Thursday, April 10, 2008


Untuk Desain ada perubahan dan tentunya tiap tahun pasti lebih berbeda dari sebelumnya, dan tahun 2008 ini A MILD LIVE RISINGSTAR lebih keren apalagi dengan deretan band-band yang mendukung event tahunan ini.


A Mild Live Rising Stars 2008

Rangkaian tour A Mild Live Rising Stars 2008 kembali akan bergulir. Ini merupakan tahun kedua acara ini dilangsungkan setelah meraup sukses di tahun pertama 2007. Di tahun silam A Mild Live Production memboyong Ungu, Samsons, Naff dan Letto sebagai bintang utama, sementara A Mild Live Wanted, ajang pencarian bakat yang digelar beriringan dengan Rising Stars juga melahirkan band baru berbakat D'Massive sebagai pemenang.

Kali ini, salah satu gawean akbar A Mild Live Production dan Deteksi ini memboyong Peterpan, Nidji, The Titans, Andra & The Backbone, serta Gigi (bintang tamu) sebagai band utama dalam road shownya. Belum lagi sederet band populer seperti Matta, Julleitte, Anima, D'Massive dan band-band finalis Wanted tahun lalu akan menjadi band pendamping yang nggak kalah heboh. Acara ini sendiri akan dimulai 16 Februari dan akan berakhir sekitar bulan Mei.

Jadwal selengkap:

16 Februari : Malang
17 Februari : Surabaya
19 Februari : Jogjakarta
22 Februari : Ambon
24 Februari : Makassar
26 Februari : Jayapura
28 Februari : Manado
2 Maret : Samarinda
3 Maret : Bontang
5 Maret : Tanah Grogot
9 Maret : Tarakan

15 Maret : Cianjur
16 Maret : Tasikmalaya
18 Maret : Lampung
20 Maret : Kotabumi
22 Maret : Palembang
24 Maret : Jambi
26 Maret : Padang
28 Maret : Bukittinggi
30 Maret : Pekanbaru
1 April : Batam
4 April : BRantau Prapat
6 April : Medan
9 April : Aceh
11 April : Takengon
14 April : Padang

25 April : Kurang
27 April : Singaraja
TBA : Mataram
10/11 Mei : Jakarta

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Ferris Wheel - Constellation of Tombs - Digipack

Обложка CD digipack 6 полос
artist : Ferris Wheel
album : Constellation of Tombs
genre : disco, nu rave, infernal electro

Current music: The Kinks - Sitting By The Riverside

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

CD Cover Design

The quality of CD cover is almost as important as the music itself. It can draw in new fan bases that would have never have bought your if it were not for your attention grabbing design. A few questions to ask yourself when critiquing a CD cover:
Is the name of the artists clear and visible?
Can you distinguish the artists name from the title of the CD?
Does your cover image portray the style of the music or the band?

The inside of the CD booklet is less important for attention grabbing factors because if someone is viewing the inside cover it means its out of the shrink wrap and you have most likely already made the sale. The booklet inside is important in developing a fan base though,. You may want to include information on where to find more of your products, like a web site URL, and/or advertise for work that is soon to be released.

The spine of the CD is a good place to include information such as a catalogue number, label name and its good to repeat the artists name and CD title here as well. Do not use a super large font on the spine, this is only a guide line but in my opinion when the font is too large it gives a cheaper look to the CD, making your CD look professional is the key.
Technical Info When Designing a CD Cover

Lets start off with the standard size of a CD cover which is 12cm x 12cm (front cover), and 11.75cm x 15.1cm (back cover), as shown in the illustration below.

By choosing B&W over colour will save you money in production costs, I only recommend doing this if you are on a tight budget, unless you are using B&W as an artistic design element.

When you are designing your cover art be sure that you are using the right file format to produce your image files, jpeg's are the best if you only have images, but if there is text incorporated be sure that you are using a vector based image program. The ideal format for printing is .eps this is the industry standard for printing, but its draw back is the large file sizes that you will have to deal with.
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