At the completion of last year, I had been producing, mixing and mastering a fresh, new 4 track EP called In the Wild, released on Westwood Recordings and available now […]
Getting Serum’s advanced LFOs to work like an arpeggiator is a bit convoluted, because Serum – like Massive – doesn’t have a dedicated arp. But you don’t need one! In […]
In this serum tutorial video we look at the track “Secrets” by KSHMR & Tiesto. It was recently posted on Splice so it was possible to look at the project […]
You don’t have to be good at math to be a good producer, however, you’re probably aware that behind all these pretty knobs and dials there’s some seriously complicated math […]
Have you ever opened a new Live Set, pondering the blank slate of an empty Session View window, wondering how to begin? Or, not knowing how to get from […]
Check out this free Funk Hunters interview with Nick Middleton, hosted by Vespers. This interview is from Vespers Creative Mastery course. In this interview Vespers investigates what incremental steps that allowed […]
In this video from the Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart course, Certified Trainer goes through the manage files to save hard drive space and collaboration easier. A must-see for anyone getting […]
In this full length preview video from the Ableton Live 9 Jumpstart Course, Ableton Certified Trainer Jake Perrine shows you the ins and outs of recording audio in Live […]
A while back I started a little series of daily Facebook posts with some percussion sound design tips. I had tons of requests to consolidate them into one place, so […]
Protip 1 Okay, until I can do a full tutorial on advanced percussion snare design, I’m going to post a few tips here. Percussion pro tip #1: Choose the best […]
I’ve been publishing random daily tips on my Facebook page lately, then aggregating them into a blog post at the end of the week. There’s no rhyme or reason to […]
In this video we cover how to mix our main neuro bass using Universal Audio plugins from the UAD card. We use the Fatso Sr., Little Labs VOG (voice of God), LA2A optical compressor, Precision Maximizer, and EMT250 reverb.
In this video we cover how to mix a snare drum with Universal Audio plugins. We use the Fatso Sr, Pultec Pro EQ, Neve 1073 EQ, 1176 compressor, and Precision Limiter.
In this video we cover how to mix an acoustic bass using Universal Audio plugins from the UAD card. We use the Fatso Sr., Pultec Pro EQ, and DBX 160 compressor.
Recently Ableton announced that Live 9 will be launching in Q1 of 2013. In anticipation of the launch, they’ve begun a beta testing program. This beta program was rolled out […]
In the final tutorial video of this series, we cover how to bring the bass to live using modulation. Many of the effects parameters we set up in previous videos […]
In this tutorial video we get deeper into the use of effects. Things kick off by using the resonators device to add pitched delays that accentuate the sound of the […]
This video is all about sub bass. Our main bass patch from the last video is going to be heavily processed with effects, so we want to create a separate […]
In this tutorial video we start processing the main bass we created in Massive. To do this we use a series of effects in Ableton Live. The instrument rack allows […]
In this video tutorial we use Native Instruments Massive to make the first part of our neurofunk / neuro-hop reece bass. We use 3 oscillators: the melofant, dirty throat, and […]
In this bass tutorial video from our audio weapons online course, I show you how to create a sub bass patch in Operator, Ableton’s FM synth.
In this tutorial video from our audio weapons online course, we’ll create a multi-band effects rack for bass by using an Audio Effect Rack.
In this bass tutorial video from our Audio Weapons Online Course, I show you how to create a bassline in Native Instruments Razor synth.
In this tutorial video, I show you how to use Ableton’s Autopan device to create gate style stutter effects, synced to the project tempo, on a bass patch. Then I […]
In this mixing/mixdown tutorial in Ableton Live, Jake Perrine, Certified Ableton Trainer shows us how to use sidechain compression on a delay on a return track. This technique is useful […]
Important Notice(s) 1) Listen on proper monitors or headphones. 2) You will likely piss off your neighbors while watching this tutorial. Vespers, and his affiliates, agents, successors and assigns assume […]
Bubbles in the Jungle is a high-energy, tribal, glitch hop tune I wrote and released for an EP called Put Down the Gun, released on Pop & Lock Records. I […]
Vespers, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, discusses the best things to upgrade on your audio production computer. We discuss hardware such as RAM, solid state hard drives, SATA drives, data doublers, DSP cards like the UAD-2, and sound cards like the Apogee Duet.
Ableton has just announced a groundbreaking partnership with SoundCloud, “THE” wide-spanning, live streaming, social media platform for musicians. SoundCloud has risen to fame amongst musicians who use it to upload […]
Jake Perrine, Ableton Live Certified Trainer, and author of Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering in Ableton Live, speaks about Mastering your music. He’s been teaching musicians like you for over 10 years and is an incredibly talented individual.
In this video tutorial, Jake covers: compression settings, using EQ Eight to add top end “air” to the vocal while removing unwanted frequencies, gating, and the use of reverb and filtered delays on return channels. Loads of great tips here, enjoy!
Here’s a tutorial video on how to set up and use Native Instruments Massive synth with Ableton Live. When I was exploring sound design and synthesis possibilities with Native Instruments […]
Free tunes for download: CLICK HERE Here’s a video of the live performance by myself & Kelsey Grant, with Parker at the Red Room in Vancouver for Regrooved, hosted by […]
Many of you have been asking for a tutorial on how to mix with / use Universal Audio plugins in your mix down process after my review of the Universal […]
Here’s the update on my new Open Source album concept. Get ready for it! Love and light.
How to make turntable effects sounds in Ableton Live using clip transpose envelopes, Simpler pitch envelopes and Sampler pitch envelopes and attack slope.
Check out the Satellite. Review of the Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad, firewire DSP accelerator card for mixing and mastering with powered plugins.
Opiuo & Russ Liquid live at Red Room Nightclub in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Oct 1st, 2011. Presented by Bass Without Borders. Cameo by Kyrian from the Funginears on the mic. […]