Peter Weis

Suggested Reading List For Composers and Musicians From time people ask what I am reading or if I can recommend books to further their career or help to continue to build themselves personally. Most of these books are not about Music or working as a musician directly but many of them do deal with the […]

Music Producer 101

The Number One Step To Improve Your Ear Training. by Peter Weis I have alway struggled with ear training. My first real encounter with it was in college. On the first day of class as a freshman I sat nervously awaiting the professor to enter the room for Ear Training 101. Along with 20 other students […]

Questions Answered: Mixing Help
January 4, 2013
Music Producer 101

A friend on Facebook recently sent me a question. She had recently purchased protools and needed help learning to mix. I realized this info might help out other people as well. Si I decided to post the answer to mu blog.- If you have questions or comments please leave them below. I used this book It is […]

Looking At Your Levels
November 11, 2012
Music Producer 101

This is just a quick comparison I did on how levels seem different visually depending on your DAW.  The way your DAW measure signals can cause you to record and mix stronger or softer.  This is not a scientific experiment, more a quick observation. I created a test tone in Logic 9 that measured -6dB […]

Music Producer 101

Record Audio From The Internet With Logic Pro 9 Total reading time: 3 minutes Have you ever wanted to record audio from the internet from places like youtube, or sample from Spotify? Using a genius little application called  Soundflower  this is all possible. Soundflower allows you to create a virtual in/out for the audio on your […]

The Mystery Of Mastering
January 10, 2012
Music Producer 101

The Taboo’s Mastering Music (Total reading time 2 minutes)  There is no topic in recording and engineering more mysterious then mastering.  The ways the word mastering are thrown around in conversation about recording these days are  always confusing and misleading. Some people think mastering is actually mixing and some people just think that mixing and […]

4 Film Composers You Should Know
January 7, 2012

If you are thinking of becoming a composer for television or film there are many composer to choose from when looking for inspiration and points of reference. Automatically when any one thinks of a film composer the name John Williams is the first to come to mind. John Williams has a infamous list of credits […]

Tuba Christmas
December 12, 2011
On My Mind

I have been trying to get to this for a few years now. Every year in the past something would come up. What could express the love and joy of Christmas time more then the sound of TUBAS. Today at NY’s Rockefeller Center a few hundred Tuba, Sousaphone, and Euphonium players got together to play […]

November 18, 2011

Do you upgrade your computer and software often? Did you ever wonder when the best time to upgrade is?  Here are my thoughts on upgrades. Never upgrade anything in the middle of something important. This is the most important rule to remember. Don’t upgrade software or hardware just to upgrade, have a reason. Are you […]

Why So Serious
November 12, 2011

Hans Zimmer is a constant source of inspiration for every modern composer. If your not familiar with the Hans Zimmer sound the intro to the Dark Knight has to be one of the best cues he has ever written. Its maddening sound and building tension gave the joker sonic life. Never heard this before? Turn […]

Another saturday
November 6, 2011

just another ordinary Saturday. an hour in the pool for swimming class, dinner in the city, expresso at eatly, and an indie movie at the film forum on east Houston street. New York city has everything you could want. there is a reason the motto is I love new York. even with its traffic and […]

How To Make Battery Into An SP-1200
September 9, 2011
Music Producer 101

Turn Native Instruments Battery Into an EMU SP1200 or Akai MPC-60 (Total reading time 2 minutes) Native Instruments Battery is a sampler specifically used for working with drums. While you can program other sounds into it like basses or keys, its strength is in being able to individually manipulate each sample or “cell” Battery gives […]

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