Lost Track and “Just Push Play” Mentality

It seems I’ve been playing the role of historian and librarian more than music maker in the past few months. I won’t say it hasn’t taken it’s toll but the best part is going through old recordings and finding out you like something a little more than you initially remember liking something. Halloween Mix-004 Halloween…

The different types and mindsets of sampling.

Continuing with the main production point of interest for me right now, I wanted to dissect what different types of samples I use and what other music producers are likely to collect and encounter in sample packs. ┬áSure, on the surface, it should be ultimately a question of “Is this a one-shot or is this…

Ableton Push 2 vs Native Instruments Maschine Studio

This is probably in the realm of great rivalries like Hatfields and McCoys, OU and Texas, Yankees and Red Sox, etc. I’ve been using Maschine since immediately after it’s launch in 2009 and I’ve been using Live even longer, going back to about the beginning of 2007. Both are revered for their workflow and ability…

RIP Bat-Man; a word on utility belts.

I’m thinking of a number of music production related updates and have written down quite a bit of stuff in my notes in the past couple of weeks. One of the things that became ever-presently appreciable as I was doing a bunch of sample librarian and multitrack archival work this weekend, in the wake of…