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The Pop Music Theory Behind Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” [VIDEO]

 

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We recently came across a great channel for music theory. Dean Olivet brings a humorous personality to whiteboard tutorials. In this video he breaks down the music theory behind Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. Check it out along with his other pop music theory videos.

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Pop Vocal Production Tutorial For Dark Alt-RnB [VIDEO]

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In this Make Pop Music video tutorial we show you how we processed the vocals for Nashville pop artist Tony B’s “Faded Dreams”.

Track produced by Christian Fiore from The Songwriting Team

In this video we do a walkthrough of a track inspired by indie pop, ambient, and alternative R&B. We show pitch and reverb automation techniques and wild delay effects using valhalla frequency echo. If you are a music producer and want to make cool sounding vocal tracks for modern production then this was made for you. It’s loaded with tricks and tips!

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3 Pop Vocal Mixing Video Lessons From Mixnotes

Jonathan Roye is a platinum mixing engineer who runs the YouTube channel (and soon to be education platform) Mixnotes TV. We’ve combed through his videos to bring you 3 of our favorites. It’s hard to argue against the fact that vocals are the usually the most important part of a pop song. Here are 3 video tutorials where Jonathan shows his signal chain, favorite plugins, and strategy for mixing pop vocals:

Mixing Pop Vocals! UAD AMS Reverb UAS Helios EQ, Fabfilter ProQ2

Mixing Vocals! – Pop Music – Sound Toys Decapitator / Phasemistress / CLA76

Mixing Pop Vocals – Waves CLA76, Waves CLA2A

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Woodshed Audio Releases Tastemaker Vol 1 Sample Pack

Woodshed Audio Co. releases the Tastemaker Vol 1 sample pack… An eclectic blend of vintage drum machines, manual drums, dropping things, vocals, flat fills, and mapped out (full octave) samples of 80’s keyboards, mid century bass-organs, and more! >> PRODUCT LINK <<

[Vintage Machines + Manual Drums] Tastemaker Vol 1 is a unique collection of fresh and edgy sounds for modern music creators who aren’t bound by genre. And making Tastemaker was a blast! We covered drum sets with t-shirts and rattles, dropped things and yelled, carefully sampled vintage synths and then processed them abusively. To put it lightly… This pack is eclectic. Created in multiple spaces from Nashville, TN to Charlotte, N.C. with friendly people who love making awesome music. The result was magical.

In this loaded pack you’ll find kick ass lo-fi synth sounds from the 80’s and key basses from the 60’s that are ready to be dropped into a sampler, spread across your midi controller, and made into hook-worthy melodies. You’ll find one-shot samples from both legendary drum machines and Frankenstein acoustic kits played by humans. Robots and humans? Yes! Finally, the best part is the 100+ loops (handmade by producer Christian Fiore) that bring all of the sounds together into ready riffs and patterns for your songs.

  • Files are delivered in 44.1 x 24
  • Over 1 GB of Premium Sounds
  • 11 transitional fills, 100+ loops, 30 vocal samples, 44 drop percussion combos, 9 folders of processed vintage key bass (full octave), 7 folders of processed lo-fi synths (full octave), Manual drums (17 kicks / 31 snares), and 120+ kick, snare, tom, and percussion samples from vintage drum machines.
  • As good as pizza

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Making Your Own Risers With Valhalla FreqEcho [Free Plugin!]

Transitions and risers are important details to any pop production, but by now you’re probably sick of all of the stock-ass risers that come in most sample packs. In this video tutorial we’ll show you how to quickly make your own!

For this lesson we’ll use a really killer plugin called FreqEcho by Valhalla. It’s also free by the way!

 

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Abs, Muscle Cars, and Pop Music: Alexander’s “Can’t Sleep Without You” Video

Nashville based pop singer-songwriter Alexander services up a new music video for his debut single “Can’t Sleep Without You”.

For fans of: Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, and cool cars

Follow Alexander’s journey here: YouTube, Instagram, Facebook

PURCHASE “CAN’T SLEEP WITHOUT YOU” [Link]

Produced by Christian Fiore, video by Youngblood films in Nashville, TN.

 

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