Making Your Song Stand Out & Carving Out Space
In Part ONE of this course, we talk about different creative ways to use arrangement to make your song really shine. The more intentional you are with your production, the more your own artistic personality comes through.
One thing that can help with that a lot is making sure you have lots of space in your track, and so in Part TWO we check out ways of ensuring things don’t clash in your arrangement, and that there’s enough separation for the character of each track to stand out.
When you have the space to allow the full character of each instrument to shine, so will your song!
Finally, at the end of each Part, I offer my special “Album Rec.” corner, where I recommend an album I think you should listen to, and how it relates with the lesson we’d just learned.
Here’s the song we’re working on today, in its entirety-
Shachar Boussani, aka Shak, started as a bass player at the age of 16. What started as jam sessions at friends’ basements quickly grew to become a clear lifelong passion. Shak then went on to producing music with other artists and singer and even composing for film. Years of producing and recording independent artists in all types of different studios, eventually led Shak to a keen set of skills perfectly suited for mixing music, such as a great balance between the love of the art and the love of the technology, understanding the artists’ language, patience, organization skills, adaptability, and more. With over a decade of experience, Boussani got to work with all different types of artists in many different genres- from Jazz to Hip-Hop, from RnB to Rock, and from Alternative to mainstream Pop music. Shak is of the firm belief that when all is said and done, if the artist’s message is true, it does not matter which dialect they choose to use in the universal language of music!
Kxng Crooked, Cyhi The Prince, Devon Werkheiser, Teo Olivares, Phil Simmonds, Perrin York, Stan Taylor, and more…
- Lectures 2
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 49 minutes
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 1
- Assessments Yes
MAKING YOUR SONG STAND OUT
In this section, you'll learn- Track count, Choice of instrument, Creative and Technical decisions for a full arrangement, Resisting temptation, and as always, we end with Album Rec.
CARVING OUT SPACE
In this section, you'll learn- Ways of creating separation, Relationship between Kick & Bass, Helping vocals stand out with processing and effects, and as always, we end with Album Rec.