Ryan's Corner

5 Essential Tips For Looping

by Ryan Gruss on - 4 Comments

Wondering where to get started with loops? Are you staring at your DAW, waiting for inspiration to strike?? Here's the good news: Loops are...

Noah "40" Shebib shows us the Room & Gear Behind Drake's "Views From the 6"

by Cliff Callender on

40 is the Grammy-winning producer behind the sound of Drake’s innovative productions. In this new video, watch...

Maximizing Your First Tour, Part 2: On The Road

by Cliff Callender on

  In part one of our series on Maximizing Your...

5 Ableton Keyboard Shortcuts you Should Memorize Today

by Cliff Callender on - 2 Comments

Keyboard shortcuts are an invaluable tool in a producer's workflow. It may just seem like a minor convenience to not...

Using Multiple Odd Meter Drum Loops Together - Video Tutorial

by Cliff Callender on - 1 Comment

With all of the digital tools being used today, most of the music...

How To Fake Being a Drummer With Portlandia's Fred Armisen

by Cliff Callender on

Portlandia's Fred Armisen is one of the most...

Getting Started With Drum Direktor

by Cliff Callender on

Drum Direktor is a fully tweakable loop player, step sequencer and effects unit. Over the next few weeks, we at The...

Why You Need Mistakes

by Cliff Callender on - 6 Comments

Mistakes make you a better artist. Seems ridiculous right? We all seek perfection, but if everything in life is about balance,...

Omar Hakim Drums vol 2 + iZotope FX = instant breaks!

by Cliff Callender on

  Don't you love discovering new FX chains? One loop from Omar Hakim Drums vol 2 ran through Stutter Edit...

5 Questions to ask Before you Start Mixing

by Cliff Callender on - 4 Comments

Getting comfortable with mixing can be a lifelong journey. New engineers may be eager to dive into the toolbox of plugins or hardware in front of them,...