Berklee Online presents

Electronic Music Producer and DJ Jordan Atkins-Loria ‘Lucky Date’ Interview

I recently had the opportunity to chat with up-and-coming electronic music producer and DJ, Lucky Date (Jordan Atkins-Loria).

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Why Mixing Through a Gain Maximizer is a Bad Idea

Here’s a common mistake I see over and over: producing and mixing a track with a gain maximizer on your mixer’s main output.

Hip-hop beat making tutorial in progress!

Hip-Hop Drum Beat and Bass Tutorial

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins offers a tutorial for writing and producing a hip-hop or dance beat.

Person playing the drums.

Programming and Producing Drum Beats Course and Book

I’ve been busy rolling out a new book and a new Berklee Online course that I’m very excited to tell you about.

Stutter Edit Plug-in by BT: How-to

The Stutter Edit plug-in, conceived and developed over the past fifteen years by pioneering electronic music artist and composer, BT, is pretty amazing.

Sidechain Compression in Pro Tools and Reason

Sidechain compression is a wonderful production trick. Originally, it was used to duck music behind an announcer’s voice on the radio.

When to Hire a Mastering Engineer

A common question I hear from students is, “Do I need to hire a mastering engineer?” The answer is, it really depends; it depends on what you’re trying to accomplish.

Drum Programming

Drum Programming in Your DAW

I always sequence my drum beats in real-time, using a MIDI controller, such as my keyboard or drum pads.

Propellerhead’s ReCycle: Making REX Loops

As promised, I’ve finally put together a comprehensive video about using Propellerhead’s ReCycle software and how to create your own REX loops.

Mixing Tips: How to Know When to Solo

Every term, without fail, I get a few assignments handed in with all of a mixer’s solo buttons enabled.