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5 ways to earn money as a Music Professional

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5 ways to earn money as a Music Professional

Tired of your desk job? Not feeling the grind of the 9-5? Do you just dream of making a living through making music? Seems like a pipe dream doesn’t it? How many people in days gone by have wished their days away wanting more? But that dream can be a reality. There are now more resources, and therefore more opportunities than ever to earn an income from your skills as a musician, producer or engineer. So, today with Top Music Arts, we will take a look at some of the strategies you can employ to build yourself from the ground...

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Reverb Explained

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Reverb Explained

Have you ever just used an effect in your DAW of choice when you’re making a track and been a bit puzzled by all the controls it has? Do you feel like you’re using some of the features it has to offer, while you don’t even know what the rest of them do? You’re not alone! The 80/20 Rule (or Pareto Principle) states that in many things, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. Does this sound like you when you load up a plug in? How many of those controls do you actually use or...

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What can you do with a Compressor?

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What can you do with a Compressor?

A Compressor is a versatile tool in all music producers' arsenals. Compression can be applied as a creative effect in certain contexts, or it can be used in a more engineering and technical setting, the variety of scenarios in which you'd use a compressor are numerous. Chances are, every time you’re making a track, you’re using compression in some way or another, but if you're like many producers, you may not know the full breadth of its capabilities. Or, you may have an extensive background in compressors and have favourites and ones you hate, but all the same, hopefully there's...

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Logic Pro vs Ableton Live

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Logic Pro vs Ableton Live

Logic Pro and Ableton Live are both flagship DAWs at the forefront today's music production world. There are a myriad of features common to both, and certain areas that each excels in over the other one. Today with Top Music Arts, we will take you through a summary and comparison of both Logic Pro and Ableton Live. So if you're new to producing, familiar with one program, or both, hopefully you'll find our comparison useful and you might learn a thing or two!   Logic Pro Logic Pro was originally released in the early 1990s as Notator Logic or just Logic by a C-Lab, a German software...

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Ableton Live Lite The Limitations Explained

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Ableton Live Lite The Limitations Explained

Well, if you follow this blog for a bit, you should probably already know what Ableton is, but maybe if you’re a new one, first we´re going to go through some fundamentals about, what we consider, nowadays best digital audio workstation software for you. And for the more advanced, we bring you a sort of a recap of Ableton 10, the different editions it comes in, and all you need to know about Ableton Live!     Ableton Live is a software music sequencer and digital audio workstation available for Windows and Mac. It’s 64 bits only and it’s not supported on...

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