How To Generate Song Ideas

One of the hardest things to do when you’re making music is to come up with ideas to work on. Do you start with chords, a drum groove, or samples? In this video, Grammy-nominated producer ill Factor shows you how he personally comes up with song ideas to produce...

My 2021 Plans For Recording Revolution

I’ve got a huge announcement for you today. Over the past 12 years, I’ve been so blessed with how the Recording Revolution has gone from a small blog into a massive global community of musicians and home studio owners all over the world. And this year, I...

Record and Release a Song In 8 Weeks – Mastering

What is mastering? And how is it different from mixing? Glad you asked. As we near the end of the song creation process we have one final audio-related step and that is mastering. We want to put that final coat of polish onto our mix and make sure it sounds its...

Record and Release a Song In 8 Weeks – Mixing

Mixing is one of my favorite parts of recording and releasing a song. It’s when all the things I hear in my head start to take full shape and come into focus. At this point in the journey, I’ve recorded everything and now I’m ready to grab plugins...

Record and Release a Song In 8 Weeks – Vocals

When it comes time to record vocals there are three things to consider: gear choice, mic placement, and performance. You can also throw in a fourth: arrangement. No matter what kind of song you’re working on, if you can get those four elements down, then your...

Record and Release a Song In 8 Weeks – Guitars & Bass

When it comes to recording guitars and bass in your song, make sure you have a plan and a purpose for each instrument. As we’re making our way through this series and as I’m recording my song, I already have a tempo setup and some virtual drums in the...

Record and Release a Song In 8 Weeks – Virtual Drums

Recording drums for your song has never been easier. You don’t need a drum set or even know how to play drums. (Lord knows I sure don’t!) Instead, you can turn to a program like EZ Drummer from Toontrack (one of many virtual drummer plugins) to create...