Ryan's Corner

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...

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,...

5 Tips to Fix Writer's Block

by Ryan Gruss on - 9 Comments

Where there's writing, there's writer’s block. It’s easy to look at your temporary lack of inspiration as some kind of indicator of your talent. But it’s...

#LoftLessons: Blending Drum Loops and Programmed Drums in Ableton Live 9.5

by Cliff Callender on - 6 Comments

We're pleased to introduce ‪#‎LoftLessons‬, a regular tutorial series focusing on production and mixing techniques...

The Top 3 Blog Posts of 2015

by Ryan Gruss on - 21 Comments

2015 is coming to an end and we're looking back at our Top 3 blog posts of the year.  Find out if you have perfect rhythm, see the...

Video: Getting Pro Drum Sounds

by Ryan Gruss on - 37 Comments

Wondering how they get amazing drum sounds in one of the most legendary recording studios in the world?  Check out this behind the scenes look at Sunset...