Lompoc Wine Factory

If you’ve attended any of SipMusic Club‘s album and wine release pick-up parties, then you already know about our friends over at Lompoc Wine Factory. If not, allow us to introduce our newest partner! Lompoc Wine Factory is owned and operated by BBES, a team with a passion for the Central Coast, and helping creative […]

The Certain Sparks Music Foundation

In March 2017, Certain Sparks Music established an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, aptly titled The Certain Sparks Music Foundation.  With this new branch of our business, we aim to provide music education, mentoring, and opportunities for enrichment to the underserved in our community. Since opening our doors in 2014, Certain Sparks has expanded to a […]

Spotlight: Coyote + Oak Magazine

Since forming in January of 2016, Coyote + Oak Magazine has released six issues, which collectively tell the story of California’s creative community. Several friends of Certain Sparks have been featured, including The Only Ocean, The Same Difference, and Jimil-Anne Linton. We sat down with Alexandra Wallace, the founder and editor-in-chief, to discuss her vision […]

Building a Community: The Same Difference!

Here at Certain Sparks Music, we aim to teach our students not only how to play music, but how to play music with others. Community building is one of the most powerful aspects of what we do here. When you learn to play the drums, you’re not only teaching yourself a new skill, but also […]

Mixing Terms: Explained

There are a lot of terms used in the mixing process that don’t mean anything to the average person. We audio types often forget that. Here are some simple explanations for clarification.   MIXING Mixing is the process of creating a stereo mix of all the separate tracks, and applying equalization (EQ), effects and compression […]