4 YouTubeCMs that are good at using BGM (April 2017)

2017/04/23   -Music Production

I frequently watch the YouTubeCMs deliberately, because getting reference from my clients or my own research. I pick up some videos that have good BGM using way and help our making videos as the reference. Express Your life, your dress code. Mostly BGM of YoutubeCMs will start sounds at a stretch. Then you can attract the attention by using less sounds on the beginning. On this Video, it’s a cool point that the vocal won’t come until 45secounds in the only 1min length. It is wonderful the way to match at the ending where the synths are coming abruptly on …

How to move in anxiety, lies of positive thinking

2017/04/22   -Mentality

Jogging everyday, reading a book and keeping the pace of life makes it possible to avoid unnecessary stagnation as much as possible, but still sometimes I have times when I can not make it any more . Sponsored Links “The work I have to do is not going well as planned.” “I can not see the direction of this work.” “I wonder why I’m doing this.” “Is there income this month?” When I start to think like this, my logical thinking skills are falling rapidly. The positive attitude towards the work is also lost. I can not try a little …

The most productive sleeping & wake-up time

2017/04/20   -Mentality

For a while since I quit the company and became freelance, there was a time when I was in trouble because I could not make the rhythm of life well. I write the results of sleeping time and waking time which was the highest productivity that I verified on my own then. Sponsored Links In conclusion, for me. The best is getting up at 4AM and going bed 10PM. Below is the process leading to that conclusion. Completely Free Style The first thing I tried is a style that sleeps only when it gets sleepy. The result is always too sleepy. …

Automation boosts your mix quality drastically.

2017/04/19   -Music Production

If you feel it’s not good enough after hard worked mix, it might because you didn’t make automations correctly. Sponsored Links Firstly, what is “Automation” in DAW music. It’s the recordings the change of volumes, pan and values of plugin on each track. Now a day, there is no software that can not automate. In other words, that means that automation is one of the things we have to do. The function that you are not using in general software are often showing what is missing for you. Whether automation is done well not affects the quality of the song from the various …

Conception from Chance Operation, “iTunes composition method”

2017/04/18   -Music Production

Experimental music and ambient music people will know the chance operation. The iTunes composition method is developed (by me) as a way of making of ideas in normal composition. Sponsored Links First of all, about chance operation. Also known as, chance music or aleatoric music. This is the current of contemporary music developed by John Cage, is the thinking way that composition positively includes the elements which happen by chance. Of course, although I think I can write the long article about this, but today I want to write about the more general composition method which is oriented by chance …

A/B test eliminates waste of your mixing time

2017/04/16   -Music Production

When you are tweaking the synths, EQ or compressor, in music making quite important thing is A/B testing. Sponsored Links A/B test is the working method which is always going while comparing between the current status and before status. There is a Kick drum here. You use EQ then put compressor. And you could make a super cool heavy Kick. Then you would be happy about it then. However, as your work progress, you start to feel dissatisfaction about your Kick. Then you make the sound of Kick again, and you notice that the elementary sound of Kick is much …

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My way of using AI mastering service “LANDR”

2017/04/15   -Music Production

LANDR is an auto mastering service by AI. I would write my own strange way of using it. Firstly, LANDR is an innovative service which offers you to mastering your tracks by AI and deep learning system. Although I registered 2 years ago (Mar.2015), I have left it until recently. Because I didn’t have a good impression at that time after using a few times. Sponsored Links But the time has passed since then, Now many musicians seem to affirm it. Recently I also use it frequently. Although of course, some type of music is cut out for but others are not, but sometimes I really surprised at …

Genelec 8010APM review after 3 years using

2017/04/13   -Equipment, Software

When I had moved to Germany, the music equipment first I bought was Genelec 8010APM. Sponsored Links Because it was still soon from coming from Japan, I didn’t have enough money. But I thought I had to get the monitor speakers as soon as possible, since I came here to make music. Then I bought it. At the time, most of my colleagues who are going to music school  or are about to start his life as a composer in Berlin had Yamaha HS5 or KRK RP5. I thought that I also buy one of them. But the problem was I was not sure …

For Creators, Chandler method by Haruki Murakami

2017/04/11   -Mentality

Japanese internet people who have been suffering from pain of creation might have read the articles about Haruki Murakami’s Chandler method. Sponsored Links Also, I knew it in the internet firstly, and then read the book. This method helped me for a long time as an important thinking way of creation. In the first place, Chandler method is mentioned by Haruki Murakami  in his essay book”Murakami Asahi-do Hi Ho!” This is a creation style or a thinking way that Haruki knew from the Raymond Chandler’s book. Then he named it “Chandler method” and took it on his author life. When …

Analyzing Zedd&Alessia Cara “Stay” 2 bars of hook.

2017/04/10   -Music Theory

I’m checking new tracks and learning from it. For this year, since I got orders to make some HIPHOP and EDM, then I guess I’m ought to. From 2016 to 2017, in the dance music scene and EDM scene, slower BPM tracks tend to be getting the attention. For instance, Chainsmokers got big success. So from last month, a song started to glow in popularity. And it’s so interesting for me. Then I analyzed that. Today I write about the hook part of it. The song is Stay by Zedd&Alessia Cara. I’m wiring about the part where featured with voice (vocorderd), bass and drum …

The way to avoid your mix sounds muffled.

2017/04/09   -Music Production

Like I wrote before, only in high frequency, simple EQ using for the master track works well. It’s often better than tweaking each single track. But in the middle and low, it’s totally different. Sponsored Links I wrote here about the things to do when you feel your mix muffled and muddy. In the process of adding tracks, sounds sometimes go indistinct . If the extreme words, it sounds like you are listening the sound in the water. In that case, the problem might be in the middle and low frequency range. It’s supposed to be about from 100hz to 300hz.   …

AtagoSounds Recent Popular Tracks

2017/04/08   -Stock Music

My recent popular track list on AudioJungle and Audiostock. Epic Cinematic on AudioJungle Summer Groove on AudioJungle Epic on AudioJungle Sponsored Links Sponsored Links

Mixing and mastering louder!

2017/04/08   -Stock Music, Music Production

Now my track “Emotional Dubstep” is on sale at AudioStock. This is match for the product promotion or company video. Right now, you can purchase on the AusioStock web site at 2160 JPY(≒ $20) for your various project. For the video which don’t have voiceover, I add much loudness and information content. Basic chord progression is C B7 G G/B. Yes it looks very Japan. On This post, I focus on loudness of the track. Especially this type of music is really on the war of the loudness. It was tough to make enough loudness to match with similar type …

The way to improve my normal earphone dramatically.

2017/04/05   -Equipment, Software

I surprised when I try this first. So the conclusion is change the ear-tips to ETYMOTIC RESEARCH‘s one. Now the newest series are ER4SRs. The legend ER4 series are amazing and famous earphones which is featured deep insert canal type ear tip. It’s sounds like input the real sounds into my brain directly. It is so accurate and flat. It’s getting big support not only from the audiophile but also the sound engineer. I also bought ER4S few year’s before and loved it so much. But unfortunately, 2yeas ago it was broken because of disconnection. And I leave it since then. (They didn’t sell the genuine …

Basic sound making like Flume on Massive

Recently, I knew a Japanese poplar band Suiyobi no Kanpanera.  They was making very interesting synthesizer sound in their new album “SUPERMAN”. I write the basic way to making this type of sound by Native Instruments Massive. In track below that sound come from 1:15. Same type of sounds are used on these tracks. As basic thinking way, I want to move the nob of cutoff of filter periodically by LFO. And I wanna tweak or record that LFO. Firstly, Make some chord in sequencer beforehand.(This example is on Logic Pro) Let’s select the sound from preset, which is seems like …

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