Category: Music Production

Composing Pirate Music: Tips and Techniques

Composing Pirate Music: Tips and Techniques Composing pirate music

Pirate music, also known as sea shanties, are a traditional form of maritime folk song that were sung by sailors and pirates during the golden age of piracy in the 18th and 19th centuries. These songs were used to pass the time and improve morale during long voyages, and often featured lyrics about life at […]

How to Write a Song: A Comprehensive Guide for Musicians

How to Write a Song: A Comprehensive Guide for Musicians how to write a song

Writing a song is a creative process that requires a combination of talent, inspiration, and technique. Whether you are a seasoned musician or a beginner, the process of creating a song can be both rewarding and challenging. In this article, we’ll take a look at some tips and techniques for writing a song, including how […]

Logic Pro Masterclass

The Logic Pro Masterclass is in full production and an early-access with +10 episodes will be available Q1 2023.Logic has changed A LOT the past years and there are many new exciting features to cover.That’s why I decided to make the Logic Pro Masterclass for you! Step-by-step you will learn the essentials of Logic Pro […]

Home Studio on a budget (under $300) – The Perfect Home Music Studio Starter Kit

Home Studio on a budget (under $300) – The Perfect Home Music Studio Starter Kit Budget Home Studio Gear

So what’s the best starter kit for your home studio on a budget? I made a video talking about my 6 favourite things for every home studio on a budget. I’ve been running a studio for over 25 years and I constantly research gear to see what’s new in technology! One of these home studio […]

Rings of power music analysis – Film Scoring for beginners episode 8

Rings of power music analysis – Film Scoring for beginners episode 8 film-scoring-for-beginners-e08-rings-of-power-music-analysis

Welcome to the rings of power music analysis. This is a complete breakdown and music analysis of the Rings Of Power opening theme from the Amazon Prime series. I picked out the theme by ear, arranged and produced the cue in Logic Pro for the episode so there might obviously be differences between the original […]

How to play The Rings Of Power theme song on piano

How to play The Rings Of Power theme song on piano how-to-play-rings-of-power-theme-song-on-piano

I made a video on how to play the Rings Of Power theme song so you can play it too! The opening theme to the Rings of Power is a grandiose and powerful cue highlighting the light… and the darkness of the world of Tolkien. While the Rings of Power’s first motif (out of the […]

Learn music theory for beginners 2022 – free crash course!

Learn music theory for beginners 2022 – free crash course! music theory in 10 minutes

Learn music theory in 10 minutes in my condensed video explaining the foundation to music theory; scales and chords! In this video you’ll learn the basics of music theory in under 10 minutes. Note names, scales, intervals and to create chords in all scale degrees…in ANY KEY! It’s time to expand your universe and ascend […]

OP-1 Field vs OP-1 (the original)

OP-1 Field vs OP-1 (the original) op1field-vs-op1

Teenage Engineering finally released the sequal to the highly praised OP-1, the OP-1 field. But how does the original OP-1 compare to the OP-1 field head-to-head? Is the upgrade really worth it? What does the new version offer? Buy the OP-1 Field (perfect circuit affiliate link): Is it worth buying the new OP-1 field? I […]

How to setup Arturia Keystep 37 with DAW sync

How to setup Arturia Keystep 37 with DAW sync arturia-keystep-37-daw-setup

So you bought the Keystep 37 and now you wonder how to setup Arturia Keystep 37 with DAW sync? Out of the box the Keystep is setup to sync to internal clock, which isn’t very convenient when you want to work with DAW tempo and sync. First make sure the Arturia Keystep 37 device clock […]

TIME macro and micro review – You never heard the orchestra like this!

TIME macro and micro review – You never heard the orchestra like this! time micro demo and review, orchestral tools

I made a video demonstrating the TIME macro and micro bundle release from Orchestral Tools. It’s a versatile orchestral textures library with great attention, details and phrasings of the sampled orchestra. Furthermore, the library contains both ensamble patches and individual sections for a complete sound at your fingertips. It will truly give you plenty of […]

5 tips to improve your piano playing

5 tips to improve your piano playing 5 tips to improve your piano playing

Becoming a professional piano player and fluent on the keyboard takes time and effort. Yes, there is no quick solution or short cut! But with these 5 tips to improve your piano playing article and video I want to show the concepts I use to make the piano performance sound more intricate and alive! 5 […]

How to build tension in music with pedal point

How to build tension in music with pedal point how-to-build-tension-in-music

In todays episode you will learn how to build tension in music! What is music without tension and release?  Not much!  That’s why I made this new video on how to build tension and anticipation in music.Music is much more exciting if it’s going somewhere!  This trick you will learn is used all over the place…and in all […]

How to make Cinematic Chords like Hans Zimmer!

How to make Cinematic Chords like Hans Zimmer! How to make cinematic chords like hans zimmer

Today I will teach you how to make those big cinematic chords like Hans Zimmer. You will learn about orchestrating chord notes from a very basic piano progression. Learn how to beef up those small triad chords into wonderful, dramatic and epic scores like the big guys over in Hollywood. Enjoy the video below! Happy […]