November 29th, 2017 by Blake Madden
Let’s say your company has just made its first foray into video production. It’s a commercial to advertise your new toothpaste, or to interest prospective partners in your surfing-themed vacation packages, or to present new hires with a sense of the uplifting corporate culture they’re about to enter.
Whatever the Read more...
July 19th, 2017 by Blake Madden
Phil Ek’s latest release as producer is Fleet Foxes’ Crack Up, just out as of mid-June of 2017.
Casual music fans, some musicians—even some producers themselves—struggle with defining the word “producer”. It’s never the same job twice. The goals, the methods, the circumstances, the talent required or brought to Read more...
March 12th, 2017 by Blake Madden
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist, December 2, 2013.
For musicians of my generation, our first experiments with turning two cassette decks into a makeshift multi-track recording device—by dubbing the output of one deck into the input of the other while playing a new instrument—could Read more...
March 5th, 2017 by Blake Madden
This story first appeared in Trust Me, I’m a Scientist October 7th, 2013
Image by Flickr user David Simmonds
When I was just above child-age, and not at all close to being a prodigious musician, stories of musical child prodigies seemed to pop up like clockwork.
There I would be: Read more...
February 8th, 2017 by Blake Madden
The 2017 GRAMMY awards show will be held this coming Sunday, February 12th at 5pm Pacific Time. Here’s how you could earn your own nomination the next time around.
Yes, you too can be nominated to win a GRAMMY, and the process for entering into the running is a little Read more...