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Some Music Promotion Ideas

2014-09-19 10:50:51 by sorohanro

Here are some ideas I came up with, or see on other people. I post here just to remember later :) 

  1. make remix of popular songs
  2. make remix of really really crappy song
  3. make competitions
  4. offer free presets pack
  5. make videos/ clay animation/ vlog/ music tips & tricks
  6. offer one of your tracks for other artists to remix

Lesson Learned: No More Free Jobs

2014-08-19 07:06:49 by sorohanro
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Some time ago I was making music for a movie together with a friend. It was a free of charge job to help her and to get my name "out there". Time passed, I forgot about it and nobody told me anything about it anymore...
Now I checked out on them, the movie is out from 2013 and my name doesn't appear anywhere. Not on their promos on YT, not on the website, not on the IMDB page, nothing.

Contacted them some days ago, no answer yet...

Because I'm basically a "ghost writer" without any kind of contract I can't do anything about it. So, lessons to be learned:

  1. Always write a contract, even if it's for a non commercial collaboration.
  2. Ask specifically for what you want in the credits.
  3. Put a price on your work if you want to be taken seriously.
  4. While in the process of working, make this a public matter if there isn't a "no disclosure" type of contract. (well, that's with a "maybe")
  5. Never work with those people again. 

Not Best News

2014-04-03 13:58:12 by sorohanro
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With great regret I have to announce the passing into eternity of my mother, Fabiana Sorohan. 
The funeral will be held at the Central Cemetery in Cluj, Saturday at 10.1663118_139654748762_IMG_7902.jpg

I inherited the love for music from her. She was a good piano teacher and a good composer beside being the best mom.

https://soundcloud.com/mihai-sorohan/satul-meu-my-village


Jazz Standards part 1

2014-01-23 16:37:08 by sorohanro
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My good friend Arpad, who is a very cool saxophone player insisted to make a video with us playing over some jazz standards. He plans to make those every week, so, here, me on flugelhorn and he on tenor and soprano saxophone:

Was a bit dark in his studio and he filmed with his iPad, so the quality isn't really the best, but the sound was recorded in Cubase with a Neumann mic through a Neve preamp, so...  



Hi there and Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all the politically correct stuff.

For quite a while I wanted to try my hand on a track named "Vitae Lux" (light of life) composed by Frode Alnæs, a Norwegian composer and guitar player. I wanted to make something that gives to everybody a bit of favorite music, so I tried to combine some styles there, from Classical to Rock, Jazz to Metal, hopefully you'll find something for you too:

Cheers and best wishes!


New Project + Live Stuff

2013-10-11 21:29:31 by sorohanro
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New band, new guitar also (a red Telecaster made in Japan). This is how we sound live:

 

This was today 11/10/2013. Cover of "Shaddow" by Beady Belle. Laura Buta - vocal Arpad Buta - soprano saxophone Sergiu Rad - piano Harald Molven - bass Kim Christer Hylland - drums Mihai Sorohan (aka sorohanro, me) - guitar/ trumpet

filmed by Marina Sorohan (aka Citrina)


Best Free Audio Analyzers VST

2013-09-05 06:59:30 by sorohanro

I've been reading lately, here and on other music related forums, about people starting having problems with their hearing.
How can you deal with that when your biggest passion s music, mixing and producing ?
Well, as an imperfect solution come analyzers.

This is, of course, an imperfect solution but came in handy also for people without disabilities but just with a fatigued hearing (after hours of mixing) or just a double check.
Some sound editors have that useful tool but most of sequencers/ multitrackers need a third party plugin.
Here’s a list of some good free analyzers:

Sonogram sg-1
SG-1 gathers some features which are usually isolated in other sonogram tools.
It works in real-time. It continues analyzing in the background, and only stops when you freeze it. Both in frozen or running mode, every time you click or drag within the sonogram area, frequency and amplitude rulers highlight the values corresponding to that point.
A little LED-like screen shows you in detail analysis information and parameter modifications, or the transport position when idle.
Available as Win VST.

Voxengo Span
SPAN is a real-time “fast Fourier transform” audio spectrum analyzer plug-in for professional music and audio production applications.
Available as Mac AU, Mac VST, Win VST, WIN64 VST.

Seven Phases Spectrum Analyzer
Spectrum Analyzer is a real-time spectrum analysis VST plugin. An unique (and quite experimental) feature of the plugin is its detached spectrum display window, freely resizable independently of host application capabilities.
Available as Win VST.

Bs-Spectrum
Bs-Spectrum is a FFT (Fast Fourier Transform) spectrum analyzer which can show linear or logarithmic frequency visualization.
Available as Win VST and Mac AU.

DetectComp
DetectComp is a more complex analyzer, which offer "real-time multi-criterion numerical analysis" :
- High and low velocity
- Stereo deviation
- High and low frequency mean
- Compression statistical indicator
- Peak and RMS progressive values
- Velocity Distribution computation
- Frequency Distribution computation
- Velocity and frequency evolution (20'' / 8' periods)
(say what ? many of those terms are too much for me... still, looks impressive.)
Available as Win VST.

Oszillos Mega Scope
Oszillos-Mega-Scope is a BPM-synced oscilloscope with support for multiple inputs. It gives you a visualization of the waveforms you feed it. This can be handy in different situations like compressor-fine-tuning, sound design, drum programming, etc.
Features:
- Supports multiple Channels.
- Supports different zoom-levels (1/32th note to 16 bars).
- Two different visualisation modes (separate waves, combined waves).

The interesting thing that caught my eye is the support for multiple inputs, so you can monitor more elements of your mix and how they "sit in the mix" together.

Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst
Blue Cat's FreqAnalyst is a free spectrum analyzer plug-in that lets you monitor the spectral content of your audio signal in real time.
It is a bit slow to my taste but not bad.
This plug-in supports Blue Cat's skinning language, so that you can customize the user interface to your personal needs.

Last on this list I left my favorite one.
MultiInspectorFree
MultiInspectorFree is a 31 band spectral analyzer with multitrack functionality. It incorporates a standard third octave frequency analyzer. Center frequencies of the bands are based on the ISO 266:1997 standard (20 Hz to 20 kHz). Pink noise will appear flat in the frequency spectrum. MultiInspectorFree supports up to 4 instances at a sample rate of 44.1 kHz.
MultiInspectorFree visualizes up to 4 different audio signals in real time in one window .
Available as Win VST, Mac VST and Mac AU.


Food For Thought

2013-09-04 18:21:16 by sorohanro

Where Consciousness Comes From

What Is Real Love?

Food For Thought


Finally, Proper Videos

2013-05-20 01:49:50 by sorohanro
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Finally, I have more decent videos for my tracks. 

 


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2013-04-28 16:23:15 by sorohanro

Well, this is probably Romania...

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