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10 Tried Tested Tips To Starting a Successful Music Label

This article has been written using my real-world experience of developing the Mask Movement label. It is the result of years upon years of …

58 Business Apps and Tools to Make Your Life Easier as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, you’re constantly looking for tools to help give you that edge above the competition.<p>Whether that be a tool to manage your …

Small Business

Learn it Faster: The Entire JavaScript Language in a Single Image

<i>Short Bytes: A developer named Yusheng has created an amazing infographic that shows the entire JavaScript language syntax into one single image.</i> …

Learning the Basics: Prototyping in JavaScript

In my book, Learning to Program, I teach the concepts, principles, and tools needed to program the right way. I’m not going to try to do that here. …

thimble.mozilla.org Wiki

Mozilla Relaunches Its Thimble Online Code Editor For Teaching HTML, CSS And JavaScript

Back in 2012, Mozilla launched Thimble, an online code editor for teaching the basics of HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Over time, though, things got pretty quiet around the project as other browser-based code editors like Brackets and full online IDEs like Nitrous took center stage. Today, however, …

Teaching

Intimidation factor zero: A coding curriculum for beginners and their teachers - The AI Blog

Microsoft has released a new computer science curriculum designed for teens who may not have expressed much interest in computer programming – and …

High School

Portal Lets You Use Your iPhone As A Wireless Thumbdrive

Portal, a recently launched Android app that lets you move large files between your computer and your smartphone via your Wi-Fi connection, has today made its way to iOS. The new version offers a better alternative to something like Apple’s AirDrop, for example, as it lets you transfer as many …

Apps

7 things you didn’t know about JavaScript

<i>A few things I’d like to share about JavaScript.</i><p>The WebAPI<p>JavaScript isn’t the same buggy language it was 10 years ago. One proof of this is the …

The Art Of Working The Microphone (Or How To Record Vocals Without Compression) - Recording Revolution

<b>Ask any of the all time great recording engineers what their favorite vocal chain is in the studio and you’ll likely get a list of three things: a</b> …

Microphone Polar Patterns: Cardioid, Omnidirectional, Figure-8

You’ve read tons of product descriptions…<p>And you see the same 3 words appear over and over…<p><b>Cardioid</b>, <b>Omnidirectional</b>, and <b>Figure-8</b>.<p>But what do they …

Mixing Bass

Avoid all the low-frequency pitfalls and learn to achieve the perfect foundation for any mix, with our bass-mixing masterclass...<p>How do I mix bass? …

Basic Mic Placement Tips

Microphone selection and placement is an art. These placement tips can help you get started but there are multiple ways to mike any instrument, and …

Fix the Transients in Your Mix - Into The Lair #111

The Magic Of Reference Tracks

To mix or master in isolation, without referencing a professional track is both foolish and arrogant. I learned this the hard way over the years, and …

Gain Staging In Your DAW Software

If you don't understand gain structure, you may be undermining your recordings and mixes without even realising it.<p>Despite the immense power and …

Studio SOS: Common Studio Problems

With over 50 Studio SOS visits under our belt, we thought it was time to discuss some of the most common studio problems we've tackled.<p>Having now …

Music Production

The 4 Families Of Compressors

Ever wonder why there are so many different compressors and why they all sound different? That's because back in the analog days there were a number …

Q. Should I EQ first or compress first?

I was told recently that EQ and filtering should be done <i>after</i> compression, because the compression colours the EQ if done before. Is this so? And if …