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Thursday, May 31, 2018

The Right Words - Die richtigen Worte #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: #KnowHow Mastering Popmusic

#Musicproduction: #KnowHow Mastering Popmusic
  1. Try an exciter/ enhancer

    If your top-end still isn't right despite your very best EQ efforts, you may want to try an exciter or enhancer. Whereas EQs can accentuate noise, and only amplify what's already there. Exciters improve the harmonics of the fundamental tones present in the recording, brightening dull mixes. Much like everything in mastering, though, don't overdo it!

#Poetry: Mistress

(Poem by ViennaCC)

A woman's face with nature's own hand painted
You have it, master mistress of my passion
A woman's gentle heart, but not acquainted
With shifting change,but full of fashion

I saw rosesin the fields, red and white
And such roses I see in her cheeks
And in no perfumes there is more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks

Then the conceit of this everlasting stay
Sets you most rich in youth before my sight
Wasteful time dedicated to decay
To change your day of youth to gorgeous night

#Filmproduction: How to Use Selective Color in a Black-and-White Video with #Premiere Pro #PremierePro

One of the most fun parts of filmmaking is when the medium becomes the message or, in other words, when the film’s mise-en-scène becomes part of the story. A great example of this is the 1998 cult-classic Pleasantville, which employed a special color-corrective effect to isolate colors in black-and-white film and underscore the diegesis.

#Filmproduction: How to Use Selective Color in a Black-and-White Video with #Premiere Pro #PremierePro

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

#Musicproduction: #Songwriting Workflow - #KnowHow

Take a good line.
  1. Starting with a line of an existing poem, which acts as a catalyst for a new poem.
  2. Alternate expansion and reduction into tight forms.
  3. Avoiding the predictable.

Religion #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: 7 Great Ideas for Group Photography Events and Projects

Photography can be a lonely business, but there is no reason why that has to be the case. Of course, there are many that enjoy the solitude. If you’re a photographer who enjoys more of a community th…

#Photography: 7 Great Ideas for Group Photography Events and Projects

Monday, May 28, 2018

#Musicproduction: #MusicMarketing KnowHow: Streaming For Artists Very Important

Against a backdrop of streaming being hailed (again) because the major driver behind the record industry's slow but steady go back to growth in the IFPI's numbers for 2017, the importance of streaming services as marketing platforms was the theme of the opening panel at Music Ally's Sandbox Summit conference in New York, April 2018.

Chaired by Music Ally's head of training and development, Wesley A'Harrah, the panel looked at how streaming is fitting holistically into artist marketing campaigns.

Time Travel Paradox Explained - Zeitreiseparadoxon erklärt #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Tips for Learning How to See the Light and Take Better Photos

Your camera can’t see the light and tones as well as you can. Cameras have not yet been developed to a stage where they can record a tonal range in a single, unmanipulated image as broad as you can see with your eyes.

#Photography: Tips for Learning How to See the Light and Take Better Photos

Sunday, May 27, 2018

#Musicproduction: #MusicMarketing KnowHow: Fans Want Stories

At Music Ally's Sandbox Summit NY conference, April 2018, the discussion around music-marketing trends inevitably touched on smart speakers and voice assistants, with a panel session focusing on the implications for labels and artists.

Chaired by Vickie Nauman, the founder of CrossBorderWorks Consulting, there clearly was a lot of debate about how precisely voice-activated speakers were pushing streaming music deeper in to the mainstream consumer market and the process was how exactly to best harness this as it hits scale.

Limit #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: 4 Common Composition Mistakes Photographers Should Avoid

No one is born a photographic genius. Even masters of the medium have to go through a great deal of trial and error to develop a unique sense of style. As a seasoned professional, Evan Ranft is all t…

#Photography: 4 Common Composition Mistakes Photographers Should Avoid

Saturday, May 26, 2018

#Musicproduction: #Songwriting: Tips To Overcome Writing Blockade #KnowHow

For some, hearing what “step from comfort” will cause immediate aversion. For others, it might stir up a feeling of excitement. Whether the style holds immediate interest for you or not, pushing yourself from the neutral territory is key for private growth, which is especially true because it applies to creativity! Trying new things together with your songwriting is a great way to produce inspiration. Here are a few ideas you are able to experiment with.

Names For Alexa - Namen für Alexa #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: 4 Ways To Make Better Street Portraits While Traveling

One of my favorite things about travel photography is the opportunities it provides to meet interesting people in the street and make portraits of them. Here are some of the things that I have learne…

#Photography: 4 Ways To Make Better Street Portraits While Traveling

Friday, May 25, 2018

#Musicproduction: Tips For Songwriting Part 5 Of 5

Tips For Songwriting Part 5 Of 5

If you're struggling with writer's block (everyone does at some point!), then collaborating with other musicians can offer a good way to break new ground and get a brand new perspective on your own track. Show them what you've got to date, discuss any new ideas they could suggest, and see what arrives of it. Getting an outside persceptive on your own track from the fellow musician can help bring the most effective from the music. Two heads are usually usually much better than one.

How Bloody Is TV ? - Wie blutig ist Fernsehen ? #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to use Photoshop Droplets and Actions to Automate Your Workflow

Most photographers who do any kind of event photography (including corporate or weddings) need to find ways to automate aspects of their photographic workflow. This is because events usually generate…

#Photoshop: How to use Photoshop Droplets and Actions to Automate Your Workflow

Thursday, May 24, 2018

#Musicproduction: Tips For Songwriting Part 4 Of 5

Tips For Songwriting Part 4 Of 5

Writing a song with unforgettable melodies and creative lyrics may be challenging. Even the most experienced songwriters undergo writer's block at some point in their career, and there are numerous different approaches to songwriting. Listed below are 10 helpful songwriting tips, each copied by quotes from a few of the world's most successful songwriters.

How To Face The Future - Wie man sich der zukunft stellt #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: How to Create a Dynamic Light Painting Portrait

Do you want a bit of action and dynamism in your portrait photography? Using your strobe to light your model in a portrait, while combining this with medium to long exposure can give you amazing resu…

#Photography: How to Create a Dynamic Light Painting Portrait

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#Musicproduction: Tips For Songwriting Part 3 Of 5

Tips For Songwriting Part 3 Of 5

However, you go about free writing, don't try to do anything right away with the results. Let time pass, in order to review the language as though they certainly were published by someone else. That distance will help you shift into the next phase of writing, once the editor sits down and says, “Alright, let's see if there's anything good in here.” A lot of that which you wrote will seem dull or pointless, but here and there you may discover the seeds of new songs.

Queen Elizabeth II. #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Match Color Grading Between Photoshop, Premiere, and Others - Tutorial

If you’re like me, you frequently use your camera to shoot both photos and videos but it’s hard to match the color effect on both. Photoshop CS6 tried to solve this by introducing the Color Lookup ad…

#Photoshop: How to Match Color Grading Between Photoshop, Premiere, and Others - Tutorial

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

#Musicproduction: Tips For Songwriting Part 2 Of 5

Tips For Songwriting Part 2 Of 5

You may find that you'll require more direction than a designated daily writing session. One great exercise, object writing, is nicely described by Berklee College of Music songwriting teacher Pat Pattison in the book Writing Better Lyrics (Writer's Digest, 2010). In object writing, you decide on an object—sand, map, refrigerator, potato, you name it—and write for 10 minutes about any sense memories you keep company with it. Don't be worried about composing complete sentences, and try to engage as much senses that you can: not merely sight, smell, taste, feel, and sound, but organic sense (what's going on inside your body—like, nervous jitters or fatigue) and kinesthetic sense (which Pattison describes as your sense of relation to the entire world around you, like seasickness or drunkenness).

Mr.Bojangles Today #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Create an Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

Create this emotional blue-tone photo manipualtion of a woman in a forest with flying petals. This tutorial uses few resources and will show you how to use techniques such as dodging and burning to c…

#Photoshop: How to Create an Emotional Soft-Tone Photo Manipulation - Tutorial

Monday, May 21, 2018

#Musicproduction: Tips For Songwriting Part 1 Of 5

Tips For Songwriting Part 1 Of 5

Practice is incredibly essential for success, but it's not only about simply how much time you practice, it's about the method that you practice. After years of struggling with music, I started applying deliberate practice and other cognitive science learning approaches to French horn and became an international symphony pro after just 2 yrs of accomplishing so.

Dangerous Love - Gefährliche Liebe #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Self-Portrait Headshot Tips for Photographers

A great portrait is more important than you think it is, both from the perspective of your business and your website. Plus, a self-portrait session is the perfect way to test out new lighting techniq…

#Photography: Self-Portrait Headshot Tips for Photographers

Sunday, May 20, 2018

#Musicproduction: Fortamento: App For IPhone Creating Song Ideas

Are you a musician struggling to produce song ideas? Are you a non-musician who just desires to developed a neat melody for your cat video? Then you should check out Fortamento, a melody generation app for iPhone which happens to be both increasingly easy, and surprisingly deep.

Stuck for song ideas

The Joke King - Der Witzekönig #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Five Budget Portrait Photography Hacks to Save You Money

We all love some good photography hacks, and what better than some for portraits. Photography is such a great and fun artistic journey and there is always something new to try, or rather, buy. However, taking great portraits can be done with these five hacks that won’t break the bank. Most of these hacks can be made using household items or you can find them at your local craft stores for a quarter of the price.

#Photography: Five Budget Portrait Photography Hacks to Save You Money

Saturday, May 19, 2018

#Musicproduction: For Music Producer and Songwriters: Best IOS Apps

With many in the music industry using tech advancements to greatly help them inside their creative process, a variety of smartphone apps have be much more and more well-liked by bands ands. Nevertheless, their abundance has made choosing the right choice daunting. Here we look we go through the top ten best iOS apps that may assist in the creative process.

Song Purchase Decades Ago - Liederkauf vor Jahrzehnten #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: Tutorial for How to Color Correct Quickly

Color correction is an important aspect of post-processing. This process renders the right color tones and tint for your photos, making them appear the way your naked eye saw the scene in the first place. In this video, Unmesh Dinda from PiXimperfect explains some easy steps to color correct your photos in Photoshop.

#Photoshop: Tutorial for How to Color Correct Quickly

Friday, May 18, 2018

How Students Wrote A Song About Parkland School Massacre

Sawyer Garrity sat at the breakfast table three days after a former student shot up her high school. She was too upset to consume her bagel. Confused, angry, aching with grief. She knew she wanted to complete something to help everyone get through this. She texted furiously with her classmate Andrea Peña, who felt the same.

Andrea played around with a few chords on a keyboard in her dining room. “This may be something,” she thought. Could they write a song? She texted Sawyer a riff in a speech memo.

Bank Robbery Movie - Bankraubfilm #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Composition Checklist for Beginners

At a recent meetup with several photographers, during a discussion on composition, one of the beginners commented: “Why isn’t there a composition checklist for all the things we need to think about?”…

#Photography: Composition Checklist for Beginners

Thursday, May 17, 2018

#Musicproduction: Cheerleader' Hitwriter Doesn't Know How To Make A Hit - What ????

Omi's'Cheerleader'was officially hailed since the'Song Of The Summer'in 2015 by Billboard. The globally hit song was followed by the catchy track'Hula hoop ', nevertheless the Jamaican singer says he doesn't learn how to write hit songs and it is not his job to complete so.Omi's'Cheerleader'to have Indian version.

Filmmaker Shekhar Kapur and actress-singer Suchitra Krishnamoorthi's daughter Kaveri Kapur will create a cover version of Jamaican singer Omi's hit song'Cheerleader '.

Squirrels Hectic - Eichhörnchen hektisch #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: Tips for Converting an Old Camera for Shooting Infrared Photography

A few years ago I become friends with a guy who likes dong infrared photography. It was something that I had tried when I was shooting film, but never quite figured out. My friend had converted an ol…

#Photography: Tips for Converting an Old Camera for Shooting Infrared Photography

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

#Photography: Street Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

Where do you start with street photography? In this video Chelsea Northrup hooks up with well-known National Geographic photographer Ira Block for a street photography session in his hometown, New York City. Block shares his experience, his approach, and techniques for shooting street photography as the two make it through the streets of the Big Apple.

#Photography: Street Photography Tips from a National Geographic Photographer

#Musicproduction: Jason Aldean Songwriting His Own Worst Critic

Jason Aldean Songwriting His Own Worst Critic

When Jason Aldean first moved to Nashville, he was signed as a songwriter -- not just a recording artist -- and spent five years writing every day. However, the country star isn't shy about admitting that songwriting was never his primary goal, and he doesn't mind the truth that his latest studio album, Rearview Town, doesn't feature any tracks that he wrote himself.

General Electric (GEC) - Bottom Found, Turn Around

The traditional company General Electric is one of the largest conglomerates in the world. However, operationally there has been little progress in recent years, as can be seen from the stock price. Sales down, dividends cut, the company slipped into reds. Source: Annual Report for the past year 2017.

How To Contact A Ghostwriter - Wie man einen Ghostwriter kontaktiert #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Loopmasters launch Loopcloud 2.0 #freedownload

Loopcloud lets you audition the Loopmasters catalogue in your DAW, in sync with your projects, for free. Preview millions of sounds whether you own them or not – straight from the cloud. Only pay for what you need when you're ready to commit and drag directly into your project.

#Musicproduction: Loopmasters launch Loopcloud 2.0 #freedownload

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu updates BitMeex to v1.0.5 #freedownload

BitMeex simulates 2 decks with basic features enough to mix your songs! This software only runs .wav and .aif files and is designed for beginners. It outputs the Master through channels 1/2 and the PFL through channels 3/4...so a 2.1 Audio Card is needed!

#Musicproduction: beatassist.eu updates BitMeex to v1.0.5 #freedownload

Doctor's Qualification - Ärztequalifikation #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: SampleScience updates Pastoral Tones to v1.3 - incl. Win VST3 #freedownload

Pastoral Tones is a sample based instrument inspired by the sound aesthetic of Boards Of Canada. The plugin includes 62 preset sound to choose from featuring analog synthesizers, flutes, brasses, strings, electric pianos, sound FX, basses and atmospheres. The acoustic instrument sounds have been sampled from public domain films produced between the 1950s and the 1970s. To thicken the sound, various sound modules have been added, including a sub oscillator, vinyl and film grain noise layers as well as field recordings sampled from public domain old films. All the preset sounds are one sample stretched over 5 octaves of the keyboard. Multi-samples have been avoided to increase loading speed, keep the plugin light on RAM and to obtain that old sampler vibe. As a result, Pastoral Tones runs well on older computer. Furthermore, recordings of public domain films were preferred in order to get the most authentic retro sound possible, the kind of sounds you would hear on a Boards Of Canada album.

#Musicproduction: SampleScience updates Pastoral Tones to v1.3 - incl. Win VST3 #freedownload

Monday, May 14, 2018

Minimal Instruments releases Raijin - Drum Pads - EDM-Oriented Drum Pads Plug-in for Win & Mac VST & AU #freedownload

RAIJIN -drum pads- is a EDM oriented drum pad rompler plugin.

It is simple yet useful drum tool for music producers.

What is "Raijin" anyway?

Well, it is name of god. There is a japanese myth that there is a god of lightening or thunder called "Raijin", who rides on cloud carrying his own drum pads on his back to make a sound of lightening.

#Musicproduction: Minimal Instruments releases Raijin - Drum Pads - EDM-Oriented Drum Pads Plug-in for Win & Mac VST & AU #freedownload

You Got Mail … #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKSideChainCompressor v3.0.0 #freedownload

This update changes storage format and allows linked channels to be steered by a mix of power coming from each channel, each passing through its own attack-release filter. It enables more creative workflows with makeup gain specific to each channel. The rest of the plugin works as before, with an optional Middle/Side processing as well as side-chain working either on each channel separately or in middle/side.

#Musicproduction: Matthieu Brucher releases free ATKSideChainCompressor v3.0.0 #freedownload

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Tips For Low Budget Production

Why not receive an award on International Film 'Festival
with a low budget production ? Here milan 2017
Listed below are tips and tricks for a low budget film production.
  1. Shot list everything. Storyboards don't help most microbudget productions.
    Shot lists are a less strenuous and more adaptable way to work in smaller micromovie productions. You run the risk of trying to shoot the storyboards only once you've pretty pictures to obsess over and you must learn how to adjust to ever-changing circumstances, opportunities and even locations. Don't limit yourself. Keep a running total and check them off as you go. Use an application like Shotlister to keep on track. Go here to learn how to utilize this smartphone powerhouse.

Truth About Icebergs - Wahrheit über Eisberge #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Qataz Audio adds 10+ GB of free instruments for Kontakt and almost 1000 free presets for Massive, Spire and Serum #freedownload

Qataz Audio has updated its huge collection of free instruments for Kontakt and presets for Massive, Spire and Serum. Over a thousand new presets and Kontakt tools have been added.

Key Features:
  • More than 20,000 (40GB) Sounds, Instruments and VST Presets.
  • Nearly 6,000 presets for Massive, Spire & Serum
  • Collection of instruments for Kontakt
  • All Kontakt Instruments contain Qataz exclusive Kontakt User Interface.
  • Qataz Audio Kontakt User Interface has been designed to give the user full control over many options without slowing down the creative process.
  • Download products to the user's own computer, no streaming from the cloud required.
  • Unlimited Access to all Free Qataz Audio Products.
  • All content is 100% Royalty Free, intended to enrich sound and fit for use in all music productions.
#Musicproduction: Qataz Audio adds 10+ GB of free instruments for Kontakt and almost 1000 free presets for Massive, Spire and Serum #freedownload

Saturday, May 12, 2018

#Videoproduction: Editing Tips

Editing videos is just a craft which requires precision as it pertains to execution. In order to produce YouTube or video production type of masterpieces, you will need to focus on your video editing skills. It is about capturing the desires of the audience based on everything you have as your final product. You can find top professional video production agency in Dubai by Astudio.ae, which utilizes modern video editing tools along with the right technical expertise for quality production. You wish to enhance the sensational effect of your video by not merely rendering it look natural but also communicate the intended message to the audience. As a starter, these video editing tips comes into play handy:

Work with a tripod for quality videos
It makes your editing work easy and less strenuous. A tripod produces steady shots for the videos. This way, you will not have plenty of mistakes to edit from your videos. Always ensure that your camera is mounted on a tripod for quality shots and videos.

Focus on the human body language of the speaker
Your body language of the speaker, speaks volume. You don't want a situation whereby the audience cannot see the speaker's lips, hands, legs, head, eyes, and body movements. Concentrating your edits with this makes the video worth watching and the audience will have a way to check out it right through to the end.

Maintain tight cuts in the edits
For almost any audience, the concentration span is obviously short. You, thus, want to help keep your videos informational and at the same time short. For the reason that case, you can make tight cuts on the unnecessary pauses, talks, gestures, or scenes. This will make it easy when creating additional edits to shorten the film.

Edit out the mistakes
There are a few mistakes speakers will make when addressing a live crowd. It could be in the proper execution of gestures they make, the voice or the language. You have to edit those mistakes by removing them. It can help the speaker to be clear to the audience.

Less is more
Most video editing beginners may wish to include almost everything at their disposal in a movie editing tool. Don't assume all graphic or video effect is suitable for your edits. Actually, the lesser you include those effects the better. This goes for the backdrop music. Don't be too flashy or ambitious with the option of the music or video effects since it needs to check natural to the audience.

Use both close and wide shots
For the wide shots, they help the audience to view the setting on that the speaker is delivering the message. Close shots help the audience to view the human body language of the speaker and thus you've to make use of both while editing to be able to add value to the video.

Maintain the right pace
It will not be too quickly or too slow for the audience. You have to maintain the right pace in your video to simply help the audience absorb and digest the message. Videos which are too slow will be boring.

#Filmproduction: #Videoproduction: Editing Tips

Biggest Brain For Nothing - Größtes Gehirn für nichts #punchline #satire #pointe

Character Art Still Exists

In times of high resolution photography Character Art still exists:


#Musicproduction: Monocasual Laboratories release Giada 0.15.0 "French Press" for Linux, Windows and macOS #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 release Giada 0.15.0 "French Press" for Linux, Windows and macOS #freedownload

Friday, May 11, 2018

Club Sound 014 Released - MP3 & Video - #freedownload

I was thinking of Al Pacino singing "Speak Softly Love" and wanted to record something like this. But it should have a rock arrangement.

#Musicproduction: Interview: Squeaking About Moss' Soundtrack With Composer Jason Graves

Recently we got the opportunity to chat with composer Jason Graves – likely best known for his work on the Dead Space series or The Order: 1886 – about his work on the recently released PlayStation VR title from Polyarc, Moss. We discussed how the game's score came to be, Graves' adulation for the player character Quill, and how scoring games is different from what it used to be. And more! Check it out below.

Snowflakes Insights - Einsichten über Schneeflocken #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: HASound updates free MSLR Mid/Side Audio Processor Plugin to - incl. VST3 & 64-bit #freedownload

The MSLR is an MS audio processor. It can works in three modes:
  • Encoder (converts the LR input signal to the MS output signal)
  • Decoder (converts the MS input signal to the LR output signal)
  • Inline (allows to affect on the Mid and Side components of the stereo signal without the need to convert the input LR signal to the MS signal)

#Musicproduction: HASound updates free MSLR Mid/Side Audio Processor Plugin to - incl. VST3 & 64-bit #freedownload

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Failed Caricaturist - Erfolgloser Karikaturist #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Full Bucket Music updates "the scrooo" to v1.2.0 #freedownload

The scrooo is a polyphonic software synthesizer plug-in for Microsoft Windows (VST) and Apple macOS (VST/AU) based on a spectral formant synthesis architecture and written in native C++ code for high performance.

#Musicproduction: Full Bucket Music updates "the scrooo" to v1.2.0 #freedownload

#Musicproduction: UIX: Offstage Engineering Makes A Big Difference In Local Music

More than a dozen different audio recording studios in West Michigan help musicians, podcasters, broadcasters, show hosts, and others capture their sound on digital media, vinyl records, and sometimes even magnetic tape.

Making music takes talent. Making a record takes commitment. But making it all sound good, takes experience.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

How To Get Of Somebody - Wie man jemanden los wird #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photography: How to Imitate Window Light Inside a Studio

How do you create soft window light for a shoot in an artificially lit indoor room without an actual widow? Jay P Morgan takes us through the paces, explaining how he did it: #Photography: How to Imitate Window Light Inside a Studio

#Photography: How Slow Photography Can Help You Improve Your Images

So often we are caught up in hectic schedules and checking completed items off our to-do lists that we don’t make time to truly enjoy our photographic experience. I believe slow photography can be a …

#Photography: How Slow Photography Can Help You Improve Your Images

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Married Couple Formula - Eheformel #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Make Fake Shallow Depth of Field

Do you see your photo and wish the subject stood out a bit more? Does your photo look somewhat flat? Or maybe the background has people or objects that are unappealing? All of these can be fixed with…

#Photoshop: How to Make Fake Shallow Depth of Field

#Musicproduction: Home Music Production For Noobs

The good news is that home music production is quite prevalent and things aren't as ridiculously difficult as they used to be; analogue recording is the stuff of nightmares. The bad news, however, is that 'correct' music production is still pretty difficult even after shifting to digital recording. As someone who's been in the works for quite a while now, I'd like to give you a very short tour of what's down this rabbit hole.

Before we start, note well: giving you a detailed but succinct summary is literally impossible (no exaggeration). I've done my level best to water this down while keeping it informative and not boring. There will probably be technical jargon you may not understand, but Google exists. It will give you answers to further questions; hopefully without more technical jargon.

First, a small overview of the stages of music production:

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Invention TheW orld Needs - Erfindung, die die Welt braucht #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: 5 Tips To 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:

#Musicproduction: Pink Floyd’s $1.8m Desk Shows Timeless Appeal Of Analogue Sound

The mixing desk that Pink Floyd used to record Dark Side Of The Moon recently sold for US$1.8m. The EMI TG12345 MK IV desk is one of only two ever made and it was used extensively between 1971 and 1983 in Abbey Road’s Studio Two by artists including The Cure, Paul McCartney, Kate Bush and George Harrison.

But apart from being a grand piece of memorabilia of a bygone era of classic pop and rock, is this very expensive bit of kit of any use to the modern sound engineer? Indeed, today’s music producer can quite easily access professional-grade microphones, software and all of the essential studio equipment to create a hit song or album.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Too Late - Zu spät #punchline #satire #pointe

#Musicproduction: Where You Should Place Effect Pedals In The Signal Chain

Utilize these basic rules and suggestions for placing different effects in the ideal order in your rig’s signal chain—and how to achieve the best
possible tones when using several stomp boxes together.

Most effect pedals offer guitarists a cheap and easy means of personalizing their guitar tone, and even the expensive boutique products favored
by the most discriminating pros (or the most insufferable internet forum dweebs) usually cost less than a new guitar or amp.

#Photoshop: Five Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to retouching portraits there are a number of mistakes that I see photographers make over and over. Part of the problem is that there are too many poorly made skin smoothing plugins. An…

#Photoshop: Five Common Portrait Retouching Mistakes to Avoid

Thursday, May 3, 2018

How To Recognize Fog - Woran man Nebel erkennt #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: How to Create a Retro Grainy Film Effect

Using Photoshop you can create some pretty incredible photo effects. From natural pastels and soft edits to dark/moody edits, there are a lot of options depending on your style.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a retro grainy film effect in Photoshop. Retro effects are popular in a variety of advertisements, social media posts, and more.

Follow along with this simple tutorial to add vintage effects to your photos.

#Photoshop: How to Create a Retro Grainy Film Effect

#Musicproduction: ‘Marshall’ Songwriters Common & Diane Warren On Writing A Resonant Call-To-Action Song

Long sharing the intention of collaborating, it took courtroom drama Marshall for Common and Diane Warren to come together in the writing of an original song. For each of them, the results were electrifying.

A classic power anthem sung by Andra Day with an original rap by Common, the Oscar-nominated “Stand Up for Something” is a soaring call to action with a simple and timely message. Speaking to a tumultuous present moment, while honoring the legacy of Thurgood Marshall—the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, whose story the film tells—the pair aimed with their socially conscious track to create something timeless, echoing the works of Aretha Franklin and the American greats, orators and poets both.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Stripper In The Southern Hemisphere Stripperinnen auf der südlichen Hemisphäre #punchline #satire #pointe

#Photoshop: #Lightroom: How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

In this tutorial I'll show you how to use Adobe Photoshop to create a colorful 3D floral collage featuring a beautiful woman. First, we'll isolate the model from the background. After that, we'll add…

#Photoshop: #Lightroom: How to Create a 3D Floral Collage in Adobe Photoshop & Lightroom

#Photography: 5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes New Photographers Make

Whether you’ve just purchased your first DSLR or have been shooting for a while and would like to start using your camera’s manual settings, you should be aware of some of the common mistakes most ne…

#Photography: 5 Common Camera Setting Mistakes New Photographers Make

#Photography: High Impact Flash Photography Tips at Dusk

Dusk and dawn are magical times of day! Combine an interesting background with an interesting well-lit subject at exactly the right moment… Boom!!! Home Run! A photograph that everyone takes a second…

#Photography: High Impact Flash Photography Tips at Dusk