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3 Tips For Music Production
By Khaliq Glover - 04/21/2010 - 06:33 PM EDT

Tip number one - pre-production and preparation are one of the most beneficial things that you could do to ensure that you have top notch quality in your music recordings. Sometimes, something as simple as just letting the music playing and you jamming along with the basic tracks can help you to really lock in a unique and powerful feeling that will translate to the recording.

Tip number two - get weird. Try different things. Think and act outside of the box. Don't be afraid to try a brand-new feeling that you are looking for and lay it down without analyzing it first. Try setting up a looping section of the song and just do anything. No matter what comes to your mind, record it. Some of the greatest songs in history started out as a silly inspiration and then was refined later.

Tip number three - in search of the perfect sound. Deciding exactly what is the right sound is a subjective matter because that's sound exists inside your head. What exactly is a great sound? We all know what a bad sound sounds like because it's pretty obvious, it just doesn't sound good. But a good sound is in the ear of the beholder. There was a time when people hated the sound of an electrified guitar through an amplifier with distortion on it. Now, it's commonplace to hear electric guitar sounds everywhere you listen. Guitar solos are almost boring without a least a little bit of overdrive or distortion except if it's jazz music. The bottom line is, if it sounds good to you, and it was the sound that you were going after in your head, then that is a good sound. That is the perfect sound.

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