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15 11, 2014

Modern Musician Dictionary: What are Stems?

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So you've heard someone say the word "Stems" and you are now curious as to what they are. A stem track is basically pre recorded material that you play along with in a live performance or church service. It's function is to enhance the sound and flow of the song. Maybe there is a part [...]

15 11, 2014

Modern Musician Dictionary: What is Layering?

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So what is layering? You maybe hearing guys saying stuff like "Doc that is a phat layer" or asking "man what kind of layers is he using?" A layer is simply a combination of more than one sound on your keyboard or using softsynths on your computer. It's real simple...say you have a piano sound [...]

15 11, 2014

Modern Musician Dictionary: What is a Click Track?

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The definition of this term varies by genre. In some genres musicians think of it as a metronome. In others it's known basically as an electronic drum loop. Either way it's main purpose is to keep the band in perfect timing with the song as they play so that they don't start out the song [...]

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