10 Steps to Prepare a Mix for a Mastering Engineer

Mastering is one of the most important parts about finishing a song. After spending many hours and days finishing a mix, it can be the key ingredient to give your song a more commercial feel. When a mix is properly prepared for mastering, not only your final product will be much more satisfactory, but you will also avoid any further troubles and save considerable amount of time and money. In order to get the best results out of mastering, here are some best practices to prepare your mix for a mastering engineer:

Virtual Reality for Independent Artists

Virtual Reality is one of the most popular trends right now. From utopian dreams to dystopian nightmares, everyone has a vision (no pun intended) as to how virtual reality is going to shape our future. In this post, I want to make a quick introduction as to what virtual reality could mean for independent and creative artists and how it may impact our careers in the near future.

Net Neutrality and Independent Artists

There have been a lot of discussions lately about the latest repeal of the Net Neutrality Law in the U.S., which has been in effect since 2015. The biggest win for independent artists with net neutrality is that there are no barriers of entry to the marketplace. If the latest changes to the law go into full effect, there are major potential dangers for independent artists.

DIY Touring (Part 3)

For the past two weeks, I have been writing about my first European Tour featuring concerts and masterclasses I did in Italy, Austria, Portugal and Spain. I organized this tour completely by myself and have written about the what, where, when, why and how of DIY Touring. Feel free to read through the two posts here and here.

This week I’d like to explain the realization of this tour: What happened and how did the tour go? What were some surprises? What were the best parts and worst parts? If I would do it again, would I change anything?

DIY Touring (Part 2)

Last week I started writing about organizing a DIY Tour and have answered questions such as what, why, where and when about touring. If you would like to start reading that one, you can check it out here. In this week’s post, I would like to get in the details about the big question: How?