Monthly Archive for: ‘June, 2012’

Strings & Theories DJ Mix

1

It’s been awhile since I did a DJ mix, and with summer coming along nicely now, I figured it was time for some fun, groovy music.  This one was done in Traktor 2.5 with the Kontrol X1 and my Xone62.  A Traktor Audio 6 DJ was used for all IO.  I have to say, the new tempo and beat detection …

Read More

Elektron Artist Spotlight

0

This week I was the featured artist in the Elektron newsletter.  They did a quick interview coving mastering and my workflow when making music, which I’ve copied below. Spotlight: Tarekith If you are an owner of the Machinedrum or the Monomachine you have most likely stumbled across the extremely comprehensive lists of tips and tricks Tarekith has assembled for said machines. …

Read More

7 Quick Arrangement Tips

2

Just a few tips that some people might find useful when arranging or writing their songs: 1. If you have a drop or build up in the song, make sure there’s different instrumentation after the drop compared to before it.  You don’t want to build up the energy during that section, only to go back to the exact same sounds …

Read More

Becoming A Better Musician

4

One of the most popular questions people ask me is “How can I become a better musician (or producer)?”  People ask for recommendations on tutorials they can watch, or articles they can read, or they want me to listen to their tracks and tell them what I think they need to work on. Here’s the thing though, none of that …

Read More

“The Wrong Tree” – New Tarekith track

0

  New track online here: https://soundcloud.com/tarekith/the-wrong-tree Wav, FLAC, MP3 and Ogg versions available exclusively through Addictech.com: http://www.addictech.com/p/103294 There’s an ambient version also available too! http://www.addictech.com/p/103295   With all of the hardware work I’ve been focusing on lately, it’s been awhile since I fired up Live and just let loose with all the tools at my disposal.  Figured it was time …

Read More

Upcoming live gigs, June and July 2012

2

Hey everyone, just wanted to pass on some info for a couple live shows I have coming up over the next couple of months. The first is a chill afternoon gig at the local pub I hang out at,  The Beer Authority.  I’ll be playing Saturday, June 23rd from 4-6 PM, which also happens to be happy hour.  Buy two …

Read More

Finding Time For Music

6

I’ve covered in the past how to balance trying to make music while having an extremely busy life that doesn’t leave you much free time.  But lately it seems to be something that I’ve been seeing a lot of people ask about again, so I think it’s time to revisit some ideas you can use to improve that balance.   …

Read More