Keeping Track

Do it for love?


Have you ever told a friend that they’re so good at something that they should start a side-hustle around it? Austin Kleon writes in his book, Keep Going, about the negative sides of our hobbies: “We’re now trained to heap praise on our loved ones by using market terminology. The minute anybody shows any talent...


Vocal Chains for 4 Different Genres


Every genre has its own unique sonic signature. Pop music is known for being ultra-slick, while punk music is raw and unfiltered. EDM is quantized tight to the grid while jazz is loose and free-flowing.   A good engineer understands how every piece of equipment in the signal chain affects the sound. While one microphone...


How to Bend the 10,000 Hour Rule


I want to bust the myth of the 10,000-hour rule. But let’s start at the beginning… Have you ever seen a natural talent giving it their all? A six-year-old kid playing guitar like a pro for example? We see those videos again and again. The only way to make ourselves feel better is by accepting...


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