Fresh Faves: Batch 360

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Neil March this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. BL BEX - There's The Way BL Bex are Ben Cozens and Lexie Green, based in Cambridge. He (Ben) is a former club DJ who cut his teeth in the…

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Making the Most of a Single Mic Setup

Though simple, single mic setups can still offer artists a range of straightforward options to improve and tailor their live streaming sound. The tips/advice below are meant as a set of principles, not hard and fast rules, for you to employ as you see fit, to tailor the sound of your live streaming shows.  And although they do apply to built-in mics too, it goes…

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Live Streaming: Acoustic Treatment

The term “acoustic treatment” conjures dread thoughts of great expense and bewildering complexity; and in the world of professional, high-end audio, this is all too often the case.  In truth though, at least in its most basic sense, everyone of us has already “acoustically treated” countless rooms. When moving into a new home, we quickly begin to add rugs, soft furnishings, and curtains, etc.  We…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 359

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Chris Ingram this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. Woah there horsey slow down!!! The watering holes are all closed, the venues are all binned, even pubs are shut, but we still roll into a new week with another…

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Live Streaming: Cost-Free Creative Lighting Solutions

Lighting is vital to producing a high quality image that viewers will enjoy watching.  It is also extremely useful for creating a mood/atmosphere for your live streaming events.  And while professional lighting can be very expensive, there are plenty of creative solutions making use of what you already have at home.  1. Natural LightCameras are built to give the best results in natural light because…

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Live Streaming: Simple Tips & Advice

Simple tips and advice to help get you started with live streaming.  We’ll continue to add content over the coming days and weeks.  Check back for updates! RECORDING EQUIPMENT 1. Your Phone (or other portable device) The simplest solution is to use your phone. It’s technology you know so you're going to be more comfortable using it.  The camera and microphone are built in so…

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Live Streaming: Useful Links

What follows is a hastily (we’ll admit) put together list of useful links for Artists looking to start livestreaming from home.  In the coming days and weeks, we’ll be adding more resources so keep checking back for updates.  And please, please, please, share any useful links/resources, tips/advice with your fellow artists in the comments below. Platforms that Offer Live Streaming + Help Guides FacebookFacebook Live…

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Your Live Streaming Shows

What can Fresh On The Net do to Help? As countries across the globe struggle to curb the spread of Covid-19, we find ourselves in a rapidly-changing and increasingly restrictive world; social freedoms we took for granted, a matter of days and weeks ago, are either no longer available to us or heavily limited.  Strict rules introduced to prohibit public gatherings have resulted in the…

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Fresh Faves: Batch 358

These Fresh Faves were picked by our readers over the weekend - and reviewed by Fresh On The Net's Rob Ball this week. You can hear all these tracks in a single Soundcloud playlist here. I decided to take no part in the initial modding or the final voting this week as I thought I would see things from the perspective of a newcomer. I…

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CANCELLED: Fresh On The Net Live in London

We are sad to announce that, due to the ongoing complications around COVID-19 and the advice emanating from central government and the Chief Medical Officer, a decision has been taken to postpone the Fresh On The Net Live 2020 Festival due to take place on 26th April at Jacksons Lane Arts Centre to later in the year. A date will be confirmed in due course.…

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