By Cliff Goldmacher | Saturday, February 21, 2015
Whether you’re brand new to songwriting or have been at it for decades, like I have, there are certain things that are universally true. Like this: At various times, songwriting is going to feel like a struggle. You can get lots of tips on making it in the music business from my new lynda.com course Write, Think, and Act Like a Professional Songwriter. But here are a few tips for songwriters to make the process feel like less of a burden:
By David Franz | Friday, February 20, 2015
We’re proud to introduce a new four-part interview series offering a look inside the music industry through the insights and stories of four of its rule-breakers.
Watch as music producer Bobby Owsinski interviews iconic industry personalities Al Schmitt, Richard Gibbs, Hanson Hsu, and Michael Beinhorn—all of whom have an uncanny capacity for adaptation, reinvention, and making their own luck.
We kick off the series with Al Schmitt with Bobby Owsinski: Wrapping Cables to Winning Grammys featuring the Grammy-winningest music producer/engineer in history (23 so far!).
By Brian Lee White | Sunday, February 08, 2015
Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune (and pitch correction tools like it) have solidified themselves as a fundamental part of 21st-century music production.
With the recent release of Auto-Tune 8 and the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards both upon us, it’s a great time to discuss a few misconceptions surrounding tuning software and its role in modern music production—as well as offer up some of my best practices as a professional using these tools daily.
By Julian Velard | Saturday, February 07, 2015
It’s been a year and a half since Apple introduced MainStage 3, a major update to its surprisingly powerful, very affordable, user-friendly live music application.
Mainstage 3.1 recently debuted with dozens of new features and bug fixes. Some of these features will be extremely useful to power users trying to get the most out of their computer on stage.
Let’s take a look.
By Scott Fegette | Wednesday, February 04, 2015
Logic Pro X 10.1 may be just an incremental upgrade for Apple’s flagship digital audio workstation, but underneath the hood it feels like a full release in itself.
Apple claims the Logic Pro X 10.1 update is focused on EDM (electronic dance music) and hip-hop productions, but the new beat-generation tools, updated sounds and instruments, and streamlined editing features have something to offer no matter what type of music you’re making.
Let’s take a look at the great new features in Logic Pro X.
By Garrick Chow | Wednesday, December 03, 2014
We’ve shown you how to record and mix a song in GarageBand to create a unique custom gift for someone you love. Now it’s time to send your song out into the world.
In its current state, your tune can only be played within GarageBand, so you need to export it—or “bounce it down”—to a single audio file that can be played in common audio applications.
Here’s how to share GarageBand files with someone on your holiday list.
By Garrick Chow | Sunday, November 23, 2014
There’s no more personal and heartfelt gift you can give someone than a song you wrote and recorded just for them.
I’ve shown you how to record a song in GarageBand. The next step is to make your recorded tracks sound good—both by themselves and when they’re all mixed together.
There are some really useful tools for cleaning up your less-than-perfect takes and mixing in GarageBand. Let me know you.
By Garrick Chow | Friday, November 07, 2014
If you’re looking for a truly unique gift for a special friend or family member this year, you may already have the tools you need to record a song in GarageBand — and give it as a one-of-a-kind present.
Included free with all new Macs, or at just $4.99 to download from the Mac App Store, GarageBand is your key to a truly personal gift that won’t break the bank. In this three-part series, we’ll take a look at how to create a new project in GarageBand, record your tracks, edit them, and share your completed song.
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