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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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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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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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5 Tools For A Music Producer On A Budget – Download

Save money and still produce high quality, professional level music… These tools continue to serve me well as I’ve worked with professional artists like Sia, Kygo, Skylar Grey, and others.

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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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5 great apps that can help keep you focused, and get your projects done!

I love technology (signing in my chip from Napoleon dynamite voice of course).   Apps can either be a great asset to helping us stay productive and reach our goals, or it can distract us from doing so.  I can stay focused on finish tracks, and prepping songs to be placed on projects but if Snapchat,…

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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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How Much Do You Charge For Your Time?

When I started out making beats on my drum machine in between classes in high school, I never thought about the possibility of making money from the music I was creating.  I was more focused on just making my music sound good, let alone calculate how much to charge for my creative time and content.…

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