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Category : Studio & Reviews

04 Dec 2017
Wavetable in Ableton Live 10

Wavetable – a powerful synth coming in Ableton Live 10

Wavetable – a powerful synth coming in Live 10 Ableton Live 10 is coming soon, and one of the features I’m most excited about is their new synthesizer Wavetable. This incredible synth (similar to Serum but built into Ableton) has promising vast sonic potential and an intuitive and tweakable interface. “Wavetable is capable of angelic pads, analog-style squelch, eerie sci-fi effects, and all sorts of evolving sounds, and at its heart is a new approach to wavetable synthesis.” – Ableton.com […]

30 Nov 2017
Ableton Live and push for music programming

The Ultimate Music Programming Combo – Ableton Live & Push

  Ableton Live & Push for music programming: I discovered Ableton Live after having been a long time Pro Tools user. The interface seemed more intuitive and encouraged “in-the-moment” creation in a way no other DAW had achieved yet. Flexibility, simplicity, and workflow: I worked in the studio for a producer at a second computer running pro tools during live tracking sessions. I’d compose parts and sounds on our 2nd music programming station while the session musicians tracked right next […]

27 Nov 2017
Ultimate EDM Mastering Chain-Thinkific Course CARD-500x280

The Ultimate EDM Mastering Chain

The Ultimate EDM Mastering Chain If you’re producing electronic music in any of its different styles, you need to check out our course “The Ultimate EDM Mastering Chain”. This course is for you no matter if you’re using any of the main DAWs out there like Ableton, Bitwig, Logic, or Pro Tools. It’s for anyone wanting to take their electronic music production to the next level.  Get started now! – The Ultimate EDM Mastering Chain What you’ll learn: In these […]

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, […]

21 May 2017

Keep Track of Your Progress

It’s pretty easy to get discouraged when you’re working on a single project for so long. After the fourth mix session with seemingly no progress, it seems just as easy to quit as it does to finish it out. Sometimes that feeling wins and we don’t finish a project, which is a shame. So how can you stay motivated? By keeping track of your progress. The best way to do this is to simply save a new session each time […]

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 – […]

21 May 2017

Make It Stop!!!

Make It Stop!!! If you’ve never screamed those words during a late night recording session in reference to buzz, hum, crackling, or lack musical ability, you are a lucky person. I am not lucky by these standards, however. Buzz, hum, and extra noises can be extremely irritating when recording especially when they ruin a perfect take. So what should you do if you’re experiencing these problems? The same questions was asked of SoundOnSound Magazine, and they had a pretty great […]

21 May 2017

What are my DAW options?

There’s a lot of options when it comes to choosing a DAW to work with. Let’s face it – they’re all very similar. Unless you’re using something like Maschine or Live, the layout and operation is very similar from DAW to DAW. So why are some people dedicated to Pro Tools and others to Logic? Some people love Cubase, and others run PreSonus StudioOne? The answer is simple – it all comes down to personal preference, workflow, and feel. In […]

20 May 2017

But which DAW is best for me?

That’s a good question – and one you should definitely figure out! A lot of companies allow you to get a free trial of their product, which you should definitely take advantage of. Although we’re traditionally Pro Tools guys, we know that there are a lot of great DAW’s on the market these days. Check out this video to see a run down of some of the popular ones by Kosmic Sound! Then find a product that you can pick […]

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 […]