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4 Bar Loop to 4 Minute Opus | How to Fight Creator’s Block in the Studio

How to raise your infant loop into a successful college graduate with a paid off car and a mortgage.

In any medium of art, the initial capture of ideas is both invigorating and instantly rewarding.

The initial sketch on a canvas.

The opening stanza of a poem.

The perfect loop for a chorus.  

However, once captured, it becomes far too easy to let these pieces of effort remain stagnant and eventually be forgotten, especially in regards to music. The audio remains dormant, and you venture off to create a new snippet of sound, chasing that feeling of easy accomplishment. The following are ways to push past that initial gratification, put in the work, and create a tangible form of art. This will specifically target audio production, but the concepts discussed can be applied to other art forms as well. Assuming you have a chosen Digital Audio Workstation, you most likely have a library of projects, ranging in levels of completion. Choose the project that you’d like to complete and release, and let’s get started. Continue reading 4 Bar Loop to 4 Minute Opus | How to Fight Creator’s Block in the Studio

How to Build a Home Recording Studio

So you want to assemble a home recording rig? You couldn’t have stumbled across a better article. Whether you want to explore a new hobby or establish a budding career in audio production, I want to help you seek out the necessary equipment. I will also point out what you don’t need, as well as dispel some misconceptions and common pitfalls. Continue reading How to Build a Home Recording Studio

How to Digitize Vinyl Records | Choosing Your Recording Software

Portability isn’t one of the features of the beloved black disc. What I wouldn’t give to be able to stash a full-sized vinyl LP into my back pocket or even the whole crate. It obviously isn’t practical to lug your records with you, but you can digitize your entire collection for your mobile phone, external hard drive, or any other portable media. You get the best of both worlds and the reassurance of knowing your collection is backed up. I have the tools, guidance, and know-how to help you transform your record collection to any digital format. This is the first post in my series of guides to teach you how to record vinyl and export the audio to digital formats. Continue reading How to Digitize Vinyl Records | Choosing Your Recording Software

The Pocket-Sized Recording Studio

The music industry is becoming a narrow window, and a lot of it has to do with the massive home recording craze. We are beginning to see the rise of what I call “The Pocket-Sized Studio”. Recording studios are being rented out in closets, and everyone is building recording rigs in every crevice of their homes. Everybody wants to be a producer. It’s not a bad thing, but history has shown that trends kill. What was once nearly untouchable has gradually become affordable and it’s changing the music industry. Continue reading The Pocket-Sized Recording Studio

How to Digitize Vinyl Records| Recording with a Computer

Yes, that’s right. We are going to discuss recording records.

In my last post I discussed recommended DAWs to record vinyl on your computer and the benefits of capturing and archiving your favorite tunes. This post will guide you through the simple recording process to get audio from a turntable into a recording program, as well as…

  • Recording Basics
  • Basic Waveform Editing
  • Audio Export Settings

Continue reading How to Digitize Vinyl Records| Recording with a Computer