Sounds of the Screen, Part II — Front of House Perspective

Sounds of the Screen, Part II — Front of House Perspective

A great exercise for budding singers and engineers is to record vocals or an instrumental melody over an accompaniment track. One of the reasons our parent company, Melody Rose Media, has begun releasing instrumental tracks is so we can offer some that are based on...

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Collaboration and Technological Innovation in Sgt. Pepper’s (with References)

Collaboration and Technological Innovation in Sgt. Pepper’s (with References)

Every rookie gets caught at some point twiddling EQ knobs on a console or forever sweeping through a digital parametric for just the right sound. I'm always on the lookout for great teaching tools, especially when they can be used even in an online class. This last...

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Ambisonics and Virtual / Augmented Reality Audio — Concept, Tools and the Industry

Ambisonics and Virtual / Augmented Reality Audio — Concept, Tools and the Industry

One of the most extensive mixing resources I've come across that doesn't cost a dime is a free library of multi-track wav files, hosted at Cambridge-mt.com. The resources originally accompanied Mike Senior's "Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio" book (#1 best seller...

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Hello world!

An "earworm" is a song element that is so catchy, you're involuntarily forced to repeat it in your mind—it really gets stuck in your head. Though it's usually melody or hook, it can also be as simple as a bit of mental imagery. The most recent one I despise is the...

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