Grammy Winning Producer Capi Chose Youtube Over School

Kevin “Capi” Carbo began producing music at 11 years old when he discovered the FL Studio software on his best friend’s computer. After graduating high school, Carbo chose to go online to learn more about production instead of going to school for music. “Youtube and Google – man those are my best friends,” said Carbo,…

What To Do When Your Friends Aren’t Your Target Audience

Most artists understand and accept the idea that the entire world isn’t going to enjoy the music we make. However, for some reason we (myself included) seem to struggle with the idea that our closest friends don’t end up being our biggest fans. The reality is that we as artists are passionate about our music…

Three Oaks – Waiting On You (feat. Cohom & Amy Mae)

This year we kicked off 2017 by releasing a surprise project titled The Rock and Soul EP which we recorded and mixed all on our own. Check out the debut single Waiting On You featuring Cohom and Amy Mae. The Rock and Soul EP is available on Apple Music, Spotify, and other streaming services.

Cohom – With You (Ft. Three Oaks) [Breaking Down the Mix]

As a mixer, you will come across songs like “With You” by Cohom that require the engineer to blur the lines between technician and creative director. The cold hard truth is that this happens on almost every song you encounter. Although the mixer should only be handling the technical aspect of the software in order…

Cohom – With You (feat. Three Oaks)

The debut song by Cohom “With You” was immediately well-received by fans because of his stellar vocal performance. The song features background vocals by Max Soulo and Amy Murry of Three Oaks. Stylistically the song is a cross between vintage Justin Beiber and Backstreet Boys.

Artists Beware: Don’t Let Music Promotion Websites Scam You

As an artist there is nothing more fulfilling than placing your art into the world and receiving positive feedback. As a musician, there comes a point when you want to reach more than just family and friends, but don’t know how to do it. However, the cold truth is that some people out will take…

How to Get The Most Out Of Cheap Microphones: Part 2

Last week we discussed how to draw out the full potential of your microphone while recording.  You’ll notice that your recorded tracks now have more clarity, emotion, and volume consistency.  Those three qualities are crucial to creating professional sounding songs. Always remember that your main focus should be removing distractions rather than adding effects. The reason…

Eddy Rock – History of the Cotton

Check out the debut single from my upcoming project “The Disconnect” below.  The song centers around the tension between the justice system, African-Americans, and a young man trying to make sense of the world.

Amaan – Find My Way (Produced By DoppleGangaz)

It’s been four months since the release of “Day in the Life”, the debut effort by Amaan. We never stopped working though. The theme of self-realization is common on Amaan’s “The Illest Shit You Never Heard” and is especially prevalent on this track. Check out the song below and stay tuned for my journal entry…

How To Get The Most Out Of Cheap Microphones: Part 1

Lets be honest. Most of us just aren’t proud of the microphones that we are using, so we blame our poor recordings on our most important tool. Don’t get me wrong if you have the funds to upgrade your microphone, then take care of that immediately. If you’re like the rest of us and can’t afford…