It has finally happened. You’ve spent countless hours working on your music, networking with artists and fans, and promoting your work online, but you’re finally ready to perform live in front of your fans and make some money while doing it. Luckily, Soundcloud makes booking live performances as easy as posting to your profile, which means you can book your first gig in no time flat! Here’s how to book your first live performance on Soundcloud to help you start today!

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Whenever you play live on stage, you need some method to hear what you’re playing. Many venues use traditional monitor wedges, but there’s another choice. I’m talking about in-ear monitors. These are dedicated personal monitoring devices that go straight into your ears.

Loads of major touring artists use in-ear monitors and lots of think about them as the best option for hearing yourself onstage. These days, in-ears are becoming more and more common even in smaller venues.

However what exactly are in-ears monitors? Are they just headphones? What are the specific benefits of using them and which models are best?

In this article, I’ll break down everything you should know to get started with in-ear monitoring.

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If you’re releasing new music, you might be asking yourself how to create a music video to help with your music promotion.

After all, videos are one of the most engaging ways to get listeners excited about your music. But is it worth it to make a music video? What does it take and how to create a music video as a DIY artist? It may seem intimidating, but the great news is that making a music video is easier than ever with all the tools available to today’s musicians.

In this article, we’ll show you the basics of how to make a music video for creators of all kinds. Let’s get started.

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If you’re just getting started with video, learning how to make it sound great can be tricky. Fortunately, you don’t have to go out and hire an expensive foley artist or buy thousands of dollars worth of equipment. You can download free sample packs from YouTube and other websites, which can give your videos the extra polish they need to get noticed. Here are 8 sample packs for cinematic Foley effects that you can use in your next video project!

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NI Kontakt is one of the most popular sampling VSTs available out there. It’s so regular that many users and third-party companies have customized thousands of sounds for it. These Kontakt libraries are one of the largest draws on the platform.

However, with so many third-party instruments out there, which Kontakt libraries are worth using? How do they work and what should you do to use them?

In this article, we’ll explain the basics and give you the top 7 great Kontakt libraries to create new and thrilling sounds.

Let’s get started.

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Every week, dozens of the latest music products are announced. The gear industry is moving faster than ever and there’s always exciting new gear on the horizon. However keeping up with all of it can be exhausting, especially when you don’t check in regularly. That’s why we’re bringing you the most notable new releases that you should know in May in this guide.

May will be an incredible month for brand new music gear. In this version of Best New Gear, you’ll discover {hardware} synths, sampled instruments, algorithmic reverb, and more.

Let’s get started.

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Free plugins are one of the best things about being a producer in 2022. Quality music production tools have never been extra accessible for the typical musician. However with more freeware plugins showing up on the scene every day, finding the suitable one isn’t easy. That’s why we’re bringing you the top picks for the most helpful and creative free music software. In this edition—vintage EQs, minimalist reverb, vintage synths, and more. Today’s roundup of free plugins comes with a variety of inspiring tools. These free plugins will allow you to both make tracks and mix them in May.

Let’s dive in.

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You are responsible as an artist for promoting your own songs. So, how do you advertise yourself as well as your music on SoundCloud in order to acquire more plays?

Here are five great SoundCloud tactics for you to advertise your music business in 2022.

Here’s a snapshot of what you’ll learn:

  • The Real Deal on SoundCloud and Promotion
  • Before you advertise yourself and your music, there is one thing you must get right.
  • How to Maximize Existing Audiences for Your Plays

By implementing these tactics, you can boost the number of plays, followers, and likes you receive on SoundCloud. Let’s get started!

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Producers the world over have to choose between two powerful digital audio workstations (DAWs) in Logic Pro X and Ableton Live when they’re ready to upgrade their software, but how do you know which one will be right for you? The choice might not be so clear-cut after all! If you’re still not sure which DAW to go with, check out this comparison of Logic vs Ableton.

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Mixing bass is one of the toughest parts of producing a balanced track. Pro mixes almost all the time have a powerful low-end that moves air and provides the track with a solid foundation. However, what does it take to make bass sounds fit effectively in a mix? What are the main strategies and how do they apply to several types of bass?

In this article, I’ll break down the basics and recommend five methods to mix better bass in your tracks.

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