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How to Sample the Kick Drum from Any Track

Here’s how you can sample the kick drum from any track, even if there’s some elements playing at the same time: Step 1 of 4 Put the track inside Ableton and find a kick with as little elements playing at the same time as you can. Drum intros or outros are perfect for this. To precisely select the kick zoom in in the Clip View & move the Start Marker to the kick position. You’ll be able to move the Start Marker more freely if the Warp button is off. Here’s the kick I chose:   Step 2 of 4...

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Mixing in Mono: Why & Why Not

EQing Mastering Mixing

Did you know that the mixing engineer behind Kendrick Lamar’s breakout album, Derek Ali, mixes in mono for the first 80% of his process? Today we’re going to discuss what pros and cons of this approach. Why mix in mono? 1. Because it’s better for achieving the right EQ balance When you mix in stereo, you have some elements coming from the sides, some coming from the center. That may fool you into thinking that your frequencies are not clashing, when in fact they are. When you mono your track it’s easier to spot the mistake because you don’t have...

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10 Music Production Mistakes To Avoid

Mastering Mixing Tips 'n Tricks

Contents covered in this video: Workflow:00:30 Producing without strong musical ideas02:25 Focusing too much on sound design at the beginning04:16 Not organizing your DAW properly Mixing:06:00 Mixing solely on monitors in a non-treated room07:30 Tweaking samples instead of choosing the right sounds08:42 Using effects without knowing what they do09:45 Not mixing in stereo11:31 Too much stereo enhancement13:22 Not dealing with clashing frequencies14:58 Not dealing with transients on drums Mastering:17:18 Too much master processing19:00 Not taking advantage of monitoring tools   Join our MIXING COURSE (from start to finish)      k-pizza I’m a music maker who likes to share his experiences with...

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5 Mastering Mistakes To Avoid

Audio Engineering Mastering Mixing Tips 'n Tricks

1. Doing all the compression/limiting on the master While master compression and limiting is great for making a track loud, too much of it will kill the dynamics of a track. You can often achieve more natural sounding results if you compress in stages. Try grouping or creating bus tracks for different kinds of instruments and compressing them. A common example is putting a compressor on a drum bus to even out the volumes of drums before the master. Try also dealing with transients on loud drum hits (like kick and snare) before the master (for example by limiting them)...

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How to make the Stephan Bodzin Moog Bass with Arturia Mini V3

Arturia Minimoog Sound Design Techno Tips 'n Tricks

In this Sound Design tutorial, Francois shows you how to make the Stephan Bodzin Moog-style Bass/Lead sound with Arturia Mini V3 in Ableton from start to finish. Its important to notice: Arturia Mini doesn't have too many built-in audio effects, so we are creating the raw sound source with the MINI V3 and then we add a bunch of Ableton Live built-in audio effects to shape the sound.    Resources / Files:  Get our Melodic Techno Sound Pack for Arturia Mini V3 Get this project file: Analog Moods Drum Samples are taken out of Deep Premium Vol. 2 - Drum Sample Pack....

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