Category: Shared experience

Songwriting – Back to basics

As a songwriter of the 21st century, armed with an advanced home studio and a “geek of sound” attitude, I have had a tendency to produce elaborate, complex but ultimately emotionless pieces of music. If you suffer from similar ailment, going back to basics can help… Why music? Despite my years of practice, this was not entirely…


Phil Tan MasterClass

Although he denies it, Phil Tan is a very successful Mixing Engineer out of Atlanta. With some 200 mixes per year, his credits are huge and his work has earned him 3 grammy awards… So far! I post this MasterClass he did at Full Sail University in 2013 because it is full of insight both…


Avid’s “From creation to final mix” series

Avid is promoting its gear with the “heart of a teacher” 🙂 If you are a beginner and you want to peak into pro-level production process, you will find this 6-part video series interesting. For my part, I found it interesting to see the type of gear used by Fab Dupont, the producer. I also…



What pains you?

We all hate surveys… So here is the shortest one to be! But, with its large single text field, you can let it all out… And we will compile your answers and turn it into fodder for a future post 🙂 Thank you for your feedback!


Spring cleaning… part 2

In my previous post, I spoke of my purchase of a sad looking Yamaha MQ-1602. This week-end, I put my cleaning advice to the test and moved forward on the cleaning of this vintage, dusty console. For a reminder, here is its “pre-cleaning state”: Here is further proof (quicktime video) of its need for a…