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Why ProTools ISN'T Easier For You

      If you’ve spent any time on recording forums or Facebook groups, I’m sure you’ve noticed that the “Best DAW For [insert purpose here]” argument is still alive and well.  Everyone is quick to stake their claim and donate their opinions on what the best DAW is, and why.  

     One thing I’ve been seeing a lot of is this:

“I just switched over to ProTools and I can’t get...

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ISSUES With Steven Slate Drums and 3rd Party Samples - FIXED!

 

Hey!  Did you know that I have a completely FREE drum sample library?  Seriously, I do!  375 samples total, with 8 snare drums, 5 kick drums, and 3 sets of toms, all with with 2 pairs of room and ceiling mics for blending ambiance!  

You can get them (completely FREE) here!

Any-who, I noticed that when I attempted to load my own 3rd party samples into Steven Slate Drums (SSD4), that none of them were showing up!  It took a while, but I finally figured out...

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Backing Track Production Overview - Tracking, Mixing, and Production Methods

 

In this video, I'll show you how I was able to create a promo video backing track in about an hour of time.  I talk gear, recording technique, production ideas, and mixing.  

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Here's a list of the gear I used to make this track happen:

Epiphone Les Paul Traditional Pro 2 - $550

Squire Classic Vibe Jazz Bass - $400

Egnater Tweaker 15w - $400

Bogner Sealed Cabinet with Vintage 30

API Luchbox - $650

Classic API VP28 mic pre -...

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How To Get A Head-Start On Your Career By Practicing What Can’t Be Taught - ModernMusicBusiness

 

You can make major strides toward your career goals from where you are right now.  You can start developing life-long skills without mentors, schools, or outside influence.  Hear me out:  I absolutely recommend that you find mentors and training, but don’t let the absence of those things stop you from making progress NOW.

 

Expecting To Be Taught The Unteachable 

I recently did a 1 hour consultation with a young adult who had recently graduated from...

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6 Reasons Entertainment Schools Are Ripping You Off! - ModernMusicBusiness

I’m a veteran music and film professional.  I’m also an entertainment school grad.  I’ve had an awesome career, and continue to enjoy said career to this day!

Do I credit my school for my success?  Nope!  And neither do the majority of my colleagues and friends who are at the height of their careers.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t met a single successful person working in entertainment that doesn’t hold some level of regret that they...

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9 Things You Can Do To Guarantee Your Success In The Entertainment Business - ModernMusicBusiness

The entertainment industry is an amazing place to call your career home.  I mean, who doesn't love a great record, TV show, movie, or video game? 

Each of these categories of entertainment look very different in execution and work-flow,  but the personal expectations and how you prepare for these industries are mostly the same.  Whether you’re going to college and getting a degree or certificate for your career, or just packing up and moving to the city of your...

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The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment [Full] - ModernMusicBusiness

There are very few things in life that are more rewarding than being able to do what you love for a living.  This is especially true when "what you do", is related to making music, video games, movies or TV shows.  

But like many things in life, the process of achieving our goals can be "not so fun" when going into it with bad advice or misguided expectations.  Sadly, the vast majority of young people entering the world of entertainment fit...

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Don’t Forget The Other Half! - ModernMusicBusiness

 Can you see that in the distance?  That “thing” that keeps getting further and further away in the rear-view mirror?  That’s the shrinking visibility of a distant entertainment microcosm that forced amateurs and professionals alike to be aligned with financially prosperous partners in order to fund, market, and distribute quality content.   

Good riddance!  Am I right?!?!  Now musicians can be creative whenever, and almost wherever...

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The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment [Pt.2]

This is Part 2 of The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment.  To view Part 1, Click Here!

There are very few things in life that are more rewarding than being able to do what you love for a living.  This is especially true when "what you do", is related to making music, video games, movies or TV shows.  

But like many things in life, the process of achieving our goals can be "not so fun" when going into it with...

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The 7 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Your Career In Entertainment [Pt.1]

There are very few things in life that are more rewarding than being able to do what you love for a living.  This is especially true when "what you do", is related to making music, video games, movies or TV shows.  

But like many things in life, the process of achieving our goals can be "not so fun" when going into it with bad advice or misguided expectations.  Sadly, the vast majority of young people entering the world of entertainment fit this description, which is why...

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