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Abelton Life Acoustic Magazine - The UK's only Magazine Dedicated to the Acoustic World - Home { sound + design } Vespers Sometimes the most rewarding production tricks or techniques are the simplest ones. Certainly they are often the ones that yield the most “happy accidents,” the term I use for when experimentation yields something that rocks. Over the next while, I’m going to go through some of my go-to tricks for inspiration from unlikely sources – the often overlooked, sometimes misunderstood, always unappreciated devices in Live’s catalog. Today we’re going to kick it off with a not-so-common use of the Live’s Gate. This little guy right here: Everyone (or rather MOST people) know about Live’s sidechain input on its compressor. What many people don’t know about, or at least don’t utilize, is the sidechain in on the Gate device. Like sidechain compression, it’s a useful feature to pull out when making things dovetail together in the mix to clean up a signal, but in general when I use it it’s for an entirely different purpose. Basically the approach is this: 1 – Take a sustained note from a synth.

Free online guitar lessons Welcome to Mixing Tips.org! Point Blank - Featured Reviews When I first saw a picture of the Copperphone, I had no idea what to think other than I had to try it. In true home-brew-tinkerer fashion, Mark Pirro makes the Copperphone by hand, one at a time, in his garage. And the result is stunning. What is it? The Copperphone is a dynamic microphone manufactured with vintage communication components and telephone parts. This is instant lo-fi audio in the most classy and fabulous sense—just point it at your source and enjoy. The Copperphone is a piece of copper pipe with a brilliantly simple stand mount. Where from? I held my first Copperphone—a very used and abused sample, I might add—following one of the most incredible live concerts I’ve ever seen. “As the bass player for The Polyphonic Spree I have watched Tim DeLaughter, (lead) singer in the band, search sonically for the perfect nostalgic “telephone” effect for his voice,” says Mark Pirro. Getting sounds The most likely place to start was vocals. Final thoughts Price: $249.99

Music Industry Blog - Free Music Marketing & Music Business Tips One Note Techno John Selway In the second installment of Techno Fundamentals, electronic music producer and Dubspot instructor John Selway looks at the “one note lead” idea using Ableton Live‘s Analog instrument. Commonly used in techno and other styles of electronic dance music where melody takes a backseat to rhythm, the “one note lead” is a simple yet very effective composition technique. Just in case you missed the previous tutorial, More Than A Bassline, check it out here, and do stay tuned for part three. Continuing where I left off in the first Techno Fundamentals tutorial, in this new installment I’m demonstrating another take on the idea of starting with a very simple musical element that, with a few precise sound design techniques and real time control, becomes a major element and source of energy for a track. We went long recording the tutorial so it’s been split into parts 1 and 2. John Selway is a DJ, producer, and music educator based in New York City. What’s Included:

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