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  • Learning an Instrument Online or Offline?

    Piano

    Learning an instrument is something which I believe everyone should do at some point in their life. Everyone has a different presence as to which instrument to learn, whether it is the guitar, the piano, the drums, or the oboe, but everyone should learn at least one. But with the internet being a open learning repository for just about anything, will YouTube suffice or should you be looking offline piano teachers?

  • Piano Recording: Software or Hardware?

    Steinway grand piano

    Recording a song has never been easier, with computers becoming ever more powerful and software synthesizers and samplers that take advantage of that power are improving all the time. But once you have recorded that first demo using just a basic keyboard and a laptop, when you want to record the final cut of that song do you still take the software route or do you find a Steinway rental piano?

  • Fandalism Offers a Cheaper Solution to Getting Your Music onto iTunes and Spotify

    Fandalism is a “social network for musicians” founded by serial entrepreneur Philip Kaplan. Now that in itself isn’t hugely interesting, but they are taking on companies like TuneCore and the recently sold CDBaby and vastly reducing the costs for musicians getting their music onto iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play. Rather than charging a set rate […]

  • Renting Studios, Equipment, Instruments, and Engineers

    Most of what we cover here at AudioMelody caters to the home musician – where you can recreate and record that tune you have in your head often using little more that a laptop, a keyboard, and a microphone, or even just a tablet! But once you have put that first demo recording together, if you are in a band you will want to take that song to the next stage and record it in a studio – and that means engineers and instrument rental.

  • The Modern Recording Process

    The modern recording process

    We’ve all been there – sitting in the studio trying to get the sound “just right” using all that old warm analogue recording equipment from tube microphones to valve amps. We then convert this analogue audio to digital using some expensive high-end DACs, and mix the whole thing together using Pro Tools (or Nuendo or […]