Photo by Ella's Dad

Photo by Ella’s Dad

Here are some more links I came across over the last two weeks. I posted them to my Twitter account, but if you missed a few or if you don’t follow me on Twitter, here’s a recap.

There are quite a few of them, so you may want to bookmark this and come back, but check them out sometime over the weekend. There’s a lot of good stuff down there.

Have a great weekend!

Pro Tools Stuff

Pro Tools Quickstart Guide – Chris over at ShowMeProTools.com has put out a fantastic, exhaustive guide to Pro Tools. And it’s free. Just give him your email address, and you’re in.

Mixing in the Box – One of the writers over at TapeOp briefly tells his story of doing mixing his first song “in the box.”

I’ve got two from Jon at Audio Geek Zine:

Pro Tools Shortcut – Half Speed! – Nifty little trick from Discrete Music

Mastering

Abbey Road online mastering – You may have heard about this, but the world famous Abbey Road Studios now offers online mastering. So cool. (From Sound on Sound.)

CD Baby Podcast – Interview with Carl Saff: Mastering Your Album – Really interesting interview.

Tips for Preparing Your Music for Mastering by the folks over at Musformation – Some practical steps to consider when preparing for the all-important mastering phase.

Studio Stuff

Electronic Drums: Adding Life to Your Rhythm Tracks – This article from AudioTuts makes me want to go out and buy some drum sticks and an electronic drum pad.

Portable Voiceover Studio Foam Box Test – Matthew over at Recording Hacks shows his nice DIY iso box.

Two articles from Serve the Song – If you’re a songwriter, you need to subscribe to this blog. Lots of good, inspiring stuff.

News

Chris Anderson gives away his new book “FREE” for free – I’m about half-way through this book. It’s really interesting. It investigates the whole economy of “free.” It’s very applicable to anyone trying to make money in the music industry, where free downloads seem to be the norm.

The 10 Weirdest Ways to Distribute Music – From Wired.com, pretty fun stuff

Native Instruments Announces Departure from Tradeshows: The Right Direction? – With the NAMM show going on this weekend, this is an interesting look at why a company would choose NOT to attend a trade show. (From Pro Tooler Blog.)