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Ableton Warp Complex vs. Complex Pro and Formants Explained

Change Your Vocals!

In this week’s post, we’re diving into the intricacies of Ableton Live’s warp modes, specifically focusing on Complex and Complex Pro, and how formant shifting can transform your vocals and instruments. Understanding these tools can significantly enhance your productions, allowing you to achieve those distinctive pitched-down vocals or maintain the integrity of sounds while shifting their pitch.

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Introducing the New Moog Bass Line Sample Pack from NOS Recordings

Moog Bass Sample Pack

This week, I’m thrilled to share a brand new sample pack that I’ve crafted using my Moog Subsequent 37 CV, available through my record label, NOS Recordings. This pack is filled with meticulously created Moog bass loops and samples, designed to add depth and character to your music productions. Whether you’re a seasoned producer or just starting out, this sample pack offers a wealth of sounds to enhance your tracks.

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Three Essential Tips to Make Your Kick Drum Cut Through the Mix

Punchy Kicks! 3 Tips

In the world of music production and especially in electronic music, ensuring your kick drum stands out in the mix is crucial. The kick drum serves as the heartbeat of many genres, providing the rhythm and punch that drives the track forward. However, getting it to cut through the mix can often be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share three essential tips to enhance your kick drum and ensure it takes center stage in your productions.

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Unlocking Vintage Warmth in Modern Productions with Soundtoys Radiator and Little Radiator

Add Some Heat!

In the realm of digital music production, achieving a warm, analog sound can often be challenging. Enter the Soundtoys Radiator and Little Radiator plugins, two powerful tools designed to infuse your tracks with the character and warmth reminiscent of classic tube gear. This week, I’m diving into how these plugins can transform your music, offering that sought-after vintage vibe with just a few tweaks.

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A Common Pitfall in Ableton: The Freeze and Flatten Blunder You Need to Avoid

As music producers, we continuously strive to refine our workflow and the quality of our music. Tools like Sonarworks SoundID for room correction are indispensable for achieving a precise mix by adjusting the audio output to the acoustics of your studio. However, I’ve stumbled upon a subtle yet significant mistake in my process when using Ableton Live’s freeze and flatten feature in conjunction with room correction—a mistake that’s easy to overlook and can affect the integrity of your tracks.

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Maximizing Workflow in Ableton Live 12: Advanced Browser Tips for Music Producers

Five Top Tips!

Ableton Live 12 has introduced a range of new features aimed at enhancing user experience, with significant upgrades to its browser functionality. As a long-time user, I’ve spent considerable time diving into these features, and I’m here to share five advanced tips that can drastically improve your workflow when navigating and organizing within Ableton’s revamped browser.

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Discovering the Warmth of Soundtoys Sie-Q EQ in Your Mixes

A Hidden Gem!!!

In the world of audio production, EQ tools are fundamental in shaping the sound of a mix. While many producers have a go-to set of plugins, sometimes exploring overlooked options reveals hidden gems that can transform your approach to mixing. This was precisely my experience with the Soundtoys Sie-Q EQ, a plugin that I had not fully utilized until recently. This blog post explores the unique characteristics of the Sie-Q and compares its performance with the renowned FabFilter Pro-Q3.

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Enhancing Your Mix’s Low End with the Brainworx BX Subfilter

Is it Magic?

Navigating the complexities of mixing can often lead to issues that seem insurmountable, particularly when it comes to managing the low end of a track. It’s a common problem, yet finding a solution that seamlessly integrates into your workflow, without complicating it further, is rare. This is where the Brainworx BX Subfilter, a free plugin by Plugin Alliance, steps in as a game-changer. Today, we explore the transformative effects of the BX Subfilter on tracks with low-end issues, demonstrating its efficacy and ease of use in music production.

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Elevating Your Mixes with Analog Warmth: The Soundtoys Decapitator

Best Saturation?

In the digital age of music production, the search for warmth and character in electronic music has led producers to seek out the best tools to inject these qualities into their tracks. Enter the Soundtoys Decapitator, a powerhouse plugin that provides an analog modeled saturation emulation, adept at adding richness, warmth, and depth to any sound it touches. This week, we delve into the intricacies of the Decapitator, exploring its capabilities and sharing insights on how to harness its full potential in your music productions.

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Enhancing Mixes with Soundtoys Panman

Soundtoys Panman

In the realm of music production, the art of panning is akin to the painter’s stroke on canvas – it’s where the spatial dimensions of sound are sculpted, bringing depth, motion, and life to a mix. One tool that stands out for its ability to transform this aspect of mixing is the Soundtoys Panman. My latest tutorial delves into the capabilities of this dynamic plugin, shedding light on how it can be utilized to create captivating auditory experiences. Let’s explore the nuances of Panman and how it can elevate your mixes.

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