As a music producer I learned to use Digital Performer first, moved to Logic and now work in Ableton. I make house/EDM/Pop music. I did not go to audio-engineering school but I have a Masters in Physics and when I started I had the hubris to think I could figure it all out on my own! Well it is a long road! With the help of tutorials and many nights of frustration I was able to produce the tracks that you hear on my soundcloud page today.
I am going to post the audio-engineering tutorials that I learned the most from over the next few weeks.
This first article is an interview with hit music producer Darren Tate.
Here are my favorite tips from the article:
- Side-chain the delay and reverb sends by putting a compressor on the send track.
- Open a filter just before a turn around.
- If a bass line is not even in different pitches you may need to eq for those pitches rather than only compress.
- Bounce all the drums, strings and bass in separate mixes and listen to them individually.
- Put flanger and phaser on vox.
I'll be back soon and in the meantime feel free to check out new content on my website and subscribe to my blog!