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Collaborating with different DAWs

by Kim Lajoie on February 22, 2012

Björgvin Benediktsson It’s kind of like hanging out at somebody else’s house. You don’t know where everything is, and you need a minute to figure out where the bathroom is. I come across this issue a lot. Whenever I do a mix for someone, they have to bring in their multitrack recordings. When I produce an artist […]

What makes a successful collaboration

by Kim Lajoie on November 21, 2011

Successful collaborations are amazing. You can create something that neither of you could have created alone. You can learn a great deal about music, each other and yourself. You can build a close friendship that’s unlike any other. But successful collaborations don’t just happen. You have to do them. You have to create them deliberately. Successful collaborations […]

How to start a collaboration

by Kim Lajoie on September 26, 2011

I’ve written before about some of the benefits of collaborating with other musicians. In order to start a collaboration, however, you need someone to collaborate with. Your first choice should be your friends. You already know each other and, more importantly, you already trust and understand each other. Trust and understanding is essential to any […]

Don’t just play with yourself

by Kim Lajoie on June 27, 2011

There’s a lot of value to be gained in working with others. Even if you’re a solo artist, you don’t have to limit your musical expression to just what’s in your head. Collaborating with other people can bring a number of benefits over working strictly on your own. Covering each other’s weaknesses. I’ve written about […]