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What is this compressor actually doing to my drums?

I had a chance to head over to Colorado team up with Faderpro to shoot a complete walk through of how I created my song “Champion Sound” Here is a video which highlights a chapter from the course talking about How I used compression on my drums using the built in compressor from Ableton Live.…

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How Successful Artist Break Through Their Walls Of Frustration

Most artists I talk to never really start to pursue a career in music because it was the “safe & easiest” path to take, they started because of a passion they had for music.  I have to admit this was the same story for me as well. I loved music and always knew one day…

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Are You Doing These 3 Things When Remixing Your Projects?

Remixing has completely taken a life of its own now a days… but it is truly an essentials part for any artist to begin building a fanbase and making a name for themselves whether your a DJ, bedroom producer or singer song-writer. So I wanted to walk you through the 3 essentials to must be doing…

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The Broken Music Business Model & The Digital revolution

A lot has changed in the music industry over the past eight years or so.  It used to be the only ones who knew and felt the shift in the industry were those already in it, but it has even trickled down to the consumer of music.  I have been working closely with the tech…

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The Pitfalls of Praise: How good accountability can save your music career.

It’s not easy being an artist and seeking to make a living from music these days.  You will sometimes feel like a doormat stepped on by so many people in the industry, sometimes even by those closest to you.  At the same time, You also run the risk of being praised, celebrated, richly rewarded, and…

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Comping Vocals in Ableton Live. How to get that perfect take!

My inbox has been filled with requests for a walkthrough of how I go about comping vocals in Ableton Live.  So I decided to go ahead and put a simple video together showing exactly how I do my vocal comping when working with artist or for any of my own personal projects.      …

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Help! I am addicted to notifications. How to stay focused in a world of distractions.

For the past couple of weeks, I have caught myself becoming more and more distracted with pop-up notifications.  I know it’s bad when I am in the in the middle of tracking vocals, and I stop midway just to see who replied to a tweet.  Being able to broadcast to the world what you are up…

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Turn Your 4 Bar Loop into a Finished Song PT 3 [VIDEO]

Here is the third part of the “turn your 4 bar loop into a finished song” series.  In this part we spend some time looking at how I treat the vocals and create some of the vocal effects you hear in the featured song. DOWNLOAD THE VOCAL CHAIN I MENTIONED IN THIS VIDEO HERE

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Song featured on Kygo’s new album cloud nine

Hey there everyone just giving you the heads up Kygo just dropped his latest album “Cloud Nine” which features a song written and co produced by myself and Sia.  We were able to have the talent Foxes featured as the vocalist you can download it on itunes or play it below via spotify.  Enjoy!

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How to master your tracks without using anything on your master bus.

I think one of the most frequently asked question I get is…”How do you master your songs?”  It’s an important question and I don’t mean to brush it off lightly, but without going into which EQ to use and where to place your master bus compressor let me just answer that question with one word……

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