Adrian Try
Adrian is the Music & Audio Editor for Tuts+. He's been playing keys and acoustic guitar for three decades, and has six kids. Follow him on Twitter at @audiotuts.
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  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #315: "22 Wishes" by jrHikoWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #314: "Stellar" by MuralidharanWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #313: "Hurray" by OakwoodWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #312: "Emote" by SynchronomousWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #311: "Loner Rock" by Bad MaxtonWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #310: "Culver's" by N8499qWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Workshop #309: "C-4 Diplomacy" by SoSayWorkshop 400x277
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    This track has been submitted for your friendly, constructive criticism. What useful feedback can you give the artist? The floor is yours to talk about the track and how they can fix problems in and improve upon the mix and the song.Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Can an iPad Replace My MainStage Rig?Photodune 277307 rock concert s
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    Imagine a digital sound source that comes with a huge variety of quality software instruments, samples and loops, has battery life that will last all day, and doesn’t just have an interface for your favourite MIDI controller, but can power it for hours as well. That’s the promise of the iPad. Is it time to throw away MainStage?Read More…
  • Music & Audio
    Welcome to the New Home of Music & Audio on Tuts+Audiothumb
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    If you're a regular reader of Audiotuts+, you'll notice that things look a little different. That’s because we're now a part of the new Tuts+ site. I’m really excited to be able to announce this change—it’s a long time coming, and a huge step forward for us.Read More…
  • Business
    17 Ways to Use Active Listening Techniques in Online CommunicationListening
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    Business depends on communication, and communication is a two-way street. Not only do we need to develop the skill not just of making ourselves understood clearly and accurately, but we need to return the favor and put some effort into understanding the other person. In a recent article I talked about the value of active listening for improving business. Only 35% of communication is contained in the actual words we are hearing or reading. The other 65% of the message is contained in body language, facial expression, tone and rate of speech, and other non-verbal aspects of communication. Active listening techniques can help us make the most of that 65%.Read More…
  • Business
    Switching to Freelance: How to Negotiate to Work Less Hours in Your JobScissors
    Freelance businesses can have small beginnings. I found our recent poll on "Where Are You Taking Your Business" interesting. It was educational to see where everyone is heading with their freelancing. Most are building a business for themselves. Only 7% of people are using freelancing to get themselves paid employment. I'm heading in the opposite direction: scaling down my full-time employment to grow my hours available for freelancing. I've been balancing freelancing with employment for several years now. After starting my computer support business, I took on some part-time employment to stabilize my income. Although the hourly rate wasn't wonderful, it was good knowing that there would be a certain amount of money in my bank to pay the rent. In those first few months of freelancing my income fluctuated wildly from week to week.Read More…
  • Business
    How to Get (and Leverage) Glowing TestimonialsWordofmouth
    Word of mouth works! A potential client hears rave reviews about your products and services from someone they trust. The advertising is believable and motivating. And it doesn't cost you anything - other than consistently delivering a service that keeps your clients happy and coming back for more. It's surprisingly effective. One of my freelancing spheres is computer support to small businesses and home users. Over two years ago I reached the limits of my availability, and stopped advertising. Since then I have continued to receive hours of work most weeks purely from word of mouth. Two friends will be chatting over coffee. One will mention computer problems, the other will mention me, and another job is in the bag. But word-of-mouth advertising reaches a very limited set of people. It only reaches as far as the friends of your clients, and only when there is a knowledge of their need for your services. That's where testimonials come in. They take word-of-mouth advertising, and make it more accessible.Read More…