My Underground Music Production Group on Facebook has grown into a seriously useful place for the exchange of music production knowledge. I’ve been encouraging those who have the ability to screencast to put together video tutorials and #producerPOV sessions and they have well and truly dived in. This playlist is continuously updated so save it to your favourites and check in often. Thanks to everyone in the group for making it what it has become.
Another mix down video, this time in Ableton Live and focusing on a more tech house influenced sound from artist Dubspinna.
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A look at the construction of this heavyweight deep house track, release on Afro Art Records a few years back. You can grab the distinctive chord stab and the hefty bass sound here – http://dannyjlewis.sitedrop.com/Instruments
So Bitwig is real and available right now It’s a fantastic new addition to the range of DAW choices out there and i’ve been playing about with it, finding my way without the manual. I plan to learn it properly over time but for the moment here’s a bunch of videos i’ve put up on the channel.
A while back I did a #producerPOV video where I took the Beyonce album track “Mine” and used a unique technique to extend a grain or two of the sample and create a chord. I ended up with a bunch of great sounds that could work in your tracks. Have a listen, download and get busy! Let me know if you use them.. would love to hear them in action.
Continuing my recent mix down focus this is an extended and largely unedited (i had a couple of rests periods so there are ‘jumps’) mix down session of a track that has actually been released – http://www.traxsource.com/track/1606799/you-dont-have-to-pretend-original-mix It’s important to know that the version for sale is not my mix down. Alex Livermore and the label Avec Moi Records kindly provided the stems AFTER the release. The video is a long journey but should be worth sticking with for some of you. In some ways I would have preferred doing a voiceover but in some ways I like the mystery of it. It reminds me of those early years when I’d sit behind an engineer working on one of my tracks in a large studio – wondering all about the audio alchemy they were performing. Watch the video and let me know if you have any questions, i’ll try and get back with answers.