Five pro-audio video sites with original content.

Gone are the days when were starved to find any video (television) showing a synth or mixing console in action. YouTube and the myriad of other sharing sites such as Vimeo and Blip.tv are flooded with pro and amateur studio clips. By the way, if you were not following this blog last November be sure to read my post, “Make a super YouTube synthesizer channel“. It’s also worth noting that most companies these days have their own video channels on YouTube. Here’s a few: Ableton, Propellerhead Software, Curious Inventor and Moog.

Now did you know that there are a bunch of sites producing their own original content usually not found on YouTube?

Mix. I never bothered subscribing to Mix Magazine but it I flipped though hundreds of issues while drinking coffee at Barnes & Nobles. On their video page they have gear reviews, engineer videos and go backstage at concerts to get behind the scenes with the tech guys. Right now what’s up? Cakewalk SONAR 8, Mix Sound for Film Feature “Iron Man”, Interview: Producer Michael Wagener, Backstage With Mike Fechner. Good stuff no? link

Keyboardmag.tv. Keyboard was the first magazine I ever subscribed to. Suny Purchase in Westchester, NY has every single issue bound in yearly archives at their library. I remember spending hours looking a the original advertisements for Roland TB-303s and ARPs. Their “TV channel” has sections for lessons, artists, events and yep… gear reviews. What’s on this week? Miles Davis Gig, Sampling Tutorial, QNA; Reason 4.0 and Subtle Dynamics. link

EQmag.tv. EQ is the same crew as Keyboard but for the rest of the studio. They have a similar type of online TV “station”. What will you find on it today? Diffusing/Absorbing, Studio Ethics (I have to watch this one!), Fighting Phasing, Processing & Tracking. Are you even still reading Wire to the Ear? Good videos! link

Recordproduction.com. I’m just going to quote them: “Watch 158 leading record producers & recording engineers talking on camera!”. Yes indeed see what people making real hits have to say. Don’t rely on what some 14 year old is staying over at KVR! See producers such as: Simon Humphrey, Ken Scott, Trevor Horn, Andy Gill. It’s getting hard for me to finish this post… must. stop. watching. videos. link

IHR TV. These guys from Canada have heart. They started out as a podcast and now have been adding video slowly into the mix. It’s a bit beginner for me but there is always something new to learn. Earlier this year one of the guys fought cancer and did some podcasts from his hospital bed. Respect. So far they only have four videos up but let’s head over and give them some views. They deserve it. So what’s on tonight? Using Midi Drums, Podcast Audio Production and how to Rewire Pro-Tools and Logic. By they way they are always giving stuff away. link

The honorable mention goes to tv.sonicstate.com. It’s mostly user generated but you may not know about it. Did you?

If you know of some other cool places to get pro-audio vids let me know in the comments.

photo credits: Roo Reynolds and erikadotnet

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 16, 2008 at 3:13 am, filed under video and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.



Put your music video everywhere with Tubemogul.

We all know that having a few music videos per album is great promotion. With inexpensive tools like iMovie and a Flip video camera there is no excuse for not producing them. Once your video is all finished you uploaded it to YouTube and MySpace and your done. But wait what about that gorgeous video site Vimeo? Or that site let lets viewers comment along the playback timeline… Viddler? You know having your video in Blip.tv is also cool because they offer an embeddable show player. Hmm it’s going to be a long day uploading the same video to all these sites. But alas there is a better way: Tubemogul.

Tubemogul is an incredible free service to which you upload your video to one time and they distribute it to over 20 sites. That distribution service alone is truly a gift from the time saving gods however they give you more goodies. Once your video or videos are uploaded and delivered around the web universe and a few days go by log back into your Tubemogul account and viola you can see Analytics. Analytics is the fancy word for “Who is watching, how many are watching and where are they watching.”. The data is presented to you with nice interactive charts and graphs.

You may end up surprised that YouTube is not getting you the most views. Remember your video on YouTube is lost in a huge ocean of content. Earlier this year I discovered videos from a music blogger named Vergel Evans in his studio via Viddler. I got to his video because I searched “drum machine” and because Viddler is low on content like music tech his LX7.ca videos show popped up.

Don’t worry if you already have your videos on a few sites already because you can still upload them to Tubemogul and deselect “distribute” to those you already have covered.

Be sure to check out Tubemogul’s video channel on YouTube which is full of usefull tutorial videos: click here

This entry was written by Oliver Chesler, posted on October 1, 2008 at 2:11 am, filed under promotion, video and tagged , , , , , , . Leave a comment or view the discussion at the permalink and follow any comments with the RSS feed for this post.