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#46

Couple of short videos from Ableton’s YouTube channel.
Parts of a new series about the process of making music.

Not super-informative, but interesting…


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#49

Some interesting attitudes and insights throughout the first 8-9 minutes of this interview of Jack Antonoff, one of the writers/producers behind Taylor Swift’s ‘new sound’ (but don’t let that put your off) :wink:

Worth checking out.


#50

Couple of articles from the PrimeLoops blog…

 
PrimeLoops Blog: How Do I Make A Radio Edit?

 
 
PrimeLoops Blog: Classic Tunes Unlocked! – Pon De Floor

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#51

Decent intro to making basslines more interesting.

BeatAcademy YouTube channel ( prev. IllFactor) is worth checking out.

 


#52

Tip: JUST MAKE IT LOUDER BRO!


#53

Uses modular here, but explains the principles, so can be useful within Auxy too…


#54

nice. thanks mate.

I’ve played around with some modular systems recently and I think building my own is gonna be my musical quest for 2018 :smiley: PSYCHED.


#55

Got this book on order. Looks interesting and useful…
 

Making Music: Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers


 

It’s published through Ableton, but seems to be DAW-agnostic and mostly aimed at the creativity.

Available as print and ebook.
8 chapters are available at the link above.

 
Maybe @Tarekith can vouch for it.


#56

I don’t feel like reading all of that… ;-;


#57

I’ve read parts of it, definitely DAW agnostic. I’ve never read it but if I was going to read a book like this, it would be this one.


#58

It’s amazing!


#59

That’s the spirit :ok_hand:t3::sweat_smile:


#60

Ordered it :ok_hand:t3:Thanks mate :slight_smile:


#62

Splice.com Blog: Hits Decoded Series

Popular hits, decoded
What made Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” and Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” number #1 songs? Read our take in “Hits Decoded,” a series about what’s happening musically in some of the top hits of 2017.



#63

More insights into how Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You started and came together musically and lyrically.

(I know I might bang on about this track, but it’s a ridiculously successful track with lots said about it from a writing and production POV, so it’s a really good case study.)

In this video, there’s also a glimpse of how the early lyrics were shaped as well as a pretty sweet counter-melody that never made it into the final track.)


How to make music fit for lyrics?
#64

An article (from 2014, but still relevant) talking about how the chorus has changed in recent years, with influences from contemporary electronic and rap genres.

An interesting (and short) read.


#65

How have I not found this until now!?

Plus there’s lots of production ‘making of’ videos…


https://genius.com/shows/deconstructed/
https://genius.com/shows/verified/


#66

Again, why have I not discovered this sooner…?