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Vocal Production Guide for Singer-Songwriter-Producers singer-songwriter vocal production Nov 28, 2022

Singer-songwriters that produce their own music are a new kind of powerhouse coming out of home studios. Taking your song ideas from conception to final form can be really rewarding, after all, who could be better than you at deciding the song structure, instrumentation and sounds for your songs?...

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How to Produce a Great Song: A Guide for Singer-Songwriters singer-songwriter Nov 21, 2022

Producing a great song recording can be fun and even fairly easy if you take the time to focus on the 3 most important things: the arrangement, the sounds and the performance. You need to find an idea that will capture the listener, arrange the song structure for maximum excitement, and then...

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The 3 Key Elements of Music Production: Songs, Sounds & People music production Nov 13, 2022

Today’s music industry is all about creativity and technical ability. Music producers and artists want to bring something new to the table and create something people will adore. With so many listeners today, even niche artists can attract a dedicated following online.

Producing great music...

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Free Ableton Live Course: Learn Ableton Live Online for Free ableton live beginner Nov 06, 2022

If you want to get started making music in the form of beats or songs with a DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) you can take my free Ableton Live course for beginners. There’s no experience necessary. All you need to do is download the Ableton Live Suite 90-Day Free Trial and sign up for my...

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Audio vs MIDI: What's the difference? daw midi Nov 05, 2022

When it comes to music production, there are two main types of digital audio files: audio and MIDI. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, so it's important to know the difference between the two. If you produce music you've worked with audio, MIDI or both before. Audio is a digital...

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Songwriting for Beatmakers: How to Turn Your Beats into Full Songs beatmaking songwriting Nov 04, 2022

In today’s saturated music industry, it can be difficult for up-and-coming artists to stand out from the crowd. Aspiring electronic musicians and beatmakers should utilize every advantage they can find so that their beats don’t sound like everyone else’s. If you’re not...

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Making your First Beat with Ableton Live ableton live Oct 31, 2022

Ableton Live is one of the world’s most popular digital audio workstations. It has a large community of artists and producers who are constantly creating new sounds and patterns for Ableton packs. You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get started with Ableton Live either. Using...

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Traditional Song Structure vs EDM Song Structure: What's the Difference? songwriting Oct 30, 2022

Music and songs have always been an important part of human development. From the very earliest of times, people have used rhythm and melodies to express feelings in new ways, from a spiritual sense to more functional ones as well. Today, we find a wide variety of different types of music in...

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Song Sketches: Ableton Note for Singer-Songwriter Producers ableton note songwriting Oct 23, 2022

If you're a singer-songwriter looking to get into music production, one of the best ways to get started is by sketching out your ideas with an iOS music making app. There are a ton of great options out there, and they're a great way to get a feel for the music production process. 

When...

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How to Start a Home Studio on a Small Budget from $200 to $1500 home studio Oct 23, 2022

If you want to get started as a music producer and take things seriously you will need a beginner home studio setup where you can start writing, recording, editing, and mixing music. The first thing you will need is some music production software called a DAW or Digital Audio Workstation. You...

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Beatmaking with Ableton Note: Sketching Beat ideas with Music Making Apps ableton note Oct 22, 2022

Ableton released their new iOS app called Note this week. Ableton Note is a music making app for beginners, songwriters and beatmakers that allows you to quickly sketch out song and beat ideas on your mobile device. It's a great tool for quickly capturing ideas on the go, and for getting a feel...

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Music Making Apps: Music Production for Mobile Phones ableton note Oct 20, 2022

Ever since the beat for Kendrick Lamar's song "PRIDE" was produced on an iPhone 6 back in 2017 by an 18-year-old producer, I've been excited about the future of mobile phone music production and beat making. The fact that such a high-quality track started in a phone is a testament to the...

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7 Popular Music Theory Concepts Explained - What do These Musical Terms Mean? music theory Oct 19, 2022

Music theory is a beautiful thing. It unites the seemingly random notes of your favorite song, clarifies why that chord progression always feels so satisfying, and shows you how to play those same chord progressions on the piano or guitar. But the intimidating world of music theory can be tough...

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Make Music Anywhere with Ableton Note the New iOS Beat Making App ableton live ableton note Oct 18, 2022

Making music on the go has never been easier. Ableton's new iOS app, Note, makes it easy to create beats and melodies anywhere. You can then share your ideas or collaborate with anyone else who has either Ableton Note or Ableton Live. Note offers a variety of features that make it easy for...

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Intro to Music Production for Beatmakers: Songs vs Beats beatmaking music production Oct 17, 2022

Music production can seem like a long road to travel down for beginners. There are so many different aspects involved from songwriting and arrangement to recording, editing and mixing the sounds, that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all of the skills involved and the options available for...

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111 Confusing Sound Recording and Music Production Terms Translated terms Oct 16, 2022

Learning the Language

I get it - Every time you try to learn about recording and music production people are throwing around these crazy terms like 44.1kHz, condenser, phantom power, mix buss, headroom, phase, aux send, and unity gain. In this blog post, I'll break down some of these terms for...

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