Musicians trying to get paid
This man wasn't a famous musician. But if you've been to Walt Disney World or Orlando's gigging scene in the last 40 years, you might have heard him. He was my landlord for nearly a decade, was a close mentor who plugged me into the scene as soon as I moved into town. He died this morning. RIP, Pat.
It really do be like that
Dear old school musicians, could you tell me what's wrong with my setup? I can't get my microphone to work with my tape recorder.
How a compressor works: instead of trying to explain it, here's a full digital algorithm in one image
Like astrology for songs...
Just thought I'd share this guide I found on Facebook
I built a LEGO midi controller for my first live
WE MADE IT BOYS
I submitted an idea proposal on the Spotify Community platform that I think could increase artist revenue and connect artists/fans more intimately. I'd love your feedback on it.
I busk in Manhattan, and I think I found a future musician in the park!
SoundCloud implementing 15 track upload limit for free users
Super Mario coin sound composition
Thought I'd share a message my band received that made my year. Being in a band can be tough, this kind of thing makes it all worth it!
I finally built the first prototype of my modular midi controller system!
Regardless of your role in the Music Industry, reading this is a MUST!
New Year, New Place, New Music!
It was recommended that I share this here! The never before seen score for THX's Deep Note.
I wish there was really 380 rules but here's 17 from propellerhead's Ryan.
How to tell when you're a real professional
Spotify turns over about $5 Billion annually streaming songs, and is fighting in court to pay songwriters about 33% less. Some of the worlds top songwriters are upset.
Since we are posting retro stuff. This is my starting point for becoming a producer. You could delete both before and after current position, increase and decrease speed, same for volume, and add some echo effects and stuff. Made some cool remixes with this.
My current setup
I sampled my 1982 Casiotone MT-45 and it sounds fantastically terrible. The samples are now yours for free!
I made a post the other day about how Joe Boyd, Nick Drake's producer, said he liked my Nick Drake cover. He sent me this. He showed Nick's sister Gabrielle Drake. Cally Callomon played a big role in the rediscovery of his music and now runs his estate. Now I'm speechless.
Interesting perspective on music trends
Common Chord Progressions in Minor:
Public Libraries in Brooklyn, NY now have studios you can use
In a week I go full time making guitar necks, and I am terrified and excited. Watching an artist use something you made for them has a totally different and amazing feeling
After all these years, I feel really proud of this milestone!
I designed and built my own spring reverb tank.
So, I got my first fan mail through my website. I must be doing something right!
Got tired of looking up all this information separately, so I made a wallpaper with everything I found helpful. Cheers!
Anti-piracy message on an 80's vinyl insert
My new DIY Skyline Diffuser
Handy cable storage trick
Way more motivated to go into my little cave now that I’ve set my first package’s worth of panelling up!
Rip Bill Withers, a photo of his personal sampler/drum machine built and customized by Bruce Forat
Do you think God stays in Heaven because He, too, lives in fear of what he's created?
Someone asked me to update people on this piece of code that generates random song briefs, let's see y'all try this!
Circle of 5ths and scales
My entire experience with compression
Needed a sustain pedal in a pinch, decided to just make it myself.
Lol has anyone ever used this. No joke looking at the back, it looks like a DAW for the PS2. Wtf???
Finally found a way to get back to work!
Production bunny is here to help.
Got this drum machine for free because I loved the look... and it still works!
Home studio build finished! (Dance music focused)
This is where the music that gets made gets played.
My first cripple friendly instrument that isn't my own voice! Been eyeing synths/drum machines for years now, and the Korg Volca series is just perfect for me. The keys are effortless to press, and the size, battery, and internal speaker combo make it very bed-friendly. Fuck pain 🖕🤘.
My band just released our first vinyl!
I love my new desk! It's in the middle of my bedroom but it doesn't matter. I'm so happy!
Bought a gaming mouse and it changed my production speed immensely
Hope someone can put this to good use!
Feeling blessed to have such view in my studio! Not so great for acoustics, but the atmosphere is great
(FIRST HOME STUDIO) We all have to start somewhere..
I made a circle of fifths phone wallpaper because I suck at music
I couldn't find a circle of fifths image that worked well as a lock screen background so I made one instead. It's over sized so that you can position it exactly how you'd like to.
Found this on Vinyl! Produced in 1957, so would it be illegal to share online?
Modularism in Berlin!
Found this stuff in my garage(used to be my dad's). Does anyone know if this stuff is worthwhile or useful? (Music newb)
You know what's a worthwile investment? An extra mic stand for a blanket fort. Beats any magic vocal mixing VSTs
Removed from /r/battlestations because I'm using a laptop...
I made an app that helps you find the next chord in your progression
Found this fully functional board at goodwill for $200!
I don't know Maureen, but I found this at goodwill and thought it was the truest thing I've ever read and would be the perfect addition to my home studio
Built our first isobox for our DIY studio!!
Ah, so this is what it feels like to make it big!
What’s on your mix bus?
For you, WATMM.
Does anybody else make these sort of song charts when planning a songs recording?
Just a little reminder/ mixing tip. Just one of many approaches tho (source is twitter: @MixedByAli )
Last week I made a post about how Thundercat saw my band's cover. Welp, Herbie Hancock probably listened to it now too!!! What the actual hell is going on???? Brb freaking out rn
My new best friends
So I just walked out of Abbey Road Studios. This was such a magical experience. I can believe it actually happened!
Why I make music: I was meeting fans at the end of the night and young John taps my shoulder. Said he was going through a family tragedy and my music helped him process and release. He told my my music was his happy place and all he wanted was for me to take and share this photo on social media.
We protested and Soundcloud listened
Got my very first royalty statement today. Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
My bass guitar teacher used to play with all the night bands around the 60’s and 70’s and still does today, and showed me a momento he got from Keith Richards (yeas, that Keith Richards). Mini amp built into a cigarette box! How cool! Functioning too!
Finally after years of roommate's and living with the GF I have a place all on my own. I couldn't wait to set this up
Spectrogram of an opera singer
My little slice of heaven
Holy cow, I know it isn't much but getting my first 10k on an original song made my day. I'm very proud!
After seeing R. Kelly's video, it seems that I've been miking vocals all wrong. Is this how the pros get that top-notch sound? Should I bother plugging anything in and would you recommend I spend all of my budget on as many 57s as possible? Professional engineers please help
Just started my first studio internship as an engineer. I️ get to use the space for production of my own clients and my band’s projects. Super stoked about it!
Wherever this bar is, I want to play there
Played a festival at a college yesterday. Here’s a shot our drummer took during sound check
Urgent help needed! My grandpa wants to sing this at his big birthday party tomorrow, and we need to fit it to a tune that's familiar to him. He's 95.
Finally acquired the same make and model of what I used to record on 20 years ago. Time to go through this box of tapes. Wonder if anything will be audible lol.
As a 20yo with a really tight budget, it is incredibly satisfying to have what I do right now.
Audio basics explained by a rabbit
I had a little incident with my microphone, my question is, will it change the quality of the sound? Need help, thanks in advance!
Found this bad boy on r/audiophile
Cool, I'm deaf now. Is there any reason why Logic decided to randomly do this?
I don’t need a studio
Studio away from studio
Call your album what you want, big guy
Found this Warwick bass signed by Victor Wooten at a used gear store
Cool Circle of 5ths Chart in color with key signatures, relative minor keys and dominant motion.
Still baffled by compression? I made you a cheatsheet :)
Ages ago, in my Comm class at Uni, I learned one of the best audio lessons on the inside covers of 'Audio in Media' by Stanley R Alten, 4th Ed. I use this everyday.
when you release a new album
Saw this earlier, found it helpful so thought I’d share!
Merry Christmas fellow music makers!
Android App I made for singers has now been ported to iOS
Rate my setup!
This is probably the most complicated sheet I've ever seen
It's really only about the cactus lamp.
Important when composing for reptiles
Sheet Music for the Audience
Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become it's signature.
Woke up to a very surreal thing this morning. I only wish they paid royalties.
An AR internship asking for 4 years experience and expected to work a minimum of 32 hours a week (unpaid) How is this legal?
Setting off next week to write and record an album in 6 months in this bus!
I sampled my Juno-106 for you guys!
This made my whole day ;)
My new band had our first gig Saturday and it was awesome, except for this one weird guy that kept staring at me all night..
I don't have a big fanbase yet, but seeing the countries people have listened to me in, just on Spotify, keeps me motivated to continue.
Here's my basic song workflow. Would love to see yours.
This is a personal milestone that I was not expecting to achieve so soon: one of my tracks was used in an infomercial on HGTV, making this my first television placement!
Lots of snow melting in MN, this is the most stressed out I've been in a while
A gentle reminder to FINISH your songs!
Was just given these very tasty valve pre-amps by a very good friend for Christmas. He said they were gathering dust in his shed and he’d rather I had them. What an absolute gent.
It ain't flashy but this view still gets me excited to make some noise every day.
Just starting learning music theory and here is my first cheat sheet for keys and chords!
Using loops is cheating
When you've finally made it (low effort, picture,meme, crap)
How to become a bitter musician who never plays in 4 easy steps
An Android App I made for singers
the reason I'm still a broke college student summed up in 1 picture
It’s not much, but my band finally has a place to practice. Someday we hope it’ll pay off, but we’re happy to pay our dues
It finally happened. I'm rich as fuck. Lots of exposure. Never give up on your dreams. Stay on the track.
I deeply sampled a Wurlitzer and made a FREE kontakt instrument for the community
Found this old gem, no idea if it has authentic value or not please help me out!
Received a few requests for a reupload of my Casio MT-140 Sample Pack, so here are over 200 sounds borrowed from this lovely (that is, cheesy) little relic.
Calibrating a recently purchased SSL 4000E - built in 1985
How to build 7th chords and finding the 7th chords of the major scale
Finally completed my dream kit today (no more cymbals!) and played until pain became an afterthought
The frequency spectrum
How I feel as an ambient musician
From /r/comics, too accurate
Guitar Center: 20% off literally nothing!
When I drop anything in my acoustic guitar
... unfortunately, the way some people think...
[cool pic] music is everywhere
I replaced every switch in my Akai MPK49!
I made audio/music related crossword to procrastinate you from beats even more. According to rules it falls under educational