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
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).
The ability to simplify is an extremely valuable skill in todays seemingly complex world.
Let’s look at a few concrete ways of simplifying your workflow in order to help you do what you do better.[Read more…] about 5 Ways to Simplify Your Music Workflow
On September 30, Apple is coming out with yet another major operating system upgrade. [Read more…] about OS X 10.11 El Capitan Is Here – Should You Upgrade?
A couple of months back I decided I’m upgrading to a SSD drive to breathe some new life into my old Mac laptop.
Has it been worth the money? Read on.