Author Archives: Braydon Zirkler

About Braydon Zirkler

Currently based out of Melbourne. I'm dividing my time up between this blog, teaching, a radio show that's in the works and working on a live performance project with physical theatre performers. Get in touch here: blindmanbass@gmail.com

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Hey everyone. When I started doing this 6 months ago. I was sure exactly where this thing was going but I said that if I kept at for  six months. I would take the project more seriously. i.e Move to … Continue reading

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Sub-genre Cheet Sheet: Trap Music

Musical genres in the age of the internet have become a moving target. Before genres were simple. You listened to house, rock or hip hop. Now in the age of too much music. Micro-genres have become both a useful tool … Continue reading

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5 ways to abuse the compressor.

Compressors are fact of modern production. Super useful, but for both the beginner and the seasoned pro compression is often more confusing than you would like to admit. What is it doing? How do I use it? How much do … Continue reading

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Chopping Records and the Creative Process.

I’ve always been fascinated with people’s creative process. I find it inspiring to watch others work, to make things. It’s often equal parts daunting, inspiring and eye-opening. Learning from others can be a great way to get out of a … Continue reading

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Out of the Box and Around The Net #1

Need a bit of inspiration? Check out this Brian Eno inspired creativity generator. http://stoney.sb.org/eno/oblique.html I think it’s official…The future is now… http://www.disneyresearch.com/research/projects/hci_touche_drp.htm http://www.disneyresearch.com/research/projects/hci_revel_drp.htm Came across this after a discussion with a friend about music in everyday things. The Caribbean Influence … Continue reading

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