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Creating a lush big pads from scratch [VIDEO]

I walk you through the steps to create big lush pads to add some great soundscapes for your productions. This is a great way to create inspiring ideas.

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What are you really selling, Music or Culture?

I just came across this great interview with Dj Jazzy Jeff from Ableton lives Loop conference. He talks about a topic that I hold near and dear to my heart when understanding the current climate of the music industry.

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My Top 7 Stock Ableton Live plugins I Use In Every Project. [Video]

One of the most important thing you can do when it comes to producing your own music, is to become familiar with the tools you already have on hand.  Knowing how to use the powerful stock plugins that come loaded in your DAW can help you save on DSP and also keep the cost down…

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Simple way to create transition effects to help glue your arrangements

Adding transition effects to your arrangements can help build tension and release at just the right moments.  Most of great arrangements wether dance tracks or pop have a good use of tension and release.  I made a video walking you through a simple way to create your own transition effects using a stock noise generator…

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This is one of my favorite beat making plugins.

Often times I like using certain plugins to help my creative workflow when building out my drum patterns.  In this video, I walk you through my beat making process using one of my favorite beat making plugins.  

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How I get my 808 sub to sit right in the mix.

Here is how I go about using an 808 sub bass to find its right place in the mix.  I talk about how to shape the tone of an 808 to have the grit and aggressive bite i usually hear on urban records on radio. 

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Using a vocoder to add creative color to your vocals. [Video]

Here is a video I put together showing how I use a simple vocoder to create harmonies for my lead voals.  This is a great way to add color and a creative performance to your vocals.  This method could be used on anything really but in this video, I highlight how I apply it on…

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Using videos to inspire your music [Scoring for Video games in Ableton Live]

Hey, everyone!  I put together this video giving you a sneak peak of a project I am working on in which I am scoring music for a certain video game.  I talk about how sometimes I would use video to inspire my musical direction.  Check it out and let me know below in the comment…

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Why no plug-in will ever fix this issue!

I have had the great pleasure of working side-by-side with some amazing, and very talented individuals who have been working on their craft with more than forty plus years of experience. Some of my favorite moments were when they would share stories of working in the studio without all the fancy technology that we have…

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3 Ways to help you create a synth patch from scratch.

Just read an article on Google going to mass market its self driving car.  I can imagine how some day in the future people wont even need to know how to drive because their car will do it for them.  Sometimes when browsing for that right synth patch its good to just have a couple…

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