Spotify “Play Button” Test

The Tutorial War

You probably know I make music production tutorials. I’ve been doing it for a long time, longer than many others and i’ve seen some interesting developments in the last year or so. When… Continue reading

Making Music With Apps Part Two – The Connections

I’m finding iOS apps bring a great extra dimension to composition. Check this deep house track idea with Animoog vibes on top in part two of my “Making Music With Apps” series.

Can you make a complete track idea with iOS apps? YES!

Call me a convert! I think i might end up using this method for a few tracks from now on. Grab your favourite iOS music apps, pick the strength of each one and… Continue reading

Creating Stab Sounds inspired by Disclosure’s “Running” Remix

The Disclosure Remix of Jessie Ware’s “Running” has been massive and I LOVE those keyboard stab sounds. This video looks at recreating something similar in order to have something new for a bespoke… Continue reading

“Robot Drums” Custom Rack in Ableton Live

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FhiGw3tByg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FhiGw3tByg

I wanted to create a custom rack in Ableton Live to emulate the same kind of on-the-fly programming variations that Propellerheads have put into their fantastic “Figure” iOS app. It’s not exactly the same but it’s a worthwhile technique to explore if you are looking for an extra dimension to your beat programming.

Point Blank launch Online Degree Programme

http://youtu.be/7B5yR8cRo-s

I’m so proud to have created interactive content for this innovative online degree developed in conjunction with Middlesex University. I was also involved in the production of the video alongside my colleague James Humby manning the Canon 5D. Featuring an all star cast of PB staff and industry professionals this video features music from tutor and Ninja Tune artist Raffertie.

Ableton Live Vox FX Rack

Twisted vocal effects are all the rage at the moment, from the deepest underground tracks to the most commercial pop dance radio hits. Our ears are well and truly┬átuned into this ┬ásound now,… Continue reading

2011 Review

So here it is, a snapshot of the events of the year from my perspective. It’s been a great one for personal development, a REALLY interesting year musically – the UK once again… Continue reading

BPM

So i’m sat in my fresh, crisp, white with gold lettering ‘Serato’ T-Shirt (thanks guys) surrounded by suits on the train laying down my thoughts of yesterday’s day at BPM. Man, the NEC… Continue reading