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How warping audio in Ableton Live can get you out of writers block!

One of the main strengths of Ableton live is the warping feature. You can warp any audio you record or important into your sessions and change that audio into a completely new sound. I want to share with you three rules i have in place that allows me to warp audio and create new inspiring…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turn your 4 bar loop into a Finished Song. pt 1 [VIDEO]

I just recently produced a song titled “give it away” for an artist I am currently developing Gigi Rowe.  I wanted to invite you into my production process on how I put the song together.  I created a four part video series explain the creative process as well as how I go about developing an…

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