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A Mastering Engineer’s Guide to Final Mixdown

Choose a reference. Find a major label track with the tonal balance you’re looking for – ideally something that hasn’t been totally decimated in mastering, since you’ll be comparing it to your unmastered tracks. If you followed my earlier advice on ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Merch Inspiration: Here! Sod- Air Asia Tee

Here! Sod and Prompt Design made aircraft-like T-Shirt packaging which its surprisingly ‘red wings’ that actually is a cloth hanger makes outstanding identity to Air Asia. This fresh idea of Here! Sod T-Shirt had won Gold Award from Pentawards. From ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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Indie Musicians: It’s normal to take awhile. Just Fight your way through

Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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CD Manufacturing: Choosing Colors and Formats- do it right from the start!

The formats and color requirements of the logos and graphics you use on your CD artwork, websites, albums, T-shirts, and posters can vary significantly. As anyone who has tried to do a run of CD covers or has prepared graphic ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Musician Advice: The Importance of ‘Thank You’

If there is one thing that musicians and artists should know, it's that "getting there" takes a long while. It’s not just because of your talent or your skills that will make you a success- it’s also because of the ...
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/ Erick Yankton
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CD Packaging: Minute Papillon- Second Language

Minute Papillon is Second Language’s latest and most ambitious curatorial exercise yet. It comprises of 60 one-minute-long tracks purveyed by a pan-global retinue of left-of-centre artists. It is packaged in a deluxe, silver foil blocked jewel box with magnifying glass ...
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/ Marion Isobel
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5 Music Promotion Tips For Increasing Album Sales on Your Website

1. Let Them Hear It Music is a unique product in that it is not usually purchased without first being heard. This is why radio has always been such a great marketing method for music. First you get hooked by ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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Album Art Concepts: PUPPETS

LP Cover Lover __________________________________________________________________________ Unified Manufacturing is an L.A. -based one-stop-shop that offers very affordable CD/DVD/USB replication, custom printing, promotional products, warehousing and fulfillment and many more. If you need an Instant Quote on a project and you want FREE SHIPPING, ...
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/ Chris Bauer
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5 Steps to Greenlight Your Indie Film

Since I recently completed my first indie film, The Great Intervention, I thought I would begin by giving you some "quick" and "simple" steps for you to "greenlight" your own project. 1. Come up with your idea. Okay, this is the ...
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/ Stephen Moramarco