You will find here masterclasses, interviews, testimonials and recaps from our event series.
Music Streaming & Royalties
Breakdown of royalties for streaming + Q&A with Mark A. Pearson, moderated by Stefan Aronsen This session was live streamed during RELEASE on October 9. For more live events, head to musicexpo.co. Follow Mark A. Pearson instagram.com/arclawgroup/ twitter.com/arclawgroup/ Follow Stefan Aronsen instagram.com/stefanaronsen instagram.com/blncdbrkfst twitter.com/stefanaronsen twitter.com/blncdbrkfst Follow us on our other platforms instagram.com/musicexposf twitter.com/musicexposf facebook.com/musicexposf musicexpo.co Thanks for watching! Give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video👍
No Stupid Audio Questions - With Piper & Dan!
Piper Payne and Dan Bacigalupi answered LIVE over 30 questions submitted by the audience - fully anonymous!!! Career advice, mixing, mastering, equipment, plugins, vinyl, building an audio business, networking. Jump off to the question that is of interest to you below. Intro track: Feminist gf by Samatha Margaret, mastered by Piper Payne 0:00 Intro 14:40 Dan and Piper start 15:51 How risky it is to pursue a career in audio without any contacts? 18:10 What's the best way to transition to an audio career from another field? 19:43 Can we be called an audio engineer without the degree? 21:45 If you have a massive wishlist of equipment, what do you prioritize first? 25:53 How to build your mastering business? 33:17 How do you EQ electric guitars? 34:55 F. Reid Shippen crashes the livestream 36:24 Are they recommended levels between bass and sub-bass in EDM? 42:18 What is the furthest panning position you recommend for individual tracks in a mix? 46:10 How can you tell when a certain element of a song is too loud or too quiet? 50:45 How do you build your gain structure? 54:20 Do you recommend to add a limited to a mix bus? 1:00:05 Michael Adams on how you make your kick drum and bass sit well in your mix 1:03:24 Bass management in the room 1:09:28 What is dithering? 1:22:50 How do I figure out what changes to make in my room? 1:25:14 Can you explain what phase is? 1:31:17 F Reid Shippen on how to deal with phase issues 1:33:23 What is slate? 1:38:42 Is it ever OK to re-record a track as an engineer? 1:41:37 What's the deal with loudness today? 1:52:34 Should I make different masters for CD, streaming and vinyl as indie musician? 1:55:31 Is a subwoofer necessary for mastering? 2:00:32 How do I keep my masters loud without feeling squashed? 2:06:07 What d you think about SoundCloud's new mastering service? 2:11:05 How do you approach the first listening through a track that you're mastering? 2:14:36 What is the biggest difference when mastering for vinyl? 2:25:49 Do you approach the first listen almost as producer? 2:28:32 What is opinion about color in mastering? 2:31:59 What is your preferred DAW? 2:34:56 What format do you prefer to master from? 2:35:26 Go-to plugins for mastering? 2:37:40 Tips on audio interfaces?
Building Fan Bases Through Live Performances - What is the New Reality
This is a video of our livestream recorded on June 18, 2020 It’s more important than ever to connect with fans on a deeper level through livestreams, video content creation, and more. In this discussion we’ll dig into what the new realities of the live music industry mean for artists and how they can adapt.
Mastering Transients with Piper Payne
Control that fleeting feelings. How to get the most out of your dynamics chain with Mastering Engineer Piper Payne (Third Eye Blind, Madame Gandhi, Geographer). This session was live streamed during MIX & MASTER on September 11. For more live events, head to musicexpo.co. Follow Piper Payer instagram.com/sf_mastering twitter.com/SFMastering Follow us on our other platforms instagram.com/musicexposf twitter.com/musicexposf facebook.com/musicexposf musicexpo.co Thanks for watching! Give us a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video👍
Taller de Mezcla Avanzada "In The Box" con Maria Elisa Ayerbe
Esté video fue grabado el 20 de junio. El objetivo de este taller es explorar a fondo las características de la mezcla musical In The Box en Pro Tools. Para esto, se compartirá en pantalla una sesión de Pro Tools previamente mezclada, en donde María Elisa revelará todos los detalles detrás del proceso: ruteos, manejo de niveles, estructuras de ganacia, procesamientos dinámicos, ecualización, manejo de paneos, estereofonía vs mono-compatibilidad, reverberación, efectos, delays y procesamientos del master buss.
Mastering ITB, Outboard or Hybrid?
This is a recording of our live stream on June 11, 2020. Mastering Engineer Piper Payne explored what it takes to make great masters in all workflow scenarios! Full Description The goal of a mastering engineer is to serve the project in the best way possible to achieve a correct sound. Sometimes, great masters are achieved by using lots of different outboard, analog gear, and sometimes it’s only in the box and digital… sometimes it’s a hybrid of both. There is no wrong way to master a song, but there are best practices and things to watch out for that I’d like to share. Connect with Music Expo musicexpo.co instagram.com/musicexposf twitter.com/musicexposf Piper Payne instagram.com/sf_mastering http://instagram.com/sf_mastering
Live streaming - Licensing, Privacy and Regulation with Mark A. Pearson
This is a recording of our livestream June 4, 2020. Watch ARC Law Group attorney Mark A. Pearson for a discussion on the legal issues of live streaming. Yes, we discussed why your livestream video gets muted after the event. Plus, we looked into privacy issues and the rights you might be inadvertently giving up when you go live on the internet. Follow up instagram.com/musicexposf twitter.com/musicexposf musicexpo.co Follow Mark Pearson instagram.com/arclawgroup/ twitter.com/arclawgroup/
Mastering: The Bigger Picture with Michael Romanowski
This video is a recording of our livestream May 28, 2020 Mastering is an essential part of process of releasing music. It is equal parts art and technology. Regardless of how your music is distributed, physical manufacturing or digital distribution, there is a Big Picture perspective that needs to inform your decisions. In this final stage of the engineering, and the art of it, is listening very deeply to “How” is the music presenting itself. Not “What” is the content of the music. In this session, Michael discussed the perspective of mastering, listening, monitoring environment, considerations for release in different formats and more. The “Bigger Picture.” We will be mastering a couple of tracks live to walk through some of the decisions that get made, and talk about the reasons behind them. Follow us instagram.com/musicexposf twitter.com/musicexposf Facebook.com/musicexposf Follow Michael Romanowski instagram.com/coastmastering twitter.com/coastmastering
Immmersive audio with Christopher Willits
This video is a recording of our livestream May 21, 2020 Learn the basics of immersive audio production from a pioneer in the field using the free software Envelop for Live with Ableton Live 10 Suite during this free livestream Q&A. Christopher Willits christopherwillits.com envelop.us https://open.spotify.com/user/willits?si=YQPHuK4QSwCrzVx0LGXZ6Q