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Changing the pitch of a vocal to match your remix? Why not!

Sometimes you get really happy with a backing but in one or two places the vocals just don’t match. If you don’t want to change your backing why not change the pitch of the vocal? It’s easily done across the DAWs but I ended up using Melodyne for the job and it came out a treat in the end.

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Fourtet Style Sample Flipping

When I saw Fourtet using this technique I was blown away as i’d never seen the approach. I’ve seen many people sample flip but usually it was after chopping the sample up first. This method triggers the sound first THEN you adjust the sample start point. Amazing approach..

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Techy House idea #producerPOV in Ableton

Another idea demonstrated in realtime with no voiceover. Not sure about the church bells – that section needs some work!

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Setting up a Launchkey 25 for improvised Ableton structuring

The smaller incarnation of the Launchkey doesn’t come with mute/solo buttons so what’s a man to do? Check this video for a solution..

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Video – Over One hour Of Ableton Live 9 Deep House Composition

Ever wondered what goes through the mind of a producer when they make a track? This latest episode of my #producerPOV video series is a massive composition session in Ableton Live 9 where I create the foundations of a 117BPM Deep House track and (this time) explain what i’m doing as I go. Adding the voiceover and video window made this a much bigger investment of time so there are more ads on this than usual, I hope this is a fair trade.

A large range of techniques are covered and I just haven’t got time to dive in and log all of them so i’m going to suggest that you the viewers give me (and everyone else) a hand. If you find something you like and think people should know about it, push pause on the video player and use the share button with the ‘start at’ button pushed. This will place the playhead position of the video player into the link and direct people to that point. Post a comment on here (or on my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/dannyjlewispage) letting everyone know what’s happening.

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Routing Midi + Audio from Maschine into Live as External Instrument Tracks

Everyone asks me about workflow with Maschine and this is one of the approaches: create the beats in standalone and then move into the DAW. You could export as audio but you’d be limiting yourself; using midi keeps full control of all of the sounds in the mix. If you want to adjust the pitch or length of the sound it’s easy.. need to replace a sound? far more easy to do so at source than to have to re-render again..

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Ableton Live 9 – Dark Desire – Update

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Ableton Live 9 Beta Dark Desire Track Preview

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Producing a 90s House Track – Part Six – Warm Pad

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Producing a 90s House Track – Part 5 – Vocal Cutups