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Category : In the Studio

24 Mar 2017

Building In Dynamics for Your Productions

In today’s world of high-energy productions and a seemingly decreasing dynamic range, it can be tough to build contrast into your productions. And in case you’re not aware, contrast is what makes music exciting. If there was no contrast in music, you’d listen to a single pitch at the same velocity, rhythm, and pitch. Can you imagine how boring that would be? We do a pretty good job of using contrast in rhythm and pitch, but a pretty bad job […]

21 Mar 2017

Better Programmed Drums with this Tip

Unless you’ve got a great kit, a great room, and a great drummer, it’s tough to get great live drums. Oh, and don’t forget the great mics/pres and years of great experience. The list goes on… This shouldn’t be too shocking. Even if you don’t have all of these things, you can still get some good drum sounds by programming. Today’s sample libraries are absolutely incredible. And with a few special techniques, your programmed drums can come to life. Today, […]

13 Mar 2017

Creating Your Very Own Click Track

Last week, we talked about the importance of the click track. But what is equally as important as having a click? Having the right click. That’s right – there is certainly a way to have the wrong click. Having the wrong sound, coming in on the wrong subdivisions, or even just being unclear as to what the downbeat is, are all symptoms of a bad click. But there’s hope: you can make your own! It’s actually a lot easier than […]