Create music, distribute it and promoting it…alone
All the content here is only engaging me and my research. I’m not saying something is good better or bad, i’m only sharing my experience with whoever would like to enjoy this beautiful experience of producing music and sharing it with the masses.
Creating your music.
There are many DAW available nowadays, but the main ones remain: Ableton Live, Apple Logic, or Pro Tools.
The use of the platform is up to anyone, some prefer the “live” and creative opportunities that offers ableton, some prefer the native plugins of Logic and some will tell you that Pro Tools is the studio reference. At the end what matters is what you do with these wonderful softwares.
As a fan of vocal house I wanted to collaborate with singers. The issues were to find the right voice, the one willing to work with you or if you had this, someone that fits your budget. Luckily I discovered a very interesting platform called “Vocalizr“. On this platform you can find singers based on voice, style, rating. You do a pitch to have artists bidding for your music and listening to their demos. Another possibility is also to ask them to send a demo on your music, which has a different price. You can find artists for every price range and this platform is an amazing opportunity for both, singers and music producer to collaborate.
Mixing music is an art in itself, you can read tutorial, do trainings at then end it’s a combination of art & science and this is why we have sound engineers. On my side, I’ve used online and offline mixing.
The main reason why I did use both type of services is budget. Online mixing is basically you providing your tracks/stems to a sound engineer that sits in a studio somewhere. You’ll give him guidance, or reference on what you want the track to sound like. Some of the main services I found or used. The Fat Matering or Metropolis Studio Online mixing.
The other solution, more expensive but more tailor made is going to a studio, sit with the engineer. Same here, you’ll provide your stems and a reference and you’ll end up polishing the mix together. I used this solution twice and went to the following studios. Red Room Studio now in London & AKA Studio in Lausanne, Switzerland
Mastering the music, like mixing is also a key element. If you don’t master that, you’ll really need a proper sound engineer. Why ? Your track needs to sound good on any systems. It needs to be bulletproof for cd or Vinyl pressing…and most importantly, this will be the final step of your track. For that I recommend Metropolis which is an amazing studio with great services for Independant artists.
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