Ryan's Corner

The bedroom super-producer: 5 building blocks for a great home studio

by Wayne G. Miller on - 2 Comments

By now we’ve probably all heard the stories of grammy-winning albums being produced in bedrooms, basements, living rooms, and garages. We know that it's possible to...

Start Finishing - 4 Tips to Help You Complete Your Tracks

by Ray Reich on - 2 Comments

This is a particularly interesting topic for me to write about, because I too (along with almost every other creative I know) struggle to finish songs. ...

If You Build It They Will Come- Setting up Tracks for Your Live Show

by Wayne G. Miller on

With the massive changes we’ve experienced in the music industry over the last 10 years, one thing has become incredibly clear: Live music will never die....

Scoring a Film with Songs- Working in the Space Between Source Music and Score

by Wayne G. Miller on

If you’re into film music, you’re probably familiar with composers like John Williams, Alan Silvestri, Hans Zimmer, Henry Mancini and Trent Reznor. You’re probably also familiar...

Collaborating Like a Pro- 10 essential tips for co-writing and co-producing

by Wayne G. Miller on

Lennon and McCartney, Kanye and Jay-Z, Simon and Garfunkel, Adele and Paul Epworth, Bono and The Edge, these are all examples of great collaborators. What does...

Stay True to You- How to Create Your Best Work

by Wayne G. Miller on - 2 Comments

If you’re a songwriter, producer, artist, mixer or DJ, chances are, you probably know who’s topping the charts in your favorite genre and maybe several other...

How to Get the Gig - and Keep It

by Ray Reich on - 1 Comment

Over the years I’ve worked all varieties of music gigs.  I’ve produced original music, assisted composers, musical-directed shows, rehearsed choirs, played in recording sessions and more. In...

Creative Approaches: Taking Control of Your Groove

by James Chazin on

Creative Approaches is a video series in which we explore different ways to spice up your productions using loops and samples. In this video, Marcus Huyskens demonstrates how to...

Layering Guitars: How to Get Width and Separation in Your Productions

by Wayne G. Miller on

We’re probably all familiar with the idea of making a production wider. Especially when it comes to guitars. We record more guitar parts and doubles...

The Low-Down on Low-End: A Guide to Mixing Bass

by Wayne G. Miller on

You’ve heard the phrase many times- “the mix feels a little muddy,” or, “the mix just feels a little thin.” Getting the low-end right in your...