If you’re a guitar player, you know that lugging your amp around can get a bit tedious. Not to mention avoiding noise complaints when practicing can be tricky if you’re staying in a hotel or living in an apartment. When you wake up in the middle of the night with a great idea, you can’t just ignore it and go to sleep. You have to plug in and jam out—it’s a craving all artists and performers feel. When you have to be considerate of your neighbors, that can be a tricky midnight calling.
With the invention of the iPad came the transition into a more mobile workspace. Rather than being tied to your computer or a clunky external hard drive, you can now record straight to your iPad on the go. The ability to access your multitrack session anywhere and anytime is an incredible advantage when it comes to productivity. Working with a tablet allows for many beneficial features you may not get with a computer or laptop.
Mixing is one of the most important parts of a song’s creation. You put enormous work into the recording process, used all the best gear, and now you’re left with a rough draft of the magic you came to make. With a plan of attack, you can mix your session in a few hours with great results. Use these seven mixing tips to help guide you down that path.
Recording music is more mobile than ever as technology continues to advance. Many people find themselves setting up shop at a friend’s house, busses, stages, or at home away from the studio. You never know when the moment is going to strike and you’re looking to hit record. The need for recording in the studio is a thing of the past. Take your studio with you and record wherever inspiration hits.
Many of us are familiar with the loud roar of a plane’s engine. Whether you’re sitting in the front or kicking it in the back, the plane’s ambience can drown out your favorite playlist. Being in the air often whether it’s for business or for travel can be exhausting, but it can also be an escape. Music lets you relax and enjoy that escape. Make sure you’re not missing any of it due to background noise.
We often hear people complain about virtual instruments saying they sound too digital. Some people avoid using them so their song has more authenticity to it. However, there comes a time where virtual instruments are needed. Maybe you felt something was missing and didn’t have the resources to record.