Music Production / Composition / Audio Engineering

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Magic plugin that solves all your problems
Mixing

In search for that magic plugin

We all know those popular audio guru forums where people love to talk about their favorite piece of gear. There is, however, one subject that keeps returning time after time and it is often asked by people just starting out. […]

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Reference tracks
Music Production

Using reference tracks

If you are looking for a certain sound, it is easy to refer to a well-known artist or band. If you tell a guitarist to Hendrix’ up his solo or if you tell the drummer to play more like Bonham, they immediately know what to do. Use reference tracks to get your point across. […]

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How to make a guide track
Music Production

How to make a guide track?

When you are preparing for the studio and you want to record one instrument at a time, it is necessary to have a solid guide track. Without it, the drummer, or whatever musician plays first, has a tough time maneuvering through the arrangement. […]

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Pre-Production
Music Production

How important is pre-production?

Finally, you are ready, after weeks of tiresome repetitions, it is time to visit the studio. Studio time isn’t cheap and therefore a good preparation goes a long way. In this article, I will give a brief overview of all important aspects about pre-production. […]

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Show Lighting
Lighting

Creative Technicians

Everybody knows that musicians are creative people. When you think of a technician you picture someone that is carrying heavy electronics and is fighting through dense forests of cables. Someone that knows the laws of physics and who learned to handle a soldering iron at the age of 4. But if you ever take a closer look you can actually compare them really well with musicians. Technicians are just as creative! […]

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Wisseloord Studios Erik
Interview

Interview Erik van der Horst

Recently music producer Erik van der Horst gave us a speech about his musical journey. His story indicates that you can end up in a very different place than you initially deemed possible. […]

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Djuri Boot
Interview

Interview Djuri Boot

At the Utrecht school of arts, I occasionally get lessons from guest lecturers. This is really useful to learn more about the field of work. In this article, I talk about how Djuri Boot landed his first job as a media composer and I will tell something about his daily activities. […]

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Joneski Live Room
Music Production

Job Profile: Musicproducer

We have all heard of the term ‘music producer’, a name you can find on the inside of your cd case. But what exactly is a music producer? Before we can answer that question, we must first determine what kind of music producer we’re talking about. […]

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