Tag : Recording Engineer

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“So my child wants to be in the music biz”

When parents hear that their children want to break into the music industry, whether as a musician or on the business side of things, reactions can be decidedly mixed. Some parents go all out trying to help their children reach the stars, while others take the “dream on, kid” approach and others still are semi-supportive but unsure of what it all means. Which group has the right idea? Maybe all of them. After all, it’s natural for parents to worry about their child’s ability to make a living in a very competitive industry – a dose of realism is always Read more
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MediaTech Institute Open House | May 17, 2012 | 7-9 pm

TOUR THE STUDIOS OF MEDIATECH INSTITUTE! 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. CALL 866-498-1122 TO RSVP TODAY!! 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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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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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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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