Compression Basics

Today we will take a look at the basics of compression. What is it and what can you do with it? Also, we will take a look at an example piece of bass guitar, in which you can clearly hear the effect. Let’s quickly take a look at compression!

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MIDI: The Basics

In the meantime I am recording the piano pieces of This Is Living. This happens with the help of MIDI, so today we will take a look at the basics of MIDI. Among other things, MIDI is used for piano, synthesizers and controllers. So what is it and how does it work? Lets take a further look.

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Introduction to Music Production

It was a week ago when I attended an introduction workshop to music production at KeyMusic Eindhoven. This workshop was given bij MusiCasa, who also gives courses and training for music production, DJ production and software programs. An ‘introduction’ might sound like it is too basic when you already know your way around a bit, but still I have learned new things. The workshop was about equipment, software, EQ, compresison and dynamic leveling. Let’s take a further look.

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The Music Recording Process

While working on microphone placement, which actually take longer to experiment with, we’ll walk briefly through the recording process. Disclaimer: I am still reading into the recording process, so I might have some thing wrong ;). Basically, the recording process comes down to recording, overdubbing (more recording), mixing and mastering. There are other aspects as well (sequence editing for CD’s, marketing & sales), but we will not go through them here.

On to recording then!

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Theoretical Guidance

As far as I know, you can not teach yourself how to create music. Making music is one thing, but recording, mixing and mastering are involved as well. It’s not a coincidence that there are a lot of professionals that make their living by doing this. Getting to this professional level takes time and you can not do this alone. But, as a start, you can get some passive help.

That is why I have some theoretical guidance.

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