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Sampling in Ableton Live

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This is a quick tutorial on how to use Ableton Live's Slice to New Midi Track feature. I'll be using two stereo mp3 files to create two separate instrumens; one for harmonic content and the other for drums. Keep in mind that once you have your drum performance/part, you can always layer the current samples with new ones and make the whole sound of your music much more unique. [Read more]

Not Feeling Inspired?

It’s easy to compose and work on music when you’re feeling “it”. At least for me it is. But it is nearly impossible to make something happen when you’re not inspired. I believe there are several reasons for this and I’d like to discuss a few of them in this blog post. [Read more]

How Do I Make My Mixes Sound More Pro?

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I've been asked this question recently several times. And while there are infinite ways to accomplish such things, there are a few common things I've noticed when working specifically with sessions done with software synths from Garageband, Logic, Ableton, etc. Here are some good guidelines: [Read more]

Reverb To Glue Your Mix Together

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Blend is one of the most important features of using reverb in your mix. Nowadays with all the computer-based home recordings we tend to rely on samples and close mic-ing techniques and lose some of the magic that comes with recording a band in a room. [Read more]