Me June 2015

PreSonus comes to Scotland for a Pro Producer’s Event

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This event is going to be AWESOME! I am involved in it, along side the guys from Studio One Expert and the creator of Studio One, Mr Arnd Kaiser. If you are in Edinburgh, or can get to Edinburgh and are interested in, or a user of, Studio One, bag yourself a free ticket and even a free drink on the day! It would be great to meet some other UK Studio One folks!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/presonus-studio-one-pro-producers-event-tickets-27127088853

PreSonus Comes to Scotland

Me June 2015

My Number One EQ Move

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Here is the next installment in our Mixing Tips Series

In this video we take a look at the first EQ move I make on a track, which is to apply an EQ plugin and set up a high pass filter (AKA low cut filter) in order to remove unneeded and unwanted low end. Allowing too much low end build up in your tracks can create a cumulative build up of bass frequencies, which can muddy up your mix and mask any high frequencies you wish to bring out. Low frequencies produce a lot of energy, which can drastically reduce your headroom, which can lead to clipping of your master bus, and/or overloading plugins.

I show how to get started in scooping out what is not needed in the low end, while preserving the goodness of a rich and warm low end of your mix.

Me June 2015

Songwriting Simplified Podcast Episode #5

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Last night, Johnny Geib and I shot the next installment of our regular podcast. In this episode, we each break down a song of our own and discuss how we wrote them and compare and contrast our different approaches and styles of writing.

My song is “Counting The Days” from my EP Belonging To Tomorrow, and Johnny’s is his recently released “Feeling The Shame” single.

Enjoy the podcast!

Me June 2015

Interview with Johnny Geib of homestudiotrainer.com

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Just a few weeks ago, my good friend and partner in audio crime, Johnny Geib interviewed me for our Songwriting Simplified Podcast over at www.lipshamandgieb.com

We discussed my EP Belonging To Tomorrow at length. Enjoy!

By the way, once you’ve watched our podcast, please go check out Johnny’s site, www.homestudiotrainer.com

Me June 2015

My Approach To A Mix

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Hey, folks! After a wee hiatus from video making due to making my EP taking up most of my time, here’s a new one!
I hope this one helps you all. Please feel free to ask any questions you have or issues raised in the video you’d like to discuss further, post a wee comment below. Let’s get a good discussion going!

Me June 2015

New EP “Belonging To Tomorrow”

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This Sunday just past, I released a brand new EP, called “Belonging To Tomorrow”.

JonnyLipsham EP Cover Art You can get the EP from my new online store HERE!

The EP comprises of five brand new songs centred around the theme of tension. Each song explores a different kind of tension
and a different scenario in which the characters I have created for the songs have to learn to cope with, or resolve, the tensions.
My usual blend of jazz, rock, pop and humour are very much on display on this record.
For this EP, I created two versions. A standard edition – this comprises of the 5 songs plus a PDF liner notes package that allows you to create your own inserts;
a Deluxe edition – this comprises of all you get in the standard edition, PLUS: a 24 minute “making of….” video and a selection of photos from the recording and mixing phases of production.

Here is a video that explains more:

Coming up next……… New video tutorial series!

Me June 2015

PreSonus’ Studio One 3.2 is HERE!!

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PreSonus launched their latest update to Studio One 3 today. For an x.x update, it contains a HUGE number of really rather major features, the biggest of which are the addition of VCA faders to the mixer and a new console emulation concept embedded deep into the audio engine.

We’ll have a video exploring some of the major new features and developments very soon. In the meantime, here is the official trailer ad for Studio One 3.2:

 

Me June 2015

Studio One 3.2 Update!

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Our good buddies at PreSonus are about to launch an awesome update to Studio One 3, which is already living up to its hype, “The Next Standard”.
On February 25, all will be revealed!

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We’ll post a full article after the webcast! Stay tuned!

 

Me June 2015

Power of the Key Change – Part 2 (Video)

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In this follow up to last week’s video, where we looked at major key changes, this week we will look at minor key changes and also mode changes (major-minor and vice versa).

Enjoy the video! Any comments or questions, please either post them below, or on the video itself in YouTube. If you have not already subscribed to our channel, please do so as you watch!

Thanks!

Me June 2015

The Power of the Key Change (Video)

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Here is the latest video in my “Power of…..” Series of songwriting tools videos!

In this video we take a close look at key changing (also known as modulation) and its power as a song writing tool.
We unpack all the ingredients to make this tool work in any songwriting situation.

Enjoy the video and then, go try it out on a song you are working on, and enjoy discovering what it can do for your songs!

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