Doing The Unnecessary

Doing The Unnecessary

Doing The Unnecessary When it comes to making music there many unnecessary things we do that end up being more of a distraction from the goal than something constructive. Agonizing over every sample or preset in your library is one example or aching over 1/2 of a db...

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Writer’s Block & Breakdowns. This is Normal

Writer’s Block & Breakdowns. This is Normal

Writer's Block & Breakdowns Songwriting and music production is going to be hard, especially for anyone who is just starting their music journey. Anyone who says differently is not doing you any favors. This is not to say that you can't simplify the process &...

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Scoring a Beatport # 1

Scoring a Beatport # 1

Scoring a Beatport # 1 Today, I find myself with my 1st #1 release on Beatport. As I write this, it's been #1 in Minimal releases for 4 straight days. Something completely unexpected.  I've hit the top 5 a couple of times for a day or 2, but never topped the spot...

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Deconstruction Time: Track by Track

Deconstruction Time: Track by Track

Deconstruction Time                         Deconstruction Time - track by track I'm going to do my best to give you a bit of background on each of the songs. Most of these were written between 2014-2015...

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Making & Finishing an Album

Making & Finishing an Album

Making & Finishing an Album   The process of making an album is like standing on the bottom of a mountain and trying to conceive a way of reaching the top. From this perspective it seems a near impossibility. It's hard enough to finish 1 song you are happy...

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Are you filing for Creative Bankruptcy ?

Are you filing for Creative Bankruptcy ?

"Sometimes I feel my sound will never get noticed so why not just do pop remixes?"   If this sounds familiar to you, you aren't alone.    As I see it, here is where you are at. And it's brutal, so be prepared....     You are filing for creative...

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How to Finish songs faster. An easy to follow outline

How to Finish songs faster. An easy to follow outline  Of all the challenges I hear from music producers, perhaps the biggest challenge is finishing songs.  In most cases, starting songs & getting to a cool 8 bar loop is easy, but then the brain starts to...

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How “stealing” can make you more creative

How "stealing" can make you more creative, not lessBorrowing, repurposing, stealing. Whatever you call it, overall it's the same thing. Taking something you heard elsewhere and incorporating it into your own work. Many people consider this cheating & see it as...

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The Ableton 9.5 Upgrade Walkthrough

The Ableton 9.5 Upgrade Walkthroughhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyL4zCQHdAw This is kind of a big deal. Although Ableton hasn't yet made the jump to Version 10, 9.5 has some game changing features.   Although I won't be going into how incredible Push 2 is yet...

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