Tool #34: Tips for fitting music to a specified time limit


I have been working on two projects that demand that I fit my music into a specified time length.  While one is a film trailer that requires precise timing, the other is an audiobook that requires less precise timing.  With the help of Logic I can manipulate beats and tempo for fitting music precisely for …

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What’s wrong with having a day job?


Ideally, everyone could make a living doing what they love.  This would mean that musicians could make a living doing solely music, for 100% of the time they would spend if they had a job in an office, on a construction site, or in a laboratory.  But, the worldwide economy is in the doldrums, and …

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Tool #32: Use Plugins Wisely


Lately I have been using Logic more because I have been doing a bit of incidental and film trailer work.  Logic, like all other major DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations), offers a breadth of tools to maximize possibilities and enable the user to create precisely fine-tuned sounds.  However, all of this possibility can lead to overuse. One essential …

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