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01 Dec 2017
level up Friday

Level UP Friday (Idea to Song)

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 turning an idea into a song. LEVEL 1: Listen —  Eyes Wide Open by Gotye LEVEL 2: Learn — Finding Inspiration: In this video, Gotye talks about discovering the Musical Fence in Australia and finding inspiration there. He spent hours sampling these notes outside on the fence, and sampling […]

29 Nov 2017
use apple loops in your music

Can You Use Apple Loops In Your Music?

Is it legally OK to use Apple Loops in Logic or Garageband in your music? The easy answer is “yes, you can legally do it!” But that brings up another discussion – should you use them to create your music? It’s a similar question (though ultimately quite different) from sampling other people’s music. So, the question now is, Should you use Apple Loops in your music? There are two ways to answer this questions. Let’s start with “no.” No. If you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

03 Apr 2017

The Profession of a Sound Engineer

If you’ve ever engineered a studio session with … let’s say “questionable” talent … you may know exactly what this feels like: A bit extreme? Possibly. But touching up even a great performance seems to be part of the job description in many genres of music these days. It’s near impossible to go from horrible to great, but it’s very possible to go from great to amazing with some tools like Melodyne, which allow you to correct pitch in a […]

30 Mar 2017

Choosing the Perfect Studio Monitors

Every once in a while, we get asked “what are the best studio monitors for my music?” Or sometimes “how much should I spend on studio monitors?” While both are good questions to ask, there are actually a lot more things to consider when purchasing studio monitors. Luckily, our friends at Sweetwater have put together a great article outlining exactly what you should look for in your set of studio monitors. Probably the most important thing that people often forget […]