Thursday, May 2, 2013

Tech Tips with The Squatters

Oliver Portamento and Alex Powell have a passion for music pumping through their veins, from their roles as event organisers to their top level production and unforgettable DJ sets, these two fuse influences from Oldskool retro dance, Hip-Hop vocals and Rave with current genres like House, Electro and Dubstep and whatever else floats their boat. Add into that chopped vocals, colossal breakdowns and you have a true melting pot of anything that they know will lift the roof off!
Former Radio 1 host, Kissy Sell Out, has been a big supporter of The Squatter and other big names in the industry have not far behind in noticing these guys unique and outstanding talent. Tiesto snapped up their remix of “Kryder – K2” to release on his label “Musical Freedom”, they’ve had successful remix releases on Southern Fried, Dim Mak and Champion Records, support from Radio 1, Capital FM and Kiss FM along with a tally of supporters like Armand Van Helden, Judge Jules, Calvin Harris, Plump DJs, Laidback Luke, Kissy Sell Out, Doorly and Steve Aoki.
Here they take time out to share the secrets of their "Squatters" sound in 10 fantastic Tech Tips

Tutor : The Squatters
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­Walkthrough­ with Charlie­ May

Tutor : Charlie­ May
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Understand­ing Compress­ors

In this extravaganza, we will show you the full shebang starting with what compression does, the controls, how to apply it, using compression to get effects such as parallel, ducking and the all important side-chaining compression effect


Ableton Live Tips and Tricks

"Ableton Live Tips & Tricks" is presented by remixer extraordinaire Timothy Allan, whose remixes have reached #1 on the UK dance charts and placed high on US Billboard, DMC and Australia ARIA charts. In this series, Tim digs deep into his Ableton Live locker and shows you the tips and tricks he uses most when working in Ableton Live.
Tim starts the series out with inspiring effect tricks that will improve your production's sound and impact, then covers cool mixing and production tips designed to open new doors when working in Ableton Live. Finally, Tim wraps up the offering with important workflow suggestions that will speed up your production process and make your life in Ableton Live easier, more enjoyable and productive.
Move your Ableton Live knowledge up a notch and improve your workflow and creativity with these awesome power packed tips and tricks from remix superstar Timothy Allan today.

Tutor : Timothy Allan
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Working with Live 8

Learn to Create, Produce, and Perform with Live!
Morgan Pottruff is back with a true gem for Ableton Live 8. Morg will explain everything in a step by step, easy to follow style, and show you how to get the most out of Live.

Tutor : Morgan Pottruff
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Abl­eton Live 8 Video Tutor­ial Course

These Ableton Live tutorials are a complete guide to making music using the Ableton Live 8 Digital Audio Workstation. The Quick Start section presents a grand tour of the functions in Live as well as a review of the new features in Live 8.
The Audio Section contains in-depth tutorials on audio setup, recording, mixing and mastering. The MIDI section features tutorials on virtual instruments, hardware synthesizers, MIDI editing, Rewire, and the Instrument, Effects, and Drum Racks.