Monday, December 8, 2008

'10 Things Everyone Recording Music Should Know'


Here are 10 great tips that all producers should know.
Enjoy!
Click PIC for the list.

(via Music Thing)



1. Keep cable runs short particularly low impedance I.e. guitars and mics. It WILL affect the sound. Having said that I don't believe expensive cables offer significant improvement.
2. Even the best instruments and recording equipment will probably sound like crap in the wrong hands. The reverse can also be true.
3. Don't suck the life out of a recording by overuse of limiting and compression.
4. Go for performance not perfection.
5. Log EVERYTHING on a recording so that anyone can pick up where you left off. Particularly tracks that should not be used - better still, get rid of them.
6. Always consolidate tracks (in other words all tracks should have the same start and finish times) so that they can be loaded onto a different platform. Give every track a meaningful name.
7. Even if your ideas are making all the difference, make the other person think they were theirs.
8. The two most important things on a great record are: 1. The Song. 2. The Song.
9. Never trust anyone in the music business with a vowel in their name.
10. The check is NOT in the mail.

'10 Things Everyone Recording Music Should Know'

18 comments:

  1. great find...#9 is classic...the realest shit he wrote

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  2. lol good post homie. #9 is hilarious

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  3. Don't email someone 50 beats! Quality not quantity. LOL.

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  4. GREAT POST BIG BRO. BY THE WAY, I WAS LISTENING TO NELLY'S NEW SONG, IT'S CALLED YOU CAN GET IT FEATURING GUCCI MANE AND R. KEELY. I'M NOT SURE IF YOU'VE HEARD IT. LINK HERE: http://www.zshare.net/audio/18613835ed07eb2c/
    ANYWAYS, LISTEN TO THE BEGINNING AND TELL ME THAT ISN'T THE MOST BLATANT BITING OFF 3-PEAT YOU'VE EVER HEARD. POLOW DA DON PRODUCED IT.

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  5. 10. The check is NOT in the mail...wow..lol

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  6. *Shameless plug* I just produced Hitz Committee/Jive artist Trai'd "Gutta Chick"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdO3x2mUbds

    As well as 6 other joints for his album and let me just say that......

    #9 and #10 gives you the music business.

    You have to do alot of fighting for what YOU ARE DUE!!

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  7. what up g dub, i hear where you're coming from. But as a musician i'm not quick to say cats bit me. i'll let this one slide, lol

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  8. @maestrobeatz lol "10. The check is NOT in the mail."

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  9. @maestrobeatz - lol words of truth for all producers, especially #7

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  10. @maestrobeatz props on that 10 things recording...good site too

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  11. RT: @maestrobeatz"10 Things Everyone Recording Music Should Know" http://short.to/2z6y

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  12. @maestrobeatz: "10 Things Everyone Recording Music Should Know" http://short.to/2z6 (LOL: "The check is NOT in the mail!)"

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  13. @maestrobeatz "9. Never trust anyone in the music business with a vowel in their name." Priceless ;)

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  14. @maestrobeatz **bookmarks blog**

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