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NOW HEAR THIS | Dallas Producer’s Association Meeting | 9.6.11

DPA’s September meeting, Now Hear This, will concentrate on all things audio for the production community. A panel of audio pros will discuss location audio, audio post/sound design and music for film/video providing tips and insights that will help producers create more efficient and effective productions whether for feature films, documentaries, commercials or corporate projects. Audio Pro Panelists will include: Jay Adkins – Jaya Music Johnny Marshall – Marshall Sound Design David Rosenblad – DRM: sir reel sound David Friedman – WaveMaker Audio Renee Coronado – Dallas Audio Post Group Clayton Coblentz, local producer and DPA Secretary/Treasurer will moderate the Read more
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Touring with the Band: Music Industry Gigs and What They Pay

Whether you’re into hair bands or hip hop, you may have wished you could tour the word with your favorite band. Extravagent backstage buffets and longs nights of partying await you, but would you earn any money? Payscale.com decided to talk to some music industry insiders of today and find out what it’s really like to go on the road with a band. The following are insider tips on snagging a job as part of the crew, learning needed skills, networking, typical pay and more. Expect long hours Whether running a spotlight (a mid-career live performances lighting technician earns around Read more
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Should You Play Music Full Time?

Question: Should You Play Music Full Time? Note that the advice in this article is geared specifically towards musicians and does not address going full time in other music industry careers. Answer: Taking the plunge and deciding to play music full time is exciting – and terrifying. How do you know when the time is right? Will you be able to pay your bills while playing gigs? There are a lot of questions to consider. Of course, if you’re ever REALLY going to make it as a musician, this is a step you’re going to have to take someday. Some Read more
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Facing the Music Industry as an Independent Artist

It’s true that industry professionals and artist mind sets could not be farther apart. They are on two totally different sides of the game, yet working together as a team. All industry people probably receive anywhere from 15 to 200 emails or calls a week from indie artists wanting to work with them or get their advice. This is not an exaggeration. Most of these calls/emails are unfortunately misguided and are not going to get the artist anywhere just based on their approach. As an indie artist I am sure this must be incredibly frustrating… constantly sending out emails to Read more
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The 3 biggest problems with recording an acoustic guitar

Here are the 3 biggest problems I face when recording acoustic guitar: 1. Boomy sound It’s so tempting to slap a mic 3 inches away from the strings and start recording. It sounds so present and in-your-face. You’re capturing all the detail and nuance. You’re also capture a LOT of low end. Proximity effect is not your friend. If you place the microphone too close, you will be wrestling with low end when it’s time to mix, and you’ll be kicking yourself. Back the mic up. 2. Stereo fever I went through a phase where I insisted on always using two Read more
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Remembering Chad Linley

Chad Allen Linley, age 29, of Houston (formerly of Lewisville, TX) passed away August 6, 2011. Born May 13, 1982 in Denton, TX he is survived by his parents, Brian and Cathy Sullivan and Lee Linley; brothers, Cody Linley, Scott Sullivan and Ben Sullivan; Chad attended MediaTech Institute in Houston and was studying Recording Arts. He was scheduled to graduate in September. Chad was an up-and-coming DJ and was making a name for himself across Texas. He was headlining major events in Houston, Dallas and Austin and was planning to relocate to Austin after graduation. Chad was a vivacious character. He Read more
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MediaTech Institute OPEN HOUSE | August 18, 2011 7-9 pm

You’re invited to join us for a behind-the-scenes look into the Music & Film Industry. From the technical and creative know-how to hands-on training by industry professionals, our renowned multi-studio RECORDING ARTS & DIGITAL FILM programs teach you all the skills you need to succeed in the Entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER AT MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! MediaTech Institute – Dallas Campus 400 E. Royal Lane, Suite 100 Irving, TX 75039 972.869.1122 MediaTech Institute – Austin Campus 200 Academy Drive, Suite A Austin, TX 78704 512.447.2002 MediaTech Institute – Houston Campus 3324 Walnut Bend Lane Houston, TX Read more
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Learn from a Legend-Frank Filipetti | Attend the AVID Webinar and Live Q & A (Thursday, July 28, 2011 @ 12 pm)

Join Grammy-winning producer| engineer| mixer | Frank Filipetti (Book of Mormon, James Taylor, Korn, Elton John) and Avid’s Tony Cariddi for an insider’s look at what it takes to be successful in the music industry. Hear about Frank’s beginnings and how his experiences shaped his work and career path. Discover his approach to mixing Get the scoop on why he switched from analog to digital before everyone else Find out how he transitioned his studio to his home Hear why Pro Tools|HD Native is the biggest leap in sound quality he’s experienced Plus, Frank will be available during and after the Read more
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“The Importance of Creating Momentum”

I wrote this for my blog. It’s about pursuing your dream in general. But, I thought I’d share it here because it applies to all of us. And who knows? This piece could keep someone who’ll make history in music going for one more day. I added a bit to the end to share how it applies to our music careers. Hope you’ll enjoy and be motivated to keep moving. This may sound incredibly obvious (because it is), but it is one of those obvious truths that we don’t consider enough. Because considering it might actually motivate us. The key Read more
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FREE WEBINAR TODAY @ 1pm- “Personal Monitoring in Houses of Worship”

As worship media becomes more complex and professional, personal monitoring becomes a key step in the learning curve and perhaps the single most important way to upgrade the quality of the worship experience both for listeners and presenters . This webcast from Sound & Video Contractor looks at how to set up a variety of monitoring solutions for musicians, choir, and pastor, including floor-wedges, in-ear monitors and wireless belt packs, as well as how to integrate both wired and wireless support equipment including transmitters, antenna, limiters, digital snakes in ways that are effective but simple to use for non-professionals. We’ll Read more