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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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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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Produce Like Deadmau5 (in Under 10 Minutes)

In this blog post and video, I show you how to make music like Deadmau5 in under 10 minutes. It's easy to follow – even for beginners!

Deadmau5 has long been one of the world-leading producers in the electronic dance music scene. His fat, tight productions have rocked dance floors for over a decade. By learning some of the techniques he uses you can drastically improve your own music productions in a surprisingly short space of time, and in this video and post I attempt to unravel some of the secrets for you to use in your own productions.

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how to sound like don diablo

How to Produce Like Don Diablo

Get that Don Diablo, Hexagon sound in this step-by-step video tutorial.

Don Diablo has been storming the world with his energetic future house for the past few years, and today we look at how to get that sound. Yes – developing your own style is SO important – but it helps (MASSIVELY) to breakdown what other (better) producers are doing, to learn some of their tricks which you can then incorporate into your own music.

That being said, let's dive right in...

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How to Make Killer Chord Progressions

Catchy chords and chord progressions are often the basis of what makes a really memorable song - regardless of genre – so today we’re going to look at how to write KILLER chord progressions!

In this post we look at changing some different elements of bog-standard, quite “boring” chord progressions, to come up with something more interesting - more memorable!

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