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CMJ Music Marathon & SonicScoop Team Up to Present ‘Studio Time’

CMJCMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival 2010 has partnered with to present “Studio Time,” an intensive two-part program focused on music production at New York University’s Kimmel Center.

Open to all CMJ badge holders, “Studio Time” provides emerging artists, engineers and producers with recording and mixing insights and inspiration from expert music creators.

Studio Time’s “Part I: Mix Reconstruction” sees three top mixers taking the audience through their personal mixing process. Each mixer will discuss how they approached and ultimately mixed a song from their discography, playing pre- and post-mix examples to illustrate how they work. Basic techniques and creative solutions will all be examined in this illuminating event.

5 Secrets to Recording Audio From Home

homerecordingstudioEveryone wants to learn audio recording don’t they? It’s so easy and, as it turns out, inexpensive to do. You can do everything from transferring cassettes and records (remember those) to CDs, create audio books, voice-overs, put great audio onto your video files instead of the crappy audio that usually comes from camcorders. You can release a CD, start your own record company, be a 1-person band, etc. Audio is everywhere. Have I convinced you? Good, now read on:).

Before you do anything else, read the rest of this article. It will be your shield against the advice you might get from a salesman at your local music store, or from some other audio experts. Here are the five secrets:

You DON’T need to lay down a bunch of money to get started.

Canadian Indies SitDownTracy Release Roaring Noon

Anatomy of a Kickass First Album

sitdowntracyOkay, so Roaring Noon isn’t SitDownTracy’s first album. They released a demo in the summer of 2008, but for an indie band, having a full-length EP to perform and tour with is essential. Recently, I spoke to band member Janelle Mailhot about what went into creating the album, and, not surprisingly, in the end it all came down to the basics: art, love, and analog.

AS: How did SitDownTracy come to the decision to record a full-length album, and what other professionals did youenlist to help you put Roaring Noon together? Did you have a lot of support?

JM: An old college instructor of mine was incredibly supportive of my musical aspirations, and suggested I see his friend, Dan Donahue, who has been performing and producing since he was in his 20s. Dan’s mentor was Daniel Lanois, and they share a preference for analog over digital recording, which lends itself wonderfully to the warm yet live sound we were going for. We purposely left tiny mistakes and talking in the final mix, because we wanted a true representation of our live performance.

Recording Your Own Album

recordingsoundDIY Indie Artist Dave Hibbert Shows Us the Ropes

Sometimes, a career in music can feel like careening down a canyon in a haycart – you’re on a wild ride but you’ve got absolutely zero control over your fate. Who knows if you’ll ever get discovered? Who knows if a label will ever take an interest in your demo?

The desire not to be left with two broken legs at the bottom of a gorge where no one can hear you scream leads some musicians to conquer the industry on their own terms. This week, TheBuzz spoke with performing and recording artist Dave Hibbert, who, after fifteen years at the heart of the indie music scene on Canada’s west coast, has to decided to take the reins and record his own album.

The Decision