After you’ve recorded the perfect song, you’re only halfway there! Mixing is where the magic really happens, and where the most of your time is likely to be spent. Getting the perfect mix is a challenge, but with this information, professional quality mixing equipment at home, and will power, this will be completely within your reach!
Keep in mind that mastering goes hand-in-hand with mixing. The truth is, if your song is mixed poorly, most likely amateur level mastering isn’t going to do any good for it – in fact, it probably makes it even worse.
So before starting to experiment with mastering, you need to learn to mix. Your song needs to sound as good and balanced as possible before going to the mastering stage .The thing is, professional mastering makes great sounding mix to sound outstanding.There are a wide range of VST plugins that can be used for mastering: brickwall limiters, single band compressors, multiband compressors, equalizers, stereo enhancers etc. and there’s even a bunch of presets to get you started. I have to say though that there really isn’t a “one button solution” or “setting that fits for all” -quick fix for mastering. Each mix is different and that’s why the mastering tools needs to be chosen and tweaked according the situation – everything depends on the audio material you have and what you wan’t to achieve with the mastering. That defines the tools and settings you need to use. Sometimes, you may just need a little help of a limiter in the master channel to do the job for you and if you can make your mix sound good with it, it’s ok. The thing is, you just need to learn to use your ears.
Lot of producers and professionals say that mastering should be left to mastering engineers and that you shouldn’t master your songs by yourself if you don’t know what you’re doing. I agree, because mastering engineers have the skills, professional equipment, right kind of listening environment (which is ESSENTIAL), trained ears and usually a years of experience so they pretty much know what can be done (if any) to enhance the quality of your mix. But let’s say you don’t have a professional engineer around and you need your music complete? You have to start somewhere and my suggestion is that you research as much information that you can about mixing your tracks down.
There are several programs like fruity loops, pro tools, and audacity, to name a few, that allow you to mix your tracks down perfectly. If you need help on using these programs, I suggest choosing one and start messing around in that program and get some books on it. Once you get the hang of mastering your own tracks there will be nothing you cannot do!
There are a few things you should know as a new music artist that you should NOT do if you want to make it to the top. I will share these 5 tips with you so that you won’t fall into this cycle. There’s many ways to promote yourself as a artist today on the internet, that its crazy! Many of the successful music artists you see on T.V. started out on the world wide web and have blossomed into what they are now. These people not only knew what to do to get noticed, but they also knew what not to do.
1.No Spamming- Its so tempting to get on the web and hit up as many people as you can so they can hear your fantastic new song. You like your song, so why wouldn’t a total stranger like it? You should be aware that everyone isn’t going to be as excited as you are right away. There is no need for you to post a message on everybody’s page and message them constantly about your new songs. If you do this you will find out quickly that people will start cutting you off or ignoring you. This is called SPAMMING and no one likes that.
2. Do not Beg- Never ever beg for people to listen to your music. If you do this you will appear to be desperate and lame. Think about those times you got a total stranger begging you to listen to their music. You probably deleted them or ignored them. So don’t beg because it doesn’t look cool. Your fan’s will come to you as you promote the smart way.
3. Don’t Be Impatient- I know you think everybody everywhere needs to hear your music by tomorrow or they will just die! I know you feel like your song should be on the radio today! My friend there is no need to rush perfection. Your hard work will pay off! Take your time in all things, stay focused on making better music, and you will get the results you are looking for.
4. Do Not give Up!- Whatever yo do don’t give up on your dreams and goals. Its much more easier to become lazy and procrastinate when you don’t see anything happening right away. Even I sometimes feel like I want to be lazy but I never stop working hard because I believe in myself. Never stop working hard, no matter what.
5. Do Not Have Whack Beats!- This tip is the most important out of every one of the previous tips. No one wants to hear a music artist rapping or singing over a bad beat. If you have whack beats, 9 times out of 10, people will think you are whack! So do yourself a favor by getting you some great instrumentals before you take another step!
In conclusion, all of these tips are highly useful. You should keep these in mind as you go online to do your networking and promotion. By following this advice you will look more professional to those watching and listening to your music.
In today’s fast paced music industry you are sure to run into the task of searching for a producer who can feed you HOT beats! It quickly becomes tiring when you have the job of looking for a good beat maker that has the style of instrumentals you are looking for. Thats why I am going to give you three tips on how to become a top selling arist in no time.
The first tip is to get to a computer and check out some producers online. There are several beat makers who post up their beats daily for you the artist to get your hands on. The beats are all of about $19.00 and if you find a professional producer, they will have a licsence agreement to go with the beats you buy. There are all kinds of beat makers who have huge arsinals of instrumentals online that you can go through.
Tip number two is to find a personal producer that you can get into contact with that can work with you individually. I know you are thinking how hard that seems but there are many producers and beat makers who make a living off of working with artists one on one for the artists next album or mixtape. You can also find these type of producers and beat makers right here online!
Tip number three is to go out to open mics in your local area! There is no greater way to get noticed locally then to go out and hit the town. Its so important for music artists to get up in front of crowds and perform so that they can not only get use to crowds, but they can slowly build up a fan base locally.
So there you have it! Find HOT beats, get yourself your own personal producer, and go perform locally! Becoming a top selling music artist has never been easier! Now of course there are more things you have to take care of as you become more and more popular, but by taking these steps and getting your feet wet is the first step to greatness! For more info please visit: www.startannerproductions.com