5 ways to manage your time effectively

21 May, 2018By Biodiode 1 Comment

Time Saving Tips Let’s face it, we’ve all been there. No matter what you do there does not seem to be enough hours in the day to finish your latest project. In this blog post, I will give you 5 different ways to help manage your time more effectively when composing. 1. Set up a […]

Music Theory, is it necessary?

15 May, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

The perennial question; is it essential to know some music theory to compose and be a successful musician. This blog post was inspired by a recent forum conversation that I came across. It all started when someone asked whether it was essential to be classically trained and whether it gives an edge in composing. When talking […]

Dance Music Production – Scales Mouse Mat

06 May, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

Time for another quick review. This week we have a product from Dance Music Production or DMP for short. Apart from the fantastic book, Dance Music Manual, they also sell tutorials and helpful musical tools. One of these tools is a mouse mat, which comes in one of two varieties.  This is no ordinary mouse […]

Basic Recording Setup

02 May, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

What do you actually need for a basic recording setup? It is far less than you think. In this post, I will describe a basic setup of equipment that will get you started. The Computer – (£900 – £1600) The first item that you are going to need is a computer. In this department, you […]

Alexa – My Media

27 Apr, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

A slight departure from the normal posts as I am going to introduce you to a nice Alexa Skill that I use a lot. It is called My Media. If like me you have a large CD collection it’s not always easy to quickly find the album you want and play it. We all crave […]

5 Types of Ambient Lighting for the Music Studio

25 Apr, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

Ambient Lighting in the Music Studio Ambient lighting in the music studio can be a touchy subject. Some like to work in the dark with just the computer screen as the only source of light. Others though like to set an atmosphere with the lighting to help the creativity flow. In this article, I am going […]

Boosting Your Music Creativity Using Dice.

18 Apr, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

Boosting Your Music Creativity Using Dice If like me you have fired up your DAW with a burning desire to get the next track out. However, all you have is a blank screen. What if I told you there was a fun way to come up with musical ideas, a way to boost your creativity, […]

Meditation, has it a role to play in the creation process?

11 Apr, 2018By Biodiode No Comments

I would ask that you approach this article about meditation with an open mind. This is not a post about going out hugging trees or embarking on a journey to Tibet and joining a monastery. Approximately 18 months ago I set off on a journey to improve my musical output. The plan was to complete one […]