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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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The two things I learned from working with Sia

Being able to work with A-list artists has been a tremendous blessing.  Each artist brings a whole new learning experience for me because each one shares a whole new perspective on sharing their message with the world.     I invited a producer friend of mine, Kevin Rudolf, to my studio and we went through…

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Help! I am addicted to notifications. How to stay focused in a world of distractions.

For the past couple of weeks, I have caught myself becoming more and more distracted with pop-up notifications.  I know it’s bad when I am in the in the middle of tracking vocals, and I stop midway just to see who replied to a tweet.  Being able to broadcast to the world what you are up…

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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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Music Producers, how often are you practicing?

Music Producers, how often are you practicing? Practice is not just for those who play an instrument. It’s for those who want to have exceptional artistry. Like the artists you admire. The one’s you jam to. Practice your craft every day, develop the discipline to strengthen your skill set, your instrument and your songwriting. Don’t…

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Here is a great way to send over a project or Mix you just worked on, and get paid for it!

  Here is a clever way to collaborate and work on projects with others from all over the globe, and get paid for it before just handing them over the files.  This is a great way for creatives to no longer wait for the person on the other side to hold their end of the…

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2 Easy Steps to Get over Your Writers Block and Finish those Tracks.

You probably have heard the saying  “nothing is certain, except for death and taxes”. Well you can most definitely add writers block into that quote as well.  The creative process of making music does come with its many ups and occasional downs. The first thing I want to point out is that writers block is perfectly normal and…

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