Additional Articles

Being a songwriter – I hated to admit it – but I wasn’t a very good piano player. The thing is, I KNEW I should be a better player. This piano/keyboard learning method we’re discussing in the video below, is ingenious. Listen, if you want to play piano and keyboard, you can do this.

This article (and the video below) is from a sit-down with loUdThUd recording artist, Owen Critchley as he tells the story about how one of the best online piano courses came to his rescue when he no longer had access to his long time piano player/keyboardist. – as transcribed by staff writer Alane McLeod. [NOTE: [...]

…” I’m telling you, the song wouldn’t have been recorded and released if I hadn’t used one of the vocal tips in this guy’s singing method. I was convinced the song was just too friggin’ high [laughs] “

This article is from a sit-down with loUdThUd recording artist, Owen Critchley discussing one of the world’s top vocal coaches, Aaron Anastasi, and his vocal training method – as transcribed by staff writer Alane McLeod. [NOTE: JUNE 13th, 2014 We are able to offer a special price for the unique singing course and tips by [...]

Vocal EQ Session Video With Owen Critchley and EQ MAN

As promised, here is the video to go with the digital mini-book, EQ MAN Issue #1 “EQ MAN Does Vocals” If you’re new to the Easy Home Recording Blueprint world, make sure to sign up for free home recording tips – and all kinds of other cool Blueprint stuff – over there on the right [...]

The Viral Music Player – How it works and Who’s Using It

Finding Your Fans. Recently I’ve been talking about a tool for musicians called the Viral Music Toolkit and music player. As you’ve heard me say many times, “…this is a new music industry and it is largely unmapped territory” Every so often a tool will capture my interest, especially when a new tool or technique [...]

How to Write a Good Artist Bio – A Structure That Works

So You’re Filling Out Your Bio on a Music Site or EPK (electronic press kit)… Writing my artist or band bio is something I have never enjoyed – probably because I never felt I was very good at it. I always sit there – first – wondering where to start: “I was born in a….” [...]

Is your guitar playing affecting your chances to get your recordings chosen for film and TV licensing opportunities?

by Owen Critchley LoUdtHud producer/recording artist “About your playing…” In today’s post, I’m going to give you one of the best pieces of advice that was ever given to me. The advice was not that big a deal to act on, but the effect it had on the success of my recordings surely was big. [...]

Get Them to Press Play – How and Why You Should Have Awesome Band and Profile Pictures

Do you have a profile picture that will get them to press your play button? Why you can (and should) have a striking, attention grabbing profile picture as part of your plan for getting your music heard (and how you can learn quickly how to do it yourself) by Owen Critchley LoUdtHud producer/recording artist autor [...]

The Professional Quality Mini Recording Studio – The easiest way yet to record your songs

A True Studio Quality Home Recording Setup That Fits in Your Backpack In This Post: 1. The exact, very affordable, equipment to put together a MINI recording setup and still get big studio recording quality 2. We’ll listen to song examples recorded by some artists using this simple totally portable recording setup     by [...]

Recording Vocals Over a Backing Track Part 3

Page 3 of Tips for adding vocals to a pre-recorded stereo backing track: (For Page 1 go here) How to make your vocal sit naturally within a pre-recorded/pre-mixed backing track // First, listen (a few times) to the overall “color” (or EQ) of the pre-recorded track, and then approach the EQ of the vocal so [...]

Recording Vocals Over a Backing Track Part 2

Page 2 of Tips for adding vocals to a pre-recorded stereo backing track: (For Page 1 go here) I’ll jot down some steps for making your added vocal sound like it is really part of a pre-recorded backing track after this thought about compression: Pre-recorded backing tracks are often already compressed, and maybe already mastered. [...]