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Great Production Tips from the Universal Audio web site. Having a boatload of UA plugins myself I should review this page more often.
Posted by Craig Anderton on October 18, 2012 3:20:58 PM PDTIntel’s new high-speed serial protocol provides ultra-fast data transfers for audio and video data streams. Read on to learn more about this groundbreaking technology and the potential it holds for studio workflow improvements, data transfer, and more.
Posted by Bobby Owsinski on July 10, 2012 11:45:30 AM PDT
It’s time to mix, so let’s start to move some faders! Well, maybe not right away. If we really want a mix to go quickly and smoothly, there’s some preparation that needs to be done beforehand. Here's a look at the technical prep, session prep, and personal prep needed before diving into your latest mixing session.
Posted by Daniel Keller on May 18, 2012 3:53:08 PM PDT
While you’ve been working hard and paying attention to the songs, the parts, the sounds, and all the other big-picture stuff, maybe something’s just ever so slightly out of tune. Tuning is one of the little things that can end up making a huge difference in the final quality of your recordings, so here are some final things to listen for before you start your first take.
I pulled this list from an article on Fast Company online. It was written by Don Peppers, the author of Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage
In it Don writes:
"If you want to generate more innovative ideas, then you should purposely expose your mind to radically different facts and unusual, often conflicting concepts."
This is great advice for musicians stuck in a creative rut. Try some of the Don's ideas on the list and let me know if they worked for you by commenting below.
- Move to a different apartment, or a different office location, or a different job. Change your environment, for no reason other than to make the change.
- Drive a different route to work or school, or to church, or to the club. Take a long cut, on purpose.
- Spend 30 minutes a day for two or three weeks with a language course from Pimsleur or Rosetta Stone in order to learn how to ask directions and order food in a new language.
- Brainstorm different ways to use a common tool (like a hammer, or a Phillips screwdriver).
- Go on a physical-fitness campaign. Work out until you break a sweat at least one time every day. Seriously. Every single day.
- Memorize something useless but ambitious, like pi to 100 digits, or the names of all the major chess openings, or all the U.S. vice presidents and the presidents they served.
- Meet one new person a day for a whole month. Talk to them, converse with them, get to know them. Talk with each of them frequently in subsequent days. You can easily do this online.
You can read the entire article over at Fast Company magazine.