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how to make tech house

How to Make Tech House

Learn how to make tech house in Ableton Live in the style of FISHER, Camelphat, Solardo, Patrick Topping and Toolroom Records.

In this step-by-step tech house production tutorial, I ONLY use stock plugins (well, I do use Serum, but also show you a stock plugin alternative).

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loop to song

How to Turn Your Loop into a Song – (6 Simple Steps)

If you have hundreds of 8 or 16 bar loops on your hard drive, the chances are you want to turn some of those into full songs, and actually finish your music. Going from a loop to whole song arrangement is one of the BIGGEST problems I get asked about, so today I’m going to share with you 6 simple steps which will help you take your ideas into fully finished songs.

They might be chord progressions, melody ideas, beats or vocals. In this video I share with you 6 steps you can take to select the best bits, and then finish your music. These techniques work for any style of music and in any music making software.

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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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