Kim Lajoie's blog

Category Archives: Announcements

Updated personal website

by Kim Lajoie on January 31, 2015

I’m a producer! As I try to do every year, I’ve updated my personal website (¬†One of my big challenges this year is to get better at being warm and friendly. As a producer, that means a friendlier photo, more context (studio in the background), audio examples and testimonials. A producer helps artists make recordings. […]

Making good progress on the electronica/metal and the book

by Kim Lajoie on January 11, 2015

So, I’ve got a bunch of projects going on. And lately I’ve been making good progress on two of them. The electronic/metal project is going well. It’s looking like it’ll be an EP. I’ve worked out a workflow where I compose and record with Maschine and then edit and mix in Cubase (starting using the […]

This year has led me to an interesting place

by Kim Lajoie on December 31, 2014

Well, it’s that time of year again. Most of you reading this will probably have noticed that most of the blog posts this year have been excerpts from my guides (see the menu at top-left of this page). Truth is, I’ve been exceptionally busy with other music work and haven’t had the time or energy […]

Well, that was a pretty big year (musically and personally)

by Kim Lajoie on January 1, 2014

How have you been doing over the last twelve months? Busy? Making music? I hope so. 2013 has been a huge year for me. Probably the biggest. Progress has (mostly) been pretty steady, so it’s easy to lose sight of how far I’ve come. But then I look back and realise that while I’m focussed […]

New reverb guide!

by Kim Lajoie on December 13, 2013

Well, how about that. My reverb guide is finally finished. It took me much longer to write this than I expected. It turns out there’s a lot to know about reverb. Who would have guessed? Anyway, 6500+ words later, this is the definitive record of everything I know about mixing with reverb. Short of actually […]

Community Kitchen Vol 2

by Kim Lajoie on September 10, 2013

Ok, it’s here. Yes, it’s late. Yes, I’ve been busy. But here it is: How it’s similar to Vol 1 Again, it’s a mix of acoustic and electronic music. There are more electronic tracks than acoustic tracks, but again, it’s because of the quantity of submissions, not the quality. Again, it was really difficult to […]

A new guide (finally, right?) – How To Make Your Music Louder

by Kim Lajoie on June 24, 2013

Ok, it’s been a while. I know. Sometimes life takes over music. Sometimes music takes over life. Anyway, here’s the next guide. Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, it’s all about Making Your Music Louder. Sure it might rub the anti-loudness brigade the wrong way, but those who are regular readers here know that I’m not […]

The next guide – Mixing Tools Reference Guide

by Kim Lajoie on September 12, 2012

Ok! The next one is out. This is a big one – more that twice as big as Emotion in Music. But not twice the price. It’s the same $20. I actually distributed an early pre-release version of this guide to blog subscribers a while ago, and since then got a lot of requests to […]

It’s been pretty quiet around here

by Kim Lajoie on August 8, 2012

… but don’t worry, I’m still alive. I’ve just been spending more time making music and less time writing (and reading) about it. I’ve also been busy with some non-musical activities – some fun (like making music videos) and some a little less fun (like doing a *lot* of planning and preparation work). What have […]

Changes to consultation

by Kim Lajoie on July 1, 2012

As promised, I’m increasing the base rate for consultations. Basically, every consultation involves a studio demo. What that means is that you give me stems for your track, I bring them into my studio and find ways to improve your music, and then I give you a mixdown and a detailed explanation of what I […]