Tools of the Songwriting Trade

Here you will find the top songwriting tools, tests, tips and reviews that songwriters need to get the job done along with essential musical gear and hardware. Introductions and how to tips for  websites that will help the veteran and beginner write, distribute and keep track of the songs they write. We will help you weed out the junk and zero in on the tools that are the right fit for you.

The Tools of the Trade section is divided into these subsections:

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Common Music Cables in the Studio

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The Beginner’s Guide to Common Music Cables A very common sight in studios, whether a professional or home studio, are cables. Cables connect our instruments and microphones to amplifiers and effect units as well as connecting to recording devices and … Read On …

CD Duplication 101

If you’ve been shopping for blank CDs or blank DVDs recently for CD duplication, you may have found yourself a bit confused by all of the choices – CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and DVD+RW. Trying to figure out the … Read On …