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Monday, April 30, 2018

Everybody Starte Small - Jeder hat klein angefangen #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Mixing Rap Vocals Know How: Techniques & Effects

If you search online for how to mix rap vocals, you will be scrolling through pages and pages of people telling you all different things. That’s because everyone has a different way to do it. Some are more accurate, some not—you just have to take them with a grain of salt and try them for yourself.

As an engineer who works at Studio 11 here in Chicago, a studio that has specialized in hip-hop and rap for more than 20 years (having worked with a young Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, Crucial Conflict, Lil Durk, and more), we pretty much have it down to a science.

Here are just some general rules of thumb when mixing rap vocals that you can try for yourself—coming straight from the horse’s mouth.

#Photography: 10 Photography Lessons I've Learned Over 10 Years

When learning any new skill, it’s universally agreed that you need to put time into it to grow. There’s a popular theory by Malcolm Gladwell that it takes 10,000 hours to master any skill. That theor…

#Photography: 10 Photography Lessons I've Learned Over 10 Years

Sunday, April 29, 2018

How To Fire Pantomime - Wie man Pantomimen feuert #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Music Industry Insiders Talk The Future Of Music Marketing At Detroit Conference

A panel of music industry insiders discussed the future of music marketing at a recent conference in Detroit. The insiders said the industry is moving in a direction where music labels are no longer needed to validate popular new artists.

The panel included the music industry experts: JDee, A&R and Midwest regional representative for Empire Distribution; Cannon Kent-Grant, Southeastern promotions director at Atlantic Records; April Woodard, administrative music publisher at Digital Lungz; and Spudd, Hype Voice chief creative officer.

#Musicproduction: Cheerleader - Ideas How To Write A Hit

Omi's "Cheerleader" was officially hailed as the "Song Of The Summer" in 2015 by Billboard. The globally hit song was followed by the catchy footprint "Hula hoop", but the Jamaican singer says he doesn't know how to write hit songs and that it is not his job to do so.
Chartbusters commonly assume't get honoured with the prestigious excellent gramophone -- Grammy awards. This confine true for "Cheerleader" as well, that reigned on the music table for weeks.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tartar Pro & Contra #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: Playing with Glows and Blurs - Fairy in the Woods - Tutorial

Learn how to make this eerie photo manipulation with fairy and dragonflies flying around her. I’ll show you, how to make amazing depth of field on your manipulation by simple steps. You will see, how…

#Photoshop: Playing with Glows and Blurs - Fairy in the Woods - Tutorial

#Photography: Travel Photography Secrets That You May Not Have Tried

Great travel photography has the power to take the viewer to that destination and make them feel like they are there. It can evoke memories of faraway lands and local people and culture that the view…

#Photography: Travel Photography Secrets That You May Not Have Tried

Friday, April 27, 2018

What I Am - Was ich bin #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect

Free Photography Bundle: PS actions, LR presets, photo overlays, & print templates! Get it here. One of the more popular tutorials on our blog is How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect in Lightroom. Afte…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Soft Pastel Effect

#Design: Trend Watch: Watercolor Design

Splash around with one of the prettiest trends in design. Learn why watercolor works in this article. Nothing is quite like the meditative qualities of watercolor paint. Just watching the water mix w…

#Design: Trend Watch: Watercolor Design

Thursday, April 26, 2018

#Photography: International Artist Feature: Thailand

Interesting works. Look and get inspired.
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Today we're catching up with five incredible artists from Thailand, home of amazing food, royal palaces, and the people of Southeast Asia. I asked each artist how their country and culture inspired their work, and they delivered great responses.

#Photography: International Artist Feature: Thailand

Twitter Changed Communication - Twitter hat die Kommunikation verändert #punchline #satire #pointe

9 Tips For Mastering Your Own Mixes


One of the first rules of music production has been to never to master your own mixes. But some rules are meant to be broken: Learn how to polish off your finished mixes without losing your perspective.

9 Tips for Mastering Your Own Mixes

The common wisdom of the pro audio world has always been that you should never master your own mixes. The reasons are plentiful, but the most important one was that mastering was a completely different profession from that of the mix engineer. In other words, give your finished mix to a professional who has made their career practicing the art of mastering, and you will reap the rewards of their experience. This was, of course, the era of big recording budgets. A lot has changed…

#Photography: Focus on Photographing a Different Color Each Day to Practice the Art of Seeing

Color is all around us. As beautiful as black and white can be, color gives us variety and sometimes, unpredictability. But funnily enough, it’s also easy to take it for granted. Over time, I’ve come…

#Photography: Focus on Photographing a Different Color Each Day to Practice the Art of Seeing

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

#Photography: How to Understand Your Camera's Exposure Compensation Feature

In this article, learn about the Exposure Compensation feature on your camera to get the best exposures. Whether you’re shooting sports, animals, portraits, toys, snowflakes, rocks, fish, weddings, o…

#Photography: How to Understand Your Camera's Exposure Compensation Feature

How To Record Drum Machines

When drum machines like the Wurlitzer Side Man first came on to the scene in the late 1950s, some musicians worried that the new robotic drummers would replace them entirely.

Though this fear has yet to be realized, beat boxes and drum machines have become ubiquitous in nearly all forms of music produced today. Especially now that there are gigabytes of sample libraries and loops containing every classic drum machine ever made (including the extremely obscure pieces), as well as impressive software emulations.

Problem Terms & Conditions #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Trying new Techniques when Bored with Photography

Has your photography or cinematography work lost its appeal? Photographer Peter McKinnon wants to inspire you with some ideas for breaking out of a creative rut. If you ever fall into a rhythm that b…

#Photography: Trying new Techniques when Bored with Photography

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Create a Shatter Photoshop Effect Action

In this tutorial you will learn how to create an amazing shatter effect. I will explain everything in so much detail that everyone can create it, even those who have just opened Photoshop for the fir…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Shatter Photoshop Effect Action

How Not To Screw Up Music-based Marketing | Mumbrella360 video

The next generation of music fans are easily able to “see through the bullshit”, and are “a lot less tolerant of traditional forms of marketing or advertising”, Chris Murray, co-founder of Falcona says.

Murray makes the comments during the following Mumbrella360 session on ‘How not to screw up music-based marketing’, which you can watch in full below.

The Hardest Hours - Die härtesten Stunden #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to combine Photos

Learn how to combine different photos into a single image in Photoshop. It seems that this is an area where beginning Photoshop users get confused a lot. I have seen a lot of comments on my tutorials…

#Photoshop: How to combine Photos

Monday, April 23, 2018

#Photography: How to Transform Your Bathroom Into a Softbox for Portrait Lighting

Are you hesitant to buy more gear for your photography endeavors? There are tricks you can follow to work around the upfront cost of buying equipment for a studio. Jay P. Morgan wants to show you how…

#Photography: How to Transform Your Bathroom Into a Softbox for Portrait Lighting

Music Industry Insiders Talk The Future Of Music Marketing At Detroit Conference

A panel of music industry insiders discussed the future of music marketing at a recent conference in Detroit. The insiders said the industry is moving in a direction where music labels are no longer needed to validate popular new artists.

The panel included the music industry experts: JDee, A&R and Midwest regional representative for Empire Distribution; Cannon Kent-Grant, Southeastern promotions director at Atlantic Records; April Woodard, administrative music publisher at Digital Lungz; and Spudd, Hype Voice chief creative officer.

Ideas For Better Movie Epilogue - Idee für Filmabspann #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Create a Ghostly Horror-Themed Photo Manipulation

Horror, vampire, zombies? No problem
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Today, we will be learning how to create a ghostly woman and tormented child composite that would please any horror movie fan. We will be looking into how powerful adjustment layers really are and ho…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Ghostly Horror-Themed Photo Manipulation

Sunday, April 22, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation

Some of our greatest inspiration can come from learning about the past. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to create a realistic vintage portrait in the old Victorian style. We'll fabricate the enti…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Vintage Portrait Photo Manipulation

Song of the day: Maybe & Maybe (acoustic)

Song of the day: Maybe & Maybe (acoustic)
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Message With Gift - Geschenk mit Botschaft #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Ourafilmes releases Diabolique for Windows VST #freedownload

Ourafilmes has released Diabolique, a free VST plug-in for Windows designed to emulate 2 vintage tube reel-to-reel tape machines: a Revox F36 from 1962 (circuitry 1) and a Tandberg Model 3 from 1958 (circuitry 2).
The plug-in is designed to simulate tape multi-tracking and/or warm up or dirty up sounds. The original template simulates the Revox and, by switching to Circuitry 2, the original Tandberg sound.

#Musicproduction: Ourafilmes releases Diabolique for Windows VST #freedownload

Saturday, April 21, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Use Healing Brush Tool

Unlike Spot Healing Brush Tool in Photoshop, Healing Brush is a tool is not only for minute flaws but also works for removal bigger imperfections. To demo this, let’s remove the wrinkles together.

#Photoshop: How to Use Healing Brush Tool

What's Left From 68? - Was ist übrig von den 68-ern? #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: 14 of the Best Places You Can Learn Photoshop for Free

Adobe Photoshop is considered the gold standard in photo editing software. In fact, it can be hard to picture a world without the amazing images created with this software. In the right hands, photog…

#Photoshop: 14 of the Best Places You Can Learn Photoshop for Free

Friday, April 20, 2018

#Photography: How to Fake a Sunset - Tutorial

The best time to capture beautifully lit photos outside is during the golden hour, which is basically the hour after sunrise and the hour before sunset. The sun at these times induces a warm feeling…

#Photography: How to Fake a Sunset - Tutorial

5 Tips For Producing High-Quality Music

Most music producers end up getting stuck in one level and never make the effort to improve their skills. As such, they end up producing low-quality music and in the long run since they’ve not polished and fine-tuned their art of music production, fail to succeed. But there’s a better way to do things.

Let’s review 5 tips that you as a producer can make use of to produce high-quality music:

Girl With Golden Heart - Frau mit goldenem Herzen #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Trend Watch: Duotones

Apply your favorite colors to photos, typography, and more! Learn about the colorful duotone trend below! Duotones are two halftones applied to an image to bring out the highlights and middle tones o…

#Photography: Trend Watch: Duotones

Thursday, April 19, 2018

#Photoshop: How To Remove People From Photos - Tutorial

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to remove people from photos in Photoshop! This is a follow up to last weeks tutorial, How to Remove Anything from a Photo in Photoshop. In that tutorial, …

#Photoshop: How To Remove People From Photos - Tutorial

Music Festival #Party #Ideas That'll Make You Feel Like You're At Coachella

Festival season is great, but when you're broke AF, it can be such a struggle. Not only do you have to shell out for tickets, travel, and a dope outfit or two — but you also might need to take some precious days off of work. It all adds up, and before you know it, your wallet is cringing. Of course, it's totally worth it if you're able to swing it, but for the rest of us who are stuck at home, the FOMO can be too much to handle. But, don't fret. For those of us who aren't able to dish out the cash, we can throw an awesome party with music festival party ideas right at home.

Stock #Micron Technology, Inc. (MU) Still Strong

Investment tip: Micron shares are still strong - both technically and fundamentally.
After a inverse shoulder-head-shoulder the chart is leading to north.

https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/mu?p=mu

By the way, I purchased already in February :-)

Happy Weight Loss - Glücklich nach Gewichtsverlust #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Inverted Room Photography Trick Setup

How would you go about flipping a room onto its side? Photographer Daniel DeArco had that question, and through days of conceptualization and construction, he was able to accomplish the feat in a sma…

#Photography: Inverted Room Photography Trick Setup

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

#Musicproduction: SampleScience releases 8 bit FX #freedownload

SampleScience has released 8 bit FX, a free collection of 60 retro-style sound FXs. The samples are royalty-free and can be used in 8 bit infused tracks. Bombs, gunshots, laser beams and bleeps are included.

#Musicproduction: SampleScience releases 8 bit FX #freedownload

Showbiz Analysis: Paul Anka Talks #Songwriting, Vegas and Working With Drake

Music legend Paul Anka was just a teenager when his song “Diana” became a #1 hit in 1957. Since then, the singer/songwriter has penned over 500 songs including iconic hits like “Put Your Head On My Shoulder”, “My Way”, and the famous theme song from The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Anka’s musical contributions have been performed over 100 million times and have made him the only artist in history to have a song in the Billboard Top 100 during seven consecutive decades. I caught up with Anka to discuss his non-stop career, upcoming Las Vegas shows and his advice for making creative dreams come true.

Alexis Corner - Mr.Blues #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Monocasual Laboratories releases Giada 0.14.6 "Backward invention" for Linux, Windows and Mac #freedownload

Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac and Windows for production use and live sets.

#Musicproduction: Monocasual Laboratories releases Giada 0.14.6 "Backward invention" for Linux, Windows and Mac #freedownload

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

#Photoshop: Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork - Tutorial

In this tutorial you will learn to create a beautiful composition stock images and custom build shapes in Illustrator. It demonstrates effective usage of Photoshop’s shape layers, Smart Objects, and …

#Photoshop: Create This Stylistic Mixed-Media Artwork - Tutorial

Secret Of Igloo Door - Geheimnis der Iglo-Tür #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Tips for Client Photo Sessions - What it's NOT All About

There are a host of things which are important when doing photo sessions for clients. But if you’re not careful you could end up falling into the trap of assuming that photo sessions are about someth…

#Photography: Tips for Client Photo Sessions - What it's NOT All About

Monday, April 16, 2018

#Photoshop: Design Your Own Graffiti Text Effect – Tutorial

An attractive and compelling background adds depth to your graphics, banners or ads; and for this reason is of great importance. Sure there are some people who might not notice backgrounds, but the r…

#Photoshop: Design Your Own Graffiti Text Effect – Tutorial

Study of Smalltalk

by ViennaCC

Abstract

Semantic technology and congestion control have garnered great interest from both computational biologists and hackers worldwide in the last several years. In this work, we demonstrate the synthesis of congestion control, which embodies the practical principles of theory. Here, we use compact modalities to disprove that write-ahead logging can be made multimodal, ambimorphic, and virtual.

No Compromise With Haircut - Haarschnitt ohne Kompromisse #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork - Tutorial

Learn how to create this creepy gothic artwork in Photoshop! In this tutorial, you will learn how to create create a symmetrical background, add reflections, and warp a face so that it looks like a c…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Gothic Artwork - Tutorial

Sunday, April 15, 2018

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKAutoSwell 2.0.0 for Mac & Win #freedownload

Matthieu Brucher has released version 2.0.0 of ATKAutoSwell, a free and Open Source swell plug-in (compresses the full signal, not just above threshold), for 64-bit Mac OS X (10.9 minimum) and Windows (32 and 64-bit) in VST2, VST3 and AU plug-in formats.
The plugin now use the JUCE framework and is optimized for SSE4.2 processors on MacOS and AVX processors on Windows.
This plugin requires universal runtime libraries on Windows as per Microsoft recommendation (see the blog post for more details).

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKAutoSwell 2.0.0 for Mac & Win #freedownload

Song of the day: Why Don't We Make It

Song of the day: Why Don't We Make It
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Whom You Must Trust - Wem man vertrauen muss #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Tips for Posing People in Outdoor Portraits

Whether you’re photographing an individual or group, having sessions on location can add a lot of variety to your images. Most locations offer natural or built-in elements that are great for posing p…

#Photography: Tips for Posing People in Outdoor Portraits

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Friday, April 13, 2018

#Photography: Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Shutter speed works two ways on your camera: it can be used to freeze motion so everything in the frame is nice and sharp; or it can be used to blur motion so some things in the frame are blurred, gi…

#Photography: Slow Shutter Speed Photography

Think Positive If You Fail - Aufmunterung beim Scheitern #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: 6 Tips for Aiming Low and Going Unnoticed in Street Photography

One of the biggest hurdles to overcome in street photography is inhibition. Taking candid photos of strangers is not for everyone. Your demeanor should be cool, calm, and confident, even if that’s no…

#Photography: 6 Tips for Aiming Low and Going Unnoticed in Street Photography

Thursday, April 12, 2018

#Photography: Should you upgrade from your smartphone camera? Here’s the difference…

Darren Waters takes a trip with his photographer father to find out how smartphone cameras stack up against the type of kit the pros use.

The best camera, the saying goes, is the one you have with you. And it’s probably a safe bet that camera is your mobile phone.

The introduction of the smartphone 10 years ago kickstarted a revolution in digital photography, and re-awakened our love affair with the camera.

Funny Moment With Your Boss - Interessante Momente mit deinem Chef #punchline #satire #pointe

#Songwriting: How the 'Blurred Lines' case could have chilling effect on creativity

The weeklong trial has featured pop singer Robin Thicke sidling up to a piano to play songs by U2, the Beatles and Michael Jackson. Superstar producer Pharrell Williams attempted under oath to parse the difference between vibe and theft.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

Combine stock images and use a combination of blending/lighting techniques to create this surreal flying brain in Photoshop! This tutorial will show you how to create your own background using multip…

#Photoshop: How to Create a Surreal Flying Brain Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

A PERFECT CIRCLE's MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Talks 'Misery' Of #Songwriting

According to The Pulse Of Radio, TOOL and A PERFECT CIRCLE frontman Maynard James Keenan printed how he communicated with A PERFECT CIRCLE guitarist Billy Howerdel creatively whilst making their new album, "Eat The Elephant". Keenan defined to Kerrang!: "We have not carried out an album in 14 years. He used to be probable wondering things were going to go the way they used to, and I used to be going to respond to sounds the way I used to. We definitely had to come up with a new language for each other."

#Photoshop: 5 Important Post Processing Tips - Tutorial

Today, I’ll be sharing with you 5 unique post processing tips that you should know. You’ll learn helpful tips to improve your post processing skills and also tips about ethics and protecting people’s…

#Photoshop: 5 Important Post Processing Tips - Tutorial

Modern Way Splitting Up - Moderne Art Schluss zu machen #punchline #satire #pointe

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

#Photography: Wide-Angle Versus Telephoto Lenses for Landscape Photography

When you arrive at a beautiful scene, open your camera bag, and reach in to pick out a lens for landscape photography, which one do you usually choose and why? A mid-range focal length lens, say betw…

#Photography: Wide-Angle Versus Telephoto Lenses for Landscape Photography

#Photography: How to Know if Your Photo is Good or Not - The Art of Self Image Critique

One of the common issues that amateur or newbie photographers often have is deciding which photos to include in their portfolio or website. The great thing about photography is that it is subjective,…

#Photography: How to Know if Your Photo is Good or Not - The Art of Self Image Critique

Ultimative X-Word #punchline #satire #pointe

Monday, April 9, 2018

#Musicproduction: Elias Software updates Elias Studio, Elias DevKit and Elias Sampler to v3.1.1 #freedownload

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Elias Software has announced that Elias 3.1.1 is now available. This is a maintenance release of the Elias Studio, Elias DevKit and Elias Sampler. This release brings some new features as well as performance and stability improvements. With this release they also update the Tiny Band and release the brand new Elias Keys 1.

#Musicproduction: Elias Software updates Elias Studio, Elias DevKit and Elias Sampler to v3.1.1 #freedownload

Kip Moore’s Exotic Travels Are an Important Part on His #Songwriting Process

In 2017, consequent the launch on his 2016 EP Underground, USA singer Kip Moore took a day out in conformity with Iceland. An avid traveler, Moore embarked regarding a range about don't-try-this-at-home extreme makeup adventures at some point of to that amount trip.

"There was once it one canyon we bought to, yet such was 'No Trespassing,' and we went through anyway," the singer recalled during a 2017 interview along the syndicated morning exhibit Ty, Kelly & Chuck. "It was once a excellent incomplete hike down, or even extra making an attempt in imitation of appear back up."

#DowJones - Chart Analysis Of Actual Situation

The US indices were (again) extremely volatile this week, with no new signals. It is evident the likelihood of volatile sideways phases out.

#Photography: Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

There are two main categories of long exposure photography: images captured during the day and those that are taken at night. Although the techniques used to take these photos are largely the same, a…

#Photography: Daytime Long Exposure Photography Tips

At Self-Help Group Anonymous Pessimists - Bei dere Selbsthilfegruppe Anonyme Pessimisten #punchline #satire #pointe

Sunday, April 8, 2018

#Photoshop: 35 Beautiful Retro And Vintage Tutorials

Put on headphones, listen to Beatles and create a retro collage!
ViennaCC

We’ve scoured the Web to find some impressive vintage Photoshop tutorials that can help you achieve an “old-fashioned” look-and-feel in your designs. In this post, we go back to the 1900’s all theway…

#Photoshop: 35 Beautiful Retro And Vintage Tutorials

Song of the day: When Angels Cry

Song of the day: When Angels Cry
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#Photography: 5 Quick Portrait Posing Tips to Flatter Your Subject

Being in front of the camera is daunting, to say the least, not to mention staring at a big black lens in front of you. I understand how my subjects feel because I totally hate being photographed. In…

#Photography: 5 Quick Portrait Posing Tips to Flatter Your Subject

Red Haired Women - Rothaarige Frauen #punchline #satire #pointe

Saturday, April 7, 2018

#Photoshop: Create Your Own Custom Landscapes - Tutorial

Learn how to create your own custom backgrounds in Photoshop! You’ll learn how to combine and blend multiple landscape photos, mask using channel data, and finish it up with a strong gradient color e…

#Photoshop: Create Your Own Custom Landscapes - Tutorial

#Photoshop: Only for real fans - Game of Thrones Photoshop tutorial #gameofthrones

The winter is coming! So you need to be prepared. As you all know, the new season of Games of Thrones has just come out. More and more people become interested in this TV-show. As a result, everythin…

#Photoshop: Only for real fans - Game of Thrones Photoshop tutorial #gameofthrones