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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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How To Produce Beats like Lex Luger

March 1, 2012

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Lex Luger is a young producer with a big name.  He’s worked with major artist such as Kanye West, Rick Ross, Waka Flocka and more.  His style of Hip Hop production is known for its colossal horns and floor shaking 808 drum sounds. In today’s walkthrough, I’ll guide you through a step-by-step process on how […]

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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 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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How To ReWire Ableton Live Into Logic Pro

February 3, 2012

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Logic Pro and Ableton Live are heavy-hitters in the elite circle of Digital Audio Workstations.  Both programs have come a long way and both are very well rounded.  I’m primarily a Logic Pro user, but I will say that Ableton Live is the most complete DAW I’ve used.  If you own both of these programs […]

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How to Use an Arpeggiator in your DAW

January 31, 2012

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This tutorial takes you through a step-by-step process on how to create your own arpeggio synthesizers in Logic Pro.  We cover sound selection, routing your arpeggiator in Logic’s Environment window, arpeggiator settings and much more. Take a listen to the arpeggio we are going to create: arpeggio_with_effects Arpeggiated synthesizers have slowly gained steam throughout the […]

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How To Install FL Studio On A Mac

January 31, 2012

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FL Studio has been a quality DAW for quite some time.  Despite its success, the developers have yet to create a MAC compatible version of the software. To this day I still wonder why?  It doesn’t seem like it should be a problem.  Most major DAW’s have had this issue taken care of for years […]

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Logic Pro: Tips and Tricks

January 31, 2012

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Learning the Ins and Outs of any major DAW takes time, hard work and perseverance.  Over the course of time, you learn tricks that streamline your workflow and make your life in these DAW’s loads easier. If you’re new to Logic Pro or looking to become more familiar with this program – you’re in luck.  […]

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