Artistry

When I think to myself that I’m an artist, the thought first conjures up visions of a wild, carefree lifestyle. Artists live for the day and live every moment to it’s fullest. I think that’s why I became an artist …

Live & Sample Strings Part 2

Skyko is pleased to announce the posting of the second part to his popular video, “LIVE AND SAMPLED STRINGS.” Skyko shares his engineering and production wizardry, explaining how he achieves such a broad, genuine, symphonic sound by mixing acoustic violins with …

Skyko Live Underground

Here are some video excerpts from the DVD “Skyko – Live Underground”. Skyko is a DJ, record producer and multi-musician living in Hollywood, California. If you’d like to get your hands on the full length DVD, please email keile@sixsenserecords.com or …

Scoring Head Over Heels

Behind the scenes of the making of our short film Head Over Heels. I took a moment from post production to film the process of scoring one of the cues used in the film. In order to edit the visuals …

Networking

Networking – Power Schmoozing – Being Seen – Getting Out There -Making Connections All of these headings in one way or another describe the process of connecting with new people. There is a certain amount of time that we all …

CMA-Fox International-National Geographic

Congratulations go out to Skyko for completing work on his 19 original tracks for Creative Music Assets (CMA). Founded by Ariel Blumenthal and Deddy Tzur, CMA is implementing an innovative model by which leading entertainment networks and production companies can …

Studio

I remember one day, while in a recording session, (before I had my own studio) I realized that I needed to add some extra “sounds” or effects to the song I was working on. My goal was to make it …

The Raveolution

Another masterpiece is created here in the lab, hope you guys enjoy the music.

Crucial Music 2011

February 25th 2011 marked the third straight year that Skylab Sound and Skyko have been signed with Crucial Music.  Crucial is an online service that connects independent artists and labels with music supervisors. They place music in film, television, video …

Music Publishing

Music publishing is a is a mystery to many. The breakdown of how publishing companies operate is beyond the scope of this site. There are many great books on the subject. I recommend “Making Music Make Money” By Eric Beall. …

Selling

I’m almost definitely not “the” authority on selling, especially since I consider myself a right brained artistic type, but it’s a part of life that we all undertake at one point or another in our quest for success.  Selling is …

Discipline

Don’t panic! I know that whenever I hear the word discipline, I usually think of a drill sergeant standing over a soldier yelling,”Fifty more push ups!” Relax. We can hold off on boot camp for the time being . . …

Songwriting

I think that songwriting is a most underestimated art. Many musicians (myself included) have overlooked the importance of a great song. And when I say “great” that can mean many, many things to different people. And what is great for …

Recording Technique

This is a section that I’m going to have to take my time on. It must be well thought out on my part to be able to express my thoughts accurately. I’m currently in the middle of a few projects …