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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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How to reduce edits on your project

How to Reduce Edits on Your Project – A Guide for Clients

It’s a bummer to get a song back and it’s not what you envisioned. Ideally, your session musician’s second try will knock it out of the park. However, sometimes you need a few edits to get what you really need. This can be time consuming…

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6 Ways Any Musician Can Improve Their Timing

Timing, tempo, rhythm, pulse, feel. As a drummer, these words have been the focus of countless hours of my life. But these things aren’t just important for drummers. Solid time is one of the most important aspects of music, and possibly one of the most…

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Producing A Song Online (From Composition To Mastering) By Mark Marshall

Watch NYC producer Mark Marshall take a song from composition all the way through to mastering using musicians on AirGigs. Throughout the video Mark will demystify many aspects of the online recording and production process, and also provide loads of helpful tips for any music…

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Copyright Q & A With L.A. Music Attorney, Erin M Jacobson

We had the opportunity to sit down with top music attorney Erin M. Jacobson to ask her common questions related to how and when to copyright a song. PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS NOT LEGAL ADVICE, this is educational content only. If you want to…

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Is Reading Music A Must For Making Music?

“I’m not interested in what key you’re playing this in with a capo on, just tell me what key it’s actually in.” “No, this song is not in C# major. This song is in Db major. And I will defend that with my dying breath.”…

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Books On Recording

5 Books That Will Help You Record Better

In a business like recording, education never really ends. Technology is constantly changing, techniques get better and there’s always more to learn. Recording is truly an art, but to do it well you need the proper tools and that doesn’t necessarily mean fancy equipment. If…

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Journey From Songwriter To Music Creator

The Journey From Songwriter To Music Creator

Have you ever had the experience of writing a great song, only to find that you’ve lost the magic somewhere in the studio? You’re not alone. Many singer / songwriters have had the experience of “losing a song” in production. It can be really frustrating…

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