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Do you tend to stay up late in studio, staring at the computer screen? Ever have trouble sleeping afterwards?

Sleep deprivation sucks. Sleepless nights happen to me quite often and I hate it.

I have really come to value sleep and the importance of sufficient rest. Needless to say it has a huge effect on creativity and productivity.

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Discovering Perfect

This is something I keep coming back to again and again. I run into it in my own pursuits, my peers and the precious people who hit me up. I’ve said it time and time again: There is good. There is great. There is beautiful. Yes. But forget about perfect. It doesn’t exist. Striving for […]

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Creative Distortion with CamelPhat 3

CamelPhat 3

I get a lot of questions about what plugins and tools I like to use. In the coming posts we’ll be shedding some light on my favorite bits and pieces and how I use them. We’ll start with one of my favorite distortion plugins which is the Camel Audio CamelPhat.

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Making Ideas Happen by Scott Belsky – Book Review

Making Ideas Happen

I’ve always been pretty productive, but also always had the problem of not finishing many projects I start. I’ve developed systems to counter this, but never really knew why it happens. Having loads of unfinished projects is a very common problem and people are constantly hitting me up about it as well.   I recently […]

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5 Tips for Making an Album

5 Tips for Making an Album

It’s been a little over a year since the debut album by Loxy and myself – “Burning Shadows”  - was released on Exit Records. The project had many phases and we put a ton of work on it over the course of 3-4 years. I’m still very happy and proud about how it turned out. […]

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Maintaining Mono Compatibility In Your Music Mix

mono compatibility

This is a guest post by Barry Gardner, the mastering engineer who operates SAS audio mastering services. The first stereo records were made in the 1930′s and yet it took a long time to popularize the new format and release such recordings for mass consumption. Mono recordings were the standard for many years whilst various […]

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Maschine MK1 vs MK2 – Review of Differences

Native Instruments Maschine

The Native Instruments Maschine MK1 vs MK2 debate is running hot. I recently acquired the MK2 myself. I’ve been using the Maschine MK1 model for about 8 months and liked it a lot. A lot of people are contemplating on wether to upgrade to MK2 or not. The MK2 is currently priced at 599 € […]

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How to Express Yourself

Zencha Music

This is a guest post by Zac Citron of I recently hooked up with him and quickly realized we share a lot of similar views about music production. This post is about how to express yourself and discover your own sound. Check out his website for more. YouTube user stefanhyltoft recently responded to one […]

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Secret Feature in Ableton Live: Show Devices / Plugins on Tracks

Ableton Live - show device slots

One of the things I have been missing in Ableton Live is the ability to see all of the devices/plugins of all of the tracks at once. It’s a bit annoying having to hop tracks to see what devices each one has loaded up. Well, one of you (thanks Martin) pointed me out to a […]

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Ableton Live – First Impressions

Ableton Live

So I’ve recently started dabbling in Ableton Live. Lots to learn. Here are some of my initial thoughts and first impressions.

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