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The fear of sounding stupid – Twice

No one likes to sound stupid. Yet we often do stupid things. At least I seem to anyway. I don’t know if it is that I don’t think before I talk or because I am thinking of something else while I am talking or because I’m to listening in on another conversation while I’m talking […]
By : Chris Richter | May 1, 2017
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How to record live music, video and audio and release 10 songs in 2 days

The story was that we wanted some live video footage and reasonably good audio for some people that wanted to hear our music. We wanted to keep it really simple and didn’t have a lot of time to edit video and mix down the audio. This is how it came out (use headphones or decent speakers)…… The […]
By : Chris Richter | May 1, 2017
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How to create a music website for $200US – Part 1

This two part series will: Part 1. Help you register your website for $200US Part 2. Setup your first template. So you have a band or your are an artists and someone said you need a website. Now that is sort of true that you need a website. As an artist or performer it can really […]
By : Chris Richter | Apr 18, 2017
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People do not buy your desire to make money in the music industry

I have been reading a lot about the issues in the music industry and how difficult it is for musicians to make money, the select few are making a fortune and the rest are making very little (apparently). I have also discovered a lot about the issues in the education system in Australia and how […]
By : Chris Richter | Jan 17, 2017
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The dreaded music bio – how to write a music bio the easy way.

How to write a music bio. Firstly, answer the following questions. Name: Age: What you do: Where you are from: 3 gigs or events you performed at the you are proud of. 3 personal traits that relate to music that you are proud of. 3 artists you are influenced by. Pick one infuence and state […]
By : Chris Richter | Dec 5, 2016
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Learn from your mistakes or learn from your success?

As a singer songwriter, you know how long it can take to write a song. You also know that there is a multitude of decisions to make as you decide on tempo, key, melody, lyrics and feel for your song. Yet when it comes to making decisions in other areas, we can tend to be […]
By : Chris Richter | Apr 26, 2016
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The right recording software for the right job.

I grew up as a Pro Tools only person. All the studios I had been in had pro-tools and that is just what everyone used. But I do remember, when studying music, about a program we used called Logic, it was really just used for Midi recording. (That’s where you record your keyboard in a […]
By : Chris Richter | Feb 29, 2016
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What have you ‘really’ been up to?

It was a long time before I really looked back in detail at where I had been in relation to music. I thought my interest in music started when my woodwork teacher in year 9 at school told me that my serviette holder was built brilliantly and I was a natural at woodwork, so logically, […]
By : Chris Richter | Feb 21, 2016
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Removing the fear

Have you ever wanted to climb Mount Everest or fly to the moon? Probably on your list of ‘that would be cool but maybe slightly on the impossible side’? Have you ever thought, ‘Why would I want to climb Mount Everest’, someone has already done that? In every person there is an innate desire to […]
By : Chris Richter | Feb 9, 2016
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Work Hard, Play Hard – Luke Turner

There are people that put in a little bit of effort into life and then there are those that just don’t know when to stop. These are the people I love to work with. Let me introduce you to Luke Turner. Luke not only works hard but he plays hard. In between working at Inverell […]
By : Chris Richter | Nov 23, 2015
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Yes, you can sing!

When we first met, we talked about a song he had written and how he would like to record it and find someone to sing on the recording. So a demo of the song arrived and we started working on the music and arrangement for a song called The Five Stars. Now normally I receive […]
By : Chris Richter | Nov 23, 2015
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Soundtrack to Life Part 1 by Chris Richter

Soundtrack to Life is the music I play when no one is listening. Light a candle. Put on your headphones. Turn out the lights. Relax and breathe… Each track has it’s own story, now everything should make sense. Track 1 – Taken: Being from a family with two sets of parents brings its own challenges. […]
By : Chris Richter | Nov 23, 2015
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