The Return of Reason

June 28th, 2016
DAW

As an introduction to the world of digital audio production, Propellerhead’s Reason is definitely high on the recommended list. But with its ninth incarnation, there’s plenty there for seasoned pros too…
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Introducing… Canabrism’s ‘Half Measures’

May 9th, 2016
sales and promotion

After a bonanza year for Canabrism albums in 2014 – when ‘A New Suit for Susan‘ and ‘Why Do You Think‘ were released – last year was plagued by a distinct lack of any Canabrism release whatsoever. Until now, that is…
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Why Pitch Is Relatively Important

April 11th, 2016
music technology

If you have a digital instrument tuner, chances are it’s working at standard concert pitch (A440) where the A above middle C is set at a frequency of 440Hz. There are some people, however, who feel this may not be the ideal system…
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Making Music Production Accessible

March 9th, 2016
live performance

Creating (and indeed listening to) music has wide-reaching benefits which extend from the personal to the social; it can enhance wellbeing, increase interpersonal bonds and provides a valuable outlet for creativity. But what if you are unable to play any traditional instruments?
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Recording Vocals In A Home Studio

February 10th, 2016
DAW

It’s that time of year again when musicians’ thoughts turn to the RPM Challenge, and the task of recording an entire album in the month of February. If you’re laying down some vocal tracks, here are some tips to work with…
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How Loud Should Your Stream Be?

January 11th, 2016
digital music

Since music began to shift more towards digital, recordings have been generally getting louder – much louder than they were when vinyl was the dominant record format. But louder isn’t necessarily better…
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Put Your Best Song Forward

December 7th, 2015
sales and promotion

With the advent of the Internet and the development of digital audio files, music distribution has been democratised – any artist can make their music available globally with the click of a button. However, attention is still a key component…
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Quick Mixing And Mastering Tips

November 12th, 2015
DAW

It’s possible to create great recordings without hiring a professional studio – if you have the right techniques (and know what to listen for) you can produce high quality output with relatively basic equipment. Here are a few quick mixing and mastering tips to keep you on the straight and narrow…
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Setting Up A Home Studio… Again

October 13th, 2015
music technology

Although it’s certainly possible to create an album using only a laptop and a pair of headphones, a dedicated room that you can use as a home studio is a very welcome luxury. But what are the key points to watch out for?
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Ukulele Rampage In Dublin

September 10th, 2015
live performance

There are times when a guitar is simply too cumbersome, and all you want to do is belt out some tunes in a public place without any inhibitions. In such a situation, a ukulele might be just the ticket…
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