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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 […]

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 […]

19 Apr 2017

Diversifying – An audio guys video list

Hey all, Even though we focus on a lot of audio here at Multi-Platinum, I’ve found so many audio guys get more work if they have a working knowledge of shooting and editing video. Once upon a time, video was a *much* more expensive pursuit, with only cursory connections to the audio field. But now, with DSLR’s enabling amazing quality video, and software like Avid, Premier and Final Cut offering VERY familiar DAW style editing for video, it’s never been […]

19 Apr 2017

Tony Maserati on Pensado’s Place

We mentioned yesterday about learning from the greats. Well, get ready to add another (long) video to your watch list! This is a Pensado’s Place episode featuring none other than legendary engineer Tony Maserati. This video is not only very informative, but it’s also very inspiring and gives a lot of ideas for mixing masterpieces! My favorite part of this video is about 7 minutes in, where the topic of using the sidechain of plug-ins comes up. This is extremely […]

19 Apr 2017

Better Productions Beyond the Honeymoon Phase

So you might have gotten some pretty cool toys to play with. Maybe some new samples, a new guitar, or a new microphone. For the next few days, you might be making some amazing music. Everything sounds fresh and new. Whatever you record turns to gold. But a week later, maybe a month later, maybe even a year later – if you’re lucky – things start to sound old again. You fall into a rut and start making mediocre music […]

19 Apr 2017

The Platinum Rule of Recording

The golden rule is great, but when it comes to your studio, you need to follow the platinum rule as well. But what is the platinum rule? Good question. The platinum rule helps you make decisions and make them fast. A lot of time can be wasted in your sessions simply by not following this simple rule. And since your time is precious, you definitely need to make the most of it and use this rule constantly. The platinum rule […]

18 Apr 2017

What is Your Style?

This is a question that young mixers and producers don’t ask themselves enough. Sometimes for good reason, but sometimes just out of ignorance. There is a great time to ask the question “what is my style” and there is a not-so-great time as well. Make sure you’re asking the right question at the right time. Here’s how to do it: [wc_box color=”primary” text_align=”left”] [wc_heading type=”h1″ title=”The Right Time.” text_align=”left”] [/wc_box] The right time to ask this question is when you’re […]

18 Apr 2017

The Real Problem With Digital Recording: Why Analog is *Better*

We all know that analog “sounds” better. That means different things to different people. We’re not here to argue about whether or not digital “sounds” good or bad – we’re here to talk about what the real problem with digital recording actually is. And it doesn’t have anything to do with how it sounds. The real problem with digital recording is the mindset that it fosters. You see, digital recording allows us to say “ah, that’s ok if you didn’t […]

18 Apr 2017

Virtual Consoles: Fan or Pan?

Many of the Multi-Platinum.com producers started their careers in the waning days of analog, or the birth of the digital revolution. A couple weeks ago, we were honored to have Graham Cochrane with therecordingrevolution.com hanging out in the studio, where a long discussion/debate of the virtues of console emulators came around. The consensus was that Steven Slate has once again found some pretty great programmers to create his VCC collection, and it’s being used on most things coming out of […]