Archie Fraser

184 Flips | 4 Magazines | 6 Likes | 18 Following | @ArchieFraser | Keep up with Archie Fraser on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Archie Fraser”

When you will most likely hit your creative peak, according to science

Ever worry that you've already peaked in life? Ever lie awake at night fighting the gnawing dread that your best days are already behind you, that each remaining day of your life will be slightly worse than the previous, that your crowning professional achievement, your legacy, was that pretty …

How to stop wasting time online and make space for creativity

If most of us, myself included, were completely honest about our balance between consumption and creation, we’d see that it’s pretty out of whack. We consume far more than we create, when it should be the opposite. Every day our consumption diet includes some combination of articles, emails, social …

Review: Burkley hardshell leather MacBook Air case, premium leather at a premium price

I’m not normally one for hiding Apple’s gorgeous designs away inside cases, but my 11-inch MacBook Air is used almost exclusively when I’m out and about, so it does normally live in a TwelveSouth BookBook case to keep it safe on its travels. I adore that case, so persuading me to set it aside for …

These 3 Psychological Barriers Are Hurting Your Creativity | Inc.com

Psychological barriers routinely put chains around workplace creativity, stalling both projects and careers. To unlock your innovation, recognize these three most common hurdles and apply the easy fixes.<p><b>Conformity</b><p>If you're a conformist at work, you say and do what you think others expect you to do …

Creativity

Creative Bad Habits: Treading The Path of Least Resistance

A few years ago, I was asked to give a talk at a conference. Attending were a few hundred people who pride themselves on being at the forefront of …

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Here's why the iPhone's Night Shift mode is such a big deal

In general, looking at your phone at night is a terrible idea.<p>Smartphone screens emit bright blue light so you can see them even at the sunniest times of day.<p>But at night, your brain gets confused by that light, as it mimics the brightness of the sun. This causes the brain to stop producing …

This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

Finding Your Unique Sound w/ Daniel Salvaggio

<b>In this music production article, Dubspot’s Daniel Salvaggio shares his insight into finding your own unique sound and explores several methods to</b> …

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ

The idea that genius and madness are intertwined is an ancient one. But in truth, in this desperately underfunded field, we don’t even have objective tools to diagnose disorders of the mind, let alone back up claims such as this<p>The idea that highly creative or intelligent individuals are especially …

Mental Health

How to survive working at home

My work-at-home origin story<p>I've been working from home for more than ten years. I left my last full-time office job in 2002: That job and office, …

Productivity

Logic Pro X Quick Tip: Adding Width to Strings and Pads

Logic Pro

Give Your Mix An Energy Lift In The Hook - TheRecordingRevolution.com

6 ​unusual ​habits of ​exceptionally ​creative ​people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

Learn how to get your tracks, sessions, and files to others the right way and prepared properly

Get More Punch Out Of Drum Samples - TheRecordingRevolution.com

Ableton Live Tutorial: Building a Live Set Template w/ Freddy Frogs

YouTube

Here’s What Apple Music Looks Like to Artists

Apple Music, the company’s streaming / social / radio service, rolls out today. So you’ll see plenty of people talking about how it looks to …

Soundtrap takes on Garageband in an epic battle of recording software apps

Geography doesn’t have to get in the way of the band coming together.<p>A startup company by the name of Soundtrap Monday rolled out what it calls the first online music and audio recording studio, allowing musicians to collaborate remotely in real time using any operating system.<p>It will likely …

Tips for Creating Depth in a Mix

YouTube

Using Compressors As Tone Machines In Your DAW - TheRecordingRevolution.com

Get More Done by Following 'The Productivity Diet' (Infographic)

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Your productivity is directly impacted by what you eat. If you want both your mind and body to perform at optimal levels then you need to practice good nutrition.<p>It sounds great, but what does “good nutrition” mean?<p>With so much …

5 Plugins to Boost Perceived Loudness without Ruining a Mix

When I was a younger audio engineer I always found myself frustrated when comparing my final mixes to commercial releases. I’d connect my iPod to …

19 Brian Eno Quotes for Studio Inspiration

I can’t shake the chills I get from Ambient 2. I also have the flu.<p>Brian Eno’s entire ambient series offers the sensation of your current mood being …

How to get your content on Apple Music and manage your ‘Connect’ artist profile page

Now that Apple Music is official and launching at the end of the month to replace Beats Music, artists can already start submitting music and signing up to manage their artist page. Apple Music introduces new social features under the “Connect” branding, allowing artists to share content, post …

Mono Delay into Stereo Delay

YouTube

20 MIDI Programming Tips

<b>Stuck in a programming rut? Hollin Jones explains how, with a little know-how, you can use MIDI to revolutionise your setup…</b> <b><br>1: Explore your …