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Extreme Time Stretching in Ableton

From modifying the groove of a drum loop to producing cool granular artifacts, the ability to time stretch samples is invaluable.  It’s one of Ableton’s most interesting tools for manipulating audio. Today we’ll use Time Stretching to mangle a vocal sample.  In particular, we’ll be working with a sample from Hip Hop Vocals V1. (more…)

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How to Setup the Vocoder in Logic Pro

Logic Pro’s Vocoder is a useful tool.  In addition to creating cool vocoded synth sounds, you can also vocode your vocal samples to give them added character when necessary.  Setting up the vocoder to work with vocal samples can seem a bit confusing if you haven’t done it before, so let’s walk through the process. […]

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The 9 Best Live Drum Sounds Ever

I LOVE to record drums. Give me a good drummer, a good drum kit and a half decent live room and I can usually capture an awesome drum sound. As head of production at Platinumloops I’m privileged to record lots of top class drummers and the highlight of the recording process is knowing that I’ve […]

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How to setup the Arpeggiator in Logic Pro

If you’re not used to working with Logic’s Environment window, then setting up and routing the arpeggiator can seem a bit confusing at first.  Since arpeggiators are a big part of modern music production, it’s important that Logic Pro users figure this out. With that in mind, we’ll walk you through a step-by-step process for […]

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How to create Pitch Shifted Vocals for Hip Hop

Pitch shifted vocals are used a lot in southern hip hop production.  Most of the time this involves a simple catch phrase that is shifted either up or down and repeated several times (normally as a hook or breakdown).  A good example is Wiz Khalifa’s recent hit – Work Hard, Play Hard.  Another example is […]

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How to create Ringtones for your iPhone

Gear up! Today we’ll learn how to create custom ringtones in Garageband.  This is simple and very easy to do, so let’s get started. Step 1 – Import the song you want to turn into a ringtone. (more…)

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How to Automate a Low Pass Filter in Ableton

Accomplished electronic producers are adept at working with automation.  It can be used in countless ways to spice up a track, so plan on getting familiar with how to get the most out of it. Today, we’ll learn how to automate a low pass filter to spice up a Dubstep intro.  It will be applied […]

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How to Create Space in your Mix – Spectral Mixing

In today’s demonstration, we’ll dive into some of the basics to spectral analysis and how to create space in your mix.  One of the main concerns in any mix is preventing too many sounds from bleeding into each other.   This can easily be maintained through the use of high and low pass filters and some […]

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Stereo Width – How to Create the Hass Effect

Creating a fat, wide mix is crucial to getting that ‘larger than life’ feel out of your tracks.  To do so, you to need take advantage of the width in your stereo field.  There are many effects that can help you maximize stereo width. The Haas Effect is a psychoacoustic effect whereby the same audio […]

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Voice Over Ducking In Ableton

Welcome back!  Thanks for joining us here at LoopGalaxy.  Today, we’ll look at how to use sidechain compression on voice over projects.  With sidechain compression you can ‘duck’ the beat when vocals kick in.  Radio broadcasters use this technique a lot  when they’re talking over background music. When working with an instrumental for a voice […]

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