Multi-Platinum Presents Secrets of the Hits v3: In the Style of Paramore

Multi-Platinum Presents Secrets of the Hits v3- In the Style of Paramore

Have you ever wanted to pick apart the amazing productions of Paramore? Want to know the secrets to the incredible guitar tones, solos, and drums? Are you blown away by the thick rhythm guitars? Ever wonder how they glued the bass and guitars together so well? Do you want to pick apart the drum sounds…

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5 Reasons You Need to Record a “Scratch” Vocal

Getting Vocals That Pop

Whether you’re producing a song you wrote or working on somebody’s song, there are a few essential things you need. For example, you probably need a tempo. Things getting pretty messy when you decide not use set the tempo and use a click track of some kind. You’ll probably also need to check in on…

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FEEDBACK!

FEEDBACK!

No, we’re not talking about the kind you give us – although your thoughts and comments are always¬†appreciated and encouraged. But today, we’re talking about the nasty kind of feedback – the kind that makes you feel (and most likely look) like this picture. There are a lot of ways to create feedback in the…

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Neff-U Building a Beat

Neff-U Building a Beat

Ever wonder what it’s like watching a Grammy winning producer create a beat? Native Instruments let’s us see it here! Neff-U works through a multitude of NI products as he creates this amazing beat. Whenever I see a video like this, I always find it extremely inspiring. I hear a certain rhythm, part, or patch…

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Getting the Job Done – Tips to Actually Finish A Project

Getting the Job Done - Tips to Actually Finish A Project

Do you have trouble cleaning things up? Is your habitat a mess right now? Are you having trouble walking from one end of the room to the other without tripping three times? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might consider applying here. Just kidding (hopefully), but everyone knows that it’s no…

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Electronic Music Production – Tricks

Electronic Music Production - Tricks

You guys have asked for it, we’ve finally done it. Featuring AVID’s own Greg “DJ Stryke” Chin walking you through Multiple sessions and remixes, Electronic Music Production is your window into the world of this hit DJ/Producer. We’ve got 7 days of previews coming up for you, starting with this intro into Strykes creative process.…

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your CPU

How To Get The Most Out Of Your CPU

Whether you’ve got a 2.0 GHz dual core processor or a 3.5 GHz quad core i7, chances are you wish you had a little more power behind your home studio computer. But believe it or not, most people don’t optimize their system to get the absolute most out of their computer. There’s a few tips…

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Project Studio Mastering

Project Studio Mastering

Why don’t your tracks match the volume of professional CD’s? What if you could have a Grammy winning musician (and prolific studio author) show you the secrets of getting competitive master mixes? Mitch Gallagher is here to show you how to make the most of your project studio, and how to master with the secret…

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Pro Tools Automation Modes.

Pro Tools Automation Modes.

Learn about each of the automation modes found in Pro Tools 11 in this quick video!

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Avoiding a “Safe” vocal performance

Avoiding a %22Safe%22 vocal performance

Here’s another quick clip from Bil’s “Master Production series on how to avoid a “safe” vocal performance by adjusting the headphone mix. Capturing a great vocal takes more than a great mic… It takes a great producer who pays painstaking attention to the subtle details of inflection, diction, and conveying emotion. Clients like Alison Krauss,…

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