The Demonetization of Content Creation

Graphic I made with images I took myself and images from Pexels Video showing off what I do, and the categories of this post (Except podcast and I don’t play games) Now more than ever it seems easier and harder to get money and make a living on the internet. It seems like the more you want to be a content creator the more roadblocks that come in the way. Recently, I have realized that there are more companies that want to monopolize their platforms and slim the chances of ot

Everything Comes At A Cost

Made by Andre Tidwell with images from Pexels The New AirPods I recently read in a CNN article that Apple is coming out with a new pair of AirPods that will have more features such as advanced noise cancelation, flexible ear tips, transparency mode which lets people still hear their surrounding environment while they’re listening to music, and audio sharing, a feature that can now let you synch up with another pair of AirPods and listen to the same audio as someone else. And

Are You a Producer or Beat Maker?

GIF created by Andre Tidwell Up and coming beat makers, producers and others who are interested. The terms producer and beatmaker have been thrown around like they are the same. NO. When you hear someone called, producer or beatmaker, you may see are two different people for a reason. For a while and still today people get confused about the producer or beatmaker conversation because there has not been any clarity. If you have been around the music industry or seen conversat

The Reason Why I Make Music

Created by Andre Tidwell. (Stock images from Pexels.) Intro This post is a story about me finding out the real reason that I make music. Because at first, I jumped into it because I thought I was good at it, but after having a conversation and watching these two videos (Discussion What is Lo-Fi? Follow Up | Lo-Fi Secrets & Tips Revealed For Reason 10 by MG the Future) and (KENNY BEATS & DENZEL CURRY FREESTYLE | The Cave: Episode 12 by Kenny Beats) I realized that it was a lit

7 Reasons Why Recording Engineers are Important

Made by Andre Tidwell (Stock Photos from Pexels) They say you must use your eyes to see something and your ears to hear something. In the case of being an recording engineer, both structures are important. Today, I will be giving you all a list of seven reasons why recording engineers are important. But first, let’s start off with the definition of a recording engineer: “someone who sets up and operates recording equipment and is responsible for creating, modifying and produc

“If You Know You Know”

Made by Andre Tidwell In the music culture people either love or hate the way music sounds today. It’s either because there are not enough real instruments, or it sounds to simple; however, I feel that there is a group of people that would like to know how to make beats. Well, in the words of Pusha T, “If you know you know,” but if you don’t I am here to tell you. Today, I will be presenting you with a video about how to make beats in FL Studio 12, by “Busy Works Beats.” Busy

The Start of an Era

At AMI Studios Welcome to the ReTrosoundWAV blog my name is Andre or Dre, which ever name is easier to say. I am a creative individual that does a lot of things with sounds. Here’s a list of what I do: record two podcasts (DZN Podcast (owner), Peace Talks Podcast (host, edit, and audio engineers), edit clips for the ISGP Podcast (recorded at AMI Studios), and currently help out with clips of (NC States Podcast “The Non-profit Experience.”) Music: I produce, compose, write, a