Quick Tip - Pitching Percussion

 You don't hear a lot about using pitch correcting tools outside of vocals. This video is about using pitching tools in creative ways, like pitching down a crash cymbal to create a warmer, less abrasive sound.

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πŸ‘·πŸΌβ€β™‚οΈ Facebook Group Weekly Recap - 2/10 thru 2/17

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. We do our best to relay what we think is the most important details, but it's very possible for us to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!

The Triple Threat Artist

  • Zion shared a replay of the live pop-in video message he had for the group.
  • Tobias shared two versions of the same song; a male and female, each in a different key. He asked the group for input on the production, and which version/key sounded best.
  • Rebecca posted about struggles felt from not being able to get things accomplished due to physical, mental and every-day life blockades. She asked if anybody else in the group ever feels that way. Group response was a resounding “yes of course we all do, but you have to keep moving forward.”
  • Kaeli told a story how her friend said her song reminded her of the movie Creed. Her friend never knew the song was indeed inspired by Creed.
  • Zion posted the Facebook Group Recap – 3/3 thru 3/9
  • Tobias asked for help related to Logic X latency problems he’s been experiencing running iZotope Neutron.
  • Zion shared Echo Sound Works, and urged other Triple Threats to follow him, if they are into crafting synths or new and edgy EDM stuff. Zion says he’s learned a lot of good stuff from them.
  • Zion welcomed Jan Seides to the Triple Threat tribe.
  • Zoom Office Hours link was shared  (02/12/19 at 12 pm PST).
  • Robin shared  the “What Makes This Song Great? Ep.18 Max Martin” video that features a reverse-look breakdown of a song Robin believes is well produced.
  • Javier shared a post about a Music Expo being held in Miami at the end of March.
  • Zion shared the Facebook Recap – 3/3 thru 3/9.
  • Fox shared an interesting article about song length for pop music today.
  • Zion shared office hours, which was all about reconnecting. There was also discussion about the importance of listening to professional music to get your ears adjusted to what works and what doesn't.
  • Mark shared a link to a comprehensive list of music genres.
  • Amber shared her great experience using “first aid” to speed up her mac machine.
  • Zion welcomed Jenna Laurise Ehrle to the Triple Threat Artist tribe.
  • Osie shared a link to free plugins.
  • Osie shared a discount coupon code for the Opto Compressor.
  • Osie shared a link to a reasonably priced Phaser plug-in.
  • Rebecca shared a photo of a vintage fader she is busy programming.
  • Zion welcomed Renee Ruth to the tribe.
  • Zion shared a link to a Mac Rumors Buyer’s Guide where Apple product users can find out when upgrades are due to be released.
  • Derek informed the group that the C major scale is the best App ever.
  • Osie shared a link to a free guitar amp simulator VST plugin.
  • New Member Helen reached out to the group to say hello.
  • Tobias shared a link to an iZotope holiday (President’s Day) sale.
  • Rebecca reached out to the group for help with crash issues she’s having in Logic Pro X with the free Kontakt VST plugin.
  • If you are in the Access Course and have interest in joining the Triple Threat Artist group, please let Zion know, we've got an amazing discount waiting for you.. Now $49/m, with coupon code ACCESS49. There's no installment plan, and you can quit anytime!

The Access Course  

  • Joan shared a thought that was inspired by “The Artist’s Way,” and thanked Cathy for keeping us all motivated.
  • Cathy reached out to members to post a .gif that reflected the highlight of their weekend.
  • Rick asked the group what their greatest fear was as singer/songwriters’
  • David shared his January assignment song “I Like It Bright,” and asked for input from the group.
  • Rick revealed that in addition to music endeavors he is also creating a book of photography called “Six Strings, One Reason.”
  • Cathy shared the cover of her first book “Don’t Keep Your Day Job,” which is due in bookstores within the next few months. The book is designed to help anyone who reads it see that we each have something unique to share with the world.
  • Kristina reached out asking the group what their “wins” were from the past week. She shared several of hers, including several songs that were potentially in the pipeline for placement.
  • Alex posted the Sign-up sheet for mix and production review.
  • Tobias shared a link to a sale on “Tropicool,” fun drum and percussion samples.
  • Tamara shared the official trailer for the Hulu show “Shrill,” where her and Osie’s song “Beserk” is used.
  • Zion shared the Facebook Group recap from 3/3/19 to 3/9/19.
  • Zion shared the Monday Music Breakdown that featured a Royal Caribbean ad featuring “Million Ways to Live” by Mapei.
  • Lori reached out to see if any producers in the group were interested in working with her on a spa/relaxation CD or soundtrack music. She shared a sample melody.
  • Victoria shared an article on the best songs used in commercials.
  • Joe shared a link for anybody interested in an opportunity to perform on a Songtradr showcase (for LA residents only).
  • Paul shared an Academy of Contemporary music networking event that will be happening in the UK for anyone interested.
  • Bev referenced an informative online TAXI session she attended that was about instrumental cues.
  • Kristina shared a TAXI song brief that featured a song by Catch the Moon artist The Highfields as a reference.
  • Michelle shared that a song she had just released – “Spelling Lessons” – was trending on the Hype Machine popular charts, and asked those in the group to help support it trend higher.
  • Mona shared a link to a vocal coach in L.A. who can even teach dogs how to sing.
  • Jim asked those in the group who have songs signed by CTM to send the Spotify links to him for a research playlist he is putting together.
  • Alex shared the link to his bi-weekly Mix and Production Feedback session that he and Denis does for the group.
  • Rick shared that was having one of those days when he just couldn’t get his guitar in tune.
  • Danny shared a tutorial video he created about mixing snare drums in a rock mix.
  • Mark shared a link to a website that features a comprehensive list of music genres.
  • Victoria shared that a new Submission Opportunity was posted in the Files section, due 2/14/19.
  • Victoria posted the sheet for sign-ups for the 2-14-19 Listening Session.
  • Cathy posted a video from a quick pop-in visit she made to the group.
  • Zion posted a poll asking what was keeping people from attending the upcoming Synckeepers Live Access Event.
  • Victoria posted the Zoom link to the Listening Session.
  • Bev sent Valentine’s Day greetings out to everyone in the group.
  • Victoria posted a video reply that Cathy referenced in her earlier pop-in visit video. It’s an “Office Hours” that was done for the new 6-Figure Songwriting Course group.
  • Amira shared a song she had just released out Spotify, called “Make it to the Diamond,” and asked the group for their support to listen to and share the song.
  • Cathy posted that she will be visiting the group on 2-15-19 to explain new ways CTM was going to be supporting the group.
  • Joan reached out to see how the choir idea was coming along that is earmarked for the upcoming Access Event.
  • Michelle shared that yet another song of hers was featured on the WOS (Women of Substance) Music  podcast.
  • Zion shared a link to the replay of the Listening Session that was held on 2-14-19. This was Zion’s first Listening Session as host.
  • Cathy shared her Live video meeting replay with the group that was held 2-15-19.
  • Michael asked about a video Zion had posted about the breakdown for song reviews.
  • Alex shared a link for anybody interested in new one-on-one song review sessions that he and Dennis have started offering to those in the group.
  • Danny shared a sound clip of a new song he is working on with Joe.
  • MaShanda shared that she has booked her flight to LA for the upcoming Synckeepers Event.
  • Nichole shared a link to a song she was currently working on, and asked the group if they thought it was something that could be used for sync purposes.
  • Jim shared a weather forecast chart for his home town that he saw after editing vocals. He had the urge to auto tune the weather forecast days all to 30 degrees.
  • Katie reached out to those in the group attending Synckeepers to see if there was anybody who wanted to share an Airbnb with her.

 

Huge thanks to Jan Seides and Mark Jarasek for their help in summarizing these courses.

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πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Facebook Group Recap - 3/3 thru 3/9

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. We do our best to relay what we think is the most important details, but it's very possible for us to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!

The Triple Threat Artist

  • Zion welcomed Chris Clark to the Triple Threat Artist tribe
  • Zion welcomed Robin Mauer Vakil and Mark Lee Jarasek to the tribe
  • Rebecca posted to the group seeking suggestions for a good all-round piano sample library.
  • Kenneth asked the group about the various versions of Melodyne seeking which is recommended.
  • Ernest posted about the call-out that Zion and the Triple Threats (a new Motown group?) received from Cathy Heller Reinstein’s recent meeting in the Access Course.
  • Zion informed the group office hours Zoom session was moved to Thursday for the week.
  • Zion reached out to the group for a volunteer to help with his Weekly Recap.
  • Javier reached out to the group for a recently released track.
  • Neil Turk asked the group for input about studio foam padding.
  • Osie shared a Studio Time w/ Junkie XL video with the group.
  • Chris Clark asked the group for feedback and input song he is currently creating.
  • Zion posted a RSVP link for Triple Threats who will be going the Access Live Event to attend a social meeting the evening before the Live Event.
  • Zion posted the replay for 02/07/19 Office Hours. Session discussion covered everything from grit and perseverance, to Melodyne, to finding the right singer, music libraries and more.
  • Alex posted about an iZotope flash sale on Iris 2 and Trash 2.
  • If you are in the Access Course and have interest in joining the Triple Threat Artist group, please let Zion know, we've got an amazing discount waiting for you.. Now $49/m, with coupon code ACCESS49. There's no installment plan, and you can quit anytime!

The Access Course  

  • Catch The Moon Music announced a limited-time $150 discount for the upcoming SyncKeepers event. Offer expires midnight 2/14 PST. Use the code VALENTINE to get the discount.
  • Angela shared her first song submission to CTM "Let The Magic Show," and asked for feedback from the group.
  • Cathy announced a "sing off" between members of the new 6-Figure students and members the Access group who will be attending the March Live Event.
  • Rebecca asked if anyone else in the group is thinking it will be lonely the imminent departure of great people leaving the Access.
  • Jacq, whose year in Access has ended, expressed her gratitude to the Catch the Moon community and team.
  • Sara shared an article about "The Artist's Way" author Julia Cameron.
  • Amira will be attending the March event, and can't wait.
  • Marie Arredondo informed the group that she created a group chat for everyone who's shown interest in singing at the March event. Let her know if you want to be added to the group.
  • Joe shared a homemade music video he created for his song "Stupid Drivers."
  • Ross offered his fiddle/violin services to anyone in the Access group. For free!
  • Dwayne shared a song for input from the group.
  • Marie shared a link to all ads that appeared during the Super Bowl.
  • Mark shared a collaborative Spotify playlist of songs that have been used in ads thus far in 2019.
  • Kristina expressed thanks to Cathy for letting her share her ideas during the monthly class. She also shared her January assignment song "Hot Summer."
  • Amira shared "A-Ha" moments that occurred for her during Cathy's monthly Zoom meeting.
  • Minko reached out to others in the Access group from the UK to connect and create a UK sync event.
  • Kathrin posted about being inspired during Cathy's zoom session, and also reached out to see if there were any other vegan/animal advocates in the group.
  • Kristin is just getting started with her focus on the Access course and was looking for an accountability partner.
  • Scott expressed his gratitude for being in the Access course. He shared his journey, which was personally fulfilling. He encouraged everyone to push forward.
  • Lori asked if there were any parents in the group interested in making music for parents. She has ideas that would fit into a potential market for parents with kids.
  • Alex shared a music video of her song "Into You," and asked for feedback from the group.
  • Minko created a Brainstorming meeting for a potential UK Sync event.
  • Victoria posted the reply of Cathy's February Class.
  • Emily, who is a personal trainer who also teaches group exercise, knows music motivates people. She invited Access people to connect to her page to connect music to cycle instructors.
  • Carrie shared that she was included on the Spotify "Women of Country" Top Ten Tuesday playlist.
  • Kristina shared publicity she recently received. Als expressed her desire to learn different languages.
  • Jaynee was seeking collaborators for the February assignment.
  • Jennifer shared that the song "Forget About It" she and Osie co-wrote has been shortlisted multiple times.
  • Allison asked about what she should do to switch from second-year Access to the new Exclusive membership group.
  • Cathy and Victoria shared a write-up from Cathy's speaking engagement at the Grammy Museum.
  • Zion asked the group about a potential conflict between registering with Songtrust, and an artist's ability to remain a one-stop.
  • Zion invited Access group members who will be attending the March Event to the Triple Treat Artist social on the Wednesday evening before. A link to the RSVP was provided.
  • Victoria posted a link to the 2/6 Office Hours replay.
  • Helen announced she had the Hotel Cafe reserved for another Access X Artist Showcase following the Synckeepers Live event. Will be held Sat. March 9 from 4:30 to 6:30. A link to a sign-up sheet was included.
  • Alex posted a Public Service Announcement related to Zion's post regarding potential conflict between registering with Songtrust, and an artist's ability to remain a one-stop. There is no conflict.
  • Joan posted an article she is in about Louisiana musical artists.
  • Andria shared that she has released her second single "Without You," and that it was added to Spotify's New Music Friday Canada playlist.
  • Mar will be attending the March event.
  • Minko shared her spring/summer song for the January assignment, and asked for feedback from the group.
  • Angela shared a song co-wrote/co-produced with Steven Wesley Guiles for a Catch The Moon 8-Day Challenge will be in an upcoming episode of "Shameless" on Showtime Sunday, 2/10.
  • Nichole shared her January Assignment song "Dazzle," and asked the group for feedback.
  • Juli asked the group their thoughts about how they are researching artist affordability as they are choosing the cover songs for the February assignment.
  • David asked the group for feedback on a song he is currently working on.
  • Tobis shared a link to his and Bev's January assignment song "Summer Time."
  • Joe asked anyone who's had songs signed to Crucial Music uf the status of a submission is "checking right's holders," is a good sign.
  • Minko shared research on what is in the UK for TV and advertising synchronization.

Huge thanks to Jan Seides and Mark Jarasek for their help in summarizing these courses.



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πŸ’„Sephora Sync Placement & New Discount Code

Today I want to let you guys know about a sync placement I just got with Sephora for their March ad campaign coming soon. I cowrote this track and produced and mastered it, all from my bedroom studio.

That means you could too.

The song "Gimme More" from the Karnival EP I released 10/30/18 can be found HERE. It should be out sometime in March. I'll let you know when it does.

Stop thinking that you have to always have a producer. Learn to BE the producer. I did. So can you.

I want you in the Triple Threat Producer Course because I know you'll grow and get so much closer to achieving your goals. Let me help you.

For the next two weeks I am offering the Triple Threat Bundle (The Producer Course, the community access, and two bonuses) for $49/m. 

Use coupon code WINTER49

I can't to see you in the class.

Click HERE, and let's get started.

Zion

 

 

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πŸ‹πŸ½β€β™€οΈ Facebook Group Recap - 2/20 thru 2/26

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. We do our best to relay what we think is the most important details, but it's very possible for us to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!


The Triple Threat Artist

  • Kenneth asked a question about the Unison Midi Chord Pack sale
  • Osie shared a really great deal on MRythmizerMB
  • Javier Ballester joined the tribe
  • Alex shared a video about turning your voice into MIDI software
  • Kate checked in and talked about digging into the videos of the course, and what she's learning
  • Sem checked in and talked about some of his struggles
  • In Office hours ... It's so important to listen to reference tracks if you're going to produce music. Mainly because you won't have to re-invent the wheel, and it'll motivate you to make yourself better. I strongly suggest listening to several songs that you admire before you start producing, every single day. Today we chatted a lot about this, started a new Triple Threat Spotify Playlist, and chatted about the use of real drums in production.
  • Alia Gilbert joined our tribe! Yay!!!
  • Blake shared a really cool remix and music video to Green Eggs and Ham that he made.
  • Rebecca shared a video about using virtual guitar Shreddage.
  • Kate shared a photo and check in of her and her producer 
  • Shelley checked in and question about mic bleed during live performance
  • Amber shared a success she had with running the repair tool in disk utilities on a Mac
  • A new Q&A was announced for 2/20 with producer composer Dirk Ehrert
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies.
  • This next week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • If you are in the Access Course and have interest in joining the Triple Threat Artist group, please let Zion know, we've got an amazing discount waiting for you.. Now $49/m, with coupon code ACCESS49. There's no installment plan, and you can quit anytime!


The Access Course  

  • Rick asked if classmates mix in headphones or monitors
  • David announced his excitement about his songwriting partner, Lauren
  • Mikey posted his Zoom chat replay on songwriting for guitar
  • Joan asked about copyright requirements for songs intended for licensing.
  • Paul asked about archiving songs meant for sync as opposed to releasing them.
  • Susan announced some radio play for one of her song.
  • Kristina shared a search from TAXI
  • Lori had questions about the process of working with a film maker, as she is working with one.
  • David seeks a collaborator for the January assignment
  • Pete posted Soundfly’s musical breakdown of pop hits from 2018
  • Cathy announced her new class next Wednesday about side hustles
  • Kayte and others posted successes
  • Kathrin asked a question about Cathy’s new bonus masterclasses
  • Angelique asked about everyone’s dream job.
  • Emily asked about covering people like Simon & Garfunkel and Beatles and such
  • Amira asked questions about split sheets for covers
  • Lori asked about having an #PK for your sync music
  • Mark posted an update about his progress
  • Kayte requested people connect as much as possible before their year ends
  • Victoria shared a search that came in that pays really well. Really, really well.
  • Ben and others posted songs for feedback
  • Heather is also looking for a collaborator
  • Victoria posted the replay of her listening session from 1/24/19
  • CTM posted the session with Brittany Whyte of the Chop Shop from 1/24/19
  • Cathy posted about her happiness with the Zoom session with Brittany Whyte
  • Rich and other posted their farewells
  • Jan posted notes from the Brittany Whyte zoom session
  • Bev posted about having second thoughts regarding TAXI and Hit License based on Brittany Whyte’s remarks.
  • Janet asked about any plans to keep the graduates of ACCESS and/or 6 Figure together.
  • Katie alerted us to the Sync Summit in NYC in June
  • Mikey posted his patreon campaign to raise money to go to the live event in March.
  • Cathy announced a next level program for those graduating.

 

Huge thanks to Jan Seides for her help in summarizing the Access Course.

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πŸ“Œ The most commonly forgotten area to acoustically treat

 
In a lot of home studios I've been in, an area that's most often forgotten about is right above the recording desk.

It doesn't seem like this would be that big of a deal, but it really is. A flat ceiling right above your speakers is like having a giant mirror slapping the sound back into your ears, and can sometimes be worse than the wall reflections.

In this video I show you what I'm talking about, as well as show you an alternative to putting acoustic treatment in your home or office that doesn't leave any marks when you're done.

Here is the set of acoustic treatment I use: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RoomDSTAlBur--auralex-alpha-dst-roominators-kit-charcoal-burgundy

Enjoy!

Zion

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🌊 Facebook Group Recap - 1/13 thru 1/19

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. We do our best to relay what we think is the most important details, but it's very possible for us to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!


The Triple Threat Artist

  • Chelsey shared news of her purchase of Logic X, and excited to dig into it
  • Sem shared a workaround fix for the hum he was getting in his guitar chain
  • Mikey shared a video instructing and announced a webinar on guitar training
  • Alex shared a great video mashup video
  • Rebecca started a convo about using a VI solo strings instrument
  • In Office hours,we discussed types of MIDI instruments, breaking drum racks into separate tracks for rendering, recording audio specifically guitars with dynamic vs condenser mics, and reminded everyone about the Q&A with Josh Doyle tomorrow.
  • On Wed we we had an amazing Q&A with producer / songwriter / artist, Josh Doyle! He truly is a triple threat, and is making a living full time with his music. Replay was given.
  • A new Q&A was announced for 2/20 with producer composer Dirk Ehrert
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies.
  • This next week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • If you are in the Access Course and have interest in joining the Triple Threat Artist group, please let Zion know, we've got an amazing discount waiting for you.. Now $49/m, with coupon code ACCESS49. There's no installment plan, and you can quit anytime!


The Access Course  

  • Paul asked for clarification of what “hook” means. Very interesting discussion.
  • Serge and others posted music for feedback.
  • Jennifer and others bid us farewell as their respective years ended.
  • Jim posted his confusion about reference tracks and got lots of feedback
  • Alex posted replay of production and mix reviews
  • Brittany seeks producer
  • Susan and others posted about their successes
  • Victoria posted results of the Film Cover Search
  • Moana seeks a producer
  • Marty asked for a hard date for the year ending in January, and was told the week of January 28th.
  • Victoria asked for info about Songtrust
  • Joe is looking for lodging during the live event in March
  • Susan requested info about who got into the ACCESS Group
  • Danny asked for a show of hands for the live event
  • Zion announced his Q & A with Josh Doyle
  • Mikey announced his “guitar and songwriting” live chat
  • Cathy asked for feedback on Songtradr
  • Jamila asked about supes creating TV stings for the artist.
  • Paul asked for people’s experience with The Artist’s Way
  • Alex posted another Mix & Production Review video
  • Emily posted about the January Happy Hour Meetup on 1/26 at 7 pm
  • Rachelle is looking for lodging in Anaheim during NAMM where she is performing.
  • Serge posted about his dissatisfaction with Songtradr
  • Cathy posted a replay of her “Fun announcement”.
  • Emily posted the replay of her listening session
  • Levi shared an event
  • Michelle asked for opinions regarding Songuard.com(part of Masterwriter)
  • Jan posted about her new book/cd project and the love it’s getting at an Austin bookstore.
  • Emily asked about the rescheduled Chop Shop session
  • Bev requested information about GarageBand, or a class in it.

 

Huge thanks to Jan Seides for her help in summarizing the Access Course.

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Virtual Strings - VI Philosophy (yes, It's totally possible!)

Most people would say that you can't use Virtual Instruments, particularly strings, in place of real instruments.

I disagree.

The reason most people are turned off by this is because the producer playing the VI isn't very good.

First, you have to understand how the instrument is supposed be played. This may take a little training and education at first.

Then you need to have a really great VI that gives you options to adjust articulations of that instrument.

Next, you'll need to take the time to really make a part shine by finessing with the subtleties and articulations that make that instrument sound real.

And lastly, blending it into the mix with the right reverbs and staging is a must.

In the first couple tutorials I show you using some of the songs I have uploaded on my Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/zionbrock

In the last song, I did the strings for a version of Anita Exira's track here: https://anitaexira.bandcamp.com/track/the-tides-and-kindred-phenomena

Enjoy!

Zion

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πŸ₯Š Facebook Group Recap - 1/6 thru 1/12

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. We do our best to relay what we think is the most important details, but it's very possible for us to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!


The Triple Threat Artist

  • Tobias shared some sales going on at Izotope
  • Zion talked about how to make money as an affiliate of Triple Threat Artist, so that the class pays for itself
  • Mikey shared a video he made about songwriting for guitar, and broke down a song he analyzed 
  • Derek shared a link for reference track ideas
  • Zion reminded all students that they can sign up for a one-on-one session
  • In Office hours, we all checked in and updated each other on what we were working on. Afterward we discussed headphones, speaker placement, and working on grooves.
  • Juli shared a video of her commiting to do more grooves
  • Rebecca Dale joined us, woohoo!
  • Sem shared a Spotify playlist of songs that inspired his music
  • Derek shared a list of top 100 songs of 2018
  • Chelsey shared news of getting Logic Pro X!
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies.
  • This next week's office hours will be held on Tuesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • If you are in the Access Course and have interest in joining the Triple Threat Artist group, please let Zion know, we've got an amazing discount waiting for you.. Now $49/m, with coupon code ACCESS49. There's no installment plan, and you can quit anytime!


The Access Course  

  • Bev asked for advice regarding  her handheld recording device
  • Tobias pointed out that Tamara is a featured artist on TAXI
  • MaShanda and others posted their December assignment
  • Cathy congratulated several class members on sticking with The Artist’s Way
  • Kristina asked for a download link for Module 11, and Emily obliged
  • Andria asked for opinions on song splits with her producer
  • Mikey posted a video on Songwriting for Guitar
  • Moana requested opinions about a song she wants to use for a reference track
  • Jaynee requested a suggested playlist for January
  • Tamara linked the group to panel discussions from the guild of Music Supervisors conference.
  • Nick and others posted successes
  • CTM posted a replay of Office Hours
  • Tobias posted about Music Supervisors and Broadcast Producers at ad agencies
  • Joe asked about a playlist Cathy talked about back in October. Michelle linked him to the playlist.
  • Kaeli asked a question regarding mashups
  • MaShanda asked about direct performance buyouts
  • Victoria posted a new Submission Opportunity due 1/12
  • CTM posted a list of those graduating in January
  • Katie seeks a co-writer/producer for the January assignment
  • Lincoln asked about uploading connected songs to SongTradr
  • Tobias requested info about discovering the email format used by Format Entertainments. Got a great response from Jake.
  • Mar asked a question about research
  • CTM posted an update about the November assignment
  • Victoria posted a listening session replay from 1/10
  • Heather and Andria both requested a collaboration for the submission opportunity
  • Bev asked about the schedule of live broadcasts from CTM
  • Angelique asked about the meaning of AMXT
  • Tony and other graduates posted farewells
  • Tim posted his Submission Opportunity submission.
  • Cathy requested testimonials from graduating students
  • Paul initiated a discussion of the word “hook”

 

Huge thanks to Jan Seides for her help in summarizing the Access Course.

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πŸ”₯ Facebook Group Recap - 12/30 thru 1/5

Here is a recap of facebook group information for one or more courses you're a part of. Disclaimer. This recap by no means replaces the information in the Facebook Groups. Always refer to them for the most current and accurate information. We do our best to relay what we think is the most important details, but it's very possible for us to overlook something or make a typo in the process. This is just to be used as a quick reference and outline. Enjoy!


The Triple Threat Artist

  • Pete was inspired by the goal setting and asked to keep the videos for quick viewing
  • Mikey jumped in and shared a video about songwriting for guitar
  • Kate shared a beautiful song she wrote about the shores of Maui
  • In Office hours, I illustrated and reminded students about the google 100 grooves folder, as well as the exercise worksheet. We walked through showing a student example of how it works. Then we talked about habits and I gave some tips that have been very helpful for me.'
  • Kenneth shared a humorous post about new years resolutions.
  • Chelsey started a discussion about updating here computer and transferring DAW and plugins from her old computer
  • Bethany joined our class, woohoo!
  • Kate Hardly shared a link to a song she's working on for the Access class
  • Zion shared a video meme about looking outside the box for creativity
  • More steps were taken by students to listen to lectures and apply their new knowledge in exercises and groove making strategies.
  • This next week's office hours will be held on Wednesday at 10am, where we will deconstruct famous production of hit songs, as well as get questions resolved for any production projects students are working on.
  • If you are in the Access Course and have interest in joining the Triple Threat Artist group, please let Zion know, we've got an amazing discount waiting for you.. Now $49/m, with coupon code ACCESS49. There's no installment plan, and you can quit anytime!


The Access Course  

  • Mikey offered guitar lessons
  • Dwayne and others posted about successes placing music
  • Pete posted his resolutions with regard to collaboration
  • Alex posted an invitation to have your mix and production reviewed
  • Helen and many others wished us all a Happy New Year
  • Laura posted a cover of Auld Lang Syne for our enjoyment.
  • CTM posted a summary of successes in 2018
  • Zion posted a video about vision and goals for 2019
  • Joe and others posted songs for feedback.
  • Patrick requested recommendations for open mics
  • Tobias requested recommendations on a fig.8 condenser mic
  • Dennis announced that his production music library is being represented by 5 Alarm Music
  • Mark asked if it was too soon to restart sending out emails
  • Tamara joyfully announced that she is featured on TAXI. Congratulations, Tamara!
  • Angela seeks an accountability partner
  • Michelle posted Cathy’s podcast episode where she interviews Becky Scott
  • Kurt announced that he created some of the backing tracks for the new show The Masked Singer.
  • Bev requested help identifying a song, was told to download Shazam, which worked.
  • Alex posted feedback on several people’s productions.
  • Cathy posted video of the venue where the live session will be in March. Gorgeous and huge.
  • Kathrin asked about turning in assignments late.
  • Rick asked about the best mic to use for acoustic guitars.
  • CTM announced the January assignment is in the files. Good luck all!

 

Huge thanks to Jan Seides for her help in summarizing the Access Course.

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