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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
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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. […]

21 May 2017

The Power of the Demo

Demos can seem like a waste of time and energy – especially if you’re going to be the one doing the master recording. Why should you spend time recording scratch parts if you’re just going to re-record them a little later? Believe it or not, there are actually several good reasons you should make a demo before you make the master recording. In fact, if you make a demo, you’re much more likely to succeed in the long run – […]

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 […]

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, […]