Friday, 29 January 2016

Movie Alert: Watch New Trailer "JIMI BENDEL" by Ehizojie Ojesebholo.



JIMI BENDEL IS BACK! A New Nollywood action-comedy Produced & directed by Ehizojie Ojesebholo.

Synopsis 

After the adventures in JAND HUSTLE, Jimi Bendel returns to Nigeria from London, with a car as a birthday present for his mother.
Unfortunately, the car is stolen before he can present it to her.
Now, armed with Scotland Yard Metropolitan Police training, Jimi Bendel is on a mission to find the stolen car, break a deadly all-female gang of armed robbers in Lagos, and return in time for his mother's birthday party.

Watch Trailer Here:





Thursday, 28 January 2016

KORA AWARDS 2016 to hold in March


 KORA All-Africa Music Awards will be holding in Namibia on the 20th of March 2016 at the Windhoek Country Club. KORA Awards, the African continent’s first award ceremony in the musical arts with the first edition held in South Africa


Winners from every category will go home with the coveted KORA plaques and cash prizes ranging from twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) to a million dollars ($1,000,000).

The Award Ceremony, according to the organizers, will form part of the host country – Namibia’s annual National Day celebrations would be televised live on SoundcityTV – Channel 327 on DSTV, GOtv Channel 75 and her digital platforms across 55 countries.


The 2016 KORA All-Africa Awards’ nomination list released on the koraawards.com website on the 3rd of November, 2015 saw over a 100 of the most promising and gifted artistes nominated across the four regions of the continent.

They include, Reekado Banks who was nominated for Most Promising Male Artist of Africa; Yemi Alade (Most Promising Female Artist of Africa); P-Square (Legendary Award); Tiwa Savage, Flavour N’abania and Korede Bello for Best Video; Lara George for Best Female – Spiritual Music; Flavour scores a second nomination for ‘Best Male – West Africa’ alongside Davido; Tiwa Savage is also nominated for ‘Best Female – West Africa’ while Bracket are up for Best Group of Africa; The trio of BNG are nominated for Best Group – Spiritual; Mavins’ ‘Adaobi’ is nominated for Best Collaboration.


Monday, 25 January 2016

Movie Alert: "ARINJO" - New Yoruba Epic Film by RAZAQ OJOPAGOG





An Epic Yoruba movie based on the life, love and work of the traditional African Masquraders called ALARINJO in Yoruba speaking area.... It is an entertaining movie Written, Produced and Directed by OLAYIWOLA RAZAQ OJOPAGOGO


The movie stars Dele Odule, Muyiwa Ademola , Moji Afolayan Olayiwola,Tawa Ajisefini and other veteran Yoruba male and female actors. 

Watch Here!



Movie Alert: “Imperial Dreams” by Malik Vitthal - Trailer Out


The 23-year-old John Boyega’s next movie that you absolutely have to see is a movie called “Imperial Dreams” where he plays an ex-con named Bambi struggling with poverty as he raises his son and pursues his dream of writing in Watts’s Imperial Courts housing project.
This movie was actually to be released before Star Wars. The movie was seen by director J.J Abrams and that’s how John Boyega landed the role of a lifetime in Star Wars.
It also stars Rotimi Akinosho, Keke Palmer, Anika Noni Rose, Sufe Bradshawand more. Imperial Dreams is an American drama film written and directed by Malik Vitthal.

Movie Alert: Watch Trailer for Kunle Afolayan’s Newest Movie “The CEO”


Kunle Afolayan’s newest movie called ‘The CEO’  is a mystery-thriller surrounding five top executives from across Africa who are despatched on a 1-week leadership retreat by a multinational telecommunications firm, to determine which one to appoint as the firm’s new CEO. Things go awry when one-by-one the executives are eliminated in sudden death circumstances, and the finger falls on the last two remaining executive as prime suspects.

The movie stars Kemi ‘Lala’ Akindoju, Angelique Kidjo, Wale Ojo, Aurelie Eliamand many more.

Watch The trailer Here 

Saturday, 23 January 2016

British Council Announces Lagos Theatre Festival 2016



The British Council in Partnership with FirstBank Announces Lagos Theatre Festival 2016

In preparation for the UK/Nigeria 2016-16 season of Arts, the British council in its desire to engage new voices in theatre, called for the submission of scripts from emerging playwrights. The themes of the scripts were drawn from experiences of young people living in Lagos today. A record number of 64 applications were received over a four week period and four plays were shortlisted by a panel of writers for a creative writing workshop and script development.
The plays are: Every Single Day by Olubunmi FamiloniThe Wait by Bode Asiyanbi, Barcode Dialogue by Atinuke Aweda and Dialing Love by Paul Ugbede. The winning playwrights have been awarded a cash prize of N100,000 each and will have their plays produced at the Lagos Theatre Festival 2016.
The Lagos Theatre Festival 2016 will take place at several venues on Lagos Island and the mainland with the curated programme running alongside a fringe strand of affiliated performances allowing a greater than ever number of artists and audiences to take part. Tickets are available from February 1 at Naija ticket shop, Dealdey.com and TerraKulture.

Movie Alert: Izu Ojukwu's “Remember Me”


“Remember Me” is a movie from the Chime for Art Foundation stars Uru Eke, OC Ukeje, Victor Olaotan, Femi Jacobs, Anthony Monjaro, Chioma ‘Chigul’ Omeruah andEnyinna Nwigwe.

Harida has a gift which makes her extra-ordinary and changes her life forever.   In the wake of mysterious events taking place in her life, her fiancĂ© David who works with one of the nation’s biggest organizations stumbles on some incriminating evidence on one of the company’s projects involving an illegal land lease deal on the boarders of Cameroon.  Against insurmountable pressure from top officials to drop the case, David’s goal is to expose those involved and bring them to justice in the bid to fight corruption. As David threatens to go to the EFCC with his findings, all hell lets loose and the inevitable takes place.  Harida’s gift is tested as she risks her own life to continue David’s fight

It is a captivating, thrilling story about a young girl who struggles with astral projections, the fight to reveal the truth and expose her fiancĂ©’s killers and coming to terms with the loss of her love.

The movie was directed by Izu Ojukwu with story by Uru Eke and the screenplay written by Onyinye Egenti.

Watch The Trailer Here:



The Nominations For The New African Woman Awards Is Now Open.



New African Woman Magazine are pleased to announce the launch of our first edition of the New African Woman Forum, which will take place on 10-11 March 2016 in London. The forum will be accompanied by the New African Woman Awards, a gala dinner to recognise Women leadership and excellence on the continent. The winners, voted by the New African Woman magazine’s readers, will be announced during the Awards ceremony.
Both the Forum and the Awards will bring together over 150 leaders from business, academia and civil society, as well as key decision makers from the public and private sector, creating a platform to share challenges, build niche networks and develop a plan of action to turn the Agenda 2063 into reality.

Why nominate?
Play an active role in the nomination process of game-changing African women to be recognised in the premier edition of what will become the leading event to celebrate African women serving the continent and setting standards of excellence.

How to nominate?
Simply send in your nominations for each category in a Word Document to awards@icpublications.com by Sunday 31st January 2016, 23.59 GMT.
Categories:
  • New African Woman in Business
  • New African Woman in Politics/Public Office
  • New African Woman in Education
  • New African Woman in Science and Innovation
  • New African Woman in Finance
  • New African Woman in the Media
  • New African Woman in Sport
  • New African woman in Arts and Culture
  • New African Woman in Civil Society
  • New African Woman on the Rise
  • New African Woman of the Year*
* The recipient will be selected by our board of advisors.
You can REGISTER here for New African Forum and Awards.

MAYA Awards To Hold 4th Edition On Sunday, 31 January, 2016



MAYA Awards is an annual all youth awards designed to showcase and celebrate achievers whose works, causes and businesses have continued to help in the sustenance of the Nigerian economy and unity.

This year Award Theme is Inspire Inform Reform’. The theme is premised on the fact that most youths are fast losing their faith and hope in Nigeria, yet Maya believe a better and greener Nigeria is possible.

This year Award is holding at Bamboo Hall, Opposite NNPC Gas station, Hotel bus stop, Omole Phase 1, Lagos on  Sunday, 31 January, 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Silverbird Productions Is Set To Hold Another Edition Of The Most Beautiful Girl In Nigeria Pagean This 2016



Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Pegeant begins in Calabar amidst funfair as Governor of Cross River State Professor Ben Ayade searches for a beauty queen to preach the concept of climate change and green revolution -

MBGN made history when it produced the first ever Miss World of the black race: Agbani Darego. She also placed in the semi-finals of the 2001 Miss Universe Competition that year.



Millions await the next Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria. Who will wear the crown this year 2016? Watch this space for more information.



Becoming an Audio Engineer: The Path to A Professional Career.



The audio engineer is perhaps the most unheralded person in the recording studio. The impact he or she has on the outcome of any production is incredible. Every decision made regarding how a performance is recorded, stored, edited, processed and mixed can have a tremendous effect on the final product. It's no wonder that artists and producers select their engineers very carefully.
Becoming an audio engineer is a journey that takes years to develop. Having good technical skills is only part of the equation for success. You must build a bond of trust with the clients you work with on every level. The client must be able to count on you when everything else is falling apart around them. The confidence you exude in a session will go a long way to making the client feel comfortable so they can focus on their role in the production process.
If you are interested in becoming an audio engineer, you must exhibit skills that include a meticulous attention to detail. In addition to learning the technical skills of audio engineering, a recording engineer must be organized, communicate well with people and be attentive to the needs of the client. Most importantly, you must be a good problem solver.

Experience is the Key
The majority of skills necessary to become a recording engineer can only be gained by the experience of doing it over and over again. The best way to learn is to enrol for academic knowledge of audio engineering and afterwards get a job at a recording studio and learn from the people who make a living at it. People who make a full time living as an audio engineer are generally, though not always, free of most of the bad habits that plague the novice.
Remember that you can gain valuable experience by watching others work. This is the primary role of the assistant engineer in a recording studio. Pay careful attention to what the members of a recording session are doing, how they act, and what the end results are. You can learn just as much from a bad engineer or producer (what not to do) as you can from a good one. Then, take what you have learned and try to do it yourself in your own projects. This will tell you how much you really understand about the engineering process.


The term audio engineer is one that is generally used in the context of studio recording. Audio engineers, however, can take on a great number of roles that are not specific to music production. The following, is a list of some of the roles taken by engineers in their most common career paths.
1. Studio Music Production
Tracking Engineer
Overdub Engineer
Editing Engineer
Mixing Engineer
Mastering Engineer

2. Live sound Music
Front of House Engineer
Monitor Mixer
Location Recording Engineer

3. Theatre
Sound effects engineer
Stage Sound and Front of House Support
Recording Engineer

4. Broadcast TV
Dialog Engineer
Location Engineer
Sound Effects Engineer
Mixing Engineer
Broadcast engineer

5. Films and Movies 
Location Recording
Foley Engineer
Sound Effects Engineer
Sound Design Engineer
Mix Engineer

6. Radio
Broadcast Engineer
Voiceover Engineer
Location Engineer

7. Cable TV
Location Engineer
Voiceover Engineer
Sound Effects
Sound Design Engineer
Mixing Engineer

8. Video Games
Sound Design

9. Advertising
Recording Engineer
Voiceover Engineer
Sound Effects
Mixing Engineer


Many other roles for audio engineers exist in the world today. Almost everything that generates sound has run through the hands of an engineer somewhere in the process of development and production. 
Audi Engineers are often hired as consultants for the development of products like mobile phones, mp3 players, radios, headphones, speakers, home stereo systems, car stereo systems,acoustic design and installation, microphones, pro audio gear and software. The list goes on and on…




Dabz Movie Production Have Released The 1st Episode Of Her TV Series 'Lies and Secrets.'



Dabby Chimere has shared the first episode of her TV series "Lies and Secrets."

The TV Series stars Daniella Okeke, Daniel Lloyd, Uzor Arukwe, Juliet Eche, Cherly Ann Amachere, Amaka Iruobe, Princess Onumba, Chioma Nwosu, Lawrita Obdoha, 

Produced by Dabby Chimere.

Watch Here:




Sunday, 10 January 2016

Starlight Media: How to Choose the Best Audio Engineering Education



How to Choose the Best Audio Engineering Education
I’ve been a very proud participant in collegiate audio education for more than a decade now. I’ve taught and learned with all kinds of students; I even ran a school for a number of years. Obviously I’ve developed a few opinions about choosing an audio engineering education.
Students’ learning objectives and the array of available audio engineering programs are both wildly diverse. There will never be a simple answer for everyone, but there are some common themes, to be sure.
This self-test and overly narrative answer are offered to respectfully share some of my experience with anyone who’s interested in audio engineering education options.
Question #1: How many of the following statements accurately describe your background:
a) I understand Ohm’s Law.
b) I can name the notes in any major or minor triad.
c) I like to use a command-line environment to simplify some routine tasks.
d) I currently make a living as an audio engineer.

Quality audio education programs will teach the subject as an applied discipline within (or as a theoretical extension of) electrical engineering, computer science, or music. One of these topic areas will either be the vocabulary through which audio production is explored, or the topic that is explored using audio as the model.
Be sure to ask your admissions representative about which core discipline forms the basis of their audio curriculum. The answer should be clear and meaningful. Finding a match with your interests and background is far more important than any number of other seemingly significant factors like job placement statistics.
If you’re over the age of 16 and haven’t already bothered to explore any of these topic areas, you’re very likely not going to spontaneously self-motivate just because you’re paying tuition. You may think so, but I’ve personally watched hundreds of students prove you wrong. Remember, in the United States it’s really easy to spend $10,000 for a single exploratory semester.

If one or more of these statements doesn’t accurately describes you, you might consider that a comparatively modest investment of $5,000 USD could buy you a pretty nice DAW setup (which will include detailed user guides), or about 15 days in any number of very fine recording studios.
Question #2: I want to earn a degree in an audio-related field because:
a) I have to go to college, so I might as well study something fun.
b) I don’t care about the degree; I just want to be able to record myself.
c) It seems to be the best first step toward a career in audio production.
d) I want to attend graduate school in a related field.

If you answered ‘a’, you might consider exploring some of the many audio programs that are part of a Communications or Media Studies departments. In most of these cases, you’ll be able to study toward a liberal arts degree that will be more versatile if you graduate, or easier to transfer into another major (in case it isn’t as much fun as you thought).
If you answered ‘b’, you should fire up the spreadsheet app of your choice and really carefully build a budget. Remember to include tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.
Now build a budget for a solid DAW setup, plus one 4-hour lesson per week at the studio you would otherwise book to record in. Compare the two budgets. Remember you can’t sell your college experience online if you decide it’s not for you.
A college program in audio may very well be for you if you answered ‘c’ because you think: 
College can be an immersive, deep exploration of interrelated topics;
College can help you build a network of peers and professional mentors;
College will forestall other distractions long enough to deeply explore the repertoire or canon within your field of interest. 
If you answered ‘c’ because somebody told you that a school would get you a job, don’t spend any money until you find a better reason. Job placement numbers are absurdly circumstantial and very commonly manipulated. In my experience, if job placement numbers come up in an admissions conversation (and you didn’t ask), you might be looking at the wrong program.

If you answered ‘d’, be sure to consider the specific admissions requirements of the graduate program(s) in question. Many graduate programs want to see one of a very specific set of under-grad degrees. Most also have very strict requirements about the accreditation of the under-grad institution.
Specifically, if you’re planning an extensive academic journey in Nigeria or elsewhere, you should be very careful to limit your under-grad search to schools that are nationally accredited. National accreditation is a very fine discipline-specific honor, but it simply won’t provide graduates with sufficient academic credentials on its own. This is another must-ask admissions question.
Question #3: Is your school of choice located in a place where dozens (or hundreds) of people make a living in your field?
If not, consider these ideas: 
Programs with diverse, specialized adjunct faculty offer far-superior opportunities for deep learning and real mentorship;
If the local AES chapter isn’t an approximation of the community you’d like to work in, it doesn’t make much sense to begin building your professional relationships there;
If you can’t do a meaningful internship during the academic year, you can’t work for money during the holidays. 

Finally…
Ask to meet or speak with a representative from the proposed school to discuss your learning objectives. They should be happy to meet with you to look at course syllabi and explain the program philosophy. If this is already a requirement, you may be on the right track.
As long as audio production has been a craft, there have been people who are eager to share the fundamental background knowledge and their related experience. These are the people you want to learn from.
In recent years a lot of people have gotten into the business of getting students to enroll in audio education programs. These are the people you want to avoid. Ask questions and trust your instincts.
So if you are already making great recordings but you're not getting anywhere with them, an educational knowledge in this profession can help.
What our Audio Engineering courses can do for you is take you through all the elements of sound and recording, fill in any minor gaps in your knowledge, and show you exactly where you are going right, and how to avoid going wrong in any way in your audio productions.
The knowledge will give you the confidence to succeed. And once you have placed your first recording, the floodgates of success will be open!

Most of our students are not so far advanced at the begining.
What they do have in common is that they realize that they need help to succeed.



Suppose you wanted to be a brain surgeon - you would need highly specialized training.
Suppose you wanted to be a tennis player pro - you would need a coach.

Suppose you wanted to become a famous actor - you would need to go to acting school to learn how to act.
So if you want to become a professional Audio Engineer, or successful music producer, you will need help.
Audio industry is one of the most competitive industries there is. It's true that some people can make it on their own. But most of us need help, and even if you don't need help, you'll find your success a lot sooner than if you have to find your way on your own.
So in summary, Starlight Media Institute, School of Audio Engineering and Music Production Technology can help you achieve success in your career as a professional sound engineer, faster than you could do it on your own. 



Thursday, 7 January 2016

Movie Alert: Watch "Diary of A Lagos Girl" New Teaser


"Diary of a Lagos Girl " follows a materialistic, single Lagos girl in search of Mr Right. Her ideal guy must drive a Range Rover, live in a gated community, possess a cutting edge fashion sense, come from an influential family, handsome, funny, be born again, wealthy among other things.

Directed by Jumoke Olatunde and produced by Nike Erinle, the upcoming film stars Dolapo Oni, OC Ukeje, Alexx Ekubo, Liz Benson, Linda Ejiofor, Paul Adams and Adunni Ade.
Diary of a Lagos Girl is a romantic comedy that will make you laugh as you learn the antics of some ladies in their search for Mr Right
Watch Teaser Here




Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Social Media Week 2016 Edition hold this February 22-26


Lagos edition to hold from February 22-26, 2016,  Social Media Week where Africa’s brightest minds, diverse audience of learners, creators and hyper-connected influencers from around the world gather to explore a wide range of topics including mobile technology, education, entertainment, travel and hot-button national politics.

The 2016 Social Media Week global themed “The Invisible Hand: Hidden Forces of Technology and How We Can Harness it for Good,”  will explore how mobile technology, networked connectivity, data and machine learning, and other technologies are the attributes of a new paradigm that is changing how we connect, consume and communicate.


Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) 2016 Edition Hold On 30th April



Entries for the 2016 edition opened on OCTOBER 10, 2015 and will be open till JANUARY 7th, 2016, according to the Director of Administration, Mr. Tony Anih. He enjoined film makers and their representatives across Africa to submit their works for the 2016 awards.
 
‘’We have given a three-month window to enable entries to come from all parts of Africa and from the Diaspora" he said. This, he further explained,  will give Film Makers the room to accommodate for the logistics involved in sending to our Regional Offices in Ghana, Nairobi , Johannesburg, Lagos , as well as via the Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles.
 
Film makers are expected to send in their works produced and or released between 1st December, 2014 and December 2015 for consideration for the awards. Such works, including full length feature films which should not exceed 120 minutes, must also not carry any commercial of any product or service.
 
For works produced in any language other than English, most especially where the language of dialogue is an African indigenous language, they must be sub-titled in English, according to Mr. Anih.
 
Speaking further on the awards, Mr. Anih noted that the acceptance of the awards, which celebrate professionals in the motion picture industry, has been remarkable across all regions in Africa, with entries coming from North Africa, Central Africa, East Africa, West Africa and Southern Africa Regions. This, he stressed, has allowed  AMAA to become not only a continental brand, but the most prestigious award system in the Film Making Industry in Africa and the African Diaspora.
 
 
"We are  proud of the work we have done with filmmakers across Africa in the last 11 years. We are certain  that the future of AMAA and business of film making is very bright for AFRICAN FILMAKERS. " Mr. Anih said.
 
The Academy of Jurors also announced that Mr Shaibu Husseni, Chairman of the screening committee, will also function as President of the 2016 Africa Movie Academy Awards Academy of Jurors.
 
This decision was taken by the founder, Ms PEACE ANYIAM-OSIGWE, largely on the basis of  Mr Husseini's  long service to the jury. It will be his first as President of the Jury. 
 
"AMAA 2016 nominations will hold on 28th FEB 2016 and the Awards ceremony will be held subsequently on the 30th APRIL 2016.  
 
 

Movie Alert: Lord Tanner Has Released The Official Trailer "COUPLE OF DAYS"


 Lord Tanner Has Released The Official Trailer "COUPLE OF DAYS"

A romantic comedy, the movie tells the story of three couples on a romantic getaway, and how they handle the realities of marriage and happily ever after.


The romantic movie Stars Enyinna Nwigwe, Lilian Esoro, Adesua Etomi, Okey Uzoeshi, Kiki Omeili, Ademola Adedoyin, also guest artiste Nigerian rapper, Falz The Bad Guy

The movie is scheduled for a 2016 release

Watch Trailer Here 



Starlight Media Review: Audio Ear Training for Music Production and Audio Engineering Career



Practicing audio ear training to improve your audio engineering and music production skills is an essential part of becoming great at what you do. Imagine planning to run a marathon without ever studying how to run. This is what most engineers do when they start out mixing even without the common knowledge of sound wave properties. Just strap on some shoes and start running… We'll work out the problems in the field.
The inevitable problem is that bad habits soon set in and are harder to correct the longer they are practiced. Along the way, bits of advice will be given that will yield limited results because the fundamentals are ignored or lost in translation.
A more intelligent approach would be to study the art of running as you practice. Watch professional runners, notice the running techniques they use, how they pace themselves, how they control their breathing. Consult a professional to watch you run and advise you on your technique and issues.
The same applies to audio engineering and music production. This article will give you some valuable insights for audio ear training to improve your production and engineering skills. The following text is an outline of the concepts of auditory perception.

Getting Started
Training your ears by studying music production and engineering techniques is an important part of becoming a great engineer, producer or artist. Most people do this naturally by listening to loads of music, but fail to study as deep as what is necessary. Audio ear training involves learning how to listen to a music/audio production and what to listen for. This is the most beneficial method for achieving better results with your own work.
The Fundamentals of Listening
As an audio/sound engineer or producer you have hundreds of tools available with computers and all the crazy plug-ins. The possibilities are virtually endless in terms of the number of combinations that you can use. Without a proper foundation to build a song or mix from, none of them will give you the results you hope for.
There are certain music production processes and techniques that fundamentally follow from song to song. Mapping out these processes and techniques are the foundation from which you can build great productions. The following discusses these fundamental aspects of music production.
Basic Audio Ear Training
Early on in the audio ear training process, the first exercises that people usually do are ones that allow them to hear or interpret different frequency ranges. This involves understanding what the different frequency areas are and what meaning that they have in terms of the music and instrumentation.
Analysing the different frequency areas that instruments resonate in is very important to understand. The role of fundamental frequencies and the harmonic series will also help you to understand how to record and process them.

The Audio Ear Training Process: Writing it Down
Start by finding a commercially released song that you love to listen to because they are the ones that will influence your creative work the most. It's important to study productions that excite you so you can learn to reverse engineer them and understand better how they were built.
To start the process of audio ear training with music productions, you will begin by writing down everything that you hear. Writing it down on a piece of paper is very important because it keeps your concentration focussed on the task. Otherwise, your mind will wander. The following outlines some of the aspects of a music production you should be focussed on…

Instrumentation
Start by listing all of the instrumentation and vocals. Create a spread sheet and in the 1st column you should write down every instrument that you hear in the mix. This is important because it will help you to distinguish different instrumentation from each other. Pick out as many different sounds as you can hear even if you don't know what instrument it is. Make up names if necessary. Define samples or loops as an instrument or sound and build your list as long as you can.
Relative Volume
After listing the instrumentation and sounds, create a second column and rate each sound on a scale of 1 to 10. 10 being the loudest and 1 the lowest. In most popular songs the lead vocal is the loudest and everything goes down in level from there.
Some instruments will be softer at a certain sections and louder in others. Write down the range of levels if necessary. This with help you to understand the relative relationship of balances between instruments within a music production.

Panning and Spread
Panning and spread define what part of the stereo field a sound resides in. A mono signal will occupy a single defined location. A stereo signal will be spread out across the left and right speakers and occupy a larger space. Write down where each mono instrument or vocal is panned. For stereo instruments, write down how wide the image is. As you follow this process through multiple songs you will start to see consistent patterns emerge from song to song. You are learning the fundamental principles of imaging!
Reverb and Effects
The next item on your spread sheet is effects processing. This can take some time to learn as you start to distinguish different types of effects from each other. The best place to start is to define whether each instrument and voice has a noticeable effect or is it dry (no effects). Once you have determined the wet to dry balance, try to define what the effects are. Reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase are some of the basic options.
Creating Mix Templates
By repeating the audio ear training process of writing down what you hear over and over you are creating templates for mixing. These templates are the fundamental building blocks for creating music productions in each style of music. Try to mimic these templates with your own productions. As you get better with each attempt, continue to listen and write down what you hear. Each attempt will become more refined and specific to the details.
Working With Templates
The purpose of creating mix templates is not to make your productions like a cookie-cutter of someone else's work. The purpose is to get you from a rough mix to a mix that befits the style of music in a very short period of time. From this fundamental place, adding "out of the box" production techniques will make your music stand out. If you approach this process backwards, as many do, the production will almost always feel incomplete and unsatisfying.
The Learning Process Never Ends...
Whether you are a novice or a working professional engineer and producer, the learning process never ends. Each project you work on will teach you something new if you approach it with an open mind. Using the audio ear training techniques described above is a great way to jumpstart your production and engineering skills and continues to develop them.
It's this type of extra work done on a daily basis that will give you an edge over the other people you'll be working with. This extra effort will pay huge dividends in terms of getting new clients. The more you study music productions, the faster you will get to creating the sounds you want, and the more people will want to work with you.
Conclusion:
Every field of endeavour involves a deep study of its fundamental principles. The more you study the fundamental principles, the more creative you can be around them. People who side step these basic principles almost always fail at what they do because the foundation they build from is weak and cannot sustain the weight of their creative ideas.
We all have great visions for our music productions, but are frustrated when we do not get the results we are looking for. If you only look at the outside decorations, then you will miss what holds them in place. What you don't know is that what holds them in place is the real art of music and the foundation of all music production.
So if you want to learn more on imprint your auditory perception as a music producer, or successful audio engineer, you will need help.
Audio industry is one of the most competitive industries there is. It's true that some people can make it on their own. But most of us need help, and even if you don't need help, you'll find your success a lot sooner than if you have to find your way on your own.
So in summary, Starlight Media Institute, School of Audio Engineering and Music Production Technology can help you achieve success in your career as a professional audio engineer, faster than you could do it on your own.
Thanks Guys and remember to always keep the creativity perfected.





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