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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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How Much Time are You Wasting On Your Drums?

How much time are you spending tweaking your drums? When it comes to creating a great track drums are at the forefront of attention.  When I first got into making music,  I used to spend hours and hours on end trying to get my drums to sound just like the ones on some of my…

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3 Ways To Bring Old Ideas To Life: Dust the cobwebs from those Hard Drives

If you are in the creative process of making music, then you will sometimes find yourself storing and tucking away a vast amount of ruff ideas hoping one day you will return to them and rehash that hit record or song you were trying to create in the first place.  I have been in that…

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How Facebook’s New Video Service Could Help Build A Healthy Fanbase

Facebook’s recent announcement that it would be starting testing of live video sharing is good news for Indie Artist, and Music Producers, as it represents an opportunity to connect with fans in real-time on a platform that may be even easier for fans to access than Twitter’s Periscope. Where You Been? If you have been living under and MPC200XL for…

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Cracking The Adele Code: 3 Things to Learn From Her 3.8 Million Album Sales on her First Week

Adele’s 25 keeps breaking records and has now 1.1 million U.S. album sales in its second week of release, making it the only album in Nielsen SoundScan history (since 1991) to sell at least one million copies in two separate weeks.  The album’s sales comprised 41% of all U.S. album sales this week; 37.7% of all…

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Great Vocal Mixing Tips: Creating A Good Vocal Chain In Ableton Live

Having a great vocal chain in place is an essential element to having your vocals sit well in any mix.  The right combination of gear or plug-ins that allow you to get the sound just right.  I share a great way to create a great sounding Vocal Chain just using the stock Ableton Live plugins…

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