About Dario Brandt

Who is writing? It's me, Dario: Composer, musician, audio engineer, blogger, internet entrepreneur and I am here to learn and teach how to create awesome music and how to make a living from it online

Free EQ, Filter & Analyzer VST Plugins

Here is another post of my free VST plugins series. This time we are covering all free eq, filter, and spectrum analyzer plugins that are scattered throughout the endless vastness of the interweb and now firstly united in one place! That was a bit theatrical but you get the point. Anyways, before you buy expensive […]

101 Inspirational Music Production Tips and Ideas

You are staring at your blank DAW thinking, “I can’t start another track the same way for the millionth time. I need to change things up”; You feel your track is missing the secret ingredient that makes it special; Your inspiration ran dry and you want to spark it again. – In these and other […]

Free Reverb, Delay and Echo VST Plugins

You want to pimp up your music production with spacious reverb, complex delay and natural echo sounds but you don’t want to spend a fortune on expensive convolution reverbs? Then look no further because below you will find a hand-picked selection of free delay, reverb and echo plugins that would normally be scattered and hidden […]

By |May 20th, 2015|Categories: music production|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

Free Snaps and Claps Sample Pack

You are a T-rex and sad because you can’t pimp your tracks with cool snaps and clap sounds? Then don’t despair little fella, help is near!

I mean, who isn’t in need of some good natural clap and snap samples? I am, constantly and that is why I recorded this cool snaps and claps sample pack […]

Free Overdrive, Distortion and Amp VST Plugins

This is the second part of my free VST plugin collection. This time I searched the web for free overdrive, distortion and amp modulation plugins. So, before you buy expensive VST plugins check out this free list and hopefully find what you are looking for. The links below that are printed in bold are my […]

Become a Stock Music Bestseller

“What does it take to become a stock music bestseller? How to create popular stock music to make a decent living of it?” – Are two questions, I ask myself quite frequently. Lets face it; making a good living from stock music is not easy, but it is possible. To succeed in it, a more […]

By |May 1st, 2015|Categories: music composition, music money|Tags: , , |7 Comments

Free Compressor, Limiter, Gate & Expander VST Plugins

Before spending too much money on expensive compressor VST plugins or downloading them illegally go through this list of free VST plugins and download and test out free alternatives first. I weeded through hundreds of pages to find these compressor, limiter, expander, gate and exciter VST plugins. The ones that are printed bold, I find […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Categories: music production|Tags: , |0 Comments

3 Lessons from Documentary Montage of Heck about Kurt Cobain’s Life

I just watched Brett Morgen’s Documentary about Kurt Cobain’s life, from his birth to his death. Since 2008 Martin had the permission to use every stored up piece of art Kurt ever created, ranging from his writings and paintings to video and audio recordings, to put together a biography about Kurt’s […]

By |April 25th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Words to Describe Music: Musical Parameters

Music can be very inconceivable and hard to describe thanks to its almost magical nature. Especially, when you need someone to translate ideas, emotions and messages into music it is quite difficult to communicate your internal musical concepts in a way that someone understands them sufficiently enough to come close to your ideals. For example, […]

How to Overcome Stage Fright Unconventionally

“Hey, you are on in 5 minutes,” echo’s your friends voice through the long backstage corridor. You nod reservedly but these few words stoke up your unbearable stage fright yet again. Your thoughts are racing, your palms are sweating and adrenaline rushes through your body. “I just imagine they are all naked,” you think, desperately […]

By |April 14th, 2015|Categories: lifestyle|Tags: , |0 Comments