December 7, 2012
Depending on where you live, the holiday season brings out the best and worst in people. I don’t mean Christmas cheer or real life Grinches that cant’ stand the holidays, but rather, the types of decorations people put up around their houses. Holiday lights are pretty standard – and with LED technology it means that we don’t have to deal with shattered glass bulbs or short circuiting like we used to. In fact, with all the cool LED modules and decorations that are out there, one can be even more creative and take Christmas decorations to a whole different level.
Years ago, one eccentric neighbor went “all out” with his lighting and used sequenced Christmas lights that flashed to different patterns, based on the song that was playing. I believe he played his tunes from a loudspeaker placed around his house. The next year, he took it a bit further …
December 5, 2012
In the third and final installment of our interview with Miles Walker, we wanted Miles to give us his perspective and potential advice for the budding producer or mix engineer. There are certain pitfalls that a producer can fall into when making a track and often times the help of a mix engineer, or someone working outside of the inception to almost complete process, is advantageous. We similarly asked Le Castle Vania about what advice he would give to artists and producers who are trying to make a career out of making music. Check out both blogs and videos to get an idea of the similarities and differences of advice coming from a producer who does a lot of performing, and a producer who works predominately in the studio.
Miles also talks about the Presonus FaderPort and how useful it can be when working in the studio. The Presonus FaderPort is a a transport controller with …
October 19, 2012
If you have followed the titans of Hip Hop and R&B for the past decade then you have probably heard the name Miles Walker. Miles has recently worked on Grammy award winning and nominated records from Beyonce to Katy Perry, but his past is littered with mega hit makers including Usher, Ginuwine, Young Jeezy, Omarion, and the list goes on. With a degree from Berklee College of Music, Miles considers music to be his ultimate passion. If he is not is actively mixing, engineering, or producing, he is speaking at events and panels where his expertise is highly regarded in the Hip Hop, R&B, and studio production community. Miles has recently been working on mixes for the production/songwriting team Stargate who are responsible for such monster tracks as Rihanna’s “Rude Boy” Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow.” With a few Grammies under his belt, Miles has also …