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Creatives power of positive thinking

The Power of Positive Thinking for Creatives

If you’re a creative person who’s experienced moments or even long periods of time feeling unsure about yourself or conflicted, you’re not alone. Creative people tend to examine the external world and to delve deep and ask questions that aren’t even on the radar for most folks. The payoff for their capacity to feel and […]

The Lowdown on Recorded Sound Through The Ages

When thinking about the history of recorded sound, it’s best to split things up into four categories: The Acoustic Era (1877 to 1925), The Electric Era (1925 to 1945), The Magnetic Era (1945 to 1975) and The Digital Era (1975 to present). In 1857 a Parisian printer and bookseller named Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville invented […]

singers mic techniques

Singers, Work Thy Mic!

Having a good voice is one thing. Being able to sing in-studio requires a bit more than that. Professional vocalists and session singers know how to use their voices to convey various emotions and textures, and they know how to “work the mic” in order to achieve the desired effect. Here are our tips for working […]

artistic inspiration

Finding Artistic Inspiration Through Other Artists

Delve deep into another artist’s catalog and the experience can seem like traveling through some magic portal that leads you on a journey through which you discover more of what really resonates with you. Through encountering the work of others we can learn more about what appeals to us and why. The inspiration we draw […]

Listening to music

Do You Listen to Music Like a Pro?

Is listening to music a passive experience for you? Or are you someone who really gets in there, who dissects and analyzes what’s happening? Do you find yourself listening to on repeat,  or googling the different producers on your favorite tracks to find out what other projects they’ve worked on, maybe see what else they’ve […]

social media for artists

Working Social Media Into Your Flow

Oftentimes, being a successful artist has a lot to do with how well you play the game. It’s about how well you can network and showcase your work. It’s about how adept you are at creating something out of nothing. Being a working professional in a creative field means you have a social media following, […]

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