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The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship: Finding The Perfect Producer

As you are deciding which producer to work with, there are a few key things you will want to keep in mind.

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Back to the Basics

A common question I hear from aspiring music producers is, “How can I use a sample pack to quickly build a beat?”

Hawk's NAMM 2015 Report

Each year, for the past several years, NAMM seems to draw bigger crowds and more manufacturers announcing more amazing toys. This year’s NAMM convention was in keeping with this trend.

From Demo, to Mix, to Master

I often find that inexperienced producers try to make their song sound as loud as possible before they’ve produced a solid mix.

A Tour of EastWest Studios

If you ever have the opportunity to visit a major recording studio, someplace where the history of recording was written, such as Abbey Road Studios in London

EDM Production Tricks for Your Toolbox

A couple of electronic dance music (EDM) production tricks that can come in handy for all types of beat driven, electronic music styles

Remix Song Structure

Do remixes have a defined song structure? Yes they do, and for good reason. The object of a dance music remix is to get the song that’s been remixed played in the clubs.

Easy Sound Design in Reason

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

Proper Home Studio Set Up

It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the best gear money can buy if your studio isn’t properly set up. I can’t tell you how many home studios I’ve seen with improperly positioned monitors

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.