My Digital Music Recording and Production

My Digital Music Recording and Production

by Paul A Philips

The Digital Renaissance

From the perspective of modern technology with its personal computers continually rising in processing power and an increasingly vast array of well-budgeted music software and hardware to choose from, it can be said that it has never been easier to make music.

Whether you are a professional with aspirations to climb dizzy heights and achieve multimillion sales with award winning projects, or just an amateur looking for a bit of fun, it cannot be denied that there is a lot of creative opportunity available using the desktop computer to handle you musical input. Long gone are the days when extensive multi-track recording was reserved for those connected to the industry with its strictly commercial setup or for people well off enough to afford the expensive equipment.

Nowadays, in conjunction with your computer, a relatively cheap virtual recording studio software package like Steinberg’s Cubase or Pro Tools which has all the features of multi-track recording, a few instruments such as a midi controller keyboard, a guitar and a microphone and your all set up potentially to make some really good music: Basically, it’s all down to dogged-determination, enthusiasm and ability!

Who am I?

-Someone who has been making and recording rock and pop music for a hell of a long time! I have my own virtual recording studio set up and have written, performed on and produced some 16 CD’s to my name. I have also produced other artists in my long and varied repertoire. However, in the early days I never thought I would end up with having that much of an involvement with music in the recording studio.

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Some twenty-odd years ago I had been in and out of bands. Then I decided to go solo. I had a head full of ideas and a handful of songs I wanted to record. The choice of doing it all on my own seemed quite practical to me at the time: It would save money employing other musicians and prevent endless rehearsal hours of trying to get across what I wanted and how to do it, when I could achieve this much quicker on my own.

…Well, so much for that nice little theory! Using the words of the immortal bard, what actually happened in practice was a comedy of errors! It took me over two years to finally come up with an album’s worth of my own material.

It had taken such a long time because I had made just about every mistake imaginable during the making (well, it felt like that!). I may tell you more about those mistakes later, with the hope that you don’t make them. It has to be remembered, in those days there was no such thing as computerised recording. It was not even a mere twinkle.

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It was a time when the boundary between musicians and non-musicians was a lot less grey: None of this copy, cut and paste sound sampling that you get today from software packages such as Rebirth and Fruity Loops where anyone can have a go. There was no such thing as a controller keyboard linked up to a personal computer where a knowledge or experience of having played is not essential, or midi programming with all its time and money saving implications.

For example, these days I find it a wonderful thing that by using the midi there is no need to have to tune or mic up drums or go through hours and hours of rehearsal and take after take with the drummer to get what is considered to be right for the production. Or even have to call the whole rhythm section back a few days after because a flaw was found in the timing of the whole thing (I’ve been there and done that!). Nowadays the right sound samples and the necessary clicks of the mouse or operations via the keyboard can get the whole software-editing job done relatively quickly to my liking.

Nor was it a time when digital multi-track processing was used where signal-to-noise-ratio was not a problem. No, it was a problem then with analogue reel-to-reel tape recorders. Especially when a high number of tracks, not to mention the cost incurred through having to use a suitable Dolby noise reduction system. If you ever get the chance, ask someone to take off the Dolby on a 24-track tape machine so that you can hear how much hiss nose it makes.

However, in spite of my shortcomings, I still carried on in the same determined way. Which leads me to one piece of advice I can give loud and clearly: Never give up. From a philosophical point of view, I have learned those mistakes, incompetence, disappointments, shortcomings or anything suchlike are events that can be seen as opportunities!

Sometimes when we are in the morass related to these things, we fail to see the big picture: those undesirable circumstances are platforms for learning, growth and achievement in disguise. -This is how it has been many times for me in music and recording.

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From those early days on I did progress, slowly but surely. In a way I was glad to have been around in that era, since I can appreciate the transition from the old analogue set up: reel to reel tape recorders, mixing desks, the multitude of effects racks, echo machines, harmonisers …to the digital technology of today, having gained a broader perspective on how to approach a production and have a greater instinct in knowing how to put music together.

For me, it is this intangible instinct that I treasure the most in all the things I have gained through learning.

I realize also, apart from there being a whole number of different and alternative ways to getting the same task done, that with music being the creative process it is, it may not be appropriate at times to be governed by rigid laws and dogma on how to go about things. For example, today’s offbeat may be tomorrow’s convention. So, from this point of view I realize that many things are not set in stone; take an open minded approach at all times.

Above all have lots of fun!

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Lay Down Heart-Pumping Tracks with Dr. Drum

Lay Down Heart-Pumping Tracks with Dr. Drum

Every aspiring hip-hop producer and rap artist needs a way to develop their sound and create real tracks to showcase their talents. Dr. Drum is the perfect solution for all your needs.

With Dr. Drum you can create serious beats that get your heart pumping, but most of all, you can produce them and turn them into broadcast quality tracks to use during performances, at parties and clubs or even as your backgrounds that you can add your vocals to and make demos or ready to air tracks.

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Be a Pro Instantly:

With Dr. Drum there is no extensive learning curve. You won’t spend months or even days learning how to use the high-powered equipment. Every song you make will be a heart stopper right out of the gate!

You’ll get everything you need to import your sounds, create new beats and music and mix it perfectly all in one powerful system. All you need is your computer and you’re ready to bring home the power; and you get all this for less than the price of a dinner for two at your favorite restaurant.

Worried that Dr. Drum won’t be all that you’ve dreamed of? Don’t fret, you get a money back guarantee, so you can try it, and see that you will be the music mogul you feel in your heart or it won’t cost you a thing.

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Before you shake your skeptical head, let me tell you that Dr. Drum is a serious piece of equipment. It gives you real access to the same kind of equipment the top recording artists and their producers use every day at mere fractions of the cost.

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Be a Pro Right from Home:

You will have a high-tech music studio and turn out music like a pro, but do it from the corner of your bedroom or any place in the house. Go ahead and let your friends think you’ve spent thousands of dollars for a few hours in a professional studio, or have filled up the rooms of your house with all sorts of instruments and equipment.

Instead, you’ll know that everything you need is all included in the program. You’ll get a full-on 16-track sequencer that lets you edit and alter individual tracks and combine them to create exhilarating music.

The sequencer included with your Dr. Drum program is as good as those found in major recording studios, but you will begin using it right from the start and understand it completely thanks to video tutorials that show you exactly what to do.

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You’ll also get extensive drum kits that let you create unbelievable beats, and a 4-octave keyboard that can create everything from piano to sax and then download your mixed and edited final tracks to 44.1 stereo 16 bit PCM .wav format for real studio quality sound.

Don’t waste another thought on cheapie programs that turn half-baked tracks into weak MP3s that reduce the quality of your sound. Make real music and do it with ease with the Dr. Drum Digital Beat program

Which is better.. Keyboard or Piano?

Which is better.. Keyboard or Piano?

Real pianos are great but the one big drawback is you can’t turn the volume down so with a piano you tend to end up playing for the neighbours. With a keyboard you can stick on some headphones and play whatever turns you on – you can experiment, make mistakes and sound silly and play something a thousand times without driving other people nuts.

Ideally – have BOTH!
If you are buying a piano it is preferable to buy an overstrung piano not a straight strung! How to tell: Lift the top lid of the piano you should see the tuning pins at the top of the piano. If the tuning pins are evenly spaced along the pin block and the strings are all parallel and vertical this is a straight strung piano. If there is a group of tuning pins at the left and a separate group at the right and the strings cross over in a X shape this is an overstrung piano. Also get a tuner to check it out. I bought a piano once that needed to have the wood treated because all the pins (that tighten the strings) were coming loose very quickly after being tuned – disaster!
What Keyboard should you choose?

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A lot depends on what you want. Do you want a keyboard that sounds and feels like a Piano – then you’re looking for a keyboard or Digital Piano with WEIGHTED keys. Listen carefully to the piano sound – don’t be bamboozled by all the other buttons. If you want something portable then you are looking for a keyboard. Personally I would still look for one with weighted keys – I hate the feel of light plastic keys.

Get a keyboard with at least 61 keys – anything less and you will be craving for more keys after a few days. Also make sure get a sustain pedal, a keyboard is absloutely a dead thing without one. Without a sustain pedal as soon as you lift your finger off a key the sound stops dead – with a piano at least the strings vibrate for a second or two – the difference is quite noticeable.

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Feel the Beat with Dr. Drum

Feel the Beat with Dr. Drum

There are four kinds of beat making programs available today.

The first kind is a complex beat maker that only the most skilled technicians can understand. These also come with price tags in the stratosphere, and mind-boggling instructions.

The second kind promises great sound that anyone can use, but as easy as it is to operate, the sound is flat and simplistic.

The third is the free beat maker. These can be very alluring to starving artists, but they are dangerous and often come with extra, unexpected thrills also known as Trojans and Viruses.

The fourth kind of beat maker is Dr. Drum: a beat making program that gives you all of the tools professional DJs and sound techs use but in a format that is easy to use right from the start.

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With Dr. Drum you’ll get a full sound board right at your fingertips on your computer screen. It may look intimidating at first, because it’s everything you’ve dreamed of, but you don’t have the training to understand all the buttons and slides. The difference between Dr. Drum and the complex programs used by the industry’s leading pros is simply that Dr. Drum leads you step by step through the methods and uses to make it all happen.

Real Quality Not Flat Sound:

With Dr. Drum you get real, high-quality digital beats, not flat MP3 sound that feels fake and uninspiring. You’ll be bouncing in your chair as you music comes to life right in front of you. Your friends will think you have a full-scale sound studio hidden in your room, but you’ll know that all it took was your computer and Dr. Drum to produce high-powered, bombastic rhythm.

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Your Dr. Drum program comes complete with a full 12 pads per drum kit, and a huge selection of kits to choose so you can tailor your sound to your style. You can even import your own sounds and incorporate them with the ones you create in Dr. Drum, or use the edit feature to mold them into the sound you desire.

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Affordable Music Creation:

Unless you’re a rap star with a recording contract or a high-profile rock star it’s unlikely you have the budget to rent studio time, or buy all of the equipment used to create professional music.

Then again, with Dr. Drum you don’t have to be rich. Dr. Drum is an affordable program that makes it possible to create music in any genre without that star budget. No matter what your style, whether it is rock, hip hop, country, punk, indie, R&B or gangsta, Dr. Drum can create it for you.

Better yet, Dr. Drum turns aspiring musicians into professionals at the touch of a key on your keyboard. You can produce entire sound tracks from within the Dr. Drum program that are broadcast quality.

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That’s right; the music you create will be good enough to play in clubs, at parties or even on the radio! This isn’t some kid’s toy. Dr. Drum is a full-on professional level program that is capable of making the music you feel inside sound fantastic on the outside. Try it today. It’s risk free and has an iron-clad money back guarantee.

Experience the Thrill of Making Music with Dr. Drum

Making music is fun. You could spend years learning one instrument, and still not be able to produce the sounds that you feel inside. With Dr. Drum Beat Making software you can do it all, and you can do it right now.

Dr. Drum makes it possible for anyone, even someone who has no formal music education, or playing experience to create awesome sounds and music tracks in any genre.

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Create the Beat:

The power to music comes from the beat. It is the heart and soul of any soundtrack and you can create these amazing sounds in minutes with Dr. Drum. You get hundreds of pre-recorded beats to begin with, and you can edit them on the 12-pad kit right on your screen. Each sound included is recorded in studio quality sound, not tacky MP3 that will sound hollow and cheap. Your Dr. Drum beats will thunder and echo through the room when you let them loose.

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Turn On the Music:

If you want more than just heart-pounding beats, the ability to turn on amazing music is right in the program. The 4-octave keyboard lets you make your own sounds, import fresh sounds to edit, or choose from thousands of selections in the recorded database. Incorporate FX and make each creation unique and exciting.

Turn Up the Volume:

The powerful 16-track synthesizer in the Dr. Drum Beat Maker program lets you easily edit each individual track, or all at once, to control volume, resonance, frequency LFO and overlap sounds fast. Choose to import your own live music and use the synthesizer to capture individual notes or sections, and then recreate them in the perfect octave for your new creation. There’s no limit to what you can do with Dr. Drum’s sequencer.

When you’re finished with your masterpiece, save it the way professionals do, in 44.1 stereo 16bit PCM .wav file that will be welcome at any club or be the life of any party.

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Dr. Drum is the Secret to Successful Music Production:

Don’t slave away learning instruments that take years to master, and studying theory and production. Create the music of your soul today and be the envy of all your friends. You don’t even have to tell them that you didn’t study for years or spend thousands on high-tech equipment. Your personal Dr. Drum studio on your computer can be your own little secret to making mind-blowing music right in your own home.

Five Ways To Selecting The Best Affiliate Marketing Niche

Five Ways To Selecting The Best Affiliate Marketing Niche

by Jon Allo

If you have made the decision that you want to make some money with affiliate marketing, how do you pick out the best affiliate marketing niche? It’s important that you do some research into your niche before you start working on it as it could save you time and money later on.

Affiliate marketing is a great business model for new and experienced online entrepreneurs. You can sell other peoples’s products and services online and when you make a sale, the product owner pays you a commission. It’s easier to make money with affiliate marketing than creating your own products because you don’t have to buy any stock, organise any deliveries or get involved with any customer queries. The product owner does all of this. Your job is to find the customers and promote the products to them.

Let’s have a look at the 5 steps to choosing the best affiliate marketing niche.

1. Find A Market That Interests You.

The first thing you should think about is picking a niche that you are enthusiastic about. You’ll need to be working in that area most days and if you don’t like what you’re doing, it’s not likely that you’ll stay with it for the long-term. If you opt for a niche that you have no interest in, then you’re in a poor position even before you start. Gradually you may even feel despondent and really dislike what you’re doing. This is the complete opposite of what you want to happen if you want to make money with affiliate marketing. Make sure you can stick with your niche permanently.

2. Has The Niche Got Durability?

The best affiliate marketing niche is one that will have services or products that people will always want or need. Avoid something that’s regarded as a gimmick and will be outdated before you begin to make any money. It does take some time and effort to make money with affiliate marketing. Once you’ve built up your affiliate marketing business, you want to be able keep it going for a long time. Ensure that your choice is not something that will be here today and gone tomorrow. You want your hard work to be worthwhile long-term.

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3. Can You Make Money In Your Chosen Niche?

It’s also important to think about profitability. Is what you want to promote going to make money? After all, you want to make money with affiliate marketing and enjoy a steady and rising income. Do your homework and find out how many people will be interested in what you’re promoting.

4. What Are The Product Types?

You also need to consider promotion options. In your niche, what kinds of products can you promote? Can you promote a book that will sell in your niche? Can you promote tangible items or digital products?

5. Are There Recurring Income Opportunities?

Many successful affiliate marketers know that the key to long-term success with affiliate marketing niche ideas is bringing in regular income each month. With a recurring income you will get a regular payment while the buyer continues to use the service or product. This can add up to a substantial income over the course of time.

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Dr. Drum Review—Beat or Bust?

Dr. Drum Review—Beat or Bust?

If you’ve been around for long and have been trying to find the perfect beat making program you know that there are basically two types of beat programs. There’s the type that produce cheap sounding quality that only your mother would be proud of, and there’s the professional quality programs that will cost you a whole lot of money and you’ll have to spend months to figure out if you can before you throw your hands up in frustration.

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You want to make music, and you want to do it now with results you can take to clubs or sell to producers with pride, but not break the bank doing it.

Well, let me tell you that there’s now a way to do just that.

Dr. Drum Beat Making software has everything you need and you won’t have to eat Ramen Noodles for the rest of your life to pay for it either. Better yet, this affordable software will make your music shine, and create the work that you can really use as a professional musician.

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What you get with the Dr. Drum Beat Making Software:

– Beats, Beats and More Beats
– A full-scale beat maker that offers you dozens of kits
– 12-pad sound with each kit
– Drag and drop import ability to bring in your own beats
– An immense database of exclusive beat sounds
– Single click ability to move sounds where you want them in the track
– 4-Octave Keyboard
– Create pianos, strings, synth, sax and more
– Special effects to create unique sounds
– Drag and drop import ability to bring in your own sounds
– MIDI cable free
– A database of thousands of stereo quality sounds
– Switch instruments in a single click
– A powerful 16-track sequencer that lets you:
– Record in full 44.1 stereo 16 bit PCM .wav format
– Alter frequency, resonance, LFO R and A
– Scan important sounds for a single note or section of music and recreate it in all 4 octaves
– Mix the volume on individual channels
– Move sound about with a single click
– Learn to use the entire program in minutes with the video tutorials included

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Dr. Drum will make anyone sound like a pro and it is affordable. When you’re ready to step into the big time, do it with Dr. Drum and be a pro without spending money like one.

Be the Party with Dr. Drum

Be the Party with Dr. Drum

Who’s the leader at any party? Who gets the joint jumpin’? Who gets paid to make people dance? The DJ, and today’s DJ is a performance artist.

They create vibrant beats and hot techno sounds so if you want to be a DJ, you have to have the power to throw down powerful beats and bring a room to life. You can do all that with the Dr. Drum Beat Making software.

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Dr. Drum is everything you need all in one easy to afford package. It is so easy to use, you’ll be hittin’ the clubs and making people dance right from the moment you get started. The program comes with 3 powerful music creation tools to make any beat or turn out powerfully edited music.

Any type of music you love can be made perfectly in no time with Dr. Drum. You can create rap beats, hip-hop sounds, smooth R&B, Dizzying techno pop, punk, rock, jazz, grunge, dance tunes, urban, and house or indie tracks to amaze your friends and get you gigs at the top clubs. Make money doing what you love by creating beats for producers and get your money on liners and royalties to boot.

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There’s no end to what you can do using Dr. Drum’s all-in-one beat maker. Dr. Drum has a beat for any genre, and thousands of sound choices in its database.

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You can choose from many different drum styles and edit them all on the 12-pad kit on the easy to use interface. If that isn’t enough, import your own sounds with one click and turn them into polished tracks.

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Dr. Drum also lets you make beautiful music with the 4-octave keyboard. Along with thousands of professional quality sounds in the database, and the ability to create mind-blowing FX, you can use the keyboard program to make your own instrumentals from piano and strings to sax with dozens of instrument choices. Switch easily with one click from one instrument to the other and turn your computer into a recording studio.

To bring all of your sounds together, the Dr. Drum Beat Making software comes with a 16-track sequencer that puts all of the power of the pros at your fingertips. You can adjust individual tracks, edit and change them with simple click and drag ability, and save it all to recording studio quality 44.1 stereo 16bit PCM .wav files.

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Don’t waste your time and money on lesser programs that save your music as MP3s that will have the industry pros patting you on the head as they send you on your way.

Turn out killer tracks that will leave them all breathless and wanting to work with you. Get Dr. Drum at a super affordable price and don’t just be at the parties—be the party!

Setting Up An Internet Business Using The Law Of Attraction

Setting Up An Internet Business Using The Law Of Attraction

by Jon Allo

The Law of Attraction is primarily based on a basic principle that the thoughts, desires, and wants you put out into the world is what will come flowing back to you. But how can you use this principle when starting an online business?

The Law of Attraction is about focusing on what you really want. Have you given thought to the things you really want? Saying that you want more money is fine but maybe it’s simply the stuff money can buy that you want. If you do want money, for the sake of having money, have you considered the amount of money you want?

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Sometimes our wants are firmly tangled with the wants of others around us. We want things because someone else wants it. It’s time to get clear on what YOU really want instead of letting the wants of others interfere.

Why are you starting an online business? Is the reason that want more money? Having said that, until you know how much you want to attract, you won’t be able to attract it. You need to determine an actual amount and take into account how you chose that figure. Is it to have a comfortable life? Do you want to give more to charity? Do you want a big bank account? Until you get clear on an amount and how you plan to attract that amount, it won’t happen. Even once you establish these things it will still take time for everything to be put into action.

Be Prepared To Work.

It does involve a fair element of work when starting an online business and making it successful. There is no easy, push-button solution. The Law of Attraction is about being clear about the job or career you want so that you can attract one that is most suitable for you. Is your current career one that you’ve decided on for yourself or that someone else decided for you? It’s important to have a career that you enjoy. Work is easier if you enjoy what you’re doing. So if you don’t anything to do with the Internet or working hard, is starting an online business really the most appropriate thing for you?

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Knowing why you want things can help you decide what it is you really want.

Will driving an expensive car make you feel any more important than driving a good dependable car? Would it be better to drive a less costly car and use the money saved on other things? Get clear on what it is you genuinely want and what you want money and material items to achieve for you.

What Do You Really Want?

You can attract all sorts of things, but you have to be focused on what you really want, not what you think you want or someone else wants for you. You will have to put everyone else to one side and identify what it is you truly want and what you want to achieve by using the Law of Attraction.

The golden rule of the Law Of Attraction is simple: stop focusing on what you don’t want, and start focusing on what you want to manifest in your life, and it will follow.

It does not matter about your age, education, technical skills or qualifications, there are many online businesses to start. Success is not something you chase. It’s not something you can catch. Success is something that comes to you, and you attract it with your thoughts and actions.

More Information:

Success in business is mostly about marketing, especially online. Great marketing can sell an average product but poor marketing cannot sell a great product. To learn more about marketing that will work for your business and how to find the right products to sell and the right customers to buy them, visit http://www.jonallo.com

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