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Category : In the Studio

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

09 Aug 2017

7 Minutes to Building Better Beats #3: Using Arpeggiators and Serum to Create Movement

In this video you’ll spend 7 Minutes learning Falcones method of finding leads and rhythms using Serum and Arpeggiators to build movement into your track. You’ll also get to see him fail at Saving his session. Don’t be that guy. Join us every day for new tips and tricks to make better beats in Ableton Live!

08 Aug 2017

7 Minutes to Building Better Beats #2: Creating Drive and Energy

Spend 7 Minutes learning to make better beats in Ableton Live. Learn when to add elements that create drive and energy, as well as how to choose and use your favorite sounds that will inspire you every time. Subscribe to this channel or connect with us online. Website: http://www.multi-platinum.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/multiplatinumpt Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/multiplatinumpt

07 Aug 2017

7 Minutes to Building Better Beats: Ep1 – Finding Inspiration in Ableton Live

Episode 1 – In this video you’ll learn how to gain inspiration from loops, without having a track that sounds repetitive. Extract Harmonies from audio tracks, turn them into new chords and basslines, and learn the *hows* AND *whys* as you learn the process of building Better Beats from the one and only Falcone!

26 Jul 2017

9 Steps to Producing the Ultimate Snare Riser pt2: Groove Templates in Ableton Live

Stock Snare Rises make your tracks sound like everyone elses. In this video we’ll learn how hit producer Falcone quantizes his snares with Ableton Live Groove Templates.  

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.