If you were to ask 100 producers whether they use presets or create their own original sounds, you would probably find the results to be pretty evenly split. While some producers use presets as they are, or tweak them a little, others refuse to use any sound they didn’t create themselves. This is a fiercely debated topic. In this article, we’ll examine the merits of both sides, and then go over one way you can use presets to your advantage when it comes to learning and doing sound design.[Read more…] about Why You Should Be Using Presets to Learn Sound Design
In this blog post I’m showing you a bunch of saturation plugins that I absolutely love. I will also talk about the different ways I use saturation and how each of the plugins ties into that. I’ve also created short videos of each plugin and embedded them into this post. This way you can see and hear it all in action.[Read more…] about My Essential Saturation Plugins
I’ve been steadily improving my mix bus skills and setup in the past few years.
I wanted to share with you a little bit of my thought process as well as show you some of my favourite plugins.
Whether I’m working on one of my own tracks or doing mixing work for a client, these are the tools that are seeing action on my mix bus at the moment.[Read more…] about What’s On My Mix Bus
I’ve used many different DAWs in my 20 years of making electronic music.
These days I mainly use two different ones: Ableton Live and Pro Tools. It often confuses people to hear I am actually using both DAWs to work on the same piece of music.
I get asked about why and how I do that sometimes, so here’s a few words about the process (thanks to Matt for bringing it up last week).
It’s time again to update ourselves on the current state of free VST, AU and AAX plugins for Windows and Mac.
This is not an attempt to list all available free plugins. Rather, I’ve hand picked the best of the best free plugins for you.
All of the listed plugins work on both PC and Mac computers.
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In the Smart Productivity for Musicians course I have created (update 6th Jan 2018: course not available anymore) there is a full lesson about dissolving procrastination. Here are some further thoughts on the topic.
Before you can deal with procrastination, you must identify procrastination. And it’s not as simple as it may seem!