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Music for Media: Creating a Tempo Track in Ableton Live

Declan McGlynn, Sep 12, 2014  Our Music for Media course – part of our Music Production in Ableton Live Diploma – looks at scoring, soundtracking and composing for film, TV, videogames, radio and more. In this
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Caribou – Can’t Do Without You Deconstruction

Declan McGlynn, Sep 05, 2014  After a brief summer break, Friday Forum is back with another deconstruction from PB’s very own half-man half-keyboard and Electronic Music Composition (EMC) course – part of
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Pioneer Rekordbox 3.0: Extra Features

Aug 22, 2014  Pioneer Rekordbox has been a revolution for CDJ DJs who wanted to move beyond CDs to get more creative with their mixing. It has become the go-to software for USB- and SD-card DJs who want to take advantage of computer-based management and preparation of their music, but don’t want to use a laptop in the booth. Rekordbox 3.0 – The latest version
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Brodanse: Behind Their Live Setup

Declan McGlynn, Aug 16, 2014  The brothers Brodanse are two of the fastest-rising producers in house and techno in the UK. Having only been producing for a few years, they’ve already collaborated with heavy-hitters like Groove Aramada and vocalist Cari Golden, started their own label, and are bringing their live show to one of the world’s most prestigious clubs
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Mixing Dance Music: Ableton – Mix Deconstruction

Declan McGlynn, Aug 13, 2014  Our Mixing Dance Music: Ableton course has had a complete makeover, not only introducing a whole bunch of new features from Live 9, but taking a brand new approach to mixing. We’ve created
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10 Ways to Add Depth and Width to Your Mix

Declan McGlynn, Aug 07, 2014  In the real world, sound happens in three dimensions. Our ears are incredible sensitive to the slightest change in position of a sound and as it reverberates and echoes around us, we can quickly and instinctively decode where the sound is coming from and how far away it is. When we work in the studio however, sound comes from two   
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Pioneer Rekordbox 3.0: Using the Grid

Declan McGlynn, Aug 05, 2014  Pioneer have recently overhauled their music analysis and librarian software Rekordbox, making version 3.0 the most powerful and comprehensive release yet. With new and improved analysis algorithms, waveform preview and mixer section, it’s now a vital piece of software for DJs who use USB or SD with Pioneer’s industry-standard
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Logic Pro 1: Production – Direct Video Response (DVR) Example

Declan McGlynn, Aug 01, 2014  Every second week of their course, our online students receive a one-to-one personal feedback video from their tutor, who’ll break down their project, go through each element and explain
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Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live: Mix Deconstruction Part Three

Declan McGlynn, Jul 29, 2014  We have a brand new course called Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live, or MDMA for short (just a coincidence, honest!). It looks at taking fundamental sound engineering skills with a focus on electronic
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Pioneer Rekordbox 3.0: Overview

Declan McGlynn, Jul 24, 2014  Pioneer Rekordbox has become the go-to software for USB- and SD-card DJs who want to take advantage of digital music organisation, labelling and analysis but don’t want to use a laptop in the booth. It allows the user to analyse, organise, add cue points, artwork and more, all before their set begins, not only saving time during their sets but
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Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live: Mix Deconstruction Part Two

Declan McGlynn, Jul 22, 2014  We have a brand new course called Mixing Dance Music in Ableton Live, or MDMA for short (just a coincidence, honest!). It looks at taking fundamental sound engineering skills with a focus on electronic
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