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… Continue reading Mixing and Mastering for Streaming Services Lesson 1

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

Song Produced Entirely on iPad: “Kuzbass”

Hey, I really love working with Garageband on the iPad. I think it’s a revolution. It’s so intuitive, unintimidating, and most importantly fun! Of course, it still has a way to go to be a “professional” production device, but I feel that is coming in years to come, and as you can hear this production… Continue reading Song Produced Entirely on iPad: “Kuzbass”

Here Comes the Summertime

Summertime7 by spickeringlr iPhone/iPad Link Josh Rouse – “Summertime” Lyrics Here comes the summertime, the feeling’s in the air. I remember cigarettes, tube socks, sun burns and long blond hair. Here comes the summertime, yeah it’s coming soon. I remember living upstairs, drinking iced-tea and swimming pools. And the feeling doesn’t last that long. Before… Continue reading Here Comes the Summertime

Quiet Town

Quiet Town by spickeringlr iPhone Link This is a cover I just made of a Josh Rouse song called “Quiet Town” which is the first cut off his 2005 album “Subtitulo.” For some reason I’m in cover mode, or mostly just practice mode with recording and working in Garageband. I really have to get an… Continue reading Quiet Town