Tag: recording

Explore everything that goes into making a successful recording, including preparing for sessions, gear, software, mixing, mastering, and so much more with all our our recording articles. For more help getting set up to record your own music, check out Soundfly’s free course Demo Recording 101.

  • How to Record an Album in an Abandoned Grain Silo (Plus a World Premiere!)

    How to Record an Album in an Abandoned Grain Silo (Plus a World Premiere!)

    + Welcome to Soundfly! We help curious musicians meet their goals with creative online courses. Whatever you want to learn, whenever you need to learn it. Subscribe now to start learning on the ’Fly. Earlier this year, I was delighted by a dynamic new solo piano album called The Moving Decade. Of all the types of albums to make sound original, surely solo […]

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  • 3 Things Bands Usually Overpack for Their First Tour

    3 Things Bands Usually Overpack for Their First Tour

    A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with a group of musicians to discuss the essentials that first-time touring bands often forget. During those conversations, another topic came up: the things they used to bring on tour that just ended up taking up space. If it’s your first tour, your mind is racing at a […]

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  • Entrepreneurship in Music: LANDR

    Entrepreneurship in Music: LANDR

           Entrepreneurship in Music Series: 004        LANDR Founder, Justin Evans Landr is computerized track-by-track mastering. The team that built MixGenius years ago is back with a new identity and a bold new take on audio with a self-learning algorithmic program that works off of an enormous bank of references, and is trained to […]

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  • Post-Album Rollout: 5 Tactics for Ensuring Your Music Has a Long-Term Impact

    With months and sometimes even years going into the creation of a new body of work, it’s an understood expectation that artists put together some sort of marketing plan in anticipation of their album release. And once your music is available, it feels like the weight of the world is officially off your shoulders. However, […]

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  • Jay A. Winn and the Mysterious, Ephemeral World of Railfans

    Jay A. Winn and the Mysterious, Ephemeral World of Railfans

    Exploring the nostalgic secret world of railfans and the universal lessons to be found in a life spent recording the sounds of passing trains.

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  • The 4 Elements That Separate a Good Mix From a Great Mix

    The 4 Elements That Separate a Good Mix From a Great Mix

    The first thing to understand about music is that it’s completely subjective. You might make music for yourself, you might make music for an audience, but the audience will always form their own opinions about your labor of love. The same is true for me: some people love my work, some people hate my work. […]

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  • 3 Things That Have Helped Me Recording My New Album

    3 Things That Have Helped Me Recording My New Album

    I believe making an album to be amongst the most profound and creatively life-affirming experiences that a musician can have. The work of creating does not end once a song is written (you can learn more about my songwriting process here). The recording process itself carries with it a vast array of different kinds of challenges, spread […]

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  • Taylor Casey on Finishing a Stranger’s Song, 30 Years Later

    Taylor Casey on Finishing a Stranger’s Song, 30 Years Later

    A while back, Taylor Casey asked if I’d sing some backgrounds on his EP. All I knew about the project was that Taylor — who grew up alongside my baby brother — was a nice, Southern California kid whose love for music brought him to the big city. One of my favorite singers happened to be staying […]

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  • How to Run a Flawless Recording Session with Strings

    How to Run a Flawless Recording Session with Strings

    In order to create all the videos, resources and course assets for our popular Mainstage course, Orchestration for Strings, we worked closely with the incredible young composer, Ian Davis, who writes and arranges in the band, Landlady as well as his solo project Relatives, and has composed for such notable acts as My Brightest Diamond. Specifically for the course, […]

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  • 5 Ways to Better Prepare for a Recording Session

    5 Ways to Better Prepare for a Recording Session

    This week, my band and I had a recording session for a new album and I was reminded, as I am every time we record, just how much preparation plays a role in a successful recording session. Obviously, you always hope to just show up and the magic will take over, and before you know […]

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