Monthly Archive for: ‘October, 2011’

We Fail To Learn

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One of the best things about trying to “make it” as a musician or producer these days, is that more than likely we’ll fail a lot along the way. Now, I’m sure that has a lot of you scratching your head, but I’m serious.  Failing at something only serves to make you better at it in the long run.  It’s …

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Mastering Guide v2.0

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The original version of my mastering guide was by far the most downloaded and shared production guide I’ve ever written, even though it was primarily geared towards “beginner” musicians. As time went on and I began doing mastering as a full-time profession however, it also raised a lot of questions from more advanced users.  So I figured it was time …

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Bounce Around

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Well, after wrapping up my new live set, I find myself once again getting ready to plan my next big music project.  I’ve spent a lot of time lately focusing on performance based projects, and it’s time for a change of pace.  Especially with winter coming, and knowing that aside from my weekly snowboard excursions, I’ll be stuck in the …

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The Wayback Machine

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Had a few dicussions recently with some other musicians about making music “back in the day” and what some of our earliest recordings sounded like.  Figured it would be fun to post what I believe is the first recording of  my electronic music.  I had some earlier stuff than this recorded from back in my guitar/punk band days somewhere, but …

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5. Questions

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So, this time I want to turn things around and learn a little about everyone who follows the blog.  Here’s a few questions if anyone wants to answer and share a little about themselves, just post your answers in the blog comments: 1. What is your all-time favorite piece of gear (hardware or software) for making music? 2. Best concert …

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The Flickering Dark

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This is a sort of proof of concept for a new type of live pa I’ve been working on for the last 8 days.  Not so much a demo as it’s only 20 minutes long, more an experiment for me to see if this was a valid way to play live. http://tarekith.com/mp3s/Tarekith-The_Flickering_Dark.mp3 There are some benefits to being left home …

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