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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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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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How Successful Artist Break Through Their Walls Of Frustration

Most artists I talk to never really start to pursue a career in music because it was the “safe & easiest” path to take, they started because of a passion they had for music.  I have to admit this was the same story for me as well. I loved music and always knew one day…

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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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Turn your 4 bar loop into a Finished Song. PT 2 [VIDEO]

This is the second part to the current video series I am working on.  In this series I walk you through my production process of a song titled “give it away” for an artist I am currently developing Gigi Rowe.

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