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Monday, November 16, 2015

Grooves Pt. II

 

Here's a small collection of jams ranging from indie pop to blues rock, all of which are once again just straight up grooves. The kind of tunes suitable for just about any situation.

Check out this set on Soundcloud.

 

12 Feb

iZotope Trash 2 Distortion Plug-in Review

Dating back 15 years ago, iZotope released its renowned plugin Trash, only to wait 10 years for releasing its new version of Trash 2 at the end of 2012. Why is this plugin recognized and used by engineers and sound designers? Let’s take a look.

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07 Feb

Home Studio Layout: Vocal Tracking for Under $1000

Building a home studio is a common dream for any music creator or audio enthusiast. Today we will break down two common setups that homeowners will commonly have for vocal tracking while working with a $1000 budget.

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05 Feb

Entry-Level Microphones for your Home Studio

One of the most cherished pieces of gear that a recording artist can own is the sensory piece of hardware that connects reality to the electrical and digital realm; the microphone.

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30 Jan

Audio Interface vs. Audio Mixer: Which is Right for You?

With today’s access to a wealth of information online, it is easier than ever to build a portfolio of work in a home studio if you’re an aspiring music creator or recording engineer.

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28 Jan

Unleash Your Creativity With Sound Design

Sound design is the process of creating a new sound, or morphing a sound into something else altogether. You can use samplers, synthesizers, instruments, or any other sound-making or sound altering device.

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21 Jan

Breaking into the Industry: Top Tips for Your Resume

A CV is one of the most important elements in your professional profile. Getting it right will take many revisions, a lot of research, and a bit of trial and error, but will pay off in  separating a good candidate from a great one (you!) in the hiring process.

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08 Nov

Tips and Techniques #006: Introduction to the EXS24 instrument editor part 2

Join RAC Graduate and instructor Patrick Steele, as he further demonstrates a beginners tutorial on programming the EXS24 sampler. Patrick goes through the process of importing his own samples to create an original and authentic sound!

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24 Oct

Tips and Techniques #005: Introduction to the EXS24 instrument editor part 1

Join RAC Graduate and instructor Patrick Steele, as he demonstrates a beginners tutorial on programming the EXS24 sampler. Patrick goes through the process of importing his own samples to create an original and authentic sound!

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18 Oct

Tips and Techniques #004: Behind the scenes with a Morning Show Radio Producer!

During the first part of the Paul Awad Workshop (Beat 92.5 - Morning Show Radio Producer) at RAC, Paul spoke about some of the positions he had when he first started working in radio, followed by revealing some of his own techniques and others he learned along the way from his co-workers.

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08 Oct

Tips and Techniques #003: Bringing life to a mix, a beat maker’s world

During the first part of the Sean Paine Workshop (credits: Gucci, Future, Young Thug, 2Chainz, Migos, Fetty Wap, Waka, Sosa, and more) at RAC, Sean spoke about his journey through the industry and how he started, followed by revealing some of his own techniques.

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30 Sep

Tips & Techniques #002: Working with distorted vocal tracks

During the first part of the Sean Paine Workshop (credits: Gucci, Future, Young Thug, 2Chainz, Migos, Fetty Wap, Waka, Sosa, and more) at RAC, Sean spoke about his journey through the industry and how he started, followed by revealing some of his own techniques.

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18 Sep

Tips & Techniques #001 - Getting Wider Reverbs

During the first part of the Sean Paine Workshop (credits: Gucci, Future, Young Thug, 2Chainz, Migos, Fetty Wap, Waka, Sosa, and more) at RAC, Sean spoke about his journey through the industry and how he started, followed by revealing some of his own techniques.

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Tuesdsay, July 21, 2015

Stay With Me
by Valesco

 

Here's a young producer out of Austria with a lot of music ahead of him. 18-year-old Duško Petrić goes by the alias Valesco, and with only 4 tracks behind him, he's had his first small taste of fame when Mr Suicide Sheep shared his track "Stay With Me" on Soundcloud earlier this month. It's a seriously well-done instrumental trap track that's particularly note-worthy in a genre that spits out a fair amount of amateur nonsense. Setting himself apart from that crowd early, here's Valesco and his latest track "Stay With Me". Give the guy a follow and be the first to know when he lays out his next sure-to-be solid track.

 

Electronic, Trap

Monday, July 20, 2015

Models (Kount X Backwoods)

 

Recording Arts Canada (Toronto) alum Koal Harrison (check out his alumni profile), also known by the moniker The Kount, just put out a new remix of Busty and the Bass's "Models" in collaboration with fellow Torontonian Backwoods. The two have done a few projects together recently and they're worth checking out. This latest collab turns the original high-energy jam on its side by sliding it down few BPMs and an octave, and mixing in some new electronic instrumentation (nice arpeggiating synth) alongside the original horns stems. Enjoy.

 

Electronic, Chill, Remix

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Over It Now
by Sleeplust

 

This is a brand new band out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Just three tracks to their name, Sleeplust is a electronic/dance pop band with a very distinctive Ellie Goulding level voice in Meghan Tartamella. Don't be surprised if these guys blow up fast.

 


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Smoke In The Air
by Folks & Pines

 

Montreal's Folks & Pines features RAC teacher Alex Perron alongside his brother and two sisters. Their new track "Smoke In The Air" was recorded in a country house this spring, on a laid back schedule of "guitar tracks for breakfast and vocal takes at night after the bonfires". The song is the band's first of many releases off their debut folk/rock project, and was mixed largely in RAC Montreal's Studio A. Enjoy.

 

Folk

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Head In The Clouds
by Bootleg Rascal

 

I know this blog's been pretty Aussie-heavy so far, but as long as they keep putting out good music I'm going to keep posting it. So to the rest of the world: get moving! This is Bootleg Rascal's "Head In The Clouds", off their upcoming debut album scheduled to come out this September. It's got a bit of a Modest Mouse meets Mac Miller feel, pretty hip-hoppy and all around a real good summer vibe. As always, enjoy, give them a follow, and stay tuned for more!

 

Dub, Hip-Hop, Summer

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