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Building a killer music demo reel — Part 2: SequencingUnlock the secrets to a standout music demo reel! Learn the art of choosing an engaging opening track, mastering seamless sequencing, and perfecting your musical storytelling. A must-read for composers and musicians ready to make an impact and leave their audience wanting more!
5 ways ReelCrafter is better than SoundCloud for private audio demo reelsSoundCloud revolutionized music discovery, but for sending private demo reels to directors and audio leads, ReelCrafter reigns supreme. Designed for professional-quality reels, it offers unique features that can’t be replicated on SoundCloud. What sets ReelCrafter apart?
Why you need a (ReelCrafter) demo reelWant to showcase your talents to potential clients and partners? A demo reel is a powerful tool to demonstrate your skills. But creating one can be intimidating. This post walks you through why you need a demo reel and how ReelCrafter can help you present your work to the world.
EPKs 101: What every artist needs in their electronic press kitAn electronic press kit (EPK) is essential for any musician looking to make an impact in the music industry. It’s a digital portfolio that showcases your brand, music, and achievements. Whether starting out or a seasoned pro, there are essential elements that every EPK should have. Here’s a look at eight key components.
How to make a voice-over demo reel as a professional voice actorAs a voice actor, your demo reel is your calling card. It's how you showcase your work and grab the attention of producers, casting directors, and talent agents to land voice-over work in commercials, audiobooks, animated films, and video narration. Making a great impression with your voice-over demo is imperative for landing voice-over work in professional voice acting.
Building a killer music demo reel — Part 1: The BasicsAre you a composer or musician looking to showcase your work? Then a demo reel is a must-have tool for you. In this first article of our series, we’ll take you through the basics of what a demo reel is, why it’s important, and give you some tips on how to select the right music to make your reel stand out. Stay tuned for more in-depth guides on how to create a killer demo reel!
Software and tools roundup for composers getting started in 2022Explore essential tools for composers in our software roundup, including MIDI sequencers, sample libraries, synths, mixing plug-ins, and notation software. Delve into popular choices like Cubase, Logic Pro X, and Digital Performer, and find useful resources for all experience levels. Boost your creative process with this curated selection of tools and recommendations.
7 remote work tools for the audio industryEmbrace remote work in the audio industry with 7 essential tools for seamless virtual interaction, including communication, collaboration, and music-sharing platforms. Overcome challenges and thrive in a remote work environment with these innovative solutions, perfect for musicians, composers, engineers, and more.
How film music helps build emotionUncover the power of film music in shaping our emotional journey. From Aristotle to modern composers, music has always been linked to our emotions. Learn how iconic scores by John Williams and others create unforgettable cinematic moments and enhance storytelling. Dive into the magic of film music with this 5-minute read.