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RECORD DEAL SIMULATOR

Many artists sign record deals they don’t fully understand. Here a link to a deal simulator to help artists, managers, and labels model deal options and forecast profits. It’s a rough guide to better understand the finances of how record deals work. https://dealsim.createos.app/

This simulator also shows how little you get for the music platforms that are now on the market. There’s a new one called Emanate that uses blockchain technology and is able to pay artists instantly and pays 5 times what you normally get from Spotify, iTunes and all those major streaming platforms. … Read the rest

DO’S & DONT’S FOR BUILDING FANS!

Join the Emanate community on DISCORD https://discord.gg/fyNXR7

ToneDen is a friendly social marketing platform that gives you the power to reach and sell to the people who matter. https://www.toneden.io/

A better way to manage Facebook and Instagram, all in one place https://business.facebook.com/

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What has the Emanate team been up to?

In the following days, we’re getting ready to push our biggest feature update yet.

Follow artist / save tracks
You will soon be able to follow your favourite artists and like your favourite tracks

‘My Emanate’
You will be able to access your favourites and ‘play all’ inside the new My Emanate section

Token / Credit Card Subscriptions
We’ve decided to make all premium services available vai token staking, including Premium Distro. Music Lovers – 5000 EMT Pro Connect – 25,000 EMT Is this the first service that allows a choice between Credit Card payments and staking?

Earnings/Cash out
Finally, artists can access their earnings! (if they stake EMT or subscribe)

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Music Producer Starter Kit

As a minimum, you need a computer, a music sequencer software and a pair of headphones.
Then you can add a sound card, a microphone and a master keyboard/drum pad.
The computer is probably the most expensive piece of hardware you’ll need.
I would recommend the Mac computer as the first option because it’s what I use. Still, you can do well by using Windows-based computers or with some limitation even using a Linux computer, an iPad/iPhone or an Android device.

Let’s assume you only have a mobile phone or a tablet, and you want to start right away. Probably the best solution would be to get Cubasis 3

https://new.steinberg.net/cubasis/

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My Favourite Plugins Virtual Amps and Instruments (Part 5 of 5)

Virtual Amps

I tried most of those amp simulators, and it’s mainly about how you like the amp to respond and the kind of sound you want. There are lots of quality emulations, but the ones that I like the most are the plugins from Softube.  

For electric bass, I love the sound of the Eden WT-800 Bass Amp, a versatile amp. Suitable for every genre of music. It works all the time. 

Reamping guitars are much harder than electric bass. I own and use the Waves GTR amp and the one from Positive Grid but lately, I’ve been using the new AmpRoom plugin from Softube. 

I think soon I’ll get their Marshall Plexi Lead 1959 emulation for AmpRoom. … Read the rest

My Favourite Plugins Chorus/Flanger & Utilities (Part 4 of 5)

Chorus / Flanger

This might be my weak area; I don’t own many of those plugins. I think I will get the TC Electronic TC1210-DT at some point soon; I like what it does to the sound. It would be best if you heard this to understand its beauty. 

The ones I use are the old classic (in plugins terms) Enigma (flanger), MetaFlanger and MondoMod (chorus) from Waves. When I was mixing on Cubase, I used to use their Chorus, which is effective but nothing special. 

One that I use a lot is Doubler from Waves isn’t a chorus, but I would still put this in this category. Doubler creates pitched versions of the source sound, for which you can … Read the rest

ZED.RUN needs your music

ZED.RUN and Emanate bring a music production from the future

Here’s a shot to become part of history and paint your sound in the online racing game. Win $1000 USD of cash + Emanate Pro-Connect packs up for grabs over 10 tracks!

ZED is a horse racing ecosystem that exists in a parallel universe to ours, well into the future. Huge dystopian cities that carry a resemblance to our time and cultures have been re-built with the latest technological advances.

Digital horse racing reigns supreme and gives everyone hope. The power of ZED is that anyone can own a horse, giving anyone from anywhere a chance at changing their lives.

ZED.RUN needs your music, Here’s the brief:

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My Favourite Plugins Reverb, Delay & Saturation (Part 3 of 5)

This is part 3 of a 5, you can find part 1 here and part 2 here

1) Channel Strip and EQ
2) Compressors and Limiters
3) FX including Reverbs, Delay and Saturators
4) Space Enhancers Chorus / Flanger, Utility and others.
5) Virtual Amps and Virtual Instruments

Like with everything we have now a tremendous amount of plugins out there, almost every DAW comes with at least a quality reverb and a delay. I rarely use plugins that come included with DAW (Digital Audio Workstation, aka Music Sequencer), not because they aren’t good but because I don’t like to be tied up with a particular DAW. 

I recently moved from Cubase Pro to Reaper, and the process was … Read the rest

My Favourite Plugins Compressors and Limiters (Part 2 of 5)

This is part 2, you can find part 1 here, where I talk over my favourite Channel Strip and EQs

1) Channel Strip and EQ
2) Compressors and Limiters
3) FX including Reverbs, Delay and Saturators
4) Space Enhancers Chorus / Flanger, Utility and others.
5) Virtual Amps and Virtual Instruments

Compressors

My go-to compressors are usually emulations of analogue gears, apart from the SSL SL4000E Compressor that is on every channel via to my Console 1 channel strip, I go for the FET Compressor for a compression rich of tones and character or the Summit Audio TLA-100A for a really smooth gentile compression (both from Softube). I often use the LA-2A and 1176, I own the Waves … Read the rest

My Favourite Plugins Channel Stip & EQ (1 of 5)

I often get asked which are my favourite plugins. I decided to answer this question with a 5 parts blog post.


1) Channel Strip and EQ
2) Compressors and Limiters
3) FX including Reverbs, Delay and Saturators
4) Space Enhancers Chorus / Flanger, Utility and others.
5) Virtual Amps and Virtual Instruments

I use a fair amount of plugins when I mix some are seasonal, I use them a lot for a few months then I move to something different, some have been with me for a really long time. Those are the one that I’ve been with me for quite a while and I keep using on almost every mix.

Channel Strips

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Sound Engineers loved this hardware unit and this plugin is a treasure.

This is a new entry to my collection of plugins. The PSP 2445 EMT is a reverb processor plug-in that sounds great and it’s easy to use.

Inspired by two legendary early digital age reverberators: the EMT® 244 and the EMT® 245. PSP thoroughly researched how to bring the specific features of those simple, yet very musical sounding reverbs to life as a plug-in.

The reverb algorithms implemented in PSP 2445 are based on original algorithms designed by Dr. Barry Blesser (one of the grandfathers of the digital audio revolution). Thanks to Barry’s extensive consultation and support those algorithms sound as good as the originals and plug-in could be officially endorsed by EMT Studiotechnik GmbH.

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Interesting Cool Plugin!

Plugindoctor a really interesting plugin that helps you analyse what is happening to the sound when you process it with a selected plugin.

Whether you are a plugin developer yourself who wants to thoroughly test the audio quality of your latest and greatest product or a power user who wants to understand in more detail what exactly a specific plugin is doing to your precious audio material, Plugindoctor will help you find out!

https://ddmf.eu/plugindoctor/

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Process Audio in Real-time using analog hardware

Whit this super cool service you can add some real analog processing to your music.

How It Works
Access Analog gives musicians and recording engineers real time access to professional analog audio hardware over a standard internet connection. Audio streams from the Analog Matrix plugin across the internet, through the analog hardware, and returns to the plugin in real time.

The Analog Matrix plugin remotely controls the physical knobs, buttons, and switches on the audio hardware.  The audio hardware meters and indicators are precisely tracked and displayed in the plugin interface in real time.

Try it out! https://accessanalog.com/

Introduction pricing:

DurationRegular PriceSale Price
30 Minutes$9.99$5.99
1 Hour$19.99$9.99
1 Hour 30 Minutes$26.99$13.99
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Music Theory Lessons

It’s really important for musicians, singers and also music producers to be able to communicate and talk about music at a deeper level. Know what is a scale, a chord and what are intervals allow a more effective communication that means achieving high results in studio.

Online there are 100s of tools that can help us learning or even just refreshing some basic knowledge in music theory.
One that I feel like suggesting to use is MUSICTHEORY.NET a well put together website with a series of basic lessons that really help you learn.

Watch this video to learn the basic of music theory in half an hour.

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Cash-out instantly when your music streams

Register now to get one of the first 5000 StreamCard packs
https://www.streamcard.io?kid=18J674

Digital card

Left your card at home? Don’t worry about it! StreamCard is also a digital card, so you can just swipe your phone to use Apple Pay or Google Pay.… Read the rest

Emanate self-upload has arrived!

We’re excited to release alpha 1.3 giving you more freedom to manage your releases! Watch as Jimi runs you through the process!
🎧 Emanate is a community that instantly rewards artists and music lovers for their creative expression and dedication to music.

If you are not distributing your music on Emanate you should do it now!

Learn more about Emanate here
Visit https://emanate.live/home and sign up!… Read the rest