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Why Producing In-The-Box May Be Holding You Back

Being able to make a fully-fledged song on nothing more than a consumer laptop and a decent pair of headphones is a truly amazing representation of how technology has progressed over the last two decades.

It’s cheaper, faster, and easier. The immense joy of musical creation is no longer a luxury reserved for those with money. Instead, it’s readily available for any person willing to dedicate the time and patience.

But this advancement and opportunity comes with a few caveats, one of which is that the music creation process in the eyes of a bedroom producer has been flipped upside down, chopped-up, and compressed into one holistic task.

Is this a bad thing? No. Not at first look, at least. Every producer has a different workflow, and in my opinion, anyone who stays in the game long enough climbs out of the ruts and moves past difficulties in that area. 

Despite this, there is a problem that many developing bedroom producers encounter. The problem of frustration: not being able to finish tracks, taking too long to finish them, or trying to grasp at the enjoyment that you once felt when creating music. This sense of frustration generally has more than one cause, and this article probably won’t fix it, but it may help some of you. 

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Quick Chain Select - New Free Utility

This utility allows you to specify 16 individual points on the chain selector, allowing you to jump to that point with a single push of a MIDI assignable button.

There is also a previous/next button to move forward or back through your points.

You can also enter text for each preset, which will be displayed in a popup window so you always know which point is selected.

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Two New Track Project Files Available

I've uploaded the entire Ableton Live project files for my two latest tunes, Chelsei's Sea Shells and Mind Gobbies. Here are video runthroughs of each of the two tunes.

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Introducing Seepage - Additive Synthesizer

Today I am releasing the beta version of Seepage, an additive style synthersizer/Max for Live patch that gives you control over the behaviour of individual harmonics.

It's available right now for Pro Members to download, play and give feedback on how the future versions should be made.

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In Depth Explanation of the Leakage Glitch Bassline Machine

Today I made a more in depth tutorial video of how to use the Leakage device for those who are a bit unsure. Click here to learn more about Leakage and how to get your hands on it.

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Leakage - Automatic Glitch Bassline Machine

I am very proud to announce that my latest device, Leakage, is now available for Pro Members to test out. Although this beta version works (I have not been able to break it) there might be a few flaws here and there, so I encourage you to please let me know in the forums if you come across any bugs that need fixing. 

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Tips for Getting Your Tunes on the Radio

So you've crafted the next tech-lord masterpiece and you wanna share it with the world huh? Well let's get to it. Tom has asked me to share some tips with you that may improve your chances of getting played on the radio.

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How To Approach Promoters, Artist Managers and Event Organizers

Trying to get booked for events when you are first getting yourself into the scene can be one of the most frustrating parts of being an artist or DJ.

When I first started, one of the things I wish I had hard wired into my brain is the fallacy of expecting of an equal amount of response, attention and effort to that of which you put in when you made a submission. A lot of the time you won’t get anything - but it’s not your fault!

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6 Common Mix-takes That Producers Often Make

Preparing your tracks to get mastered? Follow this guide to find solutions to common mistakes producers often make.

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Producer Chatline - Talk With Other Artists Within Ableton Live

Producer Chatline instantly connects you to any other users that are currently using the device.

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