Tag : music production

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Top 10 Pro Tools 10 Questions Answered

Mix recently produced a Pro Tools 10 Webcast that is now available for viewing on-demand. Alongside the presentation, texted questions were being answered live by the presenters and Avid product specialists. Here are the top 10 questions from the the text portion of the program. Q: What are the new DSPs in the new cards ? Why can’t they work with Accel Cards ? A: The HDX cards have TI chips, that are ^x more powerful than the old Sharc chips (each). Completely different architecture Q: Can a project created on 8.0.3cs3 for Windows be moved to a Pro Tools Read more
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MediaTech Institute Open House | November 17, 2011 | 7-9pm

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 of the skills you need to succeed in the entertainment Industry. TURN YOUR PASSION FOR MUSIC INTO A CAREER!! 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 77042 832.242.3426 MediaTech Read more
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Kill Your Plug-ins and Up Your Music Production Skills

I love Spectrasonic’s Omnisphere. It’s the best sounding softsynth I’ve ever heard; powerful, deep, detailed and, yes, sexy. I love the fact that its sample library is enormous, the presets are wide, varied and bountiful, like Harrods at Christmas time. I can press just one key and a whole world of beautiful sound comes pouring out of my monitors, and every time I use it I always think; ‘wow, I could do something really interesting with this’. And then I don’t. I might spend a few hours mucking around with Omnisphere, but when it comes to working and finishing my 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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MTI Austin Graduate launches Astral Plane Studios and cool AudioBlog

Astral Plane Studios is the brain child of professional audio engineer, Josh Hayward, a graduate of Mediatech Institute in Austin, TX for Recording Arts. Producer, recording engineer, audio mixing, you name it, it’ll be done to the highest possible standards that can be achieved! Astral Plane Studios number one focus in this business is the CLIENT. Josh believes that you must both have a COLLABORATION to succeed in this industry. What matters most is that the artist walks out with a smile as to how their music sounds; he does not let record labels or other individuals stand in the 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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6 Important Things About Singing

by Rae Nyx, Vocal Coach There are many different philosophies on what is most important when it comes to singing. I feel the most important is Passion. It’s pulling the heartstrings of the person listening to the song. I have gotten into sooo many arguments with other vocal coaches about this very thing. Here are the six main aspects to think about or to bring up to your own vocal coach: 1.  Breathing – This is going to sound weird, but almost everyone breathes wrong in the music industry. It’s the most common comment I’ll make when I watch singing Read more
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EQ Essentials in Pro Tools

Jeff Baust, Professor in Berklee’s Synthesis and the Music Production and Engineering Departments, explains how to balance the frequencies in your mix using the EQ plug-ins in Pro Tools and get your recordings sounding top notch Watch the video by clicking here….EQ Essentials in Pro Tools Read more
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20 Alternative Ways To Create A Sustainable Career In Music

As it becomes more evident that the new music industry will in no way resemble the construct of the past, many musicians are left trying to figure out how they can create a sustainable, or even lucrative career in music. Although album sales are on the decline, there is no decline in alternative jobs for musicians. The idea that any emerging artist can become the next multi-platnum recording artist is null and void. Save for very rare instances, there is just not the level of demand in music that creates the necessary environment for a superstar to develop, and those Read more