Berklee Online presents

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.

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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.

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.

Dumbalina by Allston Amps: The Latest, and One of the Greatest, Dumble-Inspired Amplifiers

Something very cool is happening the basement of Mr. Music, Boston’s favorite family-owned music store in Allston, Massachusetts.

Programming Drum Beats with Your DAW

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

Another Compression Tutorial

Most of my compression tutorials focus on recognizing what compression can sound like in your mix.

Two-Rock Tone Rocks! The Custom Reverb Signature Amplifier

Through the years I have owned or tried a lifetime of guitar amplifiers: Fenders, Matchless, Ceriatone, Alessandro, Brown Note, Bludotone, Groove Tube, Boogies, Dumble, Seymour Duncan, Carr

Using Compression in the Mix

Wondering how much compression you should use in the mix? Maybe you’re skeptical that compression really makes a difference?

Using 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.