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recording

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Audio Recording Through the Ages – Guest Post

An infographic of the history of audio recording

I'm so excited to bring you this topic and discuss it! Rebecca is the Content Writer for McGowan Transcriptions and has an amazing infographic to share. I'm going to sit back now and let her get to it! Just two centuries ago the music industry as we know it today didn’t exist. There was no way of recording, reproducing, and distributing music for the simple reason that there was no technology capable of capturing sound full stop! If you wanted to listen to music, you’d have to go to a live performance. All music was live. So how did things change so dr[...]

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7 Things to Think About Before You Hire a Session Singer

7 Tips to Hire the Best Session Singer for Your Project

If you’re a songwriter, you’re likely to hire a session singer at some point in your career. I’m a songwriter and session singer myself, and I’ve hired other session singers before. You’ll want a variety of singers in your reel to showcase that your songs can be used for a range of performers. You may also want background vocals that are different from your own. There are many reasons to hire a session vocalist, but it’s important to find the right one for your project. As a session singer, I feel it’s my responsibility to make sure you have the bes[...]

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Come Join Me at Tunedly – An Online Recording Studio

Tunedly is an Online Music Recording Studio

I have an exciting (and hopefully interesting) update for you! This is about a company I’ve partnered with exclusively and what you can expect from me in the future. If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you know that I’ve been a freelance session singer for a long time. I truly love what I do and I love writing about it as well. One company I’ve worked with for years was called SongCat. I’ve watched it grow from a relatively small organization into Tunedly, a well-oiled song creation machine. Last year, I became a project manager with Tuned[...]

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5 Tips for Recording Yourself Singing – Guest Post

5 Easy tips to record yourself singing!

I've got another guest post for you this week! I'm hard at work behind-the-scenes with clients, my blog and vlog, but I'm always willing to have other experts step up and give us some great information. This week's comes from Ben Jacklin, a blogger and musician who writes about music equipment, production and the music industry at http://subreel.com He has five tips to recording yourself while singing. If you're not a pro session singer (or maybe you want to be but aren't sure how to get started), here are some simple tips to help you on your musical journey![...]

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Music Stems: How to Send and Receive the Right Files for Your Music Project

How to send the right stems, files or tracks between musicians

When sending files between musicians, songwriters, producers and mixers, there can be a lot of confusion over what is being sent. For starters, some people call them completely different things (stems, files, tracks, exports, etc). Then there are people who are not sure what type of stem to send (.wav, .mp3, .m4a, etc). For the sake of simplicity for this post, I'll be calling them Stems throughout. Just know that there are several terms for the same thing! Let's get into it:   A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting the Right Music Files 1). Establish what[...]