Taking Professional Quality Pictures

Written by Ryan Fyfe

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These are several tips that you can use to take higher quality pictures. Itís important to take time to learn how your camera works, and to test different shooting scenarioís (light, etc). Try some or all ofrepparttar above tips and Iím sure you will satisfied withrepparttar 139299 quality of your photos.


Feel free to reprint this article as long as you keeprepparttar 139300 following caption and author biography in tact with all hyperlinks.

Ryan Fyfe is the owner and operator of Pictures Area. Which is a great web directory and information center for Pictures and related categories like Photography and Film.

How to Create Backing Tracks If You Don't Play All the Instruments... or Any

Written by Seth Lutnick

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Another thing you can do to put life into your tracks is to customizerepparttar style. Depending on how good you are with your software and its capabilities, you can create your own riffs and mix them intorepparttar 138792 song. Also, vary similar styles throughoutrepparttar 138793 song to breakrepparttar 138794 monotony. And, again, don't underestimate drum fills!

Creative use of layering is a very effective technique. When allrepparttar 138795 tracks play allrepparttar 138796 time, it can be very boring. Wait to bring in some instruments till later inrepparttar 138797 song. That creates a "building" feel. Then, at some point towardsrepparttar 138798 end, take them out again briefly to create a "break" or "bridge". When you bring them back, it is very powerful.

Finally, don't allow any perfection. Yes, you read that correctly. If your music is perfectly aligned rhythmically, it will sound artificial. Live musicians are never precisely onrepparttar 138799 beat. Almost all programs have a "humanize" function which corrects this automatically. Otherwise, takerepparttar 138800 time and slide some notes inrepparttar 138801 piano roll editor window. If you need quantize (rhythm correction) onrepparttar 138802 recorded tracks, set it to less than 100%.

When you've got your MIDI file, there are two ways to convert it to audio (wav, mp3) for CD burning. The quicker way is with a dedicated program that renders wave files from MIDI files directly. Most software synthesizer programs that have a stand-alone playback feature can do this. Otherwise, open an audio recording program, playrepparttar 138803 MIDI file, and simultaneously recordrepparttar 138804 output. Make sure your audio recorder is set to receive fromrepparttar 138805 correct input.

If You Play Nothing, and Don't Know Chords or Theory or Anything

Guess what? You arerepparttar 138806 one who should hire a musician. Yes, I know that some programs will offer both a chord progression composer and even a melody composer. All you would need to do is chooserepparttar 138807 style. If you are considering going this route, I have one request for you.


Sorry to yell, but think about this. The melody is composed by a computer,repparttar 138808 chords are composed by a computer,repparttar 138809 band is composed by a computer. It is music that is completely composed by a computer. Oh my gosh! How revolting is that?

No, my friend, hire a qualified musician. You singrepparttar 138810 song to them, they createrepparttar 138811 magic. Do not sell yourself short. Your song is important -- it's part of you! Show itrepparttar 138812 greatest respect and make it as beautiful as you can.

Seth Lutnick is a singer, songwriter and arranger. Visit his website, www.getitdone.biz for more on creating and using a home recording studio, and personal action planning.

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