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Hip-Hop Drum Beat and Bass Tutorial

I’ve received many requests for tutorials on writing/producing a hip-hop or dance beat. In theory, this is a nice idea.

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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.

Hiring 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.

iMusic Live

I’ve been intrigued by the tiny music applications on the iPod. They’re fun to play but you can’t really make serious music on them, right?

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.

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.

When to Solo

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