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!
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):

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.

Remix for Make Or Break

A new remix is out. Hope you like “old Fanu style” chopped-up jungle.
I was happy to put my remix hat on and remix a tune from the new EP on a new UK label, Make Or Break.
Remixed a tune by Sekl, another breakbeat-minded junglist soldier.

In addition to my “main remix”, I also did another, alt version.
See the players above.

Find out about dem goodies thru M.O.B. Bandcamp.