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17 Nov 2017
level up Friday

Level UP Friday (Sidechain Compression)

Here’s another edition of “Level UP Friday”, a curated power-list featuring the best music production tools, techniques, and strategies to help you create a successful career in music. This week we’re focusing on Mixing and specifically on the use of sidechain compression to help your tracks cut through the mix.  LEVEL 1: Listen — I Remember by Deadmau5 & Kaskade LEVEL 2: Learn —VIDEO 1: Deadmau5 PROTIP – sidechaining  https://youtu.be/VtzeNQsye7A In this short video, Deadmau5 talks about using sidechain compression in his […]

15 Nov 2017

Layering sounds to add interest and impact

  Layering sounds is one way to add interest and impact in your track. Layering sounds (also known as doubling in Orchestration world) is all about dynamics, tone, and making your sound more interesting and complex. Layering with another instrument doesn’t add anything new melodically. It instead expands upon the existing sonic element. If you double a melody, you’ll still be able to hear the same melody after its doubled up or down an octave. If you layer an instrument, […]

14 Nov 2017
what are you doing

What are you doing?

  Take action, create music you’re proud of, and share it with everyone. What are you doing – -right now? -this evening? -to get ahead? -to create more? -to finish a track? -in your spare time? -to be a better musician? -to perform at a higher level? -to understand the music business? -to maximize and proactively use the time you have? -to network with producers, artists, business professionals? -to make the most of each hour in front of your computer/phone? […]

13 Nov 2017

Making mobile music with Auxy -The mobile studio.

  Auxy’s mission is to put a studio in everyone’s pocket and push music forward as an artform. Making mobile music has never been easier or more fun! I make excuses and don’t make music. I say things like this too often. “I’d make music if only I had more time.” “There’s too much to set up before I can actually get started.” If you’re like me, these are all too common and lead us towards putting off the work […]

10 Nov 2017
level up Friday

Level UP Friday

Welcome to “Level UP Friday”, a curated power-list featuring the best music production tools, techniques, and strategies to help you create a successful career in music. This week we’re focusing on Synthesizers and specifically 80’s synth sounds as recently appearing in the Netflix series “Stranger Things” (Season 2 now on Netflix) LEVEL 1: Listen — Stranger Things “Title Sequence” & Stranger Things “Kids Two” by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein. LEVEL 2: Learn — VIDEO: The Synth Sounds of Stranger Things (watch […]

08 Nov 2017
distrokid sell your music online

Sell your music online

  Where should you sell your music online once you’re ready to release it to the world? Are you overwhelmed by the myriad of services out there to sell your music? Maybe you’ve made so many choices up until this point that you’re feeling decision fatigue. You might not know how to get your tracks on Spotify, Amazon, or iTunes. Problem solved! We’ve compiled a short list of the top 3 best sites to help you sell your music online. […]

07 Nov 2017
ultimate snare riser

Learn to create the Ultimate Snare Riser

We’re excited to announce the launch of our course – Ultimate Snare Riser! This 9 Part Series will teach you everything you need to know, and quip you to create the ultimate snare riser for your EDM Productions in Ableton Live! (Click on the image above to check out the course!) Are you finding yourself stuck in your productions?  Maybe you feel like your track doesn’t have the energy build like so many of the EDM songs you love? Are you […]

06 Nov 2017
Ableton live 10

Introducing Ableton Live 10

Ableton Live 10 is coming early 2018, and this update won’t disappoint. It’s packed with many new features and we’d like to highlight a few below. Wavetable: We finally have a wavetable synthesizer (like Massive & Serum) bundled with Ableton! This synth will allow you to shape, stretch, and morph sounds giving you unlimited creative potential. Echo: A modulation delay featuring reverb, distortion, stereo width control, gate, and a ducking compressor. The modulation abilities are endless and make this delay […]

03 Nov 2017
level up Friday

Level UP Friday

Welcome to “Level UP Friday”, a curated power-list featuring the best music production tools, techniques, and strategies to help you create a successful career in music. LEVEL 1: Listen — Rockstar by Post Malone. (Currently #1 on the charts) (*contains NSFW language) LEVEL 2: Learn — The Making Of Post Malone’s “rockstar” With Tank God | Deconstructed (*contains NSFW language) Check out this section (1:21-2:37) where Tank deconstructs THE BEAT.  He starts with the 808 BASS line, then sets the click at a […]

14 Aug 2017

Begin To Master Ableton Live #6: MIDI Groove Templates, Overdubbing and Quantizing

In this video we continue working on building our first track in Ableton Live. We learn how to quickly record and overdub midi drum parts, use Groove Pool in the Hot Swap mode, and apply swing and realism to your drum parts.