Point Blank Tutorial: How to incorporate instruments into your live DJ set

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Point Blank has hosted DJ and electronic producer GRiZ for a tutorial on how to fit live instrumentation into DJ sets. The artist, who’s collaborated with Snoop Dogg, also revealed his methods for processing live sounds and gave suggestions on how to jam along to beats on stage. The video opens with, GRiZ – aka […]

Super Simple + Fast Sound Design In Ableton Live

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If you’re a music producer, sometimes you want to be able to crank out ideas quickly in your DAW. For beginner producers, aside from scrolling through and loading device presets, it can be intimidating to make your own instruments from scratch. In this video, producer Peaks of Valleys does some really great speedy sound design […]

Super Simple + Fast Sound Design In Ableton Live

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If you’re a music producer, sometimes you want to be able to crank out ideas quickly in your DAW. For beginner producers, aside from scrolling through and loading device presets, it can be intimidating to make your own instruments from scratch. In this video, producer Peaks of Valleys does some really great speedy sound design […]

Craig’s Production Tips #4: Try starting your mix in mono!

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Who mixes in mono any more? Well, virtually no one, and in most cases you don’t want to end up with a mono final mix. But if you start mixing with all channels panned to center, it’s easier to hear which tracks conflict with each other; you might not notice these problems if the tracks […]

Exporting options in Ableton Live

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Unless you’re going to keep your precious musical creations trapped in a little bubble, sooner or later, you’ll need to create a finished mix so you can get them out into the real world. There are two methods – the first is to play through the arrangement in real time and capture it into a […]

Deeper ways to sync Ableton Live with your hardware

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Last time, we talked about using Ableton Link to synchronize software on macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android, over a WiFi network. It also works cabled over ethernet, and even with wifi-enabled hardware such as Akai’s Force sampling groovebox. Link is great, but there are times when we need to use more old-school solutions. This might […]

How to use stem mastering to make the perfect kick, with Wired Masters

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In the fourth and final episode of our mini-series, Wired Masters’ Cass Irvine shows us a trick for making the perfect kick for your dance music track. Although not usually the job of a mastering engineer, Cass roles up his sleeves and build a new kick that sits better in the track. He has a […]