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Recording a Debut: A Crash Course in Music Production

The experience of recording my first album taught me a lot about myself and how well I work with others. It taught me to advocate for myself and be confident in my own creative decisions.

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Best Practices in the Studio: Tips for Recording Vocals in Pro Tools

One of the most important skills for any self-producing songwriter to know is how to record vocals. Here are a few quick tips, with an instructional video.

The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Finding The Perfect Producer

As you are deciding which producer to work with, there are a few key things you will want to keep in mind.

Six Things I Learned While Tracking My First Record in a Professional Recording Studio

I recently spent seven days at Spirit Radio Studio in East Nashville recording an EP. And let me tell you, I learned a lot.

PODCAST EPISODE 003 (PT1): Prince Charles Alexander

Berklee Online professor Prince Charles Alexander shares how he came to fame that he walked away from and how Nile Rodgers and Diddy helped him reinvent himself.

AfroDJMac: Always in the Mood for Music

When Brian Funk first filmed an Ableton tutorial in his basement five years ago, he wanted to maintain his anonymity. So the high school English teacher put on sunglasses and dubbed himself AfroDJMac.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Making Effects Accessible

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates the best ways to use effects for the tracks you’re working on in Ableton Live.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Using Dummy Clips

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates how to prepare for a live performance using Ableton Live.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Making Drums that Don't Sound Robotic

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates how to make an electronic beat that feels more human.

Visceral Language in Poetry and Lyric

On a trip to Boston earlier this year, I enjoyed the ease and convenience of Uber to make my way into Back Bay each morning.