Interview with Tantacrul

Interview with musican and YouTuber Martin Keary AKA Tantacrul. We chat about content creation for YouTube, learning from failure, the dark art of Reddit, Martin’s journey as a musician, (so far), and how he ended up on YouTube.

This chat actually got me thinking about the music I write and the videos I upload to YouTube, so if nothing else it was handy for me!

Martin’s YouTube Channel

A couple notes:

  • Yeah, it sounds like I say “Kreary” in the intro. I don’t. It’s not. It’s “Keary”
  • Tantacrul hit 100k subs 2 days before this video went out – hurrah!
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Networking For Musicians

Networking can be hard when you perform a million roles, especially when people keep hiring you to not play your instrument. Today I’m sharing a couple tips on dealing with networking situations.

Do Producers Earn Money?

Answering the most frequently asked questions about producers according to YouTube’s auto-complete search function, including…

Do producers own masters?
Do producers make money?
Do producers use presets?
Do producers have to clear samples?

I keep screwing up my audio levels, so sorry about that. It’s mostly fixed but still crummy in places. Not up to my normal standard so sorry about that!

3rd Generation Scarlett 2i2 Review

I’m super lucky to be one of the first in the country to play around with the brand new 3rd generation of Scarlett audio interfaces by Focusrite.

In this review & overview we look at all the ins and outs of the new 2i2, along with the improvements made to the existing Scarlett range.

Music Theory Is Dumb

Some people feel overwhelmed by music theory while others are eager to learn as much as they can. But, why? What good is music theory if it’s not applied directly to music creation or music performance?

Alternate title: People Are Dumb.

This video features snippets of my interview with 12Tone Videos – here is the full-length, 30-minutes interview. Also, here’s a link to 12Tone’s channel.

Phasing

Exploring Phasing through traditional music score and digital audio manipulation. Phasing as a super cool composition technique which is used to great effect in minimalism and abstract pieces of music but can be equally useful and intriguing in modern music too.

The scoring software is Guitar Pro 7 and the DAW is Cubase 8.5