The purpose of music is to deliver both a message and a feeling to its listeners. However, good and purposeful music doesn’t get to be heard if it isn’t marketed the right way. 16 more words
I take that because you’re on this website and you want to become a better producer. You want to make better music and you have long term goals.
Things that we think “If I do this it will be a waste of time” It is mostly because there is no immediate reward. But if you do it anyway it will pay you in long term and you will enjoy fruits of your “Not that cool” activity.
Invest in time activities are sometimes those which are “boring” while you are doing it.
Remaking seems the waste of time sometimes because you are not creating anything new, you are just recreating another’s song. But doing this you will learn a lot. chord progressions, song structures, DAW techniques, Beat making, Making synth patches, Basslines it is endless. It is the No.1 practiAny kind of effort brings tension, and this is bad in long run, so make your workflow as effortless as possible so you will go much much further.ce if you want to improve your production.
The track you are making is going just dope, the groove is so right, and chord progression is from like heaven! and above that the synth patch you’ve just made after two and half hours of experimenting is totally killing it. So! Save it. Not just in that session but in that synth also. If you got free time, use that time and save patches.
This will help you when you just got an idea and want implement in session as quickly as possible. not wasting time on creating tracks, routing, adding effects ( Delay, Reverb Etc.)
It will sure take time to create the template with all instrument loaded, tracks routed with and basic inserts like eq, compressor, but take the time and make it, an hour? two hours? you just saved a hell lot of time on setting up the whole session from blank – EVERY TIME!
We all know our DAW or any software’s basic shortcuts. Good! Learn more! and if your software allows you to make the new ones, then take some time to figure out where you waste time or wat to speed that part and make a shortcut for that. the time you spent figuring out and making the shortcuts is invested time for the future time waste.
This is not a new thing and it’s very obvious to say that practice your instrument daily.
But practicing your instrument is the best investment you make in time.
It will help you improvise new melodies, harmonies when deadline is very tight. When you regularly practice you will find easy to improvise and stretch your boundaries of playing and composing music in general
No doubt music theory helps and you need to apply that on musical instruments. So with time it will become easy to create new chord progression, new melody, new scale for particular mood.
It is the best investment of time.
There are countless other great websites for creative freelancers in-general but these two really caught attention.
So let’s see…
A great educational purpose website for photographers and creative professionals.
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Got an amazing story to share with the world? The storyhunter team is ready to help you with the world’s largest network of video creators with over 20000 professionals in 180+ countries. This one is for videographers mainly. as a freelancer, this is useful to create a portfolio and build relations with top-level people in the industry.
The social media market is becoming a necessity for any profession today
it is wise to simplify the process of making your craft. so you will be consistent in doing what you’re doing, which is more important than anything.
The 80/20 Rule also known as the Pareto Principle, was invented by an economist from Italy named Vilfredo Pareto. Yes, the rule is named after him.
Basically, It Says, 80% Of Your Results Come From 20% Of Your Actions.
“Pareto’s Law can be summarized as follows: 80% of the outputs
result from 20% of the inputs.”
― Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Workweek.
No, we are not going to do statistics and math here, But the good thing is you just need to find out the “Vital Few” the 20% and work on them to get maximum outputs. The 80%. This rule can be applied to anything in life. E.g Relation, Business, Time Management, Marketing etc.
So, find out what are your 20% things for maximum outputs.
Got other ideas how we can apply the rule? please write in comments.
Hello, everyone, NotesAlive Music has started 1-minute tutorial series on YouTube, Showing various topics like mixing, songwriting, production techniques under 1 minute. currently using Cubase for these tutorials, but you can try these techniques and tips with your DAW or any other DAW. So stick with us and check other videos on the channel, and don’t forget to like and subscribe. Have fun!
Here’s the recent one on Creating Templates.
You must be having a big and amazing list of great plugins from fresh sounding instruments to processing plugins to decorate your mix. and that’s great.
let’s add some utility plugins to your collection to enhance your workflow
this will not change your sound but it will surely reduce some bits of frustration in your mixing process.
Heres a list
VSTNotepad is a VST plugin that you can use to store comments, lyrics, or any text for each track.
This is also a VST for saving text notes in your projects, but this one has a 64-bit version
MNotepad is a simple text editor, which won’t perform any audio processing. You can use it to store comments, lyrics or just any text.
present in the MFreeEffectsBundle from Melda Production, I have tested it, and it looks nice!
A plugin that allows you to map your keyboard’s keys to a musical scale. This will ensure that you will always stay in key and never hit a wrong note. Remove the easy mode to challenge yourself.
Very useful if you have 2-octave small midi keyboard. You can trigger selected chord by pressing only one key. It also has easy mode button untick it and play the notes of chords on the keyboard.