Three Reasons Music Theory Could Help Your Mix

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You’ve heard of all the pre-mix “rituals” and administrative things that you’re supposed to do before you mix … haven’t you? You know, all those things about organizing your tracks, editing your tracks, putting in markers, colouring things, loading templates… all that stuff. Well, of course, that’s golden advice! Anything that’ll help you work more efficiently and effectively is going …

Get Rid of Pesky Static Cling

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I’ll freely admit that I’m the type of person who can NOT live without variety when it comes to music. If you know me, you’d definitely put me in the “Type B” slot. It’s not that I’m restless, impatient or anything like that. There are some things that I don’t mind being routine but there are others that, in my …

That Sucking Sound..

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I guess this is turning into a series of posts about my continuing escapades around recording, mixing and releasing an EP.  Didn’t seem like I’d be able to go much beyond the first couple of posts, but here we are. Thought I’d share a self-deflating experience with you this time around: I Rock … Last week, I spent the better …

Finding My Voice

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If you’ve been reading my blog the past couple of weeks, then you’re probably aware that I’m attempting to motivate myself to re-record, remix, re-do some of my songs with the intent of releasing an EP. I have to say that it’s going better than I originally anticipated – mostly thanks to writing about it here.  I’m thinking that actually …

Living with Mistakes

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I found myself going off on tangents in thought today while I chaperoned my two youngest kids classes to the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Elementary School Concert. Tangent on a Tangent It’s funny how time fogs the memory.  I remembered promising myself not to chaperon another of these field trips a couple of years ago.  The concert was fine, but they …