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8 Ways to Use Reverb as a Special Effect

An article on eight creative ways to use reverb in a mix.The post 8 Ways to Use Reverb as a Special Effect appeared first on The Pro Audio Files.

Working With Samples: The Secrets of Dance Music Production

<i>This tutorial is a shortened excerpt from our book, The Secrets of Dance Music Production, which is available to buy now from the Attack store.</i> When …

Become the creative you’ve always wanted to be by embracing these seven habits

The most commonly held belief about creativity is that it’s elusive, esoteric and unique only to the anointed few.<p>The ancient Greeks believed that creativity was a divine attendant spirit that came to human beings from some distant and unknowable source, for distant and unknowable reasons. They …

Creativity

How to Write Strong Chord Progressions for Your Guitar Songs

01<p>of 05<p>Making Your Songs Stand Out<p>Have you ever stopped for a moment to imagine just how many songs, in total, have been written? Consider... many …

Electric Guitar

Science Says Only 8 Percent of People Actually Achieve Their Goals. Here Are 7 Things They Do Differently

Most of the time, it comes down to simple habits to keep us accountable.<p>According to the University of Scranton, a whopping 92 percent of people who set New Year's goals never actually achieve them. You can count me in that group. Failing to meet goals is pretty frustrating and can set you …

Time Management

7 clever ‘psycho’ tricks that really help you in the office

To gain confidence and sympathy, to be more competent and ultimately to get more salary – this is exactly what is possible with these psycho-tricks. …

Psychology

The Restaurant Pantry Hack We’re Stealing For Our Kitchen

If my rural-South Carolina-born-and-raised grandmother has taught me anything about cooking, it’s that no single bite of food—even the very last …

The Three Phases Of Restaurant Evolution

The restaurant business is tough — everyone knows it — but it’s also enticing. As a restaurant consultant, every single day someone calls me, emails me or texts me with a new or novel restaurant idea — the problem is that what I’m being pitched isn’t new or novel at all.<p>Over the course of the last …

Replication

7 Strategies For Conquering Procrastination And Avoidance

When it comes to beating procrastination, willpower alone doesn’t always work.<p>We’ve all experienced the nagging dread and anxiety that accompanies procrastination. Procrastination (avoiding specific tasks) and avoidance (a more general pattern) can also cause problems in relationships, especially …

4 steps to getting anything you want in life

“Don’t wish it was easier wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge wish for more …

12 books you should read before starting a business

1/<p>1. 'The Art of the Start 2.0: The Time-Tested, Battle-Hardened Guide for Anyone Starting Anything,' by Guy Kawasaki<p>Courtesy of Amazon<p>Entrepreneur …

How to accomplish more in 30 days than most people do in 365

“The best ambition killer is trying to play someone else’s game.” — Dan Sullivan<p>Craig Ballantyne, author of The Perfect Day Formula: How to Own the …

How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Everyone has the potential, but the habits necessary are adopted only by the few. Will you be one of them?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Elon Musk has been quoted as saying, “I think it’s possible for ordinary people to choose to be extraordinary.” Now, whether you …

Smart Marketing Tips for New Restaurants

<i>The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media's book</i> Start Your Own Restaurant and More<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>As you consider various marketing vehicles, keep this in mind: Research conducted by the National Restaurant Association (NRA) reveals that word …

5 key metrics to running a profitable restaurant

<i>Paul Goetz is the chief revenue officer of Upserve, a restaurant management platform. This article does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the</i> …

4 Ways You Should Spend More on Your Restaurant to Save Money

We’ve all heard the saying “a penny saved is a penny earned.” But when it comes to energy, the truth is closer to “a penny spent is a penny earned.” …

How the Best Restaurants in the World Balance Innovation and Consistency

The restaurant industry is notorious for being competitive, risky, and low-margin. This is no less true for the world’s most acclaimed high-end restaurants. Despite being able to charge hundreds of dollars for a meal and being fully booked months in advance, top restaurants often still have a hard …

Homemade Pastrami

<i>For this homemade pastrami, beef brisket is brined (or corned) in a pickling mix for 5 days. The now-corned beef is rubbed with black pepper,</i> …

12 quick and dirty music theory tips

<b>If you want to take your 'untrained' compositions to the next level, the easiest way to do it is by developing a basic knowledge of music theory.</b><p>If …

Creating A White Noise Transition In Ableton Live

One of the advantages of using Ableton for live performance is the wide range of effects and the ability to combine these effects into custom "audio …

10 Things they Don't tell Music Producers | Music Production

Musical Creativity: Born Out of Limitations + Restrictions

In today’s editorial piece, guest contributor Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) has put together a great overview of the creative process from the …

10 Exercises that Turn Guitarists into Songwriters

Sure, y’all can play songs, but can you write one? Here in Nashville writing songs is like breathing — it’s a requirement for musical life. And those …

Music theory primer: understanding notes, intervals, scales and chords

<b>There can be little doubt that understanding how music works can help you to make better music; or, at the very least, make things easier when you’re</b> …

Tips For Creating Perfect Melodies For Hip Hop Trap

Hip Hop has evolved in many different directions and Trap is one of the most intense. In this short video from Atlanta Trap producer Booker Edwards …

What It Actually Costs to Open a Restaurant in San Francisco

For chef <b>Adam Tortosa</b>, opening a restaurant is more than just a pipe dream — it’s about proving something. Tortosa, a fair, lanky 31-year-old from San Diego, was first introduced to the Bay Area when he opened 1760 with the Acquerello team in 2013. Four months later, he was slammed by a mediocre …

22 Essential Cookbooks for Every Kitchen

I own a lot of cookbooks and I treasure them all, from my dusty, leather-bound tomes written for 19th-century homemakers to my pocket-size Italian monograph on tripe cookery.* And while they all feel essential to me, they're not all equally essential in a broader sense. I may own a copy of Apicius …

Japanese Food

The Best Workout for Fat Loss and Why No One is Talking About it

Here’s what you need to know:<p>Working out more frequently is key to burning fat. 3x per week is not enough.<br>• Gaining muscle will burn fat by increasing your metabolism over time<br>• Make sure that you’re not <i>under recovering,</i> especially if you have a stressful life.<p>The Best Workout for Fat Loss<p>When you go …

How to Train Yourself to Think Differently and Permanently Rewire Your Brain, According to Science | Inc.com

The conversations you have with yourself have a direct impact on how you feel and how you behave. If your self-talk is filled with self-doubt, harsh criticism, and catastrophic predictions, you'll struggle to reach your goals.<p>But you don't have to let a pessimistic outlook or foreboding inner …

The Brain

How to Make Omurice, Japan's Oozy Exploding Omelet

Get to know the home-cooking classic of soft-scrambled eggs with fried rice<p>Do you remember that scene in Tampopo with the omelet? The one that sits …