Studio & Production
How Auto-tune Changed Music

How Auto-tune Changed Music

Auto-Tune is a pitch correction effect that modifies and corrects off-pitch notes as well as provides a robotic sound to the vocals. It is one of the most used effects in pop music today. Just a couple of decades ago, singers needed to sing in tune: there was no way of adjusting the pitch in post-production. ...

Why Do Musicians Wear and Take Out Their Earpieces?

Why Do Musicians Wear and Take Out Their Earpieces?

The earpieces that musicians wear on stage are called 'in-ear monitors' (IEMs). They are a type of earphones that offer hearing protection while also providing a personalized stage mix, which can include a backing track or click track for the musician to play or sing along to. Musicians wear these earpieces so ...

How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (Free and Paid Options)

How to Convert MIDI to Sheet Music (Free and Paid Options)

Thinking about automatically converting MIDI tracks to sheet music? There are a variety of great options to choose from. If you were wondering which software you can use to do this properly, we have created a list of the best software and online services you can use to get the work done. With these ...

10 Great Music Theory and Ear Training Apps (2022)

10 Great Music Theory and Ear Training Apps (2022)

Today, music theory can be learned through apps. It's a fun, creative, and modern way to approach learning with apps like Perfect Ear, Tenuto, Ear Master, and many more. Did you know you can learn a lot about Music Theory just by using an app on your phone? Did you know you can learn to recognize differences in ...

The 6 Best Mixing Books to Get a Professional Sound

The 6 Best Mixing Books to Get a Professional Sound

Mixing music is a fine balance between theory and art. You need to understand the fundamentals to take control of your sound. Reading some books on the subject is a great way to get started. The mix standard of commercial releases is now at a very high level. If you want tracks to compete and stand out against ...

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

How to Become a Professional Songwriter

To become a successful songwriter, the first trait you will need is patience. It can be a long process for some and that's why you need nerves of steel. If everything goes according to plan, songwriting may be a surprisingly lucrative and enjoyable occupation. First of all, let's get clear about a crucial point: ...

Stage Lighting and Effects For Beginners

Stage Lighting and Effects For Beginners

Lights play a major part in the majority of music performances. These can add a whole new dimension to the music being played. Today, you can’t imagine any big show without intricate lighting being used. However, you probably don't have tens of thousands of dollars for professional stage lighting and a crew to ...

The 7 Best Party Speakers (2022)

The 7 Best Party Speakers (2022)

A quality party speaker is a vital element of a good party. Today, there are many excellent speakers to really get your groove on and enjoy the music. A good party speaker should be loud enough, have good sound reproduction quality, and should have good connectivity options, among other things. My top recommended ...

10 Great Books for Songwriters (2022)

10 Great Books for Songwriters (2022)

Songwriting is a tricky process and is different from one individual to another. Using the tricks of the trade by so many great writers/songwriters might just get you on your way to becoming one. Nowadays, the internet is full of educational material. It’s just hard sometimes to distinguish between good and bad ...

5 Drinks Holders for Microphone Stands (2022)

5 Drinks Holders for Microphone Stands (2022)

If you like to indulge in a drink or two throughout your live shows, you might have realized that finding a place to put your drink that can become challenging! This is where a drinks holder for your mic stand comes to the rescue. Your drinks need to be close at hand, you can't be holding them the entire time, and ...

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