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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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6 Things to keep in mind when pitching for Film and TV.

1. It’s all clear There is nothing worse than actually getting the attention of a music supervisor and they finding out that you don’t you have the right to license both the song and the recording. Keep in mind, Music supervisors do not want to go through the crazy amounts of red tape to get…

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When to use a “Warm” Reverb in your Mix.

Reverb can make or break a mix sometimes.  Especially when it comes to creating depth and space with your vocals.  In this video I walk you through how I using a warm reverb to add dimension in my mix.

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Getting an 80’s style vocal with this Free Vocal Doubler

One of my favorite types of vocal effects can be found on many of the popular records of the 80’s. It is a thick vocal doubler effect that can be heard on records like “Let’s hear for the boy” by Denice Williams. I wanted to recreate that effect by using stock plugins on a project…

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A myth most artist believe about achieving success with their music career

I am so excited to introduce my new “Breakthrough Artist Podcast”.  I will be using this as an outlet to share content from my years of working with major recording artist both the ups and the downs.  I have been getting a lot of requests to create a podcast platform to make it easier to…

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Simple way to bring life back into your projects

Sometimes listening to that same old eight bar loop for hours and hours on end can either drive you to insanity or want to throw your workstation into the nearest dumpster.  I want to share with you a simple way to treat your current or old projects and triggers for new and exciting ideas.  check…

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4 ways to get over feeling like your music is not good enough.

Some things just go well together.  Peanut butter and jelly, a bagel and cream cheese, Daft Punk and Vocoders.  Other things go together, but not so great.  Like working on a track and then feeling that it just isn’t good enough.  This is how I felt when I began my career as a music producer.…

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How to not leave a lasting impression with your music

I just saw this video created by Every frame a painting Youtuber how breaks down how the marvel symphonic universe plays it safe when it comes to creating the scores for some of the biggest grossing movies of all time.   I thought this was a very interesting perspective on how playing it safe with your music…

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