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Understanding envelopes in Ableton & how to create a layered sound in Omnisphere

July 4, 2012 – 13:32 |

One very powerful function in shaping a sound is the use of envelopes, although its something I’ve never really utilised. Today i found a real clear & useful tutorial so thought id share it.

An Awesome Breakbeat Masterclass, How to mix Kick and Bass, and my Favourite Spectrum Analyser for Free

May 10, 2012 – 12:10 |

This month’s tutorials are all about getting that solid starting point of the kick and the snare. This has really helped me define the solid starting point needed to build the track around (or be able to easily sort out any issues on the production front)

2 online production workshops & a free tutorial thats well worth checking out

March 1, 2012 – 20:00 |


As part of this newsletter & as a seperate site called Reckorder, i will be sharing a whole host of useful music making tutorials on all parts of the process online.

I’ve collated all the ones …

What a sound cloud

March 13, 2009 – 17:52 |


Soundcloud is a fairly new service that i’ve been a member of since beta testing.

It “lets you move music fast & easy. The platform takes the daily hassle out of receiving, sending & distributing music …

Sound Cloud

October 4, 2008 – 01:01 |
Sound Cloud

Today i also got invited to a website/service i’ve been after for quite a while, (but interestingly especially this week!)…

In the Studio

May 31, 2008 – 16:17 |
In the Studio

This week its been all about Cubase and this Dvd track. Its going well, and i’ve learnt how to link up parts of my studio i never even new existed, but its been long long days!..

The Reckorder Album

May 17, 2008 – 15:08 |
The Reckorder Album

Ok, so this reckorder thing is something i seemed to have babbled on about a bit, and i still havent launched the website. No matter, though as i’ve started sketching out…


May 6, 2008 – 14:01 |

The sun is glorious, so it was most definitely time for a bbq and beers in evening. I’d however gone to town to pick up my birthday present, so from 11pm it was time to get to know it…

Meetings & Making the Break

November 20, 2007 – 18:10 |


Today was a day of meetings from start to finish.

First was one at the dss, to inform them of my course details, and business plan development, and then after a little work on that, i …

Elephants, Song Writing & Project X

November 13, 2007 – 16:56 |

After a while away from the blog, i thought i’d drop a quick update, and share a few things i’ve found most useful on the musical side of things…

Mama Matrix & a guitar tutorial

August 15, 2007 – 16:14 |

Spent the evening in the studio today recording two members of the mighty Mama Matrix…Not the zapperesque, balkan gypsy jazz music you might imagine, but a few childrens songs such as “snail slither slowly”….