One of the things I feel I need to work on, is analysing music critically. Trying to understand why certain instruments have been used, and why they have been mixed in a certain way. In one of my lectures, we looked at the music video for Daft Punk’s “Around the World”. You can see the […]Read more "Getting better at critical analysis"
For this blog post, I will be looking at the characteristics of, and production techniques used in progressive house music. Specifically, I will be analysing the mainstream, “EDM” progressive house. Some of the characteristics of progressive house include melodies, simplicity, a DJ friendly structure, use of effects processing and instrumentation. To help illustrate my analysis, […]Read more "An analysis of Progressive House"
One of the studios I was eager to start working in was SAE’s TLA (Tube Levelling Amplifier) studio. Until recently, I mostly used software to mix and produce songs. I did use SAE’s 8 Buss Studios but they were more entry level compared to the TLA. Here are some photos I took: The desk of […]Read more "First look at the TLA Studio"
This week, for one of my tasks I had to recreate a beat on Attack Magazine’s “Beats Dissected” section using Ableton’s Drum rack. Here’s the link to the beat I had to recreate: http://www.attackmagazine.com/technique/beat-dissected/industrial-techno/ I have had experience in constructing house, drum & bass, and dubstep beats and so I decided to make a beat […]Read more "Week 2 – Beat construction"