Video: “Everything Is A Remix”  ?! (Part 1)

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iliveproductions: ”Well some of the Led Zepplin fans are going to be a bit disappointed after watching this video. And I was a little bit too, specially because I’ve always tried to create my own material off of anything - to create something completely new, even though it is quite a task. In fact I can’t work otherwise when it comes to music. But  

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(Source: audiokorner.com)

Video: Rap Radar Interviews Sound Engineer “Mixed By Ali”

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RapradarWhile many credit TDE’s rise to Kendrick Lamar’s debut good kid, mAAd city,  the ascent wouldn’t have been possible without the fine tuning of in-house engineer, Derek “Mixed By Ali” Ali.

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Video: The Role Of An Experienced Editor

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iliveproductions: “I confess that I might have unconsciously underestimated the value of an experienced editor…just a little bit. With the amount of videos that are posted everyday by people who have never even taken editing classes, it suddenly becomes easier to devalue the work of individuals who dedicated a big part of their lives to this craft.” 

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Audio: Serious Industry Knowledge - Hip Hop Producer/Beatmaker !LLmind On His Come Up

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Audiokorner: “We titled this episode “a conversation with illmind” because this is not your typical Straight Shooters show. ilmind took us into super duper nerdy producer world and fascinated the shit out of us. From working on the new Mobb Deep album to his first sessions with 50 Cent and Sha Money XL — illmind brings us into his world as a state of the art producer.

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Video: Pensado’s Place #142 - Songwriter/Producer James Fauntleroy

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Audiokorner: Fresh off contributing writing and vocals to Justin Timberlake’s The 20/20 Experience and Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail, singer-songwriter and producer James Fauntleroy joins Dave and Herb in the 142nd episode of Pensado’s Place!

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Good Reads: Moving Ahead? Or Going Backwards?

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Billboard: Earlier this year, while commenting on a mini-boom in R&B-to-pop crossovers, I cited the retro flavor of many of the songs involved. Ironic updates on ’60s R&B and ’70s disco had been a part of the triple-A world for a few years, and represented internationally for a decade. Now acts like Aloe Blacc and “Happy’s” Pharrell Williams were finally taking advantage of it as well.

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Video: The Wall Street Journal Interviews Just Blaze

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WSJJustin Smith, known as music producer Just Blaze, who produces for artists such as Jay-Z and Eminem, talks with Lee Hawkins about his role in VH1’s DJ show, “Master of the Mix” and the lucrative business of beat-making and production. Plus he shows step-by-step how he built the beat for hit song “Higher.”

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Good Reads: Miking Your Acoustic Guitar Like A Pro!

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Bobby Owsinski: Many times it’s surprising the difference an extra mic can make when miking an instrument. A second mic can add depth and ambiance even without resorting to a stereo configuration, which can be perfect for the right track. Here are 3 techniques for using two mics when recording an acoustic guitar, culled from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook that I wrote with my good buddy Rich Tozzoli.

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