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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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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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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3 Tips For Writing The Perfect Pitch Email

One of the most challenging parts of being an artist in today’s music industry is having to learn so many things that have nothing to do with the actual music itself—and everything to do with the business and marketing of that music. 

While that might initially seem daunting, the reality is that being a business-savvy musician in today’s world gives you a major advantage. If you can learn to perfect not only your craft but the telling of that craft through your social media, your bio, and your press opportunities, that puts you light-years ahead of the rest.

So today, I want to talk to you about my specialty—pitching. As a publicist, it’s kind of my thing. And with artist placements on popular sites and streaming services, I know a thing or two about landing a placement. 

Are you ready? 

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How To Use A Compressor

Compressors are an integral part of the mixing process. 

Without this tool, your mix will be dynamically unbalanced and stand little to no chance of being labeled a professional mix. To many producers, it can be very difficult to understand how compressors work and how they can be applied to their productions in a positive way. 

In this article, I am going to go over what compression is, the basic controls of a compressor, and how to use a compressor in your music. 

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Meet Manic Kat Records’ Newest Punk Phenomenon: New Age Affair

New Age Affair is the pop-punk/post-hardcore band that’s soon to be on everyone’s radars. The band formed in Rapid City, South Dakota, by brothers Derek and Gage Flick in early 2017. Since its inception, the band has been working tirelessly to successfully craft a sound that is undeniably catchy, melodic, and refreshing.

New Age Affair is yet another ReverbNation Opportunity Success Story after getting signed to a prolific genre-specific label. The band recently signed a deal with the punk-centric label Manic Kat Records after submitting to the label’s opportunity. 

We interviewed the band about their biggest challenges, triumphs, the band’s wackiest member, and so much more. Read on to get the full scope of this exciting band.

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Your Guide To Successful Improvisation And Jamming On Stage

You don’t have to be a “jam band” to be a band that jams.

Whether you are ripping 28-minute face-melting musical behemoths or simply improvising your guitar solo differently every show, jamming with your bandmates opens up your gig to a world of possibilities, and ensures that every concert will be different than the last. 

I’m not suggesting that every band should have extended ambient improvs on stage, but it’s important to understand the benefits that jamming can have on your performances and even your musical chops. If your band has never improvised on stage and wants to try it out, or if you want to incorporate some new jamming ideas in your gigs, this article has got you covered.

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An Interview With Fierce Panda Records, The UK Label With Fresh Talent On The Roster

Fierce Panda Records has a storied and reputable history of putting out early records from some of music’s most prolific bands. The UK-based label has released early records from the likes of Coldplay, Oas*s, Death Cab For Cutie, and many more. Now in its 25th year, fierce panda has proven that it has the chops to identify and launch musical careers with precision and poise. 

Fierce Panda recently signed The Comstocks to its iconic roster as a result of its latest ReverbNation Opportunity. The indie alt-rock band caught the eye of fierce panda thanks to their unique, hefty, and raw sound. By the looks of fierce panda’s current roster, as well as its impressive list of label alumni, we think The Comstocks are going to fit in just fine.

[SAVE THE DATE] The Comstocks’ newest single “Six Months” is releasing on October 4, 2019 on your favorite streaming services. Click here to pre-save the song.

With a quarter-century of experience under their belt, we thought it would be great to have a chat with the team at fierce panda and pick their brains on all things music. Learn what it’s like to run an independent label, what specific things can cause a great band to not get signed, and so much more in this delightful interview.

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