Configure an EQ plugin as a standard mixer equalizer section in Ableton Live 9

August 25th, 2013 § Leave a Comment

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll demonstrate the configuring of an EQ plugin to function like a large format mixing console EQ section, in my DAW, Ableton Live 9, as part of the fifth week assessment.

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Dynamic Range manipulation in music production

August 18th, 2013 § Leave a Comment

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll try to explain the concepts behind dynamic range manipulations in a musical post-production context, as part of the fourth week assessment.

What is the dynamic range

The dynamic range of a musical piece or a recording, is the difference between its loudest parts and quietest parts, controlling the dynamics helps to control the amount of energy in each part of a recording, allowing to guide the auditor through the piece, giving the focus on the relevant parts.

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How to create a submix track in Ableton Live

August 12th, 2013 § Leave a Comment

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll teach how to create a submix track in my DAW, Ableton Live 9, as part of the third week assessment.

Why to use a submix track

Suppose you’re recording a drum kit with several microphones, one for the bass drum, one for the snare, one for hihats, and two overheads. Now you’ve set all the levels for each microphone relatively to each other, and you’re happy with your mix. But what if you wish to change the level of the whole drum kit, all the microphone sat once? That’s where a submix track is useful, you would redirect the output of each independent microphone track to your “drumkit submix”track, and there be able to adjust the level for the whole group. In Ableton Live, this can be done very easily.

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Prepare a recording project in Ableton Live 9

August 5th, 2013 § Leave a Comment

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll teach how to prepare a project in my DAW, Ableton Live 9, using the project checklist from the material as a guideline, as part of the second week assessment.

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Typical Recording Signal Flow with my modular synth

July 28th, 2013 § Leave a Comment

Hi, I am Julien Nicault from Annecy, France. I am following the Coursera class “Introduction to music production”. In this post, I’ll teach what is the typical signal flow when recording my modular synth with my own gear in my little home studio, as part of the first week assessment.

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