Andrew Scheps Mixing Techniques

Andrew Scheps Mixing Techniques

Andrew Scheps Mixing Techniques You might know him as the Metallica guy, the guy who won the loudness war, or perhaps the guy that looks like Andrew Weil and doesn’t care about mastering.  I’m talking about Andrew Scheps.  While this guy has been around for awhile, his modern techniques and edgy methods have kept him at the forefront of the mixing world.  Join me as I walk you though

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Participating Intelligently in Discussion Boards

Participating Intelligently in Discussion Boards

Participating Intelligently in Discussion Boards Recently, I achieved 1000 posts on the Audio Expert Forum.  For someone like me, who repeatedly suffers the ban hammer, it’s a noteworthy accomplishment.  You might expect that I learned about audio equipment, acoustic treatment, and those types of topics.  While that’s true, I learned more about how to treat people.  Since many internet citizens act rudely, it might seem as though no one’s

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Drugs Help Music? – Mental Health for Musicians

Drugs Help Music? – Mental Health for Musicians

Drugs Help Music? It’s a cliche as old as music itself: the burnout musician living outside the fold.  Why is there such a strong association between creative people – musicians especially – and drug (over)use?  Research has shown that many creators have suffered harsh upbringings.  Pain is a motivator which can lead to high ambitions, complete shutdown or a visceral search for more inebriating palliatives.  Join me as I

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Mental Health for Musicians – Pray for Strength

Mental Health for Musicians – Pray for Strength

Mental Health for Musicians – Pray for Strength There’s been a lot of conflicts lately.  Actually, there’s always been a lot of conflicts.  The whole history of human evolution is filled with strife, war, famine, disease, rape, and taxes.  It’s really no wonder that people turn to religion for answers.  If our leaders abuse us then who is left on our side (maybe this book has the answer)?  It’s not

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Honey Diamond

Honey Diamond

Aww I wrote a love song called “Honey Diamond” I like the lyrics most.  More piano than usual too.  The form is based off of Type O Negative’s take on “Cinnamon Girl”. This is my last Eight Bar Embryo production before releasing the Uncomfortable EP Pt. 2 next month in October. In the meantime I’ll be studying how to best release and promote a project and launching my newsletter: The

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Mental Health For Musicians – iBroke (A Communications Story)

Mental Health For Musicians – iBroke (A Communications Story)

I broke my phone. I’m not proud of it but what’s done is done. It’s far better to be able to talk about how you feel. But, talk as you may, you’ve got to feel like you’re being listened to as well. A Communication Breakdown can lead to to broken phones and other mishaps. Watch the video and don’t let it be you.  When you’re done, please subscribe for

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Mental Health For Musicians – Green, Yellow and Red Zones

Mental Health For Musicians – Green, Yellow and Red Zones

ROAD RAGE! As musicians we’re all sensitive people with so much to give. Understand me, Sugar. For real though.  We need to chill.  Enough of this 27 Club. Enough of swinging from a noose. In this video I describe a model of mental states that might help you NOT become the next headline. Actually, let’s be honest – you won’t become that headline unless you’re famous. So, let’s make

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Mental Health For Musicians – Intro

Mental Health For Musicians – Intro

Welcome to more chill “You’re crazy…and that’s where I come in.”  That should be my new pickup line.  It’s not, though.  What it is is the mental health for musicians intro to a new video series intended to help musicians overcome  challenges. I plan to fill a playlist with videos containing, tips, tricks, techniques, strategies and tactics for making it through the tough times.  Check out the other related

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Dream High

Dream High

Spark it up So this one’s about dreams and stuff. I don’t smoke weed all that much anymore but, you know, once a stoner… As you might have read, these Eight Bar Embryos (8BE) are me trying to improve my skills.  I want to release one a week but it’s tough.  In reality this one took three weeks to finish from first starting. It’s based on Soma Sonic’s “Crazy

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Careless

Careless

Apparently ijdgaf! Songs are fun because you get to expose different shades of meaning. This is about being all independent, not caring, then falling in love. But then, not caring, I sent some dim witted shit during the courting process (as we are wont to do) and screwed it up due to carelessness. See how that works? I can’t really recommend any dating products butt if you’re interested in

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