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Introduction, presentation topics- expanding on your production process, auditing your work and putting extra effort into finishing.
Establishing track themes, clarifying purpose for track parts, experimenting with order of parts, forming a plan of attack.
Examples of ‘good complexity’ vs. ‘bad complexity’, the importance of simplification to create sound space. Expanding a simple track idea in Ableton starting with rhythmic patterns.
A different approach to arranging, using a placeholder structure, adding breakdowns and avoiding lengthy sections. Incorporating real world samples to enhance track atmosphere.
Adding incidental effects, fills and melodies to break repetition and create a sense of movement.
Creating an arpeggiated ostinato pattern using Omnisphere and adding realtime parameter automation for heightened movement.
Adding a ‘movement pad’ and automating filter cutoff to create a buildup. Fusing melodic elements into a track ‘stem’ and adding a complementary bass line.
Turning tracks down to create room for leading elements, panning considerations, compression settings and applications.
Bass treatment, building custom drum sound collections, adjusting and automating synth settings, EQ and bass cuts.
Using a spectrum analyzer as an aid for EQ, cutting unpleasant resonances and trusting your ears. Bussing to FX chains, parallel compression, keeping certain stems from dominating the mix.
Maintaining perspective, referencing feedback from other people, various ways to get your music out into the world, file and project management, finding your own sound and inspiration.
Q+A: sidechain compression and autopan, collaborating with other producers, production and mix techniques for vocals.
Q+A: What Jaytech listens for with a new track in a performance space, mixing delay effects, processing kicks and bass, wrap-up.