" may be a major understatement, but you get the idea.
“What should I be focusing on?” can be one of the most difficult questions rolling through your mind.
Do you focus on the music production, the performances or your day job, studying for those late-night classes, or making sure you're not late for your daughter's recital? These are all questions you may be asking yourself and it can be understandably overwhelming.
Thankfully, we have a few tips and suggestions that will help you stay focused to work on music while in the studio.
How Can You Stay Focused on Music with a Busy Schedule?
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