Master the Art of Music Creation

  • Master the Art of Music Creation: Electronic Dance Music (Part 1)

    EDM: Beats, Percussion, and Rhythms with Maschine

    I hope you’ll enjoy the first episode of our new tutorial series that dives into one of my favorite parts of music creation for electronic dance music, the drums, using the power of Pro Tools and Native Instruments Maschine.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation: Basslines, Synth Parts and Pro Tools Virtual Instruments

    EDM: Basslines, Synth Parts, and Virtual Instruments

    In this second episode I show you how to add and manipulate bassline and synth parts to the track using virtual instruments included with Pro Tools.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    EDM: Powerful Editing and Arranging with Pro Tools

    In this third episode I demonstrate simple, yet powerful, music editing and arranging functions. I consider editing and looping to be a huge part of the creative process, especially for electronic dance music. Let’s take a look.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Preparation for a Remix

    In Episode 4 of ‘Master the Art of Music Creation’ we begin our new 7-part Remix series. Here we’ll remix the song ‘Words to Say’ from The Arrows, and show you how to prepare the Pro Tools remix session.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Creation of the Main Remix Synth Element

    Now that we have the vocals and drums from the original tracks, in Episode 5, it’s time to add the main synth part using multiple virtual instruments.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Printing and Mixing the Synths for the Remix

    In Episode 6, we will cover Bounce In Place (BIP), grouping tracks for editing, AudioSuite plug-ins for reverse effects, as well as some other cool edit features and how you can use audio plug-ins.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Beats, Loops, and Kicks

    In Episode 7, we rebuild the drum track using loops, Battery and UVI virtual instruments along with plug-ins to hone in the perfect beat and sound for this remix.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation: Mixing Bass and Beats for the Remix

    Remix: Mixing Bass and Beats

    Bass and kick are very important for dance music, so in Episode 8 we spend time creating a bass line and mixing the bottom end of this track.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Effects and Vocals

    In Episode 9, we’re remixing effects and vocals to get the overall sound of the track together. We’ll be using Pro Tools mix and edit features plus a variety of plug-ins from Avid and our AAX audio plug-in partners.

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Mixing and Mastering the Remix Track

    In Episode 10, our concluding entry in the Remix series, I will finish the track with some final mixing and mastering techniques. I’m going to use a wide range of AAX plug-ins and some of the Pro Tools automation features. I will also show and explain how to integrate outboard…

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  • Master the Art of Music Creation: Electronic Dance Music (Part 1)

    EDM: Beats, Percussion, and Rhythms with Maschine

    I hope you’ll enjoy the first episode of our new tutorial series that dives into one of my favorite parts of music creation for electronic dance music, the drums, using the power of Pro Tools and Native Instruments Maschine.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation: Basslines, Synth Parts and Pro Tools Virtual Instruments

    EDM: Basslines, Synth Parts, and Virtual Instruments

    In this second episode I show you how to add and manipulate bassline and synth parts to the track using virtual instruments included with Pro Tools.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    EDM: Powerful Editing and Arranging with Pro Tools

    In this third episode I demonstrate simple, yet powerful, music editing and arranging functions. I consider editing and looping to be a huge part of the creative process, especially for electronic dance music. Let’s take a look.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Preparation for a Remix

    In Episode 4 of ‘Master the Art of Music Creation’ we begin our new 7-part Remix series. Here we’ll remix the song ‘Words to Say’ from The Arrows, and show you how to prepare the Pro Tools remix session.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Creation of the Main Remix Synth Element

    Now that we have the vocals and drums from the original tracks, in Episode 5, it’s time to add the main synth part using multiple virtual instruments.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Printing and Mixing the Synths for the Remix

    In Episode 6, we will cover Bounce In Place (BIP), grouping tracks for editing, AudioSuite plug-ins for reverse effects, as well as some other cool edit features and how you can use audio plug-ins.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Beats, Loops, and Kicks

    In Episode 7, we rebuild the drum track using loops, Battery and UVI virtual instruments along with plug-ins to hone in the perfect beat and sound for this remix.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation: Mixing Bass and Beats for the Remix

    Remix: Mixing Bass and Beats

    Bass and kick are very important for dance music, so in Episode 8 we spend time creating a bass line and mixing the bottom end of this track.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Effects and Vocals

    In Episode 9, we’re remixing effects and vocals to get the overall sound of the track together. We’ll be using Pro Tools mix and edit features plus a variety of plug-ins from Avid and our AAX audio plug-in partners.

    by
  • Master the Art of Music Creation

    Remix: Mixing and Mastering the Remix Track

    In Episode 10, our concluding entry in the Remix series, I will finish the track with some final mixing and mastering techniques. I’m going to use a wide range of AAX plug-ins and some of the Pro Tools automation features. I will also show and explain how to integrate outboard…

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