Keeping A Commitment

I’m starting to run out of recording studio advice – the studio is an insular environment, and I’ve already covered several areas. In the last 6 months, I’ve had more recording sessions than I had in all of the preceding years combined. I’ve installed some helpful new plugins and discovered some great new tracking techniques. […]

How To Pick Your Single

So, it’s been a while. I think the last time we talked, you had just put the finishing touches on your new album. And now, you’re ready to release it – but you still haven’t decided which song to release as a single. A single is a song from your record that you use to […]

How To Sequence An Album

So you’ve got a batch of songs recorded now, and it’s time to sequence them. For the sake of explanation, I’m going to make up the details, since I don’t know who you are. Use your imagination to substitute your real details for my fake placeholder ones. Your record is called Temple of the Monkey […]

How To Get An Album Pressed To CD

So you’ve spent time learning to play an instrument, sing, write songs, record them, mix them, and put them online – but now you want to put out an album. A real one, that you can hold in your hands. Then it’s time to get your album pressed by the pros. The times they are […]

What Makes A Record Timeless?

So you’re recording your new album in the studio, and you want it to be “good”. First, we have to talk about what “good” means. Do you want it to be the catchy and danceable kind of good? The crying and relistening kind of good? The commercial and broadly appealing kind of good? All of […]