How do you record in a studio environment without the studio price tag or having to build a studio yourself? Closets, people! And don’t remove your clothes either (the ones hanging in your closet. You’re welcome to do this naked).
John Belushi struck up a relationship with Fear after becoming a quick fan seeing them on another TV show and commissioned them to write a song for the movie Neighbors. The band, however, wrote the song for Belushi himself to sing, which he recorded reluctantly. The movie’s producers refused to use it, but Belushi still wanted to do right by Fear, so he booked them on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest for the Halloween Special in 1981.
This is an absolutely insanely great playlist of New Mexico-based chiptune hero Bud Melvin covering selections by the Cure for a recent Halloween set. If you’re interested in hearing some goth, new wave, chiptune augmented with banjo, awesome wacky vocals, and country influences, look no further.
Planning your next cross-country tour? Here are 8 cities where you’re guaranteed a great, youthful, and excited audience, and a variety of spaces to boot.
Just like any genre, electronic production has its virtuosos that we can study and learn from. In this article, we’re going to approach Sandison and Eoin’s sound in three ways.
Need help on a project, or buying a new piece of gear, or even deciphering your favorite band’s lyrics? Forums are where people go to help one another.
Sometimes days seem to end up where they first began A
My most memorable musical experience might still be my musical beginnings—three young teenagers in a basement trying to figure out how to play “Highway to Hell” and not totally suck—and loving every second of it.
Here are seven of the most common mistakes I see young producers make when adding reverb into their mixes, and how to prevent yourself from making them.
This holiday season, consider giving the gift of positive support in the form of a donation to one of these ten important music-related community charities.
Create clearly labelled folders for the samples that you use or think you might use soon. You can categorize your samples in broad terms, for example, as acoustic drums, drum machine, synth, vocals, or by the name of the sample pack they came from. Then, from there, you can categorize them by type, such as one shots, loops, ambience, pads. Organizing your folders so you can find the right sound a lot quicker is optimal for fast-paced writing sessions, bigger and complicated projects, or time-sensitive work with approaching deadlines.
Learn to improve your songwriting with these tips, stories, and resources to help you break out of a creative rut and start writing better music. For more help, check out Soundfly’s course, The New Songwriter’s Workshop.
Like any new entrepreneur, songwriters may themselves experience cash flow problems and look for additional financing to keep the lights on. However, unlike businesses that have inventory to put up as collateral, songwriters have only their intellectual property and the royalties that property can earn. This limits the options from traditional banking sources and requires songwriters to seek out alternative funding that’s available as an advance against royalties or from selling some rights in exchange for quick cash.