Archive | June, 2012

How to Record Vocals in GarageBand

June 28, 2012

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Recording vocals in Garageband is easy, but you’ll need to have some things set up before hand.  You’ll need a microphone (unless  you plan on using the built-in mic from your computer), an audio interface, the necessary cables and a set of decent headphones as well. Microphones are relatively cheap these days.  You can find […]

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How to Master a Song in Logic Pro

June 28, 2012

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Typically, good mastering skills are derived from experience more than anything else.  A true mastering engineer can spend years honing their craft.  Luckily for us, technology has made it possible to achieve decent mastering results right from our DAW – all that’s necessary is a little know-how and plenty of practice. First things first…  Get […]

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How to Create a high pitched Wobble Synth in Garageband

June 25, 2012

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For all of its simplicity, Garageband is more capable than most people tend to think it is.  In today’s demonstration, we’ll learn how to create a dirty hi-pitched wobble synth from scratch.  This type of sound is popular among major Dubstep artists like Skrillex, Doctor P and more.  If you’re looking to produce some hard […]

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How to Reduce Vocals on a Sample in Logic Pro

June 21, 2012

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Gear up ‘home studio heads’!  Today we take a look at how to reduce vocals from a sample in Logic Pro.   Often times, (especially in hip hop) you’ll want to use a particular part of a song or sample, but will choose not to because of the vox laid over the top.  While there are […]

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How to Connect a MIDI keyboard to GarageBand

June 18, 2012

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MIDI keyboards are a vital part of music production.  They allow you to interact with software by sending signals that the software can recognize and interact with.  In terms of producing music, this allows you to work with an actual keyboard to control virtual instruments, parameters in your DAW, and more.  MIDI stands for Musical […]

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Drum and Bass V2 Sample Pack Release

June 13, 2012

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PlatinumLoops just released another colossal loop pack!  Drum and Bass Loops V2 is a certified floor smasher!  It’s absolutely crammed full of filthy bass lines and insane drum grooves.

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Ableton Tutorial – How to Route Impulse Pads to Audio Tracks

June 13, 2012

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In our last discussion we covered the fundamentals of working with Impulse – Ableton’s unique drum sampler.  Today we’ll expand upon that and show you how to route the samples within Impulse to multiple tracks. This is ideal when you have drum samples that need some individual effects processing like Equalization or Compression.  Typically, you […]

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Ableton Tutorial – Learning Impulse Fundamentals

June 12, 2012

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Understanding the nuances of Ableton (or any DAW) takes time and effort but is well worth the reward.  In today’s article we look at Ableton’s Impulse drum machine and dive into exploring its features.

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How to use the Choke feature in Ableton’s Drum Rack

June 4, 2012

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There are many things you can do to give a sequenced drum groove more of a realistic feel.  Among them, is the ability to ‘choke’ your hi-hat samples so they emulate how a real drummer switches between an open hat and a closed hat. Choking is the use of triggering one sample to cutoff another […]

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