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Dec. 31st, 2011 05:06 pm The Setting Up Process (before cranking the volume up to 11)

As a student of any school will tell you, we keep maybe half of what we are taught when we attend them, and lose a lot of the meaningless things along the way. What we are usually left with is the core of what is to become the important part of us. In computer music production, this is also true. Good habits should start early, and be reinforced until they become part of your workflow. At the start of any project, certain steps are taken to ensure a proper use of time and to alleviate unnecessary roadblocks along the way. A good naming convention is key to staying on top of all your media, as well as maintaining a sound mind. No one wants to lose time trying to find out where that perfect snare sound was when you're in the middle of achieving greatness.
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Current Location: Montreal
Current Music: Perestroiika

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Dec. 31st, 2011 04:10 pm Making Music in the Digital Age

Perestroiika, an alternative band from Montreal, isn't actually a 'real'  band in the traditional sense of the word. It is closer to the 'basement musician' than the actual 'bar band' notion of the term. It is a reflection of our times, it needs no soundproofed rooms to practice in, it needs no manager to book at venues, nor does it need PR people to market the artists and certainly does not need any of the Majors to sign to any lucrative contract. 
Perestroiika's only 'need' in making music isn't a financial one; it is a creative one. And since holding a degree in Computer Music and Sound Engineering, I know I can honestly show a proper workflow for aspiring 'digital musicians' to watch and maybe take chunks from and incorporating them in their workflow.
I am Mac based, but that's merely a preference. I enjoy the Mac OS X philosophy as it 'just works'. 

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Current Location: Montreal
Current Music: Perestroiika

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Dec. 31st, 2011 02:23 am From Knowledge Comes Power ...and Responsibilities

I entered a recording arts school in the fall of 2006 and after I graduated, in August 2007, I noticed something quite interesting; what ended up costing me an insane amount for tuition to learn and grasp could have been placed in a simple subscription to UK’s Computer Music magazine. This is by far the best advise a recording arts student can share with you today. Read their magazine. Memorize its content. Consult them from time to time to answer all your questions. 

Of course the school got me a nice degree to flash around when family drops by or when entertaining guests on Saturday nights. It also got me hooked on Mac’s. I swear by them. Of course one doesn’t need a Mac to make music nowadays. We have choices. You’ll make yours. You’ll make mistakes. Software. Hardware. Choice of mics. You’ll buy without thinking. Without reading reviews. I made them. I was on PC. Things always seemed complicated for nothing. I would run ProTools on my M-Audio Powered set-up, and would apply a RTAS effect and if the computer didn’t like my use of its processing power, it would make the entire system crash. So I chose Apple. Again, my decision. You’ll make yours. I respect that.

Getting back to the magazine now, you’ll discover that it is well worth the 20$(CDN) for the wealth of knowledge it will offer you each and every time you flip through its pages. That it comes with a DVD packed to the rim (this month’s offering is a colossal 7.9GB DVD-Rom) with free samples, tutorials, producer master class videos, reader music, demo software of hot new releases as well as full software. Their CM Studiois, in their words, an ever-expanding suite of exclusive applications, virtual instruments and plug-in effects for Mac and PC.

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Dec. 31st, 2011 12:51 am Perestroiika's Instagram public page on Statigram


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