Jimmy Ether on Making Music
I've been involved in the music scene for over 30 years. As an artist, multiinstrumentalist musician, and songwriter. As a recording enginner, mastering engineer, and music producer. As a record label owner. And as a music related film documentarian, print journalist, and now print publisher.
Practically everything I've learned over the years has come from those who mentored me along the way or gave me opportunities to learn from experieince. I hope this website will be the digital equivalent of that for you. I'll be sharing my approach, philosopy, and opinion on various topics around making music. And as often as possible, I'll try to let you in on the creative process as I work.
Live photo (above) by Mike White of Deadly Designs.
Daily Music Production Live Streams
Every day I'm going to try to live stream as I work from 4:30-6pm eastern time. You can find me Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on TikTok, and Tuesdays and Thursdays on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, and Twitter. For more information on how to keep updated on the schedule, visit the music production live streaming page.
Music Production Tutorials
As I have time, I make free music production tutorial articels and videos. These include discussions about songwriting philosophy, recording techniques, mixing tips, releasing music, and pretty much anything that relates to the creative process. You can subscribe on YouTube and follow me on TikTok to keep up to date. TikTok's music community is often where ideas for the longer format articles and YouTube videos originate. So that's a good place to intract with me if there is something specifc you want me to cover. Or leave me a message below. I'm always happy to hear from you, even when you disagree with me.
Recent Music Production Tutorials, Articles, and Videos
LUFS and The Loudness War
For decades mastering engineers have fought The Loudness Wars. I deep-dive into why it happenend, if there is any merit, if it is actually over, and how I approach masterting today for streaming and HD.