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New Release by Damumalik

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I’m honored to have been called to master this new release by Damu Malik. I also mixed two of the tracks on the album.

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https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/damumalik/id186461256

http://cdbaby.com/cd/damumalik4

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBJRHC1/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481608621&sr=8-2&keywords=Damumalik

Posted by Hugh Hitchcock on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

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Birthday Jam Video 2015

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I decided to start stepping up my video game, so on my birthday I took the opportunity to create a quick jam video for all my friends and family, the first of many more to come.

I basically just let the camera run while I played around and added layers. Afterwards I ct it down to a nice edit and what you see is the result. Sound quality is not great, basically the built-in GoPro microphone is what you hear with a little EQ thrown in for good measure.

I hope you enjoy it! My best, Hugh December 2015

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Interview with Jermaine Green, Producer

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I’ve just published an interview between myself and a protege, Mr. Jermaine Green who has learned the ropes of being a producer from yours truly. Chances are, you will enjoy this video interview discussing everything that went into it.
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If you would like to become one of my students, please apply here: http://miamimusicproducer.com/application

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Video Copyright Tutorial

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I’ve produced a short video which is quite educational in terms of teaching folks how to register their copyrights online.

Check it out here

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IF you’re looking for information about how to copyright your music online for the least amount of money, this article and video should give you all the information you need.

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Music Business Interview: Bruce Nazarian

Bruce Nazarian - producer, engineer, recording artist
Bruce Nazarian - producer, engineer, recording artist

Bruce Nazarian – producer, engineer, recording artist

Hello, and Happy New Year from Hugh J. Hitchcock!

I would like to bring to your attention to a brand new music business interview series I’ve recently published on The Funkatologist, with producer, performer and engineer Bruce Nazarian. It’s an amazingly interesting article which may carry some historical import as well – read it and judge for yourself.

Bruce gave me a look way into the inside story of the music business from his experience, and I think you will find it an eye-opening read.

http://www.hughjhitchcock.com/thefunkatologist/bruce-nazarian/part-1/

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Rebuild of my Music Production Website

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Those of you that know me, might realize that I own and operate a company and website called Groove-Phonic Mastering and Mixing, through which I offer music production services, and via whom I have many musical clients. I’ve just done a complete rebuild-out of the website – check it out if you have a chance: http://www.groovephonic.com .

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The rebuild of the site included completely rewriting my extensive back-end, which I had originally done in Microsoft c# (and married myself to a Microsoft web server in the process) and converting all the code to PHP and MySQL on a Linux server running Apache. This was no easy task, since the entire system is one that I designed myself, which integrates with AWeber email marketing services to gather opt-ins, shepherd them into the site via a unique upload link for their tracks to be sent to us for one free master per customer. This marketing system has served as a great marketing tactic and it also keeps me in touch with the pulse of today’s music, so to speak. And now, it’s all built for the future – Web 3.0, LAMP based system, cloud-based file serving and fully integrated with my email marketing and payment systems. Rock on, Groove-Phonic!

I’m kinda proud of a couple of albums I finished producing recently so we’re featuring some of that on the site now. (More about that on this site coming up soon!)

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Farewell Johnny! We Knew Ye Well

Sorry to hear of the passing of guitar legend Johnny Winter this last week. I was a huge JW freak back in the day, pretty much learned every song & every riff he played. When I was 13, I made the scene at the Ann Arbor Blues and Jazz Festival, where among the luminaries of the day, Johnny Winter And were scheduled to play. Just for the thrill of it, somehow I worked my way onto the stage and sat right by the amps while Johnny Winter & the “And” played about five feet in front of me for the remainder of the show. It was the first time I’d heard “Rock & Roll Hootchie Koo” which quickly became my favorite jam for the season.

In fact I liked it so much that I more or less strong-armed my father into taking us to see a Johnny Winter concert a few months later in New York City at the Fillmore East. By then I was 14… concerts at the Fillmore NY (I’d been to a few there) generally would start about 8pm and go until midnight or 1am, with at least one and sometimes two warm up acts for the main act. Johnny Winter was the main act at this show, some other band I don’t remember opened, but the second act much to our surprise was the now world-famous Allman Brothers Band.

Duane Allman took the microphone right at the beginning of their set and said something to the effect of “Hey everyone, I hope we do a great show tonight because we’re recording an album here tonight.” I was way more into Johnny at the time – my Allman Brothers days came later. But to this day I am thrilled to be able to say that I was present for the concert that the Allman Brothers Live at the Fillmore East album was recorded. More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/At_Fillmore_East

And what’s even cooler, is that I can tell you the concert was a Johnny Winter concert, NOT an Allman Brothers concert!

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Digital Recording Magic

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When I decided to record my own album, I wanted do a lot of experimental stuff and really try to push the envelope. But I really didn’t know where to start — even though I tried everything, before I was through. After producing four albums on my own, and now having mastered and mixed countless other artists material, I feel very strongly that I know what it is that most aspiring producers get wrong during their formative stages.

So, I decided to write an e-book with that information, or rather that process, documented so that people could buy my e-book and learn what I learned — but not learn it the hard way, like I did.

The result was my new e-book, Digital Recording Magic, which I’m offering for a measly $7 (until I decide to raise the price.) You can head on over to http://digital-recording-magic.com to read my story and pick up your copy today.

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get my songs from ITunes

you can get my album on ITunes! here are the links:

Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - Ur Makin Me Hi Ur Makin Me Hi
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - Mixed Messages Mixed Messages
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - Be My Fantasy Be My Fantasy
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - You Didn't Have to Be So Nice You Didn’t Have to Be So Nice
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - Out of Control Out Of Control
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - If I Gave My Heart to You If I Gave My Heart to You
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - All I Know All I Know
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - I Want to Love You I Want to Love You
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - Make No Mistake Make No Mistake
Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock - Funkmeister - Stratus-Fear Stratus-Fear

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to buy the cd

 

Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock: Funkmeister

 

FUNKMEISTER

the CD

is

NOW AVAILABLE

through CD BABY!!!

Hugh Jarvis Hitchcock: Funkmeister

 

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