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How to Setup an iPad to Make Beats and Produce Music

In this video I will walk you through how to setup an audio interface and MIDI keyboard controller with an iPad Pro for beat making. This will gi...

“My Music Production Studio is Better Than Yours”

Are you building your studio for yourself or are you building a studio to impress other producers and musicians?Every music producer must live hi...

Opportunities for Music Producers and Composers – 2017 Survival Guide

Technology has changed the music production world forever and we must come to terms with this as music producers. The large scale democratization...

Business Tips for Independent Artists and Musicians 2017

Being an independent Artist or Musician is very much like running a small business. In this video I discuss the challenges that independent artis...

How to Develop a Targeted Audience Around Your Music as an Indie Musician

In this stream we're discussing how to develop a targeted audience for your music. Whether you're an artist or music producer, you'll benefit fro...

The Difference Between Music Producers, Composers, Sound Designers and Artists

In this stream we discussed difference between Music Producers, Composers, Sound Designers, Engineers and Artists. We also did a great Q&A sessio...

Exploring the Roland MV-8800 Production Studio Groovebox

The Roland MV-8800 is a groove production and sampling powerhouse that I've wanted to check out for many years. I recently got the opportunity to...

Social Media Marketing for Musicians and Music Producers

In this week's live stream we're discussing social media marketing practices for music producers and musicians. During the stream I describe some...

Tru Sound Creators Podcast Ep 2: Why Editing is the Key to Success for Music Producers

Editing is arguably the most important skill set that a music producer can have today. I talk to many music producers who struggle with finishing...

Tru Sound Creators Contest (Closed)

Here’s your chance to level up your sound creation game. We’re giving away: 1-Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator, 1- Zoom H1 Handy Recorder ...

Maschine Sampling Workflow with PO-14 Pocket Operator (Finding the Funk Ep.1)

In this video I walk you through my sampling and sound design process using the Teenage Engineering PO-14 (Sub) Pocket Operator with Native Instr...

How to sell beats online (without cheapening your brand)

The topic of selling beats frequently comes up during my consultations with music producers as there is a ton of uncertainty on how music produce...

3 Ways to Use Synths in the Akai MPC Series Grooveboxes

This latest video was made based on the request of several producers in the community. In this video I'm providing a demonstration of 3 workflow ...

The Death of the Mp3 and It’s Impact on Music Production

In recent news, the Fraunhofer Institute has announced that they will be discontinuing their licensing program for the MP3 audio format. You can ...

Getting Catfished as a Music Producer: How to Protect Yourself

Hey Fam,In this video Im discussing how I got "Catfished" as a music producer almost 14 years ago. A person posing as a known artist was able to ...

Professional Sampling Tools and Techniques for the Akai MPC

In this video I'm covering how to integrate professional recording tools such the UAD Apollo, Empirical Labs Mike-e and microphones into the Akai...

MPC 4000 Sampling and Sound Design Process

Hey Fam,Now I've always been a heavily MIDI based producer, however for the past few years I've become much more sample based in my workflow beca...

The Future of Music Technology: How to stay prepared

What's going on fam?In this live stream we're having an intelligent conversation about technology's affect on the music industry and the steps th...

Choosing an Audio Interface for the Akai MPC

Hey Family,I get a lot of questions from fellow producers regarding audio interfaces and I decided to make a video discussing some of my thoughts...

Lies That Music Producers Tell Themselves (Habits and will power)

Hey Family,In this video I'm addressing some of the lies we tell ourselves as music producers and how those lies cover up habits that are destroy...