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Mastering Your Demo Reel.

Without having made the retail market with any of my recordings I've done over the years, the mix demos I put online are essentially the only way potential clients are gonna hear my work.

I'm planning on possibly re mixing some old stuff, and a couple new things, to make my demo reel for my upcoming launch (2019) of my music site and freelance business.

Akai Pro — MPC X Overview & Demo

Akai go standalone with the brand new MPC Live. the control layout is exactly the same as last year’s MPC Touch controller/interface, with a seven-inch full-colour multi-touch display, 16 backlit pads, four rotary encoders and a master encoder knob. The big difference is stand-alone operation, with 2GB of sampling RAM and 16GB of on-board storage.

Man...If only the hi hats were more realistic. BFD3/Roland demo

came across this while I'm watching tutorials on BFD and a bunch of others. I can totally 'live with this' level of realism and quality lol. The snare roll articulations are remarkable imo. Maybe I've just getting tricked by excitement on my part or hype of my speakers or the video.

The hi hat abrupt close is a bit of a sore thumb, being too loud, and quickly decaying/choking too obviously. Tone that back a bit, smooth it out, and man.

The ability to tune the enviornment and ambience is downright amazing.

Demo Script Usage

Until now, I've been focusing on audio book narration. However, I'd like to open opportunity to get engaged in commercial VO work or perhaps narration of training videos, etc. Therefore I need to put together a demo of commercial voicing. My first "dilemma" is to pull together a few scripts for presentation.

Is it acceptable / legal to use the same text from a few commercials which have aired on TV or a local radio station?



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