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Miking Acoustic Guitars

As I’ve watched some young engineers record acoustic guitars (or any acoustic instrument such as a mandolin, ukulele, etc), I’ve discovered that very little thought seems to go into this process. So I’ll briefly share some techniques that I personally use which will undoubtedly yield you some great results! These aren’t new or groundbreaking techniques by any means, but I’ve noticed that a shockingly large number of engineers do not get good captures when it comes to these instruments. So here we go; let’s start with two quality small diaphragm condenser microphones. And no, they do NOT need to be Read more
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How to Create a Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan

MediaTech Houston will be hosting the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals (NARIP) tonight at 6pm. There will be guest speakers and the topic will be “How to Create A Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan”.  The meeting is free to MediaTech students. Info about the event: NARIP PresentsHow To Create A Grand Slam Music Marketing Plan  WHEN Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 7pm WHERE Media Tech 3330 Walnut Bend Houston, TX 77042-4712 Near Beltway 8 and Richmond WHY ATTEND?   Get a music marketing plan started in one session and boost the effectiveness of the plan you already have. A great Read more
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UNSIGNED GRIND – Hosted by 97.9 The Beat and ArtistsofHipHop.com

  We are proud to announce us partnering with ArtistsofHipHop.com and Radio One to host “The Unsigned Grind” showcase.  97.9 The Beat has teamed up with ArtistsofHipHop.com to bring awareness to HIV.  Winners of The Unsigned Grind online contest will compete for a chance to perform at the 6th Annual Hip Hop for HIV concert at the Fort Worth Convention Center on August 25, 2013. HIV testing will be free and available to anyone who attends the event. After you are finished with the test, you will find out the results within 1 minute! Anyone who takes an HIV test 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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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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Congratulations To One Of Our Own!

Our receptionist, Rae Nyx, will be featured in a CD Sampler for MB Agency in California! Her band, Diminished 5th have decided to place the acoustic version of “Come With Me” on the CD have been working hard to finish their album in hopes of having it out in the next year! Rae has been keeping herself busy with her band and Chae Balistreri, an artist from Longview, Texas. She is the producer and engineer for his album. She has put alot of her time into getting his album just right, as well as her own. To hear the song Read more
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California CD Sampler will feature one of our own!!

Rae Nyx, Dallas Receptionist, will be featured on a California CD Sampler that is being put out by MB Agency! Rae’s band Diminished 5th are picking out the song at this very moment. Rae is a recent graduate of MediaTech and has become a vocal coach of some of our students! We can’t wait until it all goes through! We will post an update as to when the CD will be released! Check out Diminished 5th’s facebook page at www.facebook.com/pages/Diminished-5th/194614857237397 and their myspace page at www.myspace.com/dim5thmusic! Or follow Rae on Twitter at www.twitter.com @Rae_Nykie_Nyx! Read more