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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 …

A Generation X Woodstock View

As a teen I romanticized it. Now, I realize that’s the same as mythologizing something. Of course the reality of the experience was anything but. Unless you were having a good trip, as it were. As a young teen in the early eighties, maybe from my older sister’s record collection, I was into CSNY, Dylan, …

My New Single Has Dropped

On all the major and minor streamers. Distrokid is a godsend. God bless you Philip Kaplan!It’s called “It’s Nowhere.” I hope you’ll give it a listen, and let me know what you think! Here’s the best link. It’s the Distrokid Hyperfollow Page that has links to all the major services. Am I crazy about this …

Chords and Lyrics for The Happiness Waltz by Josh Rouse

“The Happiness Waltz” by Josh Rouse title track from the album “The Happiness Waltz” Eb Spring, spring, Winter’s sting Abmaj7 Is gone. /                       Eb Tomorrow I’ll be new. Eb Salt wind /                          Abmaj7 …