Why I’m Using Two DAWs to Make One Track

I’ve used many different DAWs in my 20 years of making electronic music.

These days I mainly use two different ones: Ableton Live and Pro Tools. It often confuses people to hear I am actually using both DAWs to work on the same piece of music.

I get asked about why and how I do that sometimes, so here’s a few words about the process (thanks to Matt for bringing it up last week).

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Best Free VST/AU/AAX Plugins for Mac and PC (2016 edition)

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It’s time again to update ourselves on the current state of free VST, AU and AAX plugins for Windows and Mac. This is not an attempt to list all available free plugins. Rather, I’ve hand picked the best of the best free plugins for you. All of the listed plugins work on both PC and Mac computers. […]

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Identifying Procrastination

The latest lesson in Smart Productivity for Musicians is about dissolving procrastination. Before you can deal with procrastination, you must identify procrastination. And it’s not as simple as it may seem!

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My Black Friday Recommendations

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Black Friday is here again. Like it or not, it’s the best time of the year to make investments on plugins and sounds. For many of the deals to happen again you are going have to wait another year go by. I’ve been saving up cash for the past 6 months to invest on some tools […]

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A Solution for Overcoming Chronic Lack of Time

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This week’s lesson in Smart Productivity for Musicians is about how to overcome stress, procrastination and chronic “lack of time” – while at the same time enabling your brain to focus on what it does best: being creative. I wanted to share some thoughts on the topic here on the blog too.

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Adam S2X Review

Adam S2X

I wanted to share with you my thoughts on the Adam S2X monitor speakers, which I’ve been using for the past few months now.

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5 Ways to Simplify Your Music Workflow

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The ability to simplify is an extremely valuable skill in todays seemingly complex world. Let’s look at a few concrete ways of simplifying your workflow in order to help you do what you do better.

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Excellence is a Habit

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Well, it was somebody else who said it first: We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. – Aristotle

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Smart Productivity for Musicians

I am super excited to bring you some great news today! The time has come to reveal to you a project I have been working on for a long time: Smart Productivity for Musicians.

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OS X 10.11 El Capitan Is Here – Should You Upgrade?

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On September 30, Apple is coming out with yet another major operating system upgrade. 

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