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Understanding the Number System

If you're a musician that performs with others, you need to know about the Number System. You may even have come across it. It's also commonly known as the 'Nashville Number System'. And you may have no...
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The Voice Box 2: Train Your Voice

In Part One of this series I talked about how important it is to look after your voice - whether you're a pro, amateur, or even a Coxswain! Now, it's time to take a look at some of the best vocal exercises...
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The Voice Box 1: Voice Care!

I recently returned from a week-long festival where I was singing and playing every day. It was a great experience, but I picked up one or two pieces of advice before and after about taking care of the vocal...
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Melda Productions Free Audio Plugins

Both Windows and Mac users can benefit from Melda's free suite of audio effects plugins, offered in VST, VST3, AU and AAX formats, able to run at either 32- or 64-bit, available to download here. Melda's...
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10 great online resources for home recording

Every now and then here at the Republic we’ll be collecting together some of our favourite online resources for musicians everywhere and today it’s all about home recording. We hope you enjoy checking out...
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Handwriting lyric ideas increases creativity

In the age of personal technology, we're all for reaching for our phone and great apps such as Hum App for recording our song ideas and so on. And that's no bad thing - technology is streamlining our...
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5 tricks to instantly improve your mixes

The world of recording is a minefield, so it's good to have the mine detector of everyday wisdom to guide you through as you lay down your tracks and look to put them 'out there'. Here are 5 things that should...