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DIY Music Blog #8 – Everybody Gotta Start Somewhere

Hello! Yes, it’s time for a brand new DIY Music blog. This is the part of the site where I write about what I’ve come across recently in my musical journey and maybe talk about about my thoughts.

As I’m still working out the best way to do this I’m going to try a new format. I’ll start with ‘thought of the day’ style section, followed by an update on what I’ve been up to and I’ll finish with news from the rest of the world. So today I’ll have a little ramble about our beginnings and where-we-are-goings, update you on my own progress, including Slate Digital plugs, new articles and new tunes, and have a look at what’s new in the audio world. So here goes.
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Talking Acoustic Treatment – Interview with Ethan Winer

From running a professional acoustics business to playing Tchaikovsky on the electric guitar with a full orchestra, whilst writing numerous valuable articles and a book in between, Ethan Winer has a wealth of experience and insight into music and the science of audio acoustics.

I had the great privilege of being able to ask Ethan a few questions via email for the DIY Music site. If you’re interested in acoustic treatment for your home studio (or spare room!) then you may well find this very useful.  Continue reading

DIY Music Blog #6 – Home Studio Gear on a Budget and More

Hello to you, DIY Musos!

How are you? Good?

Good.

Well here’s a new blog post from me where I’ll tell you a little about what I’ve been up to recently, including writing new articles about building up a decent home studio on a budget, more on my adventures in acoustic treatment, a new track released and some other bits and bobs. Read on, if you care to. 🙂 Continue reading

Home Studio Gear on a Budget

If you are anything like me, and many other DIY musos around the world, then you probably don’t have thousands of pounds (or dollars/euro/rand/rupees/etc) to spend on gear and software for your home setup. It’s still currently just an (all consuming) hobby after all, so there’s no return on investment, no tax relief, no sponsorship… And audio stuff is expensive!

So how are we supposed to get hold of all the studio gear we need to create the wonderful music that we want to, without having to sell our less important possessions like clothes, cars and houses? I have a few suggestions that might help… Continue reading

DIY Music Blog #5 – Acoustic Treatment in a Small Room

Hello DIY Musos and thanks for checking out the latest DIY Music blog. Today I’m writing about something I’m finally getting around to looking at properly; acoustic treatment.

EDIT: Since writing this I was lucky enough to get to talk to Ethan Winer of RealTraps and get some really vauable info on acoustic treatment, as well as a few great links. Check out the full interview here.
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My 10 Most Significant Mixing Lessons

Every now and then you come across a bit of knowledge which makes a tremendous difference to the way you do certain things. Those little tricks or hacks which make life so much better and you wish you’d discovered sooner.

This definitely applies to mixing.

I’ve experienced a number of these important ‘mixing lessons’ since I started my home studio journey so I’ve decided to share some of the most valuable ones with you here to help you in your own journey towards better mixes.

UPDATE: Once you’ve read these, be sure to check out Ten More Significant Mixing lessons!

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My Home Studio Journey – Part 3

This is part three of this series of blog posts charting my home studio journey so far. Please do check out part one and part two if you haven’t already. If you have, then thanks for sticking with me! These posts are just to give you an idea of where I’ve come from and where I’m at. Maybe we have some things in common…  Continue reading