The Collective Perspective

A History of Finger Drumming

Finger drumming is a rising subset of music production that's been impressing drummers and music producers all over the internet. For those that don't know, finger drumming is using your fingers to trigger samples on electronic drum pads to create drum patterns or entire beats - pretty self explanatory. If you're a music producer, you probably have seen a viral video of another producer creating a super complicated beat using just their fingers and an MPC or similar device. [...]

September 17th, 2021|

FREE WORKSHOP Music Production & Audio Recording in Serato Studio – 9/23 6-8pm

Join us Thursday, September 23 6-8pm at 28 Broadway for a FREE IN-PERSON WORKSHOP hosted by OP Miller. Serato Studio now has recording! You can now seamlessly record and edit vocals, instruments, and any other external source, such as recording samples from vinyl. In this workshop, OP Miller will be focusing on audio recording in Serato Studio 1.6 and will sample a vinyl break and use it to make a track. He'll also be showing you [...]

September 9th, 2021|

Unique Modulation Devices That Work With Any DAW (Genki Wave, Ultraleap Leap Motion Controller +)

Creating music with synthesizers and plugins can be really exciting because the possibilities of sound are almost limitless with the right equipment. Often times however, the process of using a synth might feel, well...too synthetic. But, if you're a producer interested in adding expressive organic elements their synthesizer workflow, check out some of these products that can help you bring the human element to your sound. Genki Instruments Wave The Wave from Genki Instruments [...]

August 25th, 2021|

What Makes Studio One from PreSonus Unique?

Studio One from PreSonus is one of the most powerful DAWs on the market. First released in September 2009, Studio One has gone through 5 major updates since, with each update expanding the possibilites of Studio One and separating itself from the pack of other popular DAWS like Ableton Live and Logic Pro X. Studio One comes stock with many unique features that makes it a music production tool that every music producer and composer should get familiar with. [...]

August 19th, 2021|

Remastering: What Is It? Why Do We Do It?

Chances are one of your favorite older artists or bands has released a remastered version of one of their staple albums. You may have asked yourself, "Why did they do this? The original sounds fine!" upon discovering the re-release. Well, there are many reasons why artists remaster and re-release older works. And regardless of the reason, many audiophiles out there have strong opinions against the practice and philosophy of remastering original music. We're going to take a look at [...]

August 11th, 2021|

Electronic Music Collective Is Open – Join Us for In-Person Classes, Open House Events and Lessons

WE'RE OPEN! Today we are excited to announce that we’re back and OPEN FOR BUSINESS AT OUR STATE OF THE ART FACILITY ON 28 BROADWAY! We missed you and are happy to welcome you back in the building. To kick things off, we’ve already begun setting the stage for you to get back to collaborating, participating in our community, and learning with others. In-person private lessons are AVAILABLE NOW! You can join us for some incredible [...]

July 30th, 2021|

Using Ableton Live For Your Live Performance

Live performances are important. They're an opportunity to gain fans and showcase your music to the world. So, it's in your best interest as an artist to nail down a solid plan of action before walking out on stage. With Sound Collective's "Live Performance Music Direction" course with pro music director, Grant Zubritsky, you can learn to create your dream performance using Ableton Live. Get started with a 30-day free trial to Sound Collective [...]

July 30th, 2021|

The Lydian Mode – Composing for Film and TV (The Simpsons, Back to the Future, Star Wars +)

Music theory is an important tool for composers when scoring for movies and TV. Knowing and properly utilizing music theory when writing can really help strike emotion in audiences and create memorable moments. In this article, we'll be taking a closer look at some iconic scores for movies and TV shows like Star Wars and The Simpsons and looking at a piece of theory that connects them all. If you're interested in learning more about music theory, you can [...]

July 21st, 2021|

How Did They Record Those Iconic Drum Sounds? – Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, Joy Division, and More

Drums are a crucial component to almost any great record. It's important that a dummer lay down a captivating beat but it's maybe even more important that a producer captures the sound of their drums perfectly or processes them in interesting ways to achieve a unique drum sound. With Sound Collective, our new online learning platform, you'll learn how to perfectly capture the sound of every drum in your kit and make great drum recordings. Learn more about Sound [...]

July 14th, 2021|

Pitch-Imperfect: Divisive Moments in the History of Auto-Tune

Sound Collective’s Mastering Auto-Tune with Rosemary Minkler will teach you the subtle and the apparent ways of this powerful tool for vocalists! Love it or hate it, Auto-Tune is one of the most widely-used plugins in modern music. It can elevate a vocal line with perfectly pitched tones, subtlety tweak individual melodic notes so that near-perfect take can be salvaged, or transform the voice into something completely unique and exciting! No matter the use, learn how to work with [...]

July 8th, 2021|
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