Get only what I need, or stock up to really build my plugin arsenal? I've always trended toward the thrifty side of the equation, yet when I first realized how high quality software could impact a mix, my bank account started seeing a few more withdrawals. This holiday season, I've decided upon two purchases that I think could drastically improve my work: the Slate Blue Series FET Compressors ($75 on sale) and the Fabfilter Pro-R ($100 w/ student discount.) Not only are t
I find that writing lyrics is the only part of the songwriting process in which quality often suffers with added effort. A short burst of inspiration seems infinitely more effective than a forced period of work. I've grown to dislike how problematic this becomes with regard to efficiency, as it seems like in recent weeks my project has barely come any closer to completion.
I'm currently finishing up studying audio post production at AIMM. I've been largely self-taught up until now, but formal education has improved my skills more than I could have imagined. The significant difference is the availability of professionals to answer questions and critique work. Books and tutorials may inform, but you cannot receive the necessary feedback and advice without a mentor or consultation!
Ethan Atzmon is University of Michigan graduate, with focuses in neuroscience, film & media, and Japanese, and is currently finishing his Audio Post Production degree at the Atlanta Institute of Music. He has been composing and producing music for six years with a background in piano and guitar.