Berklee Online presents

Splice Studio Makes Remote Music Production Collaboration Easier

Berklee Online music production instructor Erik Hawkins teamed up with his students to test out the remote collaboration program, Splice Sounds.

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Choosing a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

There are so many amazing DAW programs available today, it’s hard to know which one is the right one for you.

AfroDJMac: Always in the Mood for Music

When Brian Funk first filmed an Ableton tutorial in his basement five years ago, he wanted to maintain his anonymity. So the high school English teacher put on sunglasses and dubbed himself AfroDJMac.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Making Effects Accessible

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates the best ways to use effects for the tracks you’re working on in Ableton Live.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Using Dummy Clips

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates how to prepare for a live performance using Ableton Live.

Brian Funk Ableton Live Tutorial: Making Drums that Don't Sound Robotic

Berklee Online instructor and Ableton Certified Trainer Brian Funk (AKA AfroDJMac) demonstrates how to make an electronic beat that feels more human.

Easy Sound Design in Reason

I’ve worked in a lot of DAW programs: Digital Performer, Cubase, Pro Tools, Logic Pro, Live, and Reason.

Nectar, Stutter Edit, and an “Army of Love” Remix

After returning from summer vacation in Hawaii, I needed a little remixing exercise to get me back into a music production mood.

Stutter Edit by BT

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

Super Sidechain Compression

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