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Freelance Writer - Blog Contributor

iZotope Blog Contributor

We are looking for freelance writers to contribute blogs on a monthly basis, either for iZotope.com blog or Spire.live blog, in the following categories. If you have experience and interest in writing about one or more of the categories below, we’d love to hear from you!

Please submit your resume, relevant writing samples, and a one-paragraph explanation of why you would be a good fit (and which categories you’re interested in writing for).
 

iZotope Blog:

Music production:

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about music production as well as a solid writer who can present information clearly and in interesting ways. You’ll explain how readers can use common music production techniques and effects like layering instruments, using reverb, delays, synths, and more. Familiarity with iZotope’s creative plug-ins and effects is a plus, but not necessary.

Example blogs:

13 Tips for Mixing and Producing EDM

The State of Music Production in 2017: 6 Takeaways from a Producer

Creating a Modern Pop Kick Drum

 

Mixing:

You’d be writing stories that cover a wide range of topics related to mixing; one month you might be writing about mixing in DAWs (Ableton, Logic, etc.), and another you might be writing genre-specific mixing articles (how to mix hip-hop, EDM, etc.). Familiarity with iZotope’s mixing software (Neutron) is a plus, but not necessary.

Example blogs:

12 Common EQ Mistakes Mixing Engineers Make

6 Tips for Mixing Good Ol’ Fashioned Rock and Roll

8 Common Compression Mistakes Music Producers Make

 

Mastering:

The goal of these blogs are to help make mastering accessible to aspiring audio engineers and educate readers on modern mastering best practices. You’d be writing articles on how to master for modern delivery formats like Spotify, SoundCloud, and Apple Music, as well as other tips-based blogs, such as how to use mastering techniques like multiband compression. Familiarity with iZotope’s mastering software (Ozone) is a plus, but not necessary.

Example blogs:

4 Mastering Techniques that Shouldn’t Have Worked But Did

Multiband Compression Basics

Mastering for Different Musical Genres

 

Spire Blog:

Spire Studio is a portable, professional-quality recording device that we built to make great-sounding recording accessible to everyone. We’ll be publishing articles around two primary topics of interest: songwriting and recording.

Songwriting:

In Spire’s songwriting section of the site, you’ll write blogs to help readers learn new songwriting techniques and exercises, such as:

  • How to write an interesting melody    
  • Coming up with new chord progressions
  • Tips to finish songs

 

Recording:

Recording can seem like a black box to musicians. That’s one of the main reasons we created Spire Studio—to make pro-quality recording simple. This category is aimed at educating musicians on recording basics; you’ll produce blogs on topics such as:

  • Recording a quality demo
  • Pre-production tips
  • Basic mic placement
  • Optimizing your recording environment
  • Home recording tips

 

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