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23 May 2017

Producing the Ultimate Snare Riser pt1: Samples & Drum Racks in Ableton Live

Welcome back guys, today I’m sitting down with killer EDM producer Falcone to learn his techniques for producing the Ultimate Snare Riser. Ya, I know that sounds a bit hyped, but if you’re coming from working with another DAW like Pro Tools or Logic, I’m telling you, you’re going to LOVE the production options you have in software like Live. Check it out let us know what you think!

21 May 2017

Keep Track of Your Progress

It’s pretty easy to get discouraged when you’re working on a single project for so long. After the fourth mix session with seemingly no progress, it seems just as easy to quit as it does to finish it out. Sometimes that feeling wins and we don’t finish a project, which is a shame. So how can you stay motivated? By keeping track of your progress. The best way to do this is to simply save a new session each time […]

21 May 2017

The Power of the Demo

Demos can seem like a waste of time and energy – especially if you’re going to be the one doing the master recording. Why should you spend time recording scratch parts if you’re just going to re-record them a little later? Believe it or not, there are actually several good reasons you should make a demo before you make the master recording. In fact, if you make a demo, you’re much more likely to succeed in the long run – […]

21 May 2017

Make It Stop!!!

Make It Stop!!! If you’ve never screamed those words during a late night recording session in reference to buzz, hum, crackling, or lack musical ability, you are a lucky person. I am not lucky by these standards, however. Buzz, hum, and extra noises can be extremely irritating when recording especially when they ruin a perfect take. So what should you do if you’re experiencing these problems? The same questions was asked of SoundOnSound Magazine, and they had a pretty great […]

21 May 2017

What are my DAW options?

There’s a lot of options when it comes to choosing a DAW to work with. Let’s face it – they’re all very similar. Unless you’re using something like Maschine or Live, the layout and operation is very similar from DAW to DAW. So why are some people dedicated to Pro Tools and others to Logic? Some people love Cubase, and others run PreSonus StudioOne? The answer is simple – it all comes down to personal preference, workflow, and feel. In […]

20 May 2017

But which DAW is best for me?

That’s a good question – and one you should definitely figure out! A lot of companies allow you to get a free trial of their product, which you should definitely take advantage of. Although we’re traditionally Pro Tools guys, we know that there are a lot of great DAW’s on the market these days. Check out this video to see a run down of some of the popular ones by Kosmic Sound! Then find a product that you can pick […]

20 May 2017

Begin To Master Ableton Live: Phattening the Hook with Serum & Freezing Clips in Session View

Learn to build killer hook sounds with Serum, and free up your overworked CPU by freezing clips in Session view. The fun continues as we continue to master Ableton Live with mad scientist and producer Falcone!

20 May 2017

In-the-box Analog Sound with Slate and SSL

We’ve got some killer new products coming up with one of our in-house engineers, Chris Sy. In this video, he shows us how to get the rich, warm, analog sound completely inside Pro Tools by using Slate Virtual Tape Machines, State Virtual Console Collection, and Waves SSL Bundle! Not only that, it features a recent acapella project we had in Studio A, the beautiful (and beautifully sang) Beyond All Reason group from St. Louis.

19 May 2017

Creating Versatile Mixes – The Advantages to Multiple Monitors

How many times have you mixed your track to perfection in your studio. Then, once you take it out into your car (expecting to love your work), you immediately hear that the vocal is just way to soft – or that you can’t even hear the bass guitar because the kick drum is overpowering. Don’t worry – we’ve all been there. But once you’ve been there, you probably don’t want to go back. So here’s how you can create versatile […]

19 May 2017

Begin to Master Ableton Live: MIDI Recording and Groove Quantization

If you’re a producer, you need a deep understanding of groove. Fortunately, Ableton Live enables you to capture your ideas anytime by recording MIDI with your laptops Qwerty Keyboard! And just in case your groove gets thrown off by the click-clack of your computer keys, Falcone shows us how to use our Ears and Groove Quantization to bring it all back.