This is where I collect links to articles, interviews, books, tutorials, and videos about composing, orchestration, mixing/mastering, production music, etc. that I find interesting, informative, entertaining, etc.

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Archive for: 5/2014

Recording Brass Instruments

"Recording and Mixing great brass sounds in a home studio. Concentrating on recording and mixing the Trumpet and Trombone, including an overview of the physical characteristics of brass instruments and how they're played." [Articles]

Mastering keyboard shortcuts makes Cubase easier to use and is good for your health!

I've finally committed to learning the Cubase keyboard shortcuts that can make music production life so much easier. I'm thinking about picking up a dedicated keyboard, but in the meantime, here's a Sound On Sound article that covers the basics. [Articles]

Composer Interview: Nate Barr

A great interview with composer Nate Barr, composer for The Americans, Hemlock Grove and others. [Articles]

Guy Michelmore - Template Setup: Reverb Techniques

"Guy Michelmore gives you an insight into how he uses reverb within his compositions." [Videos]


"Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically." [Videos]

Production Music in the Multi-Screen Universe

"When perusing the offerings of production music companies, large and small, itís easy to find those that are adding a new library or two, striking up a partnership, enhancing search technology, etc. But what has changed so much in recent years is the availability of platforms where the music might be used." [Articles]

20 More Mixing Tips from Steven Slate

"Due to the popularity of Steven Slateís first fifty mixing tips, we decided to round up some of his latest mixing tips from this past winter (frosted tips?). ReTweet his tweets or share this post if you find them useful." [Articles]