A song is written, the instrumentals are arranged, and now it’s time to get into the studio and record it. Typically the first step is to individually record each instrument playing the song from start to finish so that you end up with a number of different tracks. Next, the music is edited to adjust the tempo, timing, or pitch of any of the performances. Then, the music producer hands the files off to a music mixer who will adjust the levels of the sound and put the tracks together. The elements of the sound like reverb, compression, volume, and more, are manipulated to create depth, tone, and clarity at this stage. With the expansion in the variety of ways music can be played (i.e. car, laptop, portable speaker, smart home speakers, etc.) it is vital that the mixer ensures the mix can adapt to the formatting of different channels without ramifications to the audio quality. With an experienced mixer in your corner, the music can be fine-tuned so that any change in sound quality from device to device goes unnoticed. Basically, mixers are your best friends.
The recording industry has proven itself time and time again of its potential to be very lucrative. Since the 1920s, it has been a major income generator with a straightforward process: put out a record, sell a couple hundred thousand, go on tour, and sell even more albums, and then bask in the glory of your earnings. However, in 100 plus years, a lot has happened for the recording industry. In current times, the business struggles to accrue wealth in the same way it used to for pretty much one reason: consumers aren’t willing to pay that much for music anymore. Let’s take a look at the history of recorded music and see how we got here. Read more “MUSIC INDUSTRY NOTES: A Brief History of the Recording Industry and Record Labels”
We are launching a series of 7″ splits. To kick off the series, Split #1 will feature Sister Mantos (Los Angeles, CA) and Cartas A Felice (San Salvador, SV).
The first of a series of 7” Splits from Normandie Records. #1 features Los Angeles based Sister Mantos and their song “Siempre” from their album, “Songs In The Key of Destroy Capitalism” and San Salvador, El Salvador based Cartas A Felice with their single “El Alacrán.”
After a hiatus, Nicolette Smith returns with her latest single, “Runaways” featuring violin by Nicole Alexandra, produced and recorded at Revolution 9 Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA. Co-written by Ajay Awasthi, “Runaways” is out now on all streaming platforms.
Stream all episodes of The Normandie Records Podcast on Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Hosted by label founder, Erick Sanchez, the podcasts features guests such as DJs, Chefs, Entrepreneurs, Podcasters, Sneaker Collectors, and Musicians.
AR Ferdinand’s single, “On My Mind” was featured on KEXP’s El Music That Matters Podcast – an extension of their show El Sonido. The mix featured music from 14 Latin American countries in celebration of KEXP’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming. Huge thanks to DJ Chilly for the love.
The progressive media website, Remezcla, recently featured Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador on an article written by Yara Simon.
“When it comes to El Salvador, the media mostly focuses on the violence, gangs, and poverty that makes life difficult for many. And while it’s true that these things are a part of the country, they shouldn’t wholly define this, or any, nation,” writes Simon.
As long time fans of Remezcla, we can’t put into words how honored we are to have our first documentary featured. Thank you Remezcla! Read the full story here