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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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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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How this one thing can create your perfect workflow.

I once had someone ask me what was the most important thing to do when mixing music.  I replied with one word, “Balance”.  Finding balance in your mix is the foundation to having everything sit in its right place.  This will produce a great sounding final product.   Later on, I reflected some more about…

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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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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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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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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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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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My Drum Programming Techniques in Ableton Live [Video]

I walk you through some practical ways to add creative life to your drum programming when using Ableton live.  I use the gate plugin to trigger loops and have them open and close in specific times to add a good vibe to my drums. Download Your FREE Ableton Live Template Set with Loops, Instruments, &…

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