Category: Songwriting

Producing a song with free plugins only

producing with free stuff

It’s been a while that I’m thinking about producing an entire song with just free plugins. I’m not talking about mixing and mastering only, I mean also songwriting: vst instruments, guitar and bass amp simulators, drum samples. I already did an entire mix using just free plugins, you can achieve very good results, free plugs …

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Hydrogen: best free drum machine ever

Hydrogen Advanced Drum Machine

As most of you already know, I really like the world of open source software and Linux. During last years things have changed for producers: you can find on the internet extremely powerful Linux multimedia distributions, focused and well packed for this particular purpose, to let people make music, for free. The existence of these …

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Pre-production: the extra oomph of every music project

stand-mixer

Usually, when you’re happy with your songwriting, you can’t wait to press REC and start recording everything you wrote. There’s nothing better than listening to your work after all those efforts. However, it’s important to bear in mind that from songwriting to mastering there is a lot of actions and activities that must be faced …

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Don’t put barriers to ideas

Composing Music

Sometimes we just forget why we’re all so excited in music production: at the end of the day what really matters is music. Too many times we struggle thinking about everything around this business but we’re quite missing the point: it’s just music, not a car or a blender. We’re talking about business, ok, but …

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