Tag Archives: composition

Focusrite Tape – free two track recording for iPad

Focusrite has released Tape, a free app for iPad (version 2 and higher). Tape allows you to record two tracks simultaneously, ideal for the singer / songwriter on the move. Continue reading

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Deep House tutorial – Ableton Live

(Nederlands) Pro Music Producers laat zien hoe je een Deep House track maakt in Ableton Live, met een klassieke housebas.
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Singing astronaut on SoundCloud – great recordings from space

The astronaut Chris Hadfield had a massive YouTube hit this week with his version of the song Space Oddity by David Bowie. The video was made in the ISS space station. He also appears to have a large amount of sounds which he recorded in space. He has posted these sounds on SoundCloud. Continue reading

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Subtractive arrangement in Ableton Live 9

From a great 8 bar loop to a complete track can be a huge step for some of us. In the video below Music Production Tutorials’s Danny Lewis shows the method of subtractive arrangement to create a complete track with an 8 bar loop. By copying the loop over the entire length of the track, and by taking snippets of clips away you can create the basic structure of a new track.
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Glitch edits tutorial using follow actions in Ableton Live 9

Vespers shows how to create glitch percussion to accompany a drum beat in the Ableton Live 9 Session View. He uses Follow Actions in the clip launch mode settings to randomize the percussion clips. Continue reading

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Toontrack Songwriters Month

Toontrack has the Songwriters Month right now. In this video the American songwriter Monty Powell talks about how he made it into the music industry and how to cure writer’s block. Continue reading

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