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The Problem with Home Recording

So you’re in a band, or you’re a solo artist looking to drop an album.  You go to the local music store and buy the latest Pro Tools rig or similar interface, a few microphones, cables, monitors, and some really cool plug-ins that will solve all your problems.  You organize your bedroom or basement into […]

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The Art of Electronic Music Production: Q&A with Blue Room Producer Devin Spear

Any artist that has worked in the recording studio with DMV producer/engineer Devin Spear at Blue Room Productions can certainly attest to his work ethic, creativity, and going above and beyond client’s expectations. Devin has years of experience as a session guitarist, and has shifted his focus to music production. He is quickly becoming a […]

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Wishing You a Speedy Recovery: Learning From Mistakes

TABFH 2 As musicians, learning from mistakes can contain a lifetime of struggle. Our percentage of mistakes may even be less than magical compared to a baseball average. Learn more on how to recover from musical mistakes…

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Differences in Sound Quality Between Streaming, CD and Vinyl Playback

TABFH 2 For people that care about getting the best sound out of their music collection, it’s important to understand which playback medium delivers the best sound.

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Create a Promo Package [Shared Post]

TABFH 2 Having an informative and professional promo package can be the thing that sets you apart from other bands, whether you’re approaching record labels , promoting your own music , trying to get a gig , or if you’re an indie record label trying to drum up some interest in your bands. The following steps will help you put together a promo package that will rival any promo campaign run by a pricey PR company.

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4 Great Venues in D.C. to Visit for Live Music

TABFH 2 We often forget about the strong arts and music culture of the DMV, but I’m here to share 4 great venues in D.C. to chill, eat and perform your amazing music!

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Cage Free Voices and Blue Room Productions Studio

TABFH 2 Thanks to Blue Room Productions our students have an environment that will produce work that reflects who they are…Read more.

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How to Make Your Live Performance Sound Like Your Recordings

TABFH 2 If you are reading this, there is a chance that you fall into one of two categories: You are either reading this because you are relentlessly pursuing that never-ending quest for better tone, or you have realized that your live performances could use a little polishing and are hoping for a pair of fresh ears on the subject. As a full-time live and recording sound engineer as well as a performer, I hope you will find this advice comes from the heart to help you achieve your own vision.

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Music Therapy – The Process

TABFH 2 Call it a happy place. Call it home. Music Therapy brings commitment to yourself and your craft which can truly bring you back from the brink…

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Practice Makes Perfect: Finding Motivation to Improve

TABFH 2 “Practice Makes Perfect” is an age-old phrase we are all told to get to greatness in our respective careers, but it can be a complete pain, especially as a performing artist.

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