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Professional Vocal Recordings

5 Tips to Pro Vocal Recordings

Professional vocal recordings are - without a doubt - one of the most important elements of most songs... even in electronic dance music.

Today we have a guest post from Jennifer Webster from soundmaximum.com on her 5 tips to getting your vocal recordings sounding like they were recorded at a professional studio. Jennifer is a singer, so knows a thing or two about getting great vocal recordings.

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how to layer leads

How to Layer Leads (Properly) in 5 Minutes!

Learning how to layer leads properly is one of the most important aspects of producing current-sounding, huge, rich dance and pop music.

Ok, ok....I know the title sounds a little "click bait-ey", but I'm serious: Layering leads is something I'm asked about often, and it's really not that complicated. If you want to know how to layer leads properly, there are just a few factors to consider...

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How to Autotune (Properly!)

Learn how to get your vocals sound amazing in just 3 minutes. In this video tutorial, we go through how to use autotune to get your vocals in-tune with your music.

Autotune is often mis-used (in my opinion), but it's still an essential tool if you are making music that you hope to compete with other modern styles of pop and EDM.

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The Chainsmokers - “Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay) Track Analysis

The Chainsmokers Production Secrets – "Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay)"

The Chainsmokers - “Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay)” has racked up over 3 billion collective streams across YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud. It’s been placed in countless playlists, played at thousands of parties, streamed on the radio and played at massive festivals. So what makes it work so well?

In this professional track analysis we'll be going in-depth into the song-writing, music theory and arrangement of "The Chainsmokers – Something Just Like This (ft. Coldplay)”, so you can gain exclusive insight into their techniques.

...AND we've included a bonus section on sound design so you can try re-creating some of the elements yourself (a GREAT way to learn)! Read on below…

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how to make melodies

Make Melodies in just 5 Minutes

Today, I'm going to show you how to write a melody in just a few minutes, even if you've got no musical background.

There are lots of different ways to write melodies, of course, but this is a great technique if you struggle with music theory, or you want to get the quick, soulful melody down without mucking around in the Piano Roll Editor, testing and deleting, and wasting your precious flow, and your precious time.

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layering kicks

How to Make Your Kicks Punchier

The kick drum is arguably the most important element in any EDM track (of any genre). If it's not punching through the mix properly, the dance floor isn't going to be jumping.

Today you're gonna learn exactly how to get your kick drum sitting properly in your mix – with plenty of punch and plenty of headroom – in under 7 minutes.

Whether you are producing Trap, Future Bass, House, Trance or Pop, and whether you use Ableton Live, Logic X or FL Studio, these techniques will work for you.

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