Archive | February, 2012

New Industrial Cinematic Drum Loops from Silicon beats

February 29, 2012

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Silicon Beats just released a new Mega Pack of Industrial Cinematic Drum Loops aimed at the score and sound track producer. If you need spine tingling atmospheres with loads of tension and testosterone this is the sample pack for you. These drum and percussion loops come to you as WAV files which have been acidized, […]

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How To Create a Dubstep Remix with Loops

February 24, 2012

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In the past year or so, Dubstep music has started to make its way from overseas into mainstream music in the US.  If you live in America it’s the biggest craze in the clubs right now, and rightfully so, there is nothing quite like it.  Hit any nightclub on the strip and you’re bound to […]

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How To Create a Daft Punk Vocoder In Ableton Live

February 16, 2012

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Vocoder effects are fairly common in modern electronic music.  When used tactfully, they can give your production lots of flair and character. In this demonstration, we’ll take a look at how to create a Daft Punk style vocoder in Ableton Live.   Take a listen to our audio sample: vocoder example new Note: The instrumental […]

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How to Create a DJ Khaled Lead in Logic Pro

February 10, 2012

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For DJ Khaled, 2011 proved to be an eventful year.  He produced several hit records for mainstream artist like Lil Wayne, Drake, and Rick Ross.  In this demonstration we’ll look at how to create a DJ Khaled style lead in Logic Pro.  We will walk you through a step-by-step process and construct a fresh lead […]

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New Tribal Drum Loops from Silicon Beats

February 9, 2012

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Tribal Drum Loops

Silicon Beats has just launched a new Mega Pack of Tribal Drum Loops for cinematic production. If you don’t know what a Mega Pack it’s basically a bundle of two or more sample packs at a reduced price. By buying in bulk you save money. This is a pretty large offering at around 725 Mb […]

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Compressor Shoot Out On Live Drums Pt. 2

February 7, 2012

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Bus compression occurs when you route multiple instruments or sound sources to one track and apply compression to it.  When you think of a ‘bus track’ think of a group coming together as one.  Typically, a high-end single-band compressor is used in Bus Compression.  A good example comes with mixing live drums.  It’s common to […]

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Compressor Shoot Out On Live Drums

February 7, 2012

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With all of the software compressors available, it can be difficult for a young producer to decide what’s an effective use of their budget.  Most DAW’s have some sort of stock compressor, but there’s always the allure of these high-end 3rd party processors that supposedly give you this magical mix the stock processors do not.  […]

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How To Tune Vocals In Logic Pro

February 7, 2012

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Pitch correction technology has become prevalent over the last few years thanks to heavyweights like Autotune and Melodyne.  Their impact on mainstream music is undeniable.  In this demonstration we’ll dive into Logic’s Pitch Correction processor and show you how to get quality results in any situation. Take a listen to this example we polished off […]

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Performance Shoot Out: Complete Processing Suites

February 4, 2012

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Recording and mixing vocals is a dynamic balance between Art and Science.  Nowadays, the audio software market is flooded with all sorts of vocal processors, so we’ll test a few out and see how they stack up against each other. Here’s a snippet of a song I’m currently working on.  We’ll use the lead vocal […]

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The Art Of Sampling In Hip Hop Music

February 3, 2012

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If you know some music history then you know that Hip Hop’s origin is deeply rooted in the art of sampling, which is still very popular today.  Legendary producers like DJ Premiere and Dr. Dre have made careers out of sampling records in their work.  In this demonstration we’ll show you how to sample an […]

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