National endowment for the arts grants 2019

The other option is to use a synth. Since the original 808 sound is synth-derived, we can do something similar. We want to have a pretty simple sound — think sine or triangle wave — and a drum-like envelope. If you’re not super familiar with synths, check out our free Continue Reading

Rappers from late 90s early 2000s

If the mastering step begins after mixing is done, but my song is not really “done” until it has been mastered, then how do I know when I’m done with mixing and ready to have my music mastered? Music composition, in its most basic sense, is sound and silence organized Continue Reading

Chamber music america residency grant

The eleventh edition of our student work sharing series, this one’s a summer blockbuster jam. Get ready to add some new tracks to your favorite playlist! I’m in the process of doing some large-scale writing about the way I teach music technology. To that end, I thought I would talk some Continue Reading