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Easy Synth Programming – Oscillators

Easy Synth Programming – Oscillators

Easy Synth Programming – Oscillators Oscillators sound like an unholy union of ocelot and alligator. It’s because of this forgivable confusion that I made this week’s video.  In it, I walk you through basic noise making fundamentals you’ll need on your synth journey.  I’m using a program called Syntorial to help me.  Click here to check it out. The Way You Move Just like there’s a process for starting

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Easy Synth Programming – Intro

Easy Synth Programming – Intro

EASY SYNTH PROGRAMMING – INTRO If you like music then you’ve probably tried to play an instrument.  That first instrument was probably a guitar or perhaps a piano and maybe you tried to sing.  More than likely, you didn’t pick up a synthesizer and produce a dance hit.  The point of this post is to introduce you to my new YouTube series on Easy Synth Programming with Syntorial. I’m

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Year End 2017

Year End 2017

Year End 2017 I had a pretty productive year.  Life definitely threw me some challenges.  All things considered, I’m looking forward to 2018 being even better.  Let’s look back from the year end 2017. In Review This past year I made some good progress in releasing music.  Not only did I publish several Eight Bar Embryo tracks (including one made just for this NYE celebration) but I also put

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Old Lake Sign ’17

Old Lake Sign ’17

Old Lake Sign 17 Here’s a new track to ring in the new year.  It’s a remix I did of the Frank C Stanley version of Auld Lang Syne.  It’s an Eight Bar Embryo track and it’s called “Old Lake Sign ’17 (8BE)”.  Let’s find out how it came to be. Bubbling Up Inspiration came in a very ordinary way.  Every year, I like to make an End of

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Ableton Live 10 Good?

Ableton Live 10 Good?

Ableton Live 10 Good? If you’ve been producing (or even interested in it) for any time at all, you know about Ableton Live.  It’s the DAW of choice for megastars like Skrillex, deadmau5, and other EDM giants.  I say rightfully so.  Ableton, through innovation, made an easy-to-use program that even musicians can use; and that says a lot!  Nearly 18 years later they’re going to release the long-awaited latest

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Native Instruments Native Access

Native Instruments Native Access

Native Instruments Native Access Wouldn’t it be nice if software developers tried to make the installation process easier?  Software companies love to release new products and have us buy them but once the software is on our side of the internet, sometimes it feels we’re all alone.  After recently reinstalling my OS, I began downloading the newest versions of everything.  I was surprised to find that Native Instruments Native

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Andrew Scheps Mixing Techniques

Andrew Scheps Mixing Techniques

Andrew Scheps Mixing Techniques You might know him as the Metallica guy, the guy who won the loudness war, or perhaps the guy that looks like Andrew Weil and doesn’t care about mastering.  I’m talking about Andrew Scheps.  While this guy has been around for awhile, his modern techniques and edgy methods have kept him at the forefront of the mixing world.  Join me as I walk you though

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Participating Intelligently in Discussion Boards

Participating Intelligently in Discussion Boards

Participating Intelligently in Discussion Boards Recently, I achieved 1000 posts on the Audio Expert Forum.  For someone like me, who repeatedly suffers the ban hammer, it’s a noteworthy accomplishment.  You might expect that I learned about audio equipment, acoustic treatment, and those types of topics.  While that’s true, I learned more about how to treat people.  Since many internet citizens act rudely, it might seem as though no one’s

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Drugs Help Music? – Mental Health for Musicians

Drugs Help Music? – Mental Health for Musicians

Drugs Help Music? It’s a cliche as old as music itself: the burnout musician living outside the fold.  Why is there such a strong association between creative people – musicians especially – and drug (over)use?  Research has shown that many creators have suffered harsh upbringings.  Pain is a motivator which can lead to high ambitions, complete shutdown or a visceral search for more inebriating palliatives.  Join me as I

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Mental Health for Musicians – Pray for Strength

Mental Health for Musicians – Pray for Strength

Mental Health for Musicians – Pray for Strength There’s been a lot of conflicts lately.  Actually, there’s always been a lot of conflicts.  The whole history of human evolution is filled with strife, war, famine, disease, rape, and taxes.  It’s really no wonder that people turn to religion for answers.  If our leaders abuse us then who is left on our side (maybe this book has the answer)?  It’s not

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