Music Business: Goals For November 2013


October has been a great month, got a lot accomplished, here’s what I’ll be aiming for in the month of November

Diy Music Biz – Podcast

I’m not sure if that’ll be the name, but I’m working on it. I was able to record 3 more episodes in October as well as clean up and edit a few that I recorded earlier in the year.

Aside from recording more episodes, I still need graphics and a proper structure for the podcast. I also need to think about the longevity of the podcast. Is this something I can see myself doing on a consistent basis or is it something I just want to toy around with?

Ideally, I’d like to jump in for the long haul because for me, it’s easier to carry on a conversation for 45 minutes than it is creating posts. I dunno, we’ll see how it all pans out.

Creating Music Cues

The end of the year is near and I’m really close to reaching my goal. This month I’m going to keep it simple and focus on cheesy-sounding music. I’m starting to hear a lot used in commercials and ads. When I say “cheesy” I’m talking about the sound selection.
This will be easy as most of reason’s stock “un-tweaked” has a bit of a cheesy sound to it, the Korg triton has a cheesy stock sound as well. I’m not going for innovation, going for what works.

Sound Design Projects

It’s been a roller coaster, but worth it. On 1 hand, there are a few clients who know exactly what they want and are really easy to work with. Then, there are 2 clients who are the exact opposite.

They’re all over the place, changing the game plan, extending deadlines etc. I’m fine with the change, but at the same time, it requires me to start over with each change.

A year ago I probably would have ask for another payment and may have even dropped the project all together, but the way I see it, this is just more source material for a bigger project so…We can dance for as long as we need to.

Master Mind – Another Way Of Staying Focused

I’ll explain this later on

Maschine Studio – It’s A Beast

I was able to get my hands on Maschine Studio a little early. I’m impressed with the new features and I’m considering tossing it into the mix with Logic X. I’m not sure exactly how I’m going to use it, but I’ll figure it out.

What I’m really stoked about is the workflow. The 2.0 update is nice, but it works so much better when you use it with the new controller.

Logic Pro X – It’s A Great Daw

I’m still tinkering around with templates, trying to get a good workflow down. As of today, I’ve created 7 cues using nothing but Logic x. There’s still a lot of ground to cover, but I’m making great progress.

One thing I’m having a hard time understanding is why people dislike Logic x. Am I missing something? What are the issues and should I be concerned about them as I dive into film scoring?

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