Before you go on a buying rampage though, I wanted to share with you how I make buying decisions when it comes to plugins and tools.[Read more…] about Making Good Buying Decisions
A while back I wrote to my email subscribers about my biggest struggle: how to finish what you begin. I have since collected some further thoughts, so let’s talk about it some more![Read more…] about How to finish what you begin
Do you think that you should feel inspired when you start working on music? You may have a problem.[Read more…] about Inspiration is overrated
Out of my 20+ years of making music, I’ve done mastering work for about 10 now. I still don’t like mastering my own music, but there are times I do it anyway. If and when you do decide to do your own mastering, this blog post should help you understand what potential pitfalls to look out for.[Read more…] about Mastering Your Own Music: 5 Reasons Why You Should Not (And Why I Sometimes Do It Anyway)
Last year marked my 20th year releasing electronic music as an artist.
I started dabbling with electronic music and made my first tracks already back in 1996. But I started releasing music to the public in the following year. Back then I was using tracker software to make music and I ran a tracker scene label called Rebound. We released more than 100 tracks as free downloads within a timespan of about 4 years.
There’s a request I keep getting regularly. It comes in different shapes and forms but the gist is always the same. Here’s an example of an email I received:
“I began with the program Logic pro X. But i have a problem: I want to get some plug ins for this program, i’d like to get it for free, because buying it is too expensive for me at the moment,
so i like to download it, but it’s so hard to find it…
I need the following plug ins:
[followed by a list of paid plugins]”
Now, ethics aside, there is something quite big at play here that I want to address. Something that is especially difficult to understand when you’re first starting out in music. [Read more…] about Piracy – Why Shouldn’t You?