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Getting a Perfect Low End

How to Get That Perfect Low End Every Time

In this blog post, we’ll cover one of the biggest keys for a banging track regardless of genre. Ultimately, it’s all about getting a perfect low-end, that is, your kick and bass relationship. Have you ever been guilty in the past for just boosting your low-end, hoping for a better result, only to find it made your track muddy, squashed and undefined? Well, with what you are about to learn right here, this won’t be an issue for you for much longer! So, are you ready to learn how to achieve great definition in your low-end groove? Let’s go!

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Ableton Automation that Music Porducers Actually Use

Amazing Ableton Automation Tricks PRO Producers ACTUALLY Use

If your music lacks dynamics, movement, life and generally excitement or if you get stuck in an eight-bar loop and don’t know how to finish your track, this is for you! Ableton automation (or automation in any DAW), is one tool that every single professional music producer knows how to get the most from. Make sure to read to the end because the real power comes when you apply all of these techniques together.

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How to Write Catchy Melodies from Scratch (The Ultimate Guide)

This guide will show you how to make catchy melodies from scratch – the kind that your listeners won’t be able to forget! These techniques work even if you don’t know music theory – and they work for any genre of modern and electronic music.

We go into every step of the melody-writing process from…

  • Defining the vibe
  • Choosing a scale
  • Writing a bass line
  • Building a chord progression
  • Writing the ideal melody for your track
  • How to make your melodies evocative and unique
  • Common mistakes producers make when it comes to writing melodies
  • Tips and tricks that the professionals use to get their melodies really catchy and really memorable. 

I’m also going show you something I haven’t seen on any other tutorials – how to create effective counter melodies – which will really make your track stand out, so let’s get to it…

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classic EDM sounds

EDM Instruments (Every Producer NEEDS to Know These Sounds!)

Sound selection and sound design is one of the key parts of electronic music production – and knowing some great sounds to use in your own electronic music will save you years of guesswork.

I’ve put together a list of the most common EDM sounds from the last 40 years – that are still used in modern tracks today – that you can use in your own music.

I’ve also included examples of existing music where these sounds are used, so you can hear them in context.

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How to Start a Song and Beat the Writers Block

Start a Song With These 11 Easy-to-Follow Hacks (How to SMASH Writer’s Block For Good)

Starting a song (or track) can be very intimidating – especially if you’re not feeling inspired. Do you ever struggle to come up with original ideas for your music? Maybe you find a blank DAW project COMPLETELY INTIMIDATING! I know I used to. 

Recently we covered strategies for finishing your music and today, I’m going to share with you 11 song-starting hacks I’ve developed to enable you to start a song and come up with song ideas at any time without even needing to be inspired.

It’s a skill unto itself – and super-important if you rely on music production for your living – or even if you just want to become really good at production for pleasure’s sake!

Just follow these 11 steps and you’ll soon get into the swing of things…

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