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Your tracks are way too hot. More than likely, every single track that you have in your DAW is either at the zero point, or is well over and into the dangerous red zone. It might seem okay to you to have your tracks this way, but it can spell disaster in the long run.
This is the reason why.
The Loudness Wars
One of the biggest issues with music production today is that all the songs are extremely loud. There was a study done a while ago about the increase in overall volume of songs over the years, and it clearly shows how bad it's gotten.
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Every single day it seems like at least a handful of music production companies are releasing a new product or an update to a product. Some of them are great, others not.
But how do you keep up with all the updates? And do you need them?
Probably not. Here's why.
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I have covered the topic of mixing numerous times, and each time I do my research so I can provide enough tips for my readers, I always either come across something new, or I realized I forgot to mention something.
This time, it's about filtering and how you can use it to your advantage. It's easy to just slap on a filter and then work on the rest of your tracks, but it goes beyond that - like the high pass filter and how it can make your life so much easier behind the mixing board.
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Twitter is becoming the go-to social platform for a lot of producers that are looking to reach out to potential clients, as well as other people in the music industry. Facebook had that crown for years but with all of the changes they have made, it has been more difficult to actually post something and have your audience actually see it.
However, just posting an update on Twitter is not the way to network or sell more beats, but having lists is much better.
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Posted by on in Production Techniques
For those that are not familiar with producing music, they can be a bit narrow-minded. When it comes to Hip Hop or EDM, it's especially true because they think that producers just sample entire songs and loop them, or just copy and paste clips.
But producing music similar to those methods is actually not a bad idea, and most of the time you will probably do it without even realizing it. So instead of producing, why not just rearrange?
Tagged in: beat making mixing
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We all want to sell more beats, as it's one of the main goals that we as music producers have, besides just making great music. But to sell beats isn't as simple as you may think.
You're already in the right spot here at myFlashStore, but just posting your beats in the marketplace isn't enough.
You have to work hard at selling beats. Here's four techniques that will help you.
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Hey guys, as some of you know, channel E! is doing a reality show based on my website LoveRoom. Since I'm the co-creator of the show, I have lots of control over the content. So I'd like to offer the myFlashstore community an opportunity to submit some beats for the show.


Here's what I can do:


1. Send me 10 beats for $10
2. Send me 20 beats for $15
3. Send me 30 beats for $20


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"You need more changeups" is a running joke I have with a few friends, and it dates back a few years where producers on a certain website would leave that as feedback on everyone's beats. While it's not constructive criticism, it does hold some truth because, well, your beat needs more changeups!
But beat breakdowns is probably a better term because the breakdown of a beat is something that I don't hear too often nowadays.
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When it was announced the other week that Propellerhead was going to release Reason 8, it got me thinking. "How will this change the way people produce music?", is one of the questions I pondered, and it's something that you should consider as well.
I am not writing this article to solely promote Reason 8, but rather to get producers like you to take a DAW like this seriously - because it's the wave of the future. A lot of producers and beatmakers are using Pro Tools and probably even more are using Ableton Live, but Reason has been around for years, and version 8 is looking to be the next big thing, and it will definitely change the way you produce your music.
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Mobile phones are here to stay. Nearly everyone in the modern world has a mobile phone and they're not just using it to take selfies or text their friends, they're also using it to listen to, and buy music.
Why is this important to you? Beat sales, of course. No longer will it cut it for you to just have your beats prepared for a plain 'ol website. Now you have to make sure that your beats are mixed properly so that they will sound good on a mobile device.
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