Music streaming services have completely changed the way we listen to and discover music. We’ve grown from having a limited selection of albums and songs at our local record shop to having the world’s musical discography at our fingertips. It’s very impressive.
Mid/Side mic recording (M/S” or "MS") is a stereo recording technique with a wide range of applications. Read on to learn all about MS recording and its uses.
Artists have to get creative nowadays to earn a living from their musical passions. And with the world on hold, getting in front of paying ears is no longer as easy as booking a tour.
Writer’s block is an inevitable symptom of working in a creative field. Presented in a variety of magnitudes, it’s a condition that affects even the most capable producers. Identifying and understanding your writer’s block is the first step to controlling it.
The 808 has come a long way, from the original Roland TR-808’s from the ’80s to the endless selection of 808’s you hear across many genres in modern music. Whether you’re listening to music through a streaming service or the radio, the 808 can’t be missing when it comes to rap & hip-hop.
Nowadays, just about anyone can get their music up on Spotify. With distribution being easier than ever, getting your songs up on a major platform is only a click away. While it’s great that the barrier to entry as a musician has been significantly reduced, it can be much more challenging to stand out amongst an oversaturated market.
It might seem quite obvious, but if there is one pedal every guitarist needs to own, it is an overdrive pedal. Many guitarists own three or more overdrive pedals, as they generally have unique tones and can be ordered in different ways to create exciting sounds.
We once lived in a reality where a band or musical artist would have very slim chances of ever ‘making it’ or gaining true fans without being wealthy or without the help of a major label. Now, musicians are free to explore their sonic creativity and gain a following for little to no money at all. How is this possible? Keep reading to learn about several ways that you can grow your fanbase without selling your soul or breaking the bank.
I have to ‘fess up; it was only recently that I started learning about Timbaland’s massive output of work and his influence on pop music over the last couple of decades. I mean, I knew who he was. I was aware that the Timbaland name was associated with some big hits. But his work and my musical orbit never really crossed paths in any meaningful way.
SoundCloud is one of the best (and often under-utilized) social media resources for musicians and artists. As well as being a handy place to host your music for showcasing, SoundCloud gives independent artists many tools to promote their music online.
Mixing can be the most intimidating part of a producer/engineer’s career. A song is like a well-crafted machine with hundreds of small moving parts that make it whole. In most cases, you can avoid being overwhelmed by a mix down with the proper preparation.
Nowadays, many people like to imagine the music production process in multiple stages. While arranging, tracking, mixing, and mastering are all parts of the job with specific sets of considerations, there are a few blurred lines regardless of if you are working on a DAW or a hardware setup.
eMastered is an audio technology company started by Grammy Winners. We build products and services for music creators leveraging Artificial Intelligence and other cutting edge technologies to deliver beautiful products people rely on and love. Our entire team has had extensive careers as professional artists, producers and engineers, and we’re passionate about making products we ourselves would like to use.
It’s no secret that making a living with music is an uphill battle. We’ve all had skeptical friends and family ask about our “back-up plan” in case it doesn’t work out. We’ve all had those months spent waiting for our next gig.