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Simple Step To Great Drum Layering in Ableton Live

When I first began to produce my own music getting my drums to sound decent was quite the task.  I would program a beat then begin jumping up and down with joy until I turned on the radio and hear one of Timbaland’s beats, I felt like starting from square one.  Of course I kept…

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How Much Do You Charge For Your Time?

When I started out making beats on my drum machine in between classes in high school, I never thought about the possibility of making money from the music I was creating.  I was more focused on just making my music sound good, let alone calculate how much to charge for my creative time and content.…

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Your 5 Step Plan For Creative Freedom With Your Music.

Most Artists, Djs, and Producers who come to work with me land in 1 of 3 categories. Group 1 feels a bit overwhelmed with the music production process, and struggles with dealing with the technical issues of creating the music they are so passionate about making.  They find themselves frustrated of the amount of time it…

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Music Producer Boot Camp Q&A Session

Here is a Q&A Session from one of my previous Music Producer BootCamps from this past year.  A couple of times a year I invite eight people who are serious about achieving success with their music to my I am super excited to start the new year pouring into the lives of Artist, Djs, and…

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How To Cut Your Mixing Time In Half! Ableton Live Tips n Tricks pt1

here is a great way to control the volume in your session using automation to set the balance of your mix in the right place.   Download Your FREE Ableton Live Template Set with Loops, Instruments, & Effects here: DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE LIVE SET HERE

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My Top Picks This Week For Synth Plug-ins.

No coaching session has ever been complete without the following question being asked, “What synth plugins do you use in your productions?”  So I thought it would be a good idea to do a monthly post about the current synth plug-ins I am currently feeling, and rocking in my productions.   Rapture Pro by Cakewalk. I…

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Songwriting Strategies: 3 Ways To Boost Your Workflow.

So your gear is on, you got your snacks ready and your jamming to some tunes online, when all of the sudden your inspired with a great idea.  You hurry and open up whatever program you use to work on and you begin looking for the right sounds.  In a hurry you just browse and…

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3 Most Important Things To Remember When Working With Other Writers & Producers

Three essentials to Know about when working with other Producers or Song writers. Looking back over sixteen years to my first production efforts, I realized how personal my creative process was, and I wasn’t sure if I would feel comfortable letting someone else work along side with me.    But, in time after networking with…

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The 1 Thing I Wish I Did, Before Starting To Produce My Music.

I can not tell how many times I wished for a flux capacitor to turn my car into a time machine, and go back to when I started making music and give my young self some advice about what is up ahead.  How many of us long to turn back to a moment in time just…

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Mixing Tip: BIGGEST Mistake Made When Mixing In Headphones

Check out the video to see what is the number one mistake most people make when mixing in headphones   Download Your FREE Ableton Live Template Set with Loops, Instruments, & Effects here: DOWNLOAD YOUR FREE LIVE SET HERE

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