Posted: Jun 7, 2022
**Guest post written by Brad Johnson, a musician and producer from Southern California. When he isn’t spending time with his wife and kids at the beach, he is helping songwriters and musicians at Song Production Pros.
"Have you ever listened to a modern live recording and wondered how the performers were so dialed in?...Perhaps you've tried doing a live recording of your own band and were horrified by the results...What is it that separates your live recordings from the pros? Is it that they are that much better? Well, not exactly...Let's dive in!"View Full Article
Posted: Jun 14, 2021
**Guest post by Martin Kristiansen, founder of HomeStudioIdeas.com.
"Getting stuck on unfinished tracks is probably one of the most common issues for producers. I think we all can agree that starting a new track is so much easier than putting the finishing touches on an existing project. Today I want to share 7 tips that you can use to achieve some closure on your music-making. Let’s dive right in!"View Full Article
Posted: Jul 13, 2020
**Guest post written by Danny Mekonnen, a hardcore drummer and founder of deBObaND.
"A soundproof room is absolutely crucial for home recording as you do not want outside noises ruining your recording while also making sure your recording does not ruin the day for people outside...If you want to have a recording session in your home, here is how to soundproof a room for home recording..."View Full Article
Posted: Jun 22, 2020
**Guest post by Caleb J. Murphy, a songwriter-producer based in Austin, TX, and the founder of Musician With A Day Job, a blog to help part-time musicians succeed.
"Anyone can be their own producer. Don’t believe me? Read on and I’ll show you the whys and hows of producing music yourself..."View Full Article
Posted: May 18, 2020
**Guest post by James Longman of AudioReputation, a technology writer & blogger by profession.
"A very common question we have been trying to answer is – can I use my headphones to record and mix music? Well, unfortunately the answer isn’t “definitely yes” because of some reasons, but if you have some decent mixing skills and you can trust your ears, then the answer goes pretty close to “yes”..."View Full Article
Posted: Nov 12, 2018
**Guest post written by Nicholas Rubright, founder and editor at Dozmia, and lead guitarist for the band Days Gone By.
"After spending some time in the studio to record my band’s first EP, that [satisfaction with my line 6 amp] all changed. I set out to get the best tone possible for this EP. Here are some things I learned about guitar tone while in the studio."View Full Article
Posted: Mar 19, 2018
**Guest post written by Cassie Steele, content editor for GuitarFella.com.
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"While many successful indie artists are still tied to big labels for distribution purposes, many are seeking alternatives in terms of recording and producing. We are living in the age of the home recording studio with especially indie artists producing top-quality tracks with inexpensive gear. While creating a home recording space to produce your dream indie album can be time and energy consuming the end result will be well worth it, especially if you want to achieve the best sound possible without sacrificing your artistic integrity."
Posted: May 30, 2017
**Guest post written by Ben Jacklin.
"For any touring outfit, life on the road can be fun, but can also mean a lot of fast food, cramming in the back of vans and plenty of spare time. For musicians, this can present an opportunity to write, practice and even record songs whilst making your way from one show to another. We’ve put together some top tips for putting together your next demo whilst you’re touring, the perfect way to fill the hours from one city to another and at a time when many bands and artists can be at their most creative."View Full Article
Posted: Jan 30, 2017
**Guest post by Dane Myers, CEO of Custom Tracks, a virtual recording studio that offers low-cost session musicians and studios to artists around the world.
"Whether you're just getting started or you're a seasoned studio vet returning to make your next production, figuring out what a new album costs can be tricky. Here are some things to make the picture a bit clearer..."View Full Article
Posted: Sep 26, 2016
**Guest post written by Clay Mills, hit songwriter, producer, performer, and founder of SongTown.com.
Posted: Jun 13, 2016
**Guest Post by Mahea Lee of Soundfly.
"For many musicians, the idea of recording a demo can seem a bit daunting, especially when taking a do-it-yourself approach. Fortunately for those of us who need a bit of guidance, Black Lodge Recording’s Vishal Nayak has helped the Soundfly team create a brand new course, full of tips for efficient, effective, and stress-free demo production."View Full Article
Posted: Jun 2, 2014
**Guest post written by Bobby Owsinski, producer/engineer and best selling author, as featured in his blog The Big Picture Music Production Blog.