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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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Using a vocoder to add creative color to your vocals. [Video]

Here is a video I put together showing how I use a simple vocoder to create harmonies for my lead voals.  This is a great way to add color and a creative performance to your vocals.  This method could be used on anything really but in this video, I highlight how I apply it on…

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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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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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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 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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