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Tune #6 – Halloween

Tune #6. I wrote this one on Halloween, it’s sounds a little bit ugly and crazy… just like Halloween. But underneath there’s a pretty little melody somewhere in the middle. Thanks for listening!

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Advanced Automation Techniques For A “Pro” Electronic Sound

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Have you ever asked yourself why some of the more successful electronic artists seem to get away with a lot of repetition in their beats and songs? Deadmau5 comes to mind… to me, he is a master of repetition. And the reason is because his automation is subtle but yet effective. In this tutorial I’d like to explore some automation techniques that should add movement to your loops and help them come to life. [Read more]

Cleaning up audio with volume automation

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In this tutorial I’m simply working on an original piece, and wanted to share how I’m cleaning up the click-y noise from the Prophet 08. The result is instantly obvious and very pleasing to my ears. Check it out, and then I challenge you to think about sounds on your own tracks which might benefit from this technique. Enjoy! [Read more]

Build Custom Swell Effects and Swoosh Sounds

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In this tutorial I will be crafting a white noise based swell which will help a tune transition from one section to the next. By using an EQ, panning, delay and automatic you can come up with endless flavors that will enhance your transitions. This technique of using heavy automation right before new sections can be also used with other instruments, not just the swell. This video will give an idea of how to implement this technique. Enjoy!

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Drummer in Garageband 11

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In this tutorial I’ll go over a cool way to create drum tracks in Garageband 1. Garageband 11 comes with this cool new feature they call Drummer. You have the options of different styles, drummers, complexity of beats, dynamics, and all of these happen super fast. Check out this tutorial and see how to quickly map out a drum arrangement that will allow you to focus on your songwriting instead of your beat making. [Read more]