Fundamentals of Music Production

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The Nitty – Gritty Fundamentals of Music Production Music is the language of a human soul. It sweetly awakens our dormant senses to a new hype, whenever songs of local artists or local bands dominate the airwaves to provide us with quality entertainment from generation to generation. But how does your kind of music become an integral part of your …

Selecting the right Toronto music production studio

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Whether you are a budding artist or have been part of the local music scene for years, it is important to work with an audio production company that helps your music live up to its full potential. The Toronto music production world is a competitive place and quality from studio to studio can vary greatly. Therefore it’s important for artists …

10 Questions to Ask When Looking For a Video Production Company

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Video production companies take raw visual material, and create professional finished video products. For everything from commercials to full length feature films, you need to find an experienced video production company that can respond to your needs. Finding a video production company that fits your style, your budget, and your timeline can be a daunting task. To find the right …

Toronto Music Venues

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Its almost April and Toronto is experiencing some warmer weather. For some people in the Markham, Richmond Hill and the GTA area it means summer is coming quick. In Toronto summer comes for a short period of time, so take advantage of what’s offered musically around the city. If you’re someone that loves concerts, especially the ones in the summer season, then …

Best Music Making Apps

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If you’re a brand new artist from the Markham or Toronto area, and have read our blog on how a local artist can build a buzz in the city and have seen a slight growth in your fan base, then its time for you to please your fan base by recording more vocals and produce music. Lets be real, as great …

Impact of social media on your music

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Social Media and music Social media has transformed the world today. People and businesses have taken advantage and leveraged this tool in a positive way. There is no doubt that social media is a key stone into being successful in this online world. One industry that has evolved in the past 10 years due to social media is the music …

Streaming Vs. Downloading Music

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Stream or Download? In the past their was much debate on whether you should illegally download music or purchase your favourite artist albums at your local music store. This question still exists today, however, a new issue in the music industry has risen. The new problem of streaming your music online or downloading them. For a local musician in Toronto, …

Nikon D600 vs Canon 5DMkII

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Here’s a quick camera test to compare the new Nikon D600 and the Canon 5DMkII. All of the footage is edited in its recorded format, ungraded and exported with a Vimeo 1080p preset. The camera settings were set to a neutral, flat image (which was just a personal preference) The picture profiles were: Nikon D600 – Sharpening 4 – Contrast …

New Gear

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Last week Encounter Studios’ film and video department upgraded their camera gear. We now have a brand new Nikon D600 HDSLR, which is capable of recording uncompressed HD video at 10bit 4:2:2 onto an external device. This means that we’re stepping up the game in terms of image quality in our corporate videos and in other production services. More colour …

Studio production update – Toronto recording studio

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Production and recording You would think that things get slower this time of the year, but here at Encounter Studios, we’ve been going full thrust, Our highlight update is working on a live event with Pop/Soul singer Shawn Desman, it was a blast and a great gig to set-up and operate sound. We’ve also been mixing Mykal’s music, four songs …