To Record or Not To Record - At Home, That Is

Written by Seth Lutnick

I will be honest. I am addicted to music recording. I love moving faders, adjusting levels, panning, reverberating, sequencing, you name it. I especially love all that software, andrepparttar colorful ways that they showrepparttar 124143 music as a waveform. It is just cool.

And I'm notrepparttar 124144 only one. My cousin has just become hooked as well, and all aroundrepparttar 124145 globe many many songwriters are falling prey torepparttar 124146 "Call ofrepparttar 124147 Cubase." After all, what once upon a time could breakrepparttar 124148 bank, is now easily accessible on our desktops. Every songwriter can record his songs for a pittance. So is this a good thing? And should we all be doing it?

Onrepparttar 124149 surface, it's a no-brainer. Well, why not record? It stimulates creativity. It liberates more music fromrepparttar 124150 brains of its creators. It puts more pleasure intorepparttar 124151 world. And yet, there is a downside or two to consider when you plan to record your stuff, at least at home.

Natural selection was Darwin's theory, and it applies equally to music as well. I'll be honest, I'm notrepparttar 124152 greatest songwriter. I tend to write stuff that is too long, overly cliched, and requiringrepparttar 124153 vocal range of Luciano Pavarotti mixed with Paul Robeson. Every so often, though, almost despite my best efforts, I'll crank out a beaut. When that happens, it deserves immediate posteritizing (recording for posterity), but, alas, there is a long line of "I-really-shouldn't-record-this-but-why-not-it's-cheap-to-do-it" material in front of it. Each of those will take a good week of work to arrange, record, overdub, mix, master, remix, remaster and burn. Add to that two days of regret after I've listened torepparttar 124154 atrocious thing, you have 9 days. If I had to pay for a studio, I'd only have gone withrepparttar 124155 winner, and thos eother songs would have thankfully remained mere twinkles in my eye.

That'srepparttar 124156 first thing to consider. It's not forrepparttar 124157 betterment ofrepparttar 124158 world to record everything just because you can. Withrepparttar 124159 advent ofrepparttar 124160 home studio,repparttar 124161 natural selection process disappeared, and people don't haverepparttar 124162 same pressure to let their material grow, become refined, and be sure that they are going forrepparttar 124163 gold before they start laying down tracks. Always ask yourself if you can do better before you start. Don't letrepparttar 124164 technology cripple creativity with its instant allure.

CD Baby and Vision Music USA Form Strategic Partnership To Help Independent Musicians

Written by Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck


August 1, 2004- Vision Music USA, LLC an independent musician’s resource specializing in Artist Development has teamed with CD Baby. CD Baby isrepparttar world’s #1 online retailer for Independent CDs. Currently they have 67,123 artists that sell their CDs on their site, they have sold 1,074,899 CDs to customers and paid out $8,547,404.48 to artists. With each company combining their success,repparttar 124142 independent artist will have only two companies to visit to take care of literally all their needs to help bring their careers torepparttar 124143 next level.

With offices in Austin, TX and Boston, MA Vision Music USA is a TRUE independent musicians resource. Services include: Artist Development, Booking, Publicity, Merchandise, Graphic Design, Website Design, CD Duplication, CD Mastering and much more. In addition to this benefit, any artist visitingrepparttar 124144 Vision Music USA site that goes to CD Baby to sign up for their services will receive $5 offrepparttar 124145 annual CD Baby membership! It is a can not loose proposition for any serious independent artist looking to advance their career.

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