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The Art of Layering

In this tutorial I’ll be simplifying the art of layering by using sine waves tuned to the music. This allows us to strengthen and thicken our sounds in the cleanest way possible. By clean I mean that later on you will not have to EQ as much as you might have to if you simply layer with a bunch of different samples. Check out the video and see for yourself! [Read more]

Sampling in Ableton Live

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]