Archive for Production

Progressive House Tutorial 2014

Progressive House Tutorial 2014

Happy New Year from Velcro City Records! We hope that this year will bring you great success and productivity! Hopefully our latest tutorial will help you in your productions, whether you love or hate Progressive House! We cover a whole range of techniques, from creating…

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Bassline Tutorial, by DJ Hero

Bassline Tutorial, by DJ Hero

Route your synthesizer to a channel strip on your mixer, we’ll call that “Bassline, Strip 1” Route “Bassline, Strip 1” to two additional strip, and take it off of the master (so that it’s not routing to the master at all, but rather, the two…

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DJ Hero’s Guide to Starting and Finishing an Original Track

DJ Hero’s Guide to Starting and Finishing an Original Track

DJ Hero’s Guide to Starting and Finishing an Original Track   Have an idea. It’s extremely important to have an idea when you sit down to write music. It doesn’t have to be some grand thought, but a simple melody, a groove, or a bassline…

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The Art of Compression

The Art of Compression

The Art and Science of Compression In simple terms, a compressor is an automatic volume control. Loud sounds over a certain threshold are reduced in level while quiet sounds remain untreated. This is known as downward compression, while the less common upward compression involves making…

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The Art of the Mixdown

The Art of the Mixdown

The Art of the Mixdown by DJ Hero   The art of the mixdown is definitely an art form specific to each individual song. Each song contains many unique properties that, when compared to other works from the same artist, producer, or engineer, must be…

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DJ Hero's Guide to the EQ

DJ Hero's Guide to the EQ

    Ok, I seem to have gotten a few requests for a second installment to DJ Hero’s production tips, tricks, and advice. My first, “DJ Hero’s ‘V’ Theory” seem to go over pretty well, so I hope this second edition of useful production and…

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