The alphabet soup of today’s music industry.

By Michael Nickolas

ISRC, UPC, EAN, ISWC, IPI/CAE – codes, codes and more codes! As a music creator selling, licensing, distributing and streaming your product, you’re going to run across these acronyms. What do they stand for and what will they do for you? How do you get them? I’ll cover the details of each of these below.

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Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation

“Not Just for Songwriters anymore” by Louis Gentile

The Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Generation is an, “entry-level” part of an extensive line of high-quality audio interfaces. I purchased the Solo after my Black Lion modified mainstay Digi 002r was having compatibility problems with the newer Mac computer I was using. My Digi 002r originally came equipped with Focusrite mic preamps. As with the entire Focusrite line, the Solo features 24-bit/192 kHz resolution.

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Meldaproduction – MAutoDynamicEq

Review by Anto Kovacic

The name of this plugin reflects its three main purposes: it’s a dynamic equalizer with frequency-matching functionalities. Actually, this plugin features many more options and possibilities, which makes it a very powerful multifunctional audioproduction tool. In-depth explanation of every option and possible production usage would take up a lot of space, so I will restrict this review on marking the basics of most important functions and options. (more…)

May I Be Excused?

To whom this may concern,

Please excuse me from my usual tasks as a music creator for a while.  I can’t help but feel that this latest global crisis, the coronavirus, is thwarting my Creative Brilliance. 🙂 What’s that you say? You say I should be writing up a storm, given the lack of distractions? That I have all the time in the world? That I have no excuses now for my lack of motivation? (more…)