What is the recording process like for a typical Top 40 popular song? [more inside]
How best to assemble bastard-pop/mash-up style mixes from source material with heavily compressed dynamics? [more inside]
Help me construct a computer-based hip-hop production studio for $0. [more inside]
Please help configure a sub-$1k PC for professional audio and video production. [more inside]
How do I get a foot in the door at print shops in the Chicagoland area? [more inside]
I love the musical "Chess." It is rarely ever produced, though. How or where can I get alerts in my email when a production of "Chess" is in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
I've just started a job as a production editor at a magazine and am wondering if our company is behind the times. Whenever I want to make any sort of change to a document, even something like adding a period to the end of a sentence, I have to ask someone in the layout department do it. I have no way of making any changes myself. Is this how all publishers work? Seems rather old-fashioned to me.
If I know the number of widgets, number of days, and total budget, can I break down a per widget price? [more inside]
Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
What is the spectrum lasso tool being used at 4:00 in this video?
Best synthesizer for under 400$? [more inside]
I would like to read blogs and other internet resources on the appreciation and production of music videos. What are some of your favourites? [more inside]
Whats a good college with a good engineering program and is close to a large EDM (electronic dance music) scene? [more inside]
Recommendations for books on digital/interactive ad agency production process? [more inside]
What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
How did producer Gary Katz get those Steely Dan records to sound so much "cleaner" than the other popular music being recorded at the time?
VideoProductionFilter, I'm doing a video project for school and I want to make the most realistic 1980-esque infomercial, complete with grainy/old-VHS look, sour, distorted sound, and muffled voices. How can I create these effects? [more inside]
Question about Civilization V; If one of my cities can build work boats and triremes, how come my other cities (that are near water) can not build/purchase them? They don't even show up in the build/buy list. [more inside]
I think I have a knack for writing really catchy, radio-friendly pop songs. How would I go about getting, say, Britney Spears to sing one? [more inside]
What are some blogs/posts/videos that deconstruct the production of specific songs? [more inside]
What are some production companies in Seattle? [more inside]
How does music production/songwriting work? For pop? For rap? [more inside]
What are some good books/sites/etc. about viral movie marketing? Most of the film marketing books I've found so far were printed before viral marketing really became popular. [more inside]
Recommend an online forum where video production for the Web is discussed? [more inside]
How far ahead of their scheduled air date are scripted television shows ready to air? [more inside]
How can i use my keyboard more like a synthesizer to produce music? [more inside]
What advice or resources do you have for someone about to pitch their first documentary-style TV show? [more inside]
Approximately how much of the productivity gains of the past 125 years has been a result of using fossil fuels? [more inside]
How do I achieve crisp text in a Photoshop PDF, and how can I ensure that Photoshop-created type will come out OK when commercially printed? [more inside]
Beer! Specifically the low carb kind. The Scandinavian beer industry demands a premium for this kind of beer, anywhere from $.50 or $1 on each half liter. Are there actually extra production costs for the everyday, run of the mill lower carbohydrate type flavored water? Or is this just extra profit in the brewers pocket? The science behind would be appreciated.
I'm looking for software to help streamline production scheduling in a small business. [more inside]
What one single most typifies 80s popular music production style? [more inside]
Where can I find really REALLY cheap event insurance for a theatrical production in California? [more inside]
If you were a hip-hop producer, what song(s), artist(s), or sound(s) would you sample? I am having a lot of fun creating beats on my computer and am looking for some inspiration. I am already making full use of Pandora, Last.FM, Sample FAQ, WhoSampled, and FreeSound but am hoping for something a little more serendipitous. Answers could range from a complete 4 bar rip of a favorite song, sound effects from an obscure sci-fi movie, or the sounds heard in a Tokyo subway. This is about your aesthetic taste, not mine. Bass lines, explosions, laser guns, piano runs, orchestral movements, movie quotes, kick drums, laughing babies, bring it!. Answers do not include debates on sampling as music, copywriting, or Fair Use. Help this bedroom producer find the next killer sound.
What's it gonna take to add video to my DJ setup? Educate me green! [more inside]
I want to learn more about music production, specifically hip hop / electronica. I have my head around the basic equipment that is required, but know nothing about the techniques and workflow that a producer like Pharell / Moby uses. I can quite easily put together a 8 bar loop using Reason / Live with my Akai and Oxygen. But it sounds like a cheap loop. I want to learn about the elements in a good arrangement, composition, the tools and techniques used to get a professional sound, and the workflow that producers use to build a song efficiently from scratch. Learn me more about hooks, compression, managing samples, recording vocals, appregiators, etc. At the end of the day I would like to create a song that is radio ready while having fun and not breaking the bank.
can i get alibaba.com to "invent" a smell for me? [more inside]
Assuming "Cable Access" and the host works for $3000 a month, how much would it cost to produce a daily pundit blather show? (O' Reilly, Olbermann, Maddow, Matthews, Beck) [more inside]
What are some examples of good and bad sports TV production? [more inside]
Are there any good resources that explain the logistics, equipment and practices of television broadcast production of the 1950's?
Vitamin D3 is often extracted from lanolin. I would like to know how much wool is necessary to produce say 1000 IU of vitamin D.
Mad-scientist-filter: I need to encapsulate 1.5mm pellets in a thin, non-toxic, preferably natural material that could later be mechanically removed (example). [more inside]
OK, something that been bugging me for a long time: Can someone identify a foreign film/tv show from the 80's given some memories of production details? [more inside]
What feature film production company uses the introductory logo of a painted man that starts running very quickly and suddenly turns into a bird (maybe a raven)? It's one of those companies like ICON Entertainment, Lucasfilm, et cetera.
Free or cheap CRM / PIM / wiki that imports and exports vCards with pictures? Suitable for film production?
Is there a free or cheap shared PIM that imports and exports vCards with pictures? Preferably something suitable for film production? [more inside]
Electronic music production. How, for example, were the sounds on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavilion made? [more inside]
What are the go to guides for learning to light in production environments? [more inside]
Hired to host and produce video content for a PR firm. How much should I ask to be paid? [more inside]
My girlfriend would like to work in the business of art exhibit production. She's got a Master's in Art History and has taught art history at a number of schools and has worked in museums. But she's not sure how exactly she could get into the field of art exhibit production. Does anyone have any experiences in this field that may help her figure out a place to start? [more inside]