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3 Essential Books Every Music Producer Needs to Read

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3 Essential Books Every Music Producer Needs to Read

You might be wondering, who reads books these days? And I agree, it's not the most engaging of activities that's for sure. But as a music producer, there's a few things you need to know if you want to survive in the music industry. The below 3 books are some essential reading for every music producer. 1. All You Need To Know About The Music Business This book, recommended by the manager of Chance The Rapper, has been dubbed the music "industry bible" by the Los Angeles Times. It has been universally regarded as the definitive guide to the music industry for...

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Where To Get Professional Visuals For Your Music

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Where To Get Professional Visuals For Your Music

One of the biggest struggles I face when releasing music, sample pack demos or content online is finding quality visuals to go alongside my music.  I used to spend so many hours searching the internet for visuals that matched the theme of the music and so often I would come up short. Ideally, I would commission someone to make these visuals for me - but money isn't always abundant, and sometimes, for a short 1 minute Instagram video, you don't want to have much (if anything at all) to spend. So with that being said, I have compiled a comprehensive...

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How To: Make Your Own Sexy Drum Loops

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How To: Make Your Own Sexy Drum Loops

There seems to be a never-ending debate about whether it's ok to use full samples in your own tracks, and no matter what side of the argument you're on, there are a few things you can do to give any sample your own unique touch. One of my favourite techniques to make unique drum loops involve granulation. There's a few ways you can apply granulation to your sounds. I've already spoken about one of those techniques in my How To: Granular Synthesis Like Flume blog post. This technique doesn't involve any extra software like Quanta or Granulator 2. If you have...

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How To: Make Hard Hitting Drums

How To: Make Hard Hitting Drums

Are your drums lacking that punch? Hard-hitting drums are essential in most forms of music today, from Hip-Hop & Trap tp Future Bass & Hybrid Trap. Having drums that hit hard is the ultimate goal for almost every music producer out there. So how do you do it? Soft Clipping Working in a DAW you can't have your sounds over 0db. If you do, the waveform will be chopped off at the points where they clip.  What soft clipping does is compensate for this by rounding off those points. You can do this by running the sound through Ableton's Glue...

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How To: Granular Synthesis Like Flume

How To: Granular Synthesis Like Flume

Granular Synthesis is one of the most powerful forms of synthesis out there. Flume's latest mixtape: Hi This is Flume, has massively increased the popularity of Granular Synthesis, where it had little attention before.

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