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This is where I collect links to articles, interviews, books, tutorials, and videos about composing, orchestration, mixing/mastering, production music, etc. that I find interesting, informative, entertaining, etc.

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Michael Kamen on composing Robin Hood score

The late Michael Kamen discussing the scoring process for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, one of his/the greatest film scores. [Videos]

How to Write in the Golden Age of Hollywood Style

"Ah, The Golden Age. Some of the greatest film music of all time came out of Hollywood during the period from the 1920s to 1950s. Titans of film scoring like Max Steiner, Franz Waxman, and Erich Wolfgang Korngold defined what it meant for music to be cinematic." [Articles]

Tim Davies on Creating Music for Trollhunters

An interview with Tim Davies, the composer of Guillermo del Toro's 'Trollhunters'. [Articles]

Improving Your Home Studio | Upgrade Your Mic Techniques (And Your Mic Locker) | Part 3

"In the final part of this three-part series, Justin Colletti of Sonic Scoop and Bob Mallory (producer and engineer at Avatar Studios and Paste Magazine) discuss how to handle the daunting task of choosing microphones from a single inexpensive dynamic to multiple pairs of condensers for home studios on various budgets." [Videos]

Guitarist's Guide to Playing Bass: 20 Tips to Help You Think Like a Bassist

"Bass is more than just a guitar with two fewer strings. It has a different tone, scale length, feel and musical role, and in many cases it requires a different conceptual and technical approach." [Articles]

How To Write Like John Williams! Secrets of Film Scoring Part 1

"In this episode of Everything Music, I will show you harmonic progressions that film composerJohn Williams commonly uses in his writing to create his epic soundscapes." [Videos]

FX LOOPS EXPLAINED |†Pro Guitar Shop

"Learn about the FX loop capability of your guitar amp. We demystify the send and return jacks on your amp." [Articles]

How Christopher Nolanís The Dark Knight Influenced The Sound of Arrow

"A conversation with composer Blake Neely, the man behind the scores of Arrow, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow." [Articles]