About Dario Brandt

Who is writing? Dario, a german-born internet citizen, professional music producer, composer, teacher, blogger and internet entrepreneur who likes to help you become a well rounded music producer!

Jazz Blues Chord Progression Generator

Jazz Blues Chord Progression Generator The Jazz-Blues-Generator is a program written in Max/Msp that plays a 12-Bar-Dominant-Jazz-Blues chord progression and generates a fitting solo over it. It can be used - to get to know the chords, modes and sound of the 12-Bar-Dominant-Jazz-Blues - as a backing track to practice improvisation over variable chord [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:57+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Categories: guitar, music technology|1 Comment

How to Calculate Delay Time for Beat Synchronization

How to Calculate Delay Time for Beat Synchronization Calculating the delay time for beat synchronization is often a point of confusion. But it don't have to be. In essence, it is just a simple mathematical formula that you can deduce easily if you once understood it fully. In this article, I give you a [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:58+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Categories: music production|0 Comments

Game of Sound – (by Conway’s Game of Life)

Game of Sound by Conway's Game of Life The Game of Sound is a small project of mine where I combined a simple 11 by 16 step sequencer with the principles of Conway's Game of Life. I used Max/MSP to program it and simple FM-synthesis to create the sounds. Game of [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:43:59+00:00 March 14th, 2015|Categories: music technology|0 Comments

How to Write a Song: Pop Song Structure

How to Write a Song Pop Song Structure At a given point in every song writing process you have to start thinking about the song structure. Most of the time, we decide on how our song structure should look like intuitively. In many cases our intuition is based on the thousand and thousand [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:44:10+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Categories: music composition|2 Comments

How to Write Magical Song Lyrics

How to Write Magical Song Lyrics Learning how to write magical song lyrics is a long process that not only takes practice but also life experience. Nevertheless, sometimes you stumble upon things that open your eyes, motivate and inspire and help you to take big step in your development. The following four videos made [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:44:11+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Categories: music composition, singing|1 Comment

How to Make the Right Study Choice

How to Make the Right Study Choice One of the most important decisions you have to make in your life is the choice of your studies. Therefore, this choice should be made consciously and independent of social conditioning. It is common and a well-known stereotype that young people often study a specific subject to live [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:44:11+00:00 March 11th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle|0 Comments

Bach’s Prelude No.1 For Cello ( Guitar Cover )

Bach's Prelude No.1 For Cello ( Guitar Cover ) Recording and Mixing Recently I had to make a mono recording of an instrument for my study. The goal was to pick a good microphone and microphone position to make the best recording of the sound source and the room around it. I selected [...]

By | 2017-10-02T12:44:12+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Categories: music production|0 Comments

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