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Breaks & Beats Podcast #26 out now

(also timestamped on Mixcloud – or check it onSoundcloud)
TAKING DJ bookings now.
Just got vaccinated, and feel hecking ready, hyped, and stoked to travel the world a wee bit once again to play some gigs to drop some beats on ya’ll!
TRACKLIST:
Tek 9 & Sonar Circle – Hypertrophy
San – What I’m Seeing
De.Calc – TurnToast
Etch – All Circles Vanish
Jarmo-koira – untitled
Larson Whiled – Nonsense
Sekl – Control Signal – Fanu remix
Sonar Circle – Ninety Percent
?? – ?? (remix)
Jonny Faith – Nothing But a Jungle Thang
Jonny Faith – Stay In Your Lane
Ki – Soundclash
Loxy & Ink – Headz Roll remix
Mister Shifter – Dreada VIP
Quartz – Thorns
Inner Terrain & Wreckless – Big Drama
St. Laurent – What’s Happening

[video] Mixing kicks

I’m running you through the things I take into account when mixing kickdrums.
I always think of kicks as having a few different “parts”, and I go through them here.

I love working with all styles, but work a lot with house among other styles, and have mixed and/or mastered music by John Summit, Luke Vibert, Defected Records, John Summit, Armada Music, Repopulate Mars, Octo Octa, etc.

[video] RX8 by Izotope vs Neural Mix Pro by Algoriddim for sample isolation

I’m a nerd that makes his living doing audio engineering, and technological advancements such as isolating parts of music/audio fascinate me highly.

I also love making sample-based music, so being able to strip out and isolate some elements in audio interests me.

Hence, let’s take a look at and compare two music apps that can isolate musical elements:
RX8 by Izotope vs Neural Mix Pro by Algoriddim.

How do these compare, and what are their pros and cons?

Reference songs for producing/mixing/mastering

As a mixing and mastering engineer, I’m often asked about good reference songs, so I did a FREE post on my Patreon listing some refs I use often with some most popular genres (DNB, house, hip hop, trap, techno):
https://www.patreon.com/posts/49752366

Later this month I’ll be doing two EXCLUSIVE videos:
1) how to reference efficiently and
2) how to set up your own mastering project in your DAW.

So if this is something that interests you, sign up to my Patreon.