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  • Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts during the Coronavirus Isolation!

      During this trying time when the world is literally on lockdown, we know it’s easy to slip into unhealthy or nonproductive ways! So, with this podcast, we want to invite music producers to take a look at the Top 5 Dos and Donts during the Coronavirus Isolation and Lockdown!  

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  • Waves Releases MultiMod Rack – Distortion Dreams Come True!

    Waves Releases MultiMod Rack Today we will be talking about a brand new plugin from Waves Audio! Well, not entirely brand new because it is actually a rack that involves loads of their amazing plugins. The name of the game, you ask? Distortion. Some of you may have read the previous article about their distortion […]

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  • Top 4 Tips For Writing Hit Vocal Melodies

    With these four tips, we are going to consider some powerful concepts to keep in mind when writing a vocal melody. As producers and songwriters we often heavily rely on intuition, instinct, and raw emotion when writing. This is great and are definitely the foundations of a good song. However sometimes these raw ideas won’t […]

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  • Using Reverb Creatively

    TOP 5 TIPS FOR USING REVERB CREATIVELY IN YOUR MIX AND PRODUCTIONS Too much Reverb can make a sound feel washed out or too far back in the mix; too little can make an instrument or vocal far too dry without special sauce. It’s about finding balance to bring a mix and song to life. […]

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  • Grammy winning producer DJ Swivel releases new vocal mixing plugin The Sauce

    Grammy winning producer DJ Swivel – best known for his work with artists such as The Chainsmokers, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Cold Play, Kanye West) has released his own vocal mixing plugin The Sauce.  The Sauce is designed to help producers get a professional, mix ready vocal sound with one plugin.  Vocals can be one of the […]

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  • Sequential announces the PRO 3 synthesizer at NAMM 2020

    A Three-Generation Legacy The Sequential Pro 1 and Pro 2 mono synths achieved nearly legendary status in their time. So it was only natural that we build on their strengths with an even more worthy successor. Enter the Pro 3, Sequential’s 2-VCO + wavetable mono/paraphonic synth — a new benchmark for raw sonic power and […]

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  • Compression – All You Need To Know

    Compressors – All you need to know! by Slade Templeton Whether we are recording, producing, mixing or mastering, compression has its finger print somewhere in the pie. Today we will go over what types of compressors there are, what they are best used for, and some neat tips and tricks of how to use them […]

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  • 10 DAW’s For Electronic Music Production

    10 DAWs For Electronic Music Creation The DAW is the backbone of where most of the music creation happens. We have laid out some of the most popular DAW’s used by producers today.  Choosing the right DAW for you is a very difficult and in depth journey.  The best way to really get a feel […]

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  • EQ – All You Need To Know

      In order to get a better understanding of what an EQ does, we have to know the different types of EQ styles and their uses. I will provide you with details on some important types of EQ, along with their pro’s and con’s, and some tips and tricks. You will be able to choose […]

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  • 10 Amazing VST Synthesizers

    10 Amazing VST Synthesizers IMAGE-LINE HARMOR Image-line Harmor is a very unique synthesizer capable of incredible sound design possibilities.   At the heart of the synth is an additive resynthesis engine, meaning you can load your own samples into Harmor and they will be resynthesized and converted into ‘partials’ which will give you much more […]

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  • Top 5 Do’s and Don’ts during the Coronavirus Isolation!

      During this trying time when the world is literally on lockdown, we know it’s easy to slip into unhealthy or nonproductive ways! So, with this podcast, we want to invite music producers to take a look at the Top 5 Dos and Donts during the Coronavirus Isolation and Lockdown!  

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  • Waves Releases MultiMod Rack – Distortion Dreams Come True!

    Waves Releases MultiMod Rack Today we will be talking about a brand new plugin from Waves Audio! Well, not entirely brand new because it is actually a rack that involves loads of their amazing plugins. The name of the game, you ask? Distortion. Some of you may have read the previous article about their distortion […]

    View Article
  • Top 4 Tips For Writing Hit Vocal Melodies

    With these four tips, we are going to consider some powerful concepts to keep in mind when writing a vocal melody. As producers and songwriters we often heavily rely on intuition, instinct, and raw emotion when writing. This is great and are definitely the foundations of a good song. However sometimes these raw ideas won’t […]

    View Article
  • Using Reverb Creatively

    TOP 5 TIPS FOR USING REVERB CREATIVELY IN YOUR MIX AND PRODUCTIONS Too much Reverb can make a sound feel washed out or too far back in the mix; too little can make an instrument or vocal far too dry without special sauce. It’s about finding balance to bring a mix and song to life. […]

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