3 Music-Related Health Risks

Usually, the ideas explored through music are viewed as more dangerous than the act of music-making itself. But being a serious musician actually does come with some serious health risks. Some are unexpected, but all are preventable. There are plenty of things we can do as musicians to write, record, perform, and tour in ways that are as healthy as possible. Here are three health risks to watch out for:

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How To Create A Reverb Tail Effect

The success of your track will primarily depend on the main elements you have in your track, how they are arranged, and how they are mixed in. What often gets forgotten in a professional song are the ear candy effects. 

These ear candy effects give your track that professional polish that is needed to create detail and interest throughout your track. 

In this article, I am going to show you how to create a very popular but effective reverb tail effect. 

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3 Indicators Of A Successful DIY Tour

Unestablished bands often have the experience of being in the middle of a long tour they’ve booked themselves with having no idea if what they’re doing is paying off or not. DIY touring can be filled with unpleasant experiences, whether it’s playing in front of empty rooms night after night or having to skip meals and sleep in the van to save money. Most bands know the end results of what they want to have happen through touring, but it can be tricky recognizing the small successes it takes to make big things happen. If these three things are happening for your band through DIY touring, then you’re doing something right:

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Meet WD-HAN, The ReverbNation Band That’s Crushing The Opportunity Game

WD-HAN is a ReverbNation trio with a sound completely their own. Hailing from “outer space,” the band has been going strong since forming in high school. Featuring an Aussie frontman, a renegade female drummer, and a soulful guitarist, WD-HAN is bringing the blues back into popular music, making a name for themselves with more than a decade of face-melting live shows throughout the Southeast.

The band has shared the stage with some of music’s biggest acts, and has been selected for countless ReverbNation opportunities over the years. Get to know the band, their philosophies, and even their favorite beverages in this interview:

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4 Things Most People Get Wrong About Serious Musicians

Lots of people know what it’s like to play an instrument for a couple of months, but few can relate to the experience of trying to build a life as a serious musician. Because of how musicians are portrayed in books, movies, and TV, those living in the non-musical world often have inaccurate ideas of what it’s actually like to make music seriously and/or for a living. Here are four things non-musicians inaccurately believe about musicians:

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How To Use A Multiband Compressor

Multiband compressors are one of the most misunderstood and misused mixing tools. 

To many, the multiband compressor can seem quite complex and difficult to use in the mixing process. By understanding the basic functions and applications of a multiband compressor, you will be able to use this powerful tool in an impactful way.

In this article, I am going to go over what a multiband compressor is, why you would use it over a normal compressor, and when you would use it in your productions. 

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The Importance Of Discovering New Music In Your 20s, 30s, And Beyond

Many adults look back at who they were during their middle school and high school years and are thankful for being older and wiser. In most every way, being an adult is easier than being a teenager because of the confidence, security, and freedom that comes with age. But one thing that comes easier to teens than adults is finding and becoming passionate about new music. 

While most adults are content to keep listening to the music they discovered in their youth, serious musicians need to continually seek out new music in order to stay challenged and engaged in their work. In other words, if you rely only on the same musical influences you discovered in your teens, a relatively short period in your life, you’ll be limiting your creative potential in a huge way. 

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How To Mix Your Pianos

The piano is one of the most beautiful instruments ever created. 

Its unique timbre and characteristics blend together perfectly with a wide range of musical genres, making it one of the most widely used instruments. Unfortunately, the pianos naturally rich timbre can lead to mixing problems. 

Also, as with any other instrument, the piano you choose to use in your productions can be lacking in certain parts of the frequency spectrum, making the piano sound weak in your mix. 

In this article, I will be going over how to mix and layer your pianos for a more professional sounding mix. 

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