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Your Workspace Is Important

In an interview with DART: Design Art Daily, Jeffrey Decoster makes a great observation about an artist’s workspace: The idea is for it be inviting when I’m not working, and for it not to fight me when I’m in a groove. I used to think these were secondary matters but it’s so enjoyable to work in a space that has …

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How to Import Tracks From Music Memos App to GarageBand

How to Move Tracks From Music Memos App to GarageBand

The new Music Memos app from Apple is a welcome upgrade for musicians who have been using the Voice Memos app to record song ideas.  Music Memos allows you to record in uncompressed audio, add drums, add bass lines, make notes, and export to GarageBand. Why Would You Export to GarageBand? The quality of your Voice Memos recording probably won’t …

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The Benefits of Vinyl

I’m not a big vinyl guy. I have a few records, I listen to them once in a while. Most of the time I stream music online. But tonight I walked into a local used record store and bought two gems: Graceland by Paul Simon, and Two for the Road, Herb Ellis and Joe Pass. I took a listen and …

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1 Minute Video Review - Music Memos App

1 Minute Video Review – Music Memos App

Apple released the Music Memos app a few weeks ago.  The intent is to provide an upgrade to the existing Voice Memos app, with a focus on recording musical ideas. I think Apple is spot on with this update.  Recording musical ideas is pretty much the only thing I used Voice Memos for.  So it’s nice to get a specialized …

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Every Musician Is A Marketer

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has written several insightful and oft referenced books on creativity and the creative process, particularly Flow and Creativity. In Creativity, he discusses the Systems Model of Creativity. This system describes how a piece of creative work becomes significant in the general culture. There are essentially three pieces to this model: 1. The domain is the area of creative work …

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