Monthly Archive for: ‘May, 2011’

Downtime

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It happens to us all, we go into our studios to write some music and it’s just not happening.  Sometimes you can push through and end up getting back on track, but other times you’re just not feeling it no matter what you do.  Or perhaps you’re just stuck in a small creative rut for a few days, but still …

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Vespers – Preparing your tracks for mastering

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DJ Vespers runs an Ableton Live training website, with lots of great videos on how to use Live and other music production techniques.  Recently he asked me for some advice on how to properly prepare your tracks in Ableton Live to send to a mastering engineer.  Here’s the video: http://vespers.ca/how-to-export-your-song-for-mastering-6-essential-tips/ While you’re there, take a look at some of his …

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Ableton Live & APC40 Live PA set up

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A few people over the last couple of weeks have asked me how I use Ableton Live and the Akai APC40 to perform my live pa’s.  I’ve covered it briefly on the Ableton forums over the years, but I figured it was time to go into a little more detail. While I tend to write brand new material for my …

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Machinedrum DJ Set Vol. 2

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Machinedrum DJ Set Vol. 2 This is the second in a series of collaborations initiated by the Elektron-Users.com community.  The basic idea is that each user contributes a pattern they wrote using only the Elektron Machinedrum SPS-1.  Then, users of the forum can perform a sort of combination DJ and live set using only those patterns. Unfortunately I was pretty …

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25% Off Online Mastering

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Hi everyone, I had a couple of very large projects this week get pushed back to a later date, and as a result I’m sitting here with a lot of unbooked time in the studio this week.  So, to keep things rolling, I’m going to be offering 25% off my normal online mastering rate from now until Saturday, May 7th. …

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