Posted: 20 Dec 2011 03:57 PM PST
Rockable Press have just released a new book: How to Record Great Music by Audiotuts+ regular and audio engineer Björgvin Benediktsson. And you can get $6 off the eBook version for the next four days – just in time for Christmas. That's not long, so hurry!
Making great music and quality audio has more to do with your knowledge and skills than the equipment that you own. That’s why the book’s called “How to Record Great Music… with Whatever Equipment You Got!” It will give you the information you need to start producing music using whatever gear you already own as a starting point.
Here’s a brief overview:
Want to know more? There’s plenty more detail on Rockable Press.
About the Author
You can learn more about Björgvin in the interview we published of him on Audiotuts+.
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Until 24th December you can get the eBook at $6 off. Here's how:
Posted: 19 Dec 2011 11:37 PM PST
Moving across the world, studying architecture, discovering Envato, and knowing that a file is going to be good when he gets goosebumps. This week we meet Theo Ghita (studio_21) from AudioJungle, VideoHive, GraphicRiver, and PhotoDune.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from, what do you do for a living?
I am originally from Romania but I live in the US now – Chicago. In a way I got to see the two worlds because half of my life I lived in Romania and half in Chicago (so far).
I just graduated college, majoring in Architecture, and I am looking for a full time job. I am extremely passionate about photography/movies/3d animation/music production etc. I hope I will grow bigger on this website!
Currently I have files on AudioJungle, VideoHive, GraphicRiver and PhotoDune. I sell songs, templates, movies and pictures.
I am relatively new to Envato. I’ve been an author for not even five months so I still have plenty to learn and to get to know the people. I have yet to discover more people to work with but until then a lot of hard work must be done.
Even though it’s a tough one to decide I’ll have to admit that AudioJungle is my favorite. This is mainly because my passion for music (guitar) started when I was very little and it’s quite a story. To make it short, I’ve always liked music and it’s part of my life It is also very interesting to see the creativity of others which is probably the most inspiring to me.
I’ve always liked computers and working in all kinds of programs. My dream would come true when I would actually make some money doing what I like. I’ve trained myself and always try to improve and do better in every area.
My workspace is pretty simple. I’ve been using a desktop PC computer but I’ve decided to change it with a laptop for more versatility. So, everything happens on my laptop and in my room. Now, will you excuse me for a bit, I need to go take the pictures. A little too crowded but it fits my needs so far.
First, I would spend a lot of time thinking of what I should do next that would be beneficial for the buyers, and what would work and make sense. This usually happens with movies/templates, but with the songs I usually just randomly start working on a project and see where it goes. Then, the fun begins.
Every time I start on a new project (let’s take for example a song) there is a point when the overall composition has to give me that sensation that I feel it through the hair of my skin. That tells me if the project needs to continue or not.
If I get that “Wow, this gives me goosebumps” when I listen to it, then it’s a must to go on. If not, I have to start on a new idea or develop that idea further. It has to amaze me first to make me want it to continue.
After I come up with an idea, I develop it further, work on it for days, weeks, until I get it to a point where it satisfies me. Sometimes when I run out of ideas or I get too tired, I leave the project for a while and start on a fresh project, and then come back and forth. This is how I do my music.
Then I burn the song on a CD, and test it on all the stations/speakers I have in the house, and I also listen to it in the car. This is to look for final mistakes or additional corrections that need to be made.
I have not had any freelance work through the Envate Marketplaces yet but I am looking forward to it.
Details, details and details. Everything matters. In fact I am myself a beginner author and I still have a lot to learn in order to become successful.
Never think the file is too good. It can always be improved. Everything can be improved at all times. It’s all a matter of saying, “Enough. This is it!” It can get very stressful if you don’t set a boundary for yourself.
I usually upload them on popular websites.
For quite a bit I have composed songs just for myself, family and friends without selling them. Since I have just started selling them now, I haven’t really made any substantial money from this yet so I haven’t got to that point. Usually, in United States there is the W2 tax form that every person with an income should complete it at the end of the year.
I like these files. They’re cool, not just because I like them but because lots of lots of other people told me so.
GraphicRiver: Elegant Wine Template – Tweak My Photo
GraphicRiver: Beer Bottle and Package Design
I’ve seen a lot of talented authors and they were a source of inspiration for myself. To be honest, in my opinion all authors over 50k sales are respectable and automatically become my favorites Any author could be a source of inspiration for anyone.
I play the guitar, take random pictures, play soccer, go for a walk, take pictures again in a continuously infinite loop.
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