22 January 2018

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Non-Music Software That Keeps My Composing Career Running Smoothly

Here are 7 apps I use every single day that don’t actually produce any sound, but keep me productive and […]

05 June 2017

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Artists

There is a great video of Andrew Price giving a presentation at the 2016 Blender Conference in Amsterdam. It’s long […]

06 March 2017

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Present More Than One Idea

In the beginning stages of a project, getting off on the right foot with the client is crucial. One way […]

09 January 2017

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The Easiest Way to Write Is by Forcing Constraints

Photo by clement127 “Writer’s block” is not just for authors. Although I’ve never heard the phrase “composer’s block” before, anyone […]

15 November 2016

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Measure Minutes Writing, Not Minutes Written

Photo by Mark Morgan There are many examples of famous writers throughout history who set themselves daily writing goals. Usually, […]

04 April 2016

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Advice from “Steal Like an Artist”

Photo by fervent-adepte-de-la-mode. Austin Kleon’s little book “Steal Like an Artist” has a lot of great tips about creativity and […]

28 September 2015

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The Only “Right” Method Is The One That Works For You

photo by Paweł Kadysz I’ve been experimenting with MIDI software and DAWs since the mid-1990s. I can still remember my […]

06 October 2014

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Compose Faster By Breaking Up Your Writing Sessions

It seems counterintuitive, but one of the most effective ways I’ve found for writing music quickly is to break my […]

11 August 2014

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App Recommendation: Timeful

I recently discovered a very cool app called Timeful. It’s a hybrid to-do list/calendar that learns about your daily schedule […]

24 August 2011

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Going Home at 5:30

A few weeks ago I went to an SCL event for a panel with Michael Giacchino and his music team. […]

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