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Superior Sounds with Gate Side-Chaining

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Why can’t I get complex sounds like I hear on my favorite electronic records? I ask myself this all the time, and then I remember that it’s all about coloring your painting. In this tutorial I’ll discuss a layering technique that involves using a gate and some side-chaining action. [Read more]

Parallel New York Compression

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This one is subtle, in fact you should probably wear headphones and pay close attention. But hey, subtlety is what separates pro mixes from the amateur ones. Layers of subtle moves, like an expert Chess master, will lead you to success. So in this tutorial I’ll demonstrate the benefits of using parallel compression. [Read more]

Use Good Ingredients

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In this tutorial I demonstrate how to build a massive sound by starting with one drum loop. The important thing to keep in mind is that your original drum loop should be of great quality and feel. Then everything else will sound good. [Read more]

Convert Stereo Drums into Midi

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Glass negative, quarter plate, dance band drummer at Mark Foy's Empress Ballroom, Tom
Lennon, Sydney, Australia, 23 October 1935
There’s a very cool feature on Ableton Live, which allows you to convert a stereo acoustic drum loop into separate midi parts. in this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to do this quickly and effectively. You’ll then reap the benefits of being able to layer drums and get that new, Pop sound that’s everywhere. [Read more]