Tag Archive: Drummer

  1. Another Day At The Office

    Image of the Academy of Music and Sound's logo

    For those of you who don’t know, as well as my music production, web development, and online promotion endeavours, I also teach at the Academy of Music and Sound‘s Hitchin campus (part of North Hertfordshire College) for a day and a half each week. I’ve taught music and music production on and off for as long as I can remember, but the AMS gig is the most regular teaching work I’ve had to date. Today was just another day at the office, with ‘Keyboard Skills’ first thing (teaching beginner keyboard to drum students), then a couple of hours of piano …

  2. Image of a mixing desk in a recording studio

    With many of the bands I have worked with, the phrase ‘pre-production’ is often used but seldom truly understood. The definition has changed over the years as recording techniques have evolved, yet the principles still remain; it is the preparation for the transition from rehearsal room to studio live room. To me, pre-production is an invaluable part of the recording process which can make or break a track – essentially allowing an outsider (i.e. someone who’s not in the band and who hasn’t previously been involved in neither the writing nor rehearsing of the material) to advise on any polishing …