One of the techniques I learnt for equalisation, mixing, compressing and mastering is to attenuate the levels and frequencies you don’t want, then level the rest of the mix. If you keep boosting what you do want, you very quickly end up with a noisy mix that clips with no room to breathe. Rework becomes … Continue reading Attenuate what you don’t want
When I set up this site I relied on WordPress' default setting of displaying the latest posts on the homepage. Engaging and updated content drives traffic and provides an insight into the creation of the site as I settle upon what HumanPlaylistr can potentially do. I decided that the homepage needed to provide a much … Continue reading It’s not as easy as it looks
I've just launched the venues section of the site, with travel being the first one to be completed. Travel venues have so many possibilities, from the retail environment of the travel agent through the journey and arrival at the destination. Travel can be local or global and music can play an integral part of the … Continue reading Travel venues launch and forthcoming updates
It seems like a good time to wish you Happy New Year! It's taken me a while to come up with pricing for my services. I've published a rate card here and I'm hoping it gives potential customers an indication of the pricing they can expect. It's flexible as it's a consultancy and I don't … Continue reading The price is right (hopefully)
Recently I was notified by the UK Intellectual Property Office that my trademark application has been successful. The challenge/objection period has nearly concluded (12th December update - now concluded with no objections) with nothing coming to me, so I've started to update the artwork in use across all social media channels and this website. A … Continue reading A small but significant update ®
Hi, my name's Chris and I love music. You know how the automated services try to suggest music you might like based on your previous listening? It's quite good but it's not quite right. Then there's the 'recommended for you' playlists where you throw away half the tracks and wonder if you could've just done … Continue reading What is HumanPlaylistr?
“Can I use Spotify to play music in my business?”Short answer: no. It’s disappointing isn’t it? It would be great if you could just buy a Spotify for Business licence (you kind of can, it’s called Soundtrack Your Brand). Sort all your playlists, plug your iPhone in and away you go. It’s a thorny issue … Continue reading Corporate Responsibility and Performing Rights
I've only just started my twitter feed at twitter.com/humanplaylistr - it was in response to automated suggestions about what I might like based on my listening habits, and whilst there were some gems that got picked, they were never really what I wanted to hear. So I wondered if I should make my playlists public. … Continue reading A social media adventure