If so, let us give you a great method to arrange your songs to sound more interesting and exciting, even if you're using virtual instruments that you play all by yourself...
Here's a typical day in the life of a home studio musician who produces their own music...see if you can relate:
You’ve got a great idea for a song, so you rush into your studio and fire up your computer, plug in your instruments and open up a fresh session in your DAW.
You put down a few chords on the keyboard, or strum a chord progression on your guitar, trying to stay inspired long enough to put your idea down before you lose it.
And because your awesome song doesn’t immediately sound like a full-blown production, you get discouraged and wonder whether you should continue wasting your time.
You try to make every track as exciting and lively as the professional tracks you listen to, but your song just doesn’t have the same energy that you hear on pro recordings.
Regardless of whether you record live instruments or use software synths, your songs sound like a far cry from the full-blown productions you love, and you hesitate to even to show them your friends.
You’re not sure how you’re supposed to arrange your song, so you constantly second-guess whether you’re making the right arrangement choices. You try to create contrast and interest that makes the song flow with tension and release, but you’re not sure whether you’re overdoing it…or worse yet, haven’t done enough.
Having an idea for a song always feels fantastic, but without direction, that idea fades into frustration because you don’t know how to flesh out the arrangement properly.
However, you don’t give up so easily. You try to add more instruments and tweak the arrangement, but you eventually lose your mojo and get distracted, the initial burst of inspiration replaced with a feeling of boredom.
So in the end, you end up with a ton of unfinished tracks on your hard drive thinking that you’ll get to them eventually.
You’ll fix them in the mix, you tell yourself...but let me tell you: Although mixing is a lot of fun, it's not going to make your song great.
Those fancy new plug-ins won't save your song. No amount of EQ'ing, parallel compression or saturation will help.
These are the Three Most Important Elements to Make Your Song Stand Out
A well written song with a great song structure will make any demo flow like a completed song, even if it's only played with one instrument and a vocal.
Interesting arrangements take your songs from a boring three-chord strum to an engaging arrangement full of diverse instrumentation.
What instruments you choose and the sonic decisions you make while producing your songs will take your music to the next level, giving your music more impact.
When producers pull together a track quickly it’s because they know exactly what they want to accomplish with the arrangement.
The arrangement and production and how you combine (or remove) sections is what makes your songs sound more exciting. Even if you want to record yourself as simply as possible to make a demo, you still want the songs to feel professional.
If you wish you had better method for making your compositions and arrangements more consistent when you’re producing music by yourself in your home studio, then you’ll love our new course.
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The Bedroom Producer Program has three modules: Songwriting, Arranging, and Producing.
"This helped me a lot thinking out of the box, great approaches from Bjorgvin & Ed, for me is the most valuable thing I get. Cleared my mind about song structure and chord progressions, really helpful! :)"
- Luis (Workshop participant)
“Many thanks for taking the time to submit a non-trivial review of this song. You make some valid points that I will not disregard...I plan to experiment with swooshing around of strings (automate amplitude, panning, and maybe even add some light synth) in the second verse. I imagine that will open the doors to give the whistling a proper seat..I caught wind on your review offer via Bjorgvin’s email. I find most of his articles insightful to varying degrees…but never boring.”
- Stephen (Audio Issues Reader and Participant in Ed's Consultation)
“This is very helpful. I also find it a little bit validating since this is pretty much the approach I adopted without the expert guidance. I am looking forward to the next one. One current song I'm working on has an intro that I just sort of threw in and have since decided doesn't work. So I wrote one I like better in a different key. It's been a bit of a struggle finding a good way to transition between the keys. Along the way I decided it would be helpful just to pay attention to how other songs start whether there is a separate intro or not. You get so used to hearing songs you like that you often don't pay much attention to that. Anyway -- great series! I have learned SO much from you. Thanks.”
- Keith Hunt (Home Studio Musician)
“...reminds me of me in so many ways--block chords, "sketches," even the imaginary bandmates, who are really just extensions of my own ideals and ideology. Oh, and he has a bari sax player in his imaginary band, so that's cool. Thanks for letting us know about him!“
- Rob Cerasuolo (Home Studio Musician)
As with all of the Audio Issues products, The Bedroom Producer Program comes with a 100% risk-free money-back guarantee.
We promise that following the workflow inside the program will help you create more professional arrangements and productions from your home studio. After taking my training you'll know exactly what to do when you want to quickly create a new, awesome arrangement in your audio software.
There is a reason my students have told me that my training has "instantly improved their mixes." You’ll have a fool-proof method to quickly and confidently create new songs in your home studio and your fans will love the impressive professional sounds you're releasing.
You can even read the materials and watch the videos before you make up your mind. You can try all the tricks and keep the training for a full year before deciding whether you like them or not. If at any point you decide that our training didn't skyrocket the quality of your productions, simply email us for a full refund, no questions asked or strings attached!
Ed Elefterion is the Artistic Director and founding member of Rabbit Hole Ensemble, a critically acclaimed Brooklyn-based theatre company. He has over 20 years of teaching experience and currently teaches at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York.
A student of jazz trumpet, Ed began composing music before he focused more intently on theater. While never directing musicals (he doesn’t like them) his theater productions always reflect a strong aural awareness. Built on rhythm, tone and volume, his productions engage the ear as well as the eye. His sound designs are all executed by live actors in full view of the audience.
In 2010, he focused more intently on learning the art of mixing and mastering. Since then, he’s worked with many bands local to the Woodstock area of New York, where he now lives.
As “Ed Charles” he has released two albums, Last Little While and Stay. His latest album, Some Other Life, was inspired by his recent enthusiasm for the life and times of Billie Holiday. A live performance of the album – and the stories that inspired the songs – is currently in rehearsal.
Björgvin Benediktsson is a musician, audio engineer and entrepreneur from Iceland living in Tucson, Arizona. He is the best-selling author of Step By Step Mixing: How to Create Great Mixes Using Only 5 Plug-ins.
He helps home studio musicians make better sounding music by teaching them how to record and produce themselves. He has worked as an audio engineer since 2006, is an alumni of the SAE Institute and has written over six books and numerous courses on the subject of music production and audio engineering.
Since 2009 he's run www.audio-issues.com, one of the longest running audio education sites online, where he teaches thousands of engineers every week how to make a bigger impact with their music productions.
-Ras Grace (Project Studio Producer)
It’s about creating a great song with a tight arrangement and a powerful production. For our step by step workflow for making the whole process easier for you, join the Bedroom Producer Program today.