Looking online for extra guidance to master Audio Technology?
The world of audio production and music technology moves quickly, and keeping up with the latest techniques, equipment and software can be a challenge. Luckily there are plenty of resources online to help budding engineers and producers wrap their heads around the newest audio tech and how it’s used. This week we present you with a few of the best guides to audio production and music technology from across the length and breadth of the internet.
The Recording Revolution
Geared more towards engineers than producers, Graham Cochrane’s blog goes into meticulous depth on equipment and sound dynamics. Particularly useful for anyone trying to set up their own home recording studio.
Visit Blog – www.therecordingrevolution.com
Music & Audio Tuts
If you’re just starting out in audio production, this should be your first stop for getting a handle on the basics. No prior knowledge is presumed on the part of the reader, and basic concepts are broken down and explained in succinct and accessible terms. As of writing this, they have over 500 articles ranging from guides to specific DAW plug-ins to primers on basic concepts like Voice Compression. Not everything is free, but they definitely err on the side of generosity in what they provide at no cost. A must-read for any self-directed learners.
Visit Blog – www.music.tutsplus.com
Music Software Training
Much like Music and Audio Tuts, this site operates on a generous freemium model. Standout articles include:
Visit Blog – www.musicsoftwaretraining.com/
For those of you who are all about the details, this blog is an amazing resource. Owsinski has an uncanny ability to go into insane depth on very specific topics. No matter how much you think you know about some obscure aspect of music technology, you’re sure to pick up something knew from his posts. Some must read articles include:
- Here’s Why The Sound Of Gibson Pickups Changed Through The Years
- 3 Steps To Choosing Your Monitor Speakers
- Understanding The Major Frequency Bands
Visit Blog – www.bobbyowsinski.com
Plenty of great quality content on here. A particular favourite is his short-but-sweet introduction to compression.
Visit Blog – www.resoundsound.com
Best known as a regular contributor to Freshly Squeezed Samples, Sam Matla’s personal blog is itself a great resource for producers. His posts range from in-depth technical guides to more general overviews of the music industry and how to forge a career as a producer. One of the main reasons to recommend this is blog is that Matla knows how to avoid overloading you with information. (The title of one of his most popular posts “Music Theory: The TL;DR version”, says it all really). Engaging and informative without dumbing down complex topics, Matla’s posts always make for a good read.
Visit Blog – www.edmprod.com
VARIETY OF SOUND
More of a showcase for Bootsy’s plug-ins than a blog per-say, the quality of his work and the fact that he makes it all available for free is enough to recommend this.
Visit Blog – www.varietyofsound.wordpress.com
With an exceptional array of content covering everything from midi to mastering, Tweakheadz could very easily be your one and only source for all things music production. One of the best things about the site is the way it’s structured. Rather than just random posts on disparate topics, posts are divided into different categories such as music theory, equipment and software. This makes it very easy to structure learning, and for that reason it’s great for people starting out from scratch.
Visit Blog – wwwtweakheadz.com
The Music Producer’s Blog
Does what it says on the tin. As well as plenty of posts on individual plug-ins and pieces of freeware, there are also plenty of interviews with some of the world’s most renowned producers and engineers. Good posts include:
Visit Blog – www.themusicproducerblog.com
Besides being one of the most highly regarded producers in the business, Ian Shepard is also a master of making even the most complex concepts easy to digest for beginners and intermediates. If you’re willing to drop a bit of coin, his ebook “How to Master with Multi-band Compression” is also one of the best primers on multi-band compression out there.
Visit Blog – www.productionadvice.co.uk
Music Technology Blogs – What have we missed?
Of course we’re only scratching the surface with this list, and there are plenty more resources out there to cater to every niche and interest in audio production. If you think we’ve missed anything out then let us know!
Music Technology Programmes at Pulse College
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