Compression (and dynamics in general) is one of the hardest things to grasp in mixing and music production. If you’re having problems learning and understanding it, don’t freak out. It’s perfectly normal.[Read more…] about 9 Tips for Working With Compression
I am a big fan of Dave Pensado and his Pensado’s Place show. I just love this guy. If you don’t know him already, he’s a Grammy Award winning mixing engineer who’s mixed Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey, Elton John, Michael Jackson, Pink, Mary J. Blige… Well, you get the picture.
I especially like the “Into the Lair” section of his shows where he explains various aspects of his work in detail. All of his videos are great so I really recommend you to watch all of it. But it’s a lot to go through, so I wanted to put together a collection of “Into the Lair” clips from Pensados Place that have been especially interesting and helpful to me. Below each video, I’ve also included some bonus notes from myself. [Read more…] about Pensado’s Place – “Into the Lair” – Essential Lessons
I love Ableton Live. I’ve been using it for about 9 months now and I just keep running into new things. It’s a playground for music producers. I admire the design – it feels like Live is designed from ground up to foster creativity in electronic music production. I love watching how other people are using it.
Youtube is full of tutorials, but it’s not always easy to run into something really interesting or inspiring and well presented. I’ve been bookmarking some good ones since I started learning the software. So here are a few of the best Ableton Live tutorial videos I’ve come across. Have a look – you just might run into a game changer. I know I have. [Read more…] about 9 Inspiring Ableton Live Tutorial Videos
This is a guest post by Zac Citron of www.zenchamusic.com. Zac has a new eBook out about arranging electronic music. I’ve read it and it’s very good. Check it out.
In my recently released eBook, “Electronic Music Arrangement: How to Arrange Electronic Music,” I discuss a concept that I’ve labeled the “Trinity” of music arrangement — Energy, Tension, and Emotion. [Read more…] about How to Increase and Decrease Energy in your Tracks
This is a guest post by Peter from King’s Audio.
Whether you’re a budding musician or you just love recording and playing with sound, recording can be an expensive hobby. Of course, when you start out in anything, your main concern is money, so it’s nice when you can get started without paying over the odds. [Read more…] about DIY Soundproofing: How to Soundproof Your Home Studio on a Budget
I get this question a lot.
What can I do to make my music sound louder?
Well, there’s lots – in fact most things you do when making music affect loudness somehow. [Read more…] about 7 Tips on Making Your Music Loud