This is not an in depth tutorial on how to master, more a brief explanation of the Studio One workflow. Having never used Studio One I can't give you a first hand review of the software, but from this video and its growing reputation as a new way of working in a DAW, it is something that can not be ignored.
Mastering for me is a necessary evil, and I have great respect for mastering engineers. Studio One seems like it takes some of the pain out of the process, and I have never seen a product offer such global control over the whole album/EP sound. As a person who enjoys listening to an album top to bottom, this seems like a totally natural way of working, and is closer in workflow to a Wavelab product than Pro Tools.
The video is produced by Graham Cochrone of The Recording Revolution, an excellent resource for all things recording. Although his main focus is the burgeoning home and project studio world, engineers and producers of all levels will find his incites useful and interesting.
Being likeable as an artist is a much overlooked skill, usually dominated by the desire to seem cool, aloof or too damn swaaag for all you bad bitches out there.
Being an artist is an exercise in being liked, not just being entertaining. People are far more likely to spend their time and money on you if you seem like a person worth investing in.
It struck me this morning as I was watching a Kickstarter campaign video that the desire to be cool and quirky, backfired on the artist when it came time to speak to camera and their fan base directly, eyeball to eyeball. And of course ask for money!
Even then the desire to seem cool seemed to intercept every moment of genuine personality and humility, to the point that it felt plain rude.
The delicate balance of cool Vs likeability is certainly hard to pull off, but if you want a large and loyal fan base it is a balancing act that could be the difference between a career in music, and a career waiting tables.
What do you think? I would love to know your opinions on the importance of likeability in music.
Hey hey! So for my first proper blog post I am presenting a video that I produced about adding depth to a kick drum using the signal generator plugin that comes with every version of Pro Tools. I hope this is useful to you!
I am a British Producer, Mixer & Musician who is privileged to live in New York City.