My Song Union Street (Hold On) was Added to a Distrokid Playlist

My song “Union Street (Hold On)” that was released this past summer really as a B-Side for “Just for a Moment” was just added a Distrokid playlist for Singer/Songwriters. I think it goes to show that you’ve just got to keep putting things out and that something, usually something unexpected like this one will stick.…

Just Released a New Single “A Magic Lake”

My new single “A Magic Lake” went live today on all digital platforms. Spotify: Apple Music: Youtube Music: https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=blXM0cN8Zk0&feature=share Regular Youtube: This Hypeddit Landing page has links to most of the places it is available for streaming or purchase. The top two, Spotify and Apple Music, I think account for something like 90% of music…

Why You Must Dither When You Bounce

Even if you’re keeping the same bit depth. The short of it is, that the bounce down, say from 96khz/24bit to 44.1/24bit is going to raise your True Peak and integrated LUFS by .2-3 points. When you apply dithering, it tames that gain to only .1 point. There are technical reasons for this, but the…

Just Released Two New Songs On Spotify

My latest single just dropped on Spotify, Apple Music, Youtube Music, Amazon Music, really every streaming platform on Earth by way of Distrokid. It’s also on regular old Youtube. It’s called “Just for a Moment,” and the B-Side is “Union Street (Hold On).” Give me a listen, like, and follow if you’re a fan.

Mixing and Mastering for Streaming Services Lesson 1

I have a track I’ve mastered. It’s -14.7 LUFS and -1.2 True Peak. I’m pretty happy with it other than I wish it were about a decibel louder. So I thought I’d try to go for -13.5 LUFS. But it seems whatever I do the true peak is more sensitive to than the LUFS. For…

How Long Will It Take Me From Song Idea to Release?

Last night the idea came to me as a melody A-F#-D-A-C-B. I didn’t know what the notes were until I played it on the guitar and this is where the Snarkman was another blessing, since it identifies the notes as you are playing them. Then I was able to surmise that it was over a…