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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.

19 May 2017

Begin to Master Ableton Live: Start Creating a Killer Track

If you’re a singer, songwriter, producer or DJ, you owe it to yourself to learn Ableton Live. In this new series we’re sitting down with master producer Falcone, and helping you begin to master the possibilities in this software. Learn his personal techniques for creating and shaping killer electronic tracks, then follow along as you create your own music. Begin to Master @Ableton Live! Produce a killer EDM track with hit producer @falconeofficial and @MultiPlatinumPT

14 May 2017

What You Need To Learn From Film To Help Your Songwriting and Productions

With all the buzz from the Oscars, we’ve all been thinking and hearing about movies lately. And the truth is that movies – at their core – aren’t that different from songs. Great movies and great songs have a lot in common. If you ask yourself this simple question of comparison – you’ll know whether or not the song your working on is destined for greatness. You can even learn what to do to add that professional feel to your songs. The […]

13 May 2017

Using Templates In Your DAW To Improve Your Workflow

It’s no secret – templates make everything easier. Think about it – everything from coloring books to website templates – would be so much harder if we didn’t have a nice place to start. And working in your DAW is no exception. If you’ve never used the templates function in your DAW, you’re really missing out. And we’re not necessarily talking about the preset templates that come with your DAW – although they can be very helpful to get you […]

12 May 2017

Getting A Better Feel From Your Kick

The four-on-the-floor kick drum is one of the staples in dance/pop music. But getting it to sit perfectly in your production can be a little trickier than just hitting “quantize” on the MIDI track. There are two ways to greatly adjust the entire feel of your track – just by moving the kick drum part around a little. Let’s take a look at the two most common moves to make: Pushing it forward. This is just what it sounds like. […]

11 May 2017

Turning Your Old Acoustic Guitar Into Something Special

If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, chances are that you have a few old beaters laying around that don’t get used much. This is a shame. All instruments should be used – even if you’ve upgraded! 🙂 Here’s a way to turn your old smelly acoustic guitar into a fresh new sound that you can use in your productions. Simply turn it into a Nashville Hi-Strung Guitar! Nashville Hi-Strung Guitar?! What’s that? It may sound a little odd, […]

11 May 2017

Soft Synths – Who’s Got The Best Deal?

It’s a long-running debate – which DAW comes with the best soft synths? Some argue that Logic by far has the best soft synths – but is quantity always better? While Logic has some amazing sounding instruments, they’re not the only ones that do it. Reason 7 actually has some absolutely incredible sounding software synths – check out this video to see one of them in action: So the question is this – who’s got the best one out there? […]

10 May 2017

Posture – Can It Improve Your Mixing?

Have you ever wondered what your posture can do for your mixing? I have. I was so intrigued by the thought that I spent some time looking into how your posture and body language can affect your mind and how others perceive you. This is the most interesting article I found. “Postures aren’t just an expression of how we feel. They can also inform the brain by changing our physiology. If you hold an open and expansive pose for a […]