Tag: pitch

  • How to Get More From Your Samples Using Transposition

    How to Get More From Your Samples Using Transposition

    + Learn to create and arrange original, instrumental hip-hop music from sampling pioneer RJD2 himself in his new course on Soundfly, RJD2: From Samples to Songs. Here’s a step-by-step guide to pitch-shifting, finding the key, and warping. When you’re working with samples, the pitch is key! You found that perfect sample, but there’s one problem… It doesn’t fit with…

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  • How to Land Your First Indie Video Game Soundtrack

    How to Land Your First Indie Video Game Soundtrack

    So, you’re interested in breaking into the indie gaming scene? Here are some tips and starting points to help you put together your production portfolio!

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  • 7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    7 Key Members of Every Artist’s Team

    Being a musician is a full-time job. You chose to pursue this journey because of your desire to write, experiment, and perform — not to chase club promoters or make pitches to media outlets. And while being an independent artist is empowering, it doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. As many artists start…

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  • How to Write the Perfect Cold Booking Email

    How to Write the Perfect Cold Booking Email

    By Bob Barrick Anyone who’s ever managed to book gigs for themselves knows that it can often be insurmountably difficult. You spend hours sending emails to every venue in town only to receive automated responses. The problem isn’t that your music is bad. It’s that you’re going about it the wrong way. Like everything else…

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  • 4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    4 Steps to Attracting or Asking for Sponsorship as an Artist

    Being a musician isn’t cheap, is it? There are recording costs, tour expenses, shipping materials, equipment repairs/rentals/repurchases, the cost of hiring a publicist or a marketer, and/or a radio tracker to push your music if you’re going at it DIY. And don’t even get me started on matching outfits. It’s both normal and encouraged to…

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  • Did You Just Get the ‘Nashville No’?

    Did You Just Get the ‘Nashville No’?

    Sometimes “no” isn’t the only word that means “no.” When offers to co-write or play a gig go cold, you may be getting a “Nashville No.”

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  • How to Make an Instrumental Track Shine with Vocal Samples

    How to Make an Instrumental Track Shine with Vocal Samples

    + Bridge the worlds of theory, improvisation, and jazzy hip-hop, and improve your piano chops with Grammy-winner Kiefer in his course, Kiefer: Keys, Chords, & Beats. Tons of producers making instrumental electronic music today scour YouTube and other online forums to find “vocal samples” to add to their tracks. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve googled…

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  • The Definitive Guide to Running a Successful DIY Public Relations Campaign

    The Definitive Guide to Running a Successful DIY Public Relations Campaign

    Spearheading your own PR campaign is no easy task. Putting the necessary tools in place requires a lot of grit, determination, and old fashioned time and effort. I won’t lie and say it will be easy or that it’s something you can learn in a few weeks. This is something that takes months to really perfect if…

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  • Conquering the Sight Singing Challenge

    Conquering the Sight Singing Challenge

    Sight singing: If you are a vocalist, it’s likely you’ve made it your whole career without having to perform this dreaded task. But despite requiring a bit of work to master, being able to transform sheet to sound can make you more marketable, versatile, and easy to work with than the endless number of talented…

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