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10 Plugins That Will Take Your Pop Vocal Production To The Next Level

In This Air Gigs Video Blog, Grammy Winner and Multi-Platinum Producer, Isha "The Mad Scientist" Erskine, shares his top 10 plugins that he recommends to make pop vocals really shine. Check out the video above to hear detailed examples, and techniques with the following 10…

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How To Create Chord Charts/Lead Sheets For Studio Sessions

How To Create Simple Chord Charts/Lead Sheets For Studio Sessions

I’ve been involved in a wide variety of recording sessions over the years and when it comes to providing hired musicians with charts, it’s a real mixed bag. Some writers send over incredibly detailed scores, others will only provide me with MP3s. I’ve learned something…

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The Power of Pre-Production

The Power Of Pre-Production

Pre-production…it sounds like a fancy term for a big meeting held behind record label doors but quite simply it’s production before the “Production” and it’s one of the best uses of your time and money. It not only saves your resources but also allows for…

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Using A Preamp Pedal Before An Amp

Mark Marshall unravels the mystery that is using a preamp before a guitar amp. Why use one? Most guitar amps have some form of EQ built-in, but if you want more versatility you can use a preamp pedal to shape the tone of the existing…

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Pure Country Spotify Playlist

Announcing The “PURE COUNTRY” Spotify Playlist

Over the years, songwriters and producers have been able to create thousands of songs through the AirGigs platform. We are incredibly proud of the projects that we’ve been able to be a part of. As a way to help our clients promote their music, AirGigs…

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Songwriting Tips For Overcoming Writer’s Block

How many times have you wanted desperately to write a killer tune, but the moment you sit down to work on something you don’t know where to begin? Maybe you began creating a song and halfway through got completely stuck, or everything you came up…

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Announcing Editorial Airgigs Spotify Playlists

Over the years, songwriters and producers have been able to create thousands of songs through the Airgigs platform. We are incredibly proud of the projects that we’ve been able to be a part of. As a way to help our clients promote their music, Airgigs…

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History & Evolution Of The Fuzz Pedal (Fuzz Face, Tone Bender & Big Muff)

Session and touring pro Mark Marshall does a deep dive into the history and evolution of the fuzz pedal. Fuzz is often a misunderstood sound with a number of different subtle shades and colors. He begins with an exploration of the 3 classic fuzz pedal…

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How To Choose A Session Singer

Top rated AirGigs session pro Mella, shares her tips on choosing the right session singer for your project. She covers: - The importance of understanding a singer's range and their vocal type (Bass, Tenor, Alto & Soprano) - Knowing what you want in terms of…

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working with a session drummer

3 Tips For Working With A Remote Session Drummer

Working with a remote session drummer is a great way to add high quality live drums to your song. While drum sampling has come a long way, a real drummer will bring feel, dynamics, and creativity to a song that samples won’t. Here are a…

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5 Tips for Sending Songs to a Mixing Engineer

5 Tips for Sending Songs to a Mixing Engineer

There are many different reasons to have someone else mix your songs. Whether you’ve recorded in your bedroom and want a more professional sound or if you’re a pro just looking for another set of ears to make your project better, the following are some…

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What Is Remote Recording

What Is Remote Recording And Why Should You Care

Remote recording, online sessions, file sharing - while the things these terms describe are nothing new, there are many musicians and songwriters that don’t understand them. Like many developments on the internet, there isn’t a universal nomenclature, and terms are used loosely. Which is why…

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