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Procrastination, Productivity & Personal Branding w/ Dan MeredithAbout This Course Dan Meredith life coach, author of Amazon no 1 best selling book “How To Be Fucking Awesome”, and successful high-level business strategist, gives key skills that help combat procrastination, advises on goal setting tips and gives ideas on how to progress your own personal brand. You will learn: Ultimate Sales Machine -Chet Homes What to do when it’s your turn, and it's always your turn -Seth Goding (sp?) Eat That Frog (author?) Think and Grow Rich Training DJ Goals Book Lessons: 1. How to combat Procrastination Dan begins by discussing why we often don’t do what we say we will do; he goes on to talk about how easy it is to lie to yourself, to allow things to slide, and how accepting these lies or versions of the truth that suit us, facilitates conditioning yourself to accept mediocrity. Dan highlights that this is the pathway to setting yourself up for failure. He explains this see internal and external in terms of pressures we experience for example: work pressure, deadlines, family, wealth, and the internal would be procrastination negative self-talk; he strongly suggests that people should stop that negative self chat. Dan then explains that speed of implementation is a great way of tackling procrastination. Just do it, stop self-doubt if you start doubting yourself you’re undermining yourself … and then you won’t do it- ACT! 3 second rule… if you see an opportunity just take action. 2. Do you Really want it bad enough? Dan discusses how hard he had to work in order to get to where he was because he wanted it badly enough! He suggests writing an achievement wishlist setting a set of goals and targets. Then he advises that you just start writing it down everywhere! He suggests not getting caught up with too much detail- it doesn't have to be perfect just do it! 3. What is your big why The Big Why: what underpins your motivation? What is driving you to act, what is driving your target and desire? It’s imperative to understand what you want and why you want it so badly. In Dan’s case his motivating factor was his sister who needed extra care and he wanted to ensure he could provide private care for her needs, though your motivation doesn't need to be altruistic, and it can be multifaceted, you need to have a clear understanding of it. 4. Write it down everywhere (R.A.S) Dan talks about RAS- the part of your brain that filters - he suggests that you write your goals down absolutely everywhere: let your brain sees the goal everywhere: put it on your lock screen on your phone, the first page of your diary daily, on your fridge etc your brain will start to filter to it! Dan says we are presented with opportunities daily and we have to have an antenna open to these opportunities, and then take action. 5. BHAG Goals BHAG = big hairy audacious goals - put what you want to achieve in a year in a list. Then, decide on a 90-day plan and break that down into actions to make the end goals. Then break it down into a 30-day plan and make actions, then break down into a weekly, daily etc. 6. Set Goals That Leverage He then advises that you set goals that leverage social pressure, but with emotional detachment. Specificity- a big challenge but not one that crushes you! By telling people about it you’re therefore accountable and under social pressure, use it- harness that pressure to motivate you. Think of the emotional attachment to the feeling of successfully gaining that goal, but not to the actual outcome! Specificity with your goal: ie if your goal is to DJ in a well known club- get specific- which Club? Which room? Which time-slot, by what date? Etc 7. Brain Dumping Brain dump- write down everything - then rank it- 1,2,3, etc ranking system: 1 urgent, 3 doesn’t matter. Realistically 20-30 matters that need dealing with maximum. Get a day planner- write 3-5 key actions a day to keep moving forward. They write a daily, weekly, monthly and 90 Day review. 8. Daily, Weekly & 90 day reviews Health wealth productivity and connectivity: Start writing down under these subheadings where you stand ie your mental and physical health, with your wealth - what you have in the bank etc With productivity -how much do you need done? Rank your tasks. With connectivity- how are your relations, are you making friends, networking, family relations? 9. How to grow your brand on social media Personal Branding: next he discusses the fastest way to grow in the social world, personal branding, being authentically you. He suggests leverage with your story, talk about what you like, share your thoughts & feelings, what you stand for, and against and tell the world! Next pick a platform, and hammer it -consistency is key: so for DJs - SoundCloud, Mix cloud & Spotify for music and for socials its Instagram and Facebook, get cool images of you doing your craft, using stories, record insta tv, upload to insta - do it daily: ie 3-5 post FB, 5 insta posts, podcasts 2 per week, 2-4 livestreams p/w. 10. Infotaining Share your content in a way that people can engage with, add your story, and be funny. Present your stuff on social media in a way that people will connect with. 11. Enjoy Life Make a decision - enjoy your life! Hard graft- have a go! 12. Live Q&A Due to personal life choices on the way I party; I have noticed now that I'm getting invited less to parties. What should I do to get invited back into the scene? What was your turning point? When did you know this was it and there was no turning back? How do you manage your inner Saboteur?
Think & Grow Rich: Danny SavageA condensed version of the trailblazing book by Napoleon Hill, who was commissioned to carry out a case study of the most successful men of his time (1920s) to understand the common threads of success that underpinned all of their careers.
Effective Networking To Gain Influence w/ Danny SavageThe importance of networking and social networks in conjunction with your business and career is explained. Danny talks through his accomplishments to date, and how so many of his career achievements are due to the networks he has developed. Danny breaks down How To Win Friends and Influence People into 10 easy steps. Danny gives DJs a fully comprehensive guide to attending music industry events, how to prepare, handle the event and organise post-event follow-ups and how to utilise social media for effective networking.
Overcoming Fear & Building a brand /w Bradley Gunn RaverBradley Gunn Raver’s dancing/Raving career spans 3 years to date. This webinar addresses how he managed to create his profile in its current form, gives great tips on branding and what to do (and what not to do!) when it comes to social media, and ideas on building your personal brand. They additionally look at how to overcome your fear and the fear of saying no is also discussed. They also cover advice on how to get noticed and get ahead in the music industry.
Music Industry Hustle in a Digital Age w/ Roger SanchezHow to identify your brand, your style, your KSP’s. Roger discusses his own career path and stresses that essentially the importance of understanding who you are and then creating and pushing out your own brand, is key to starting out. Then creating as much relevant content and consistently getting it out there on your social platforms to create your own following. The bottom line is that these days you can be your own radio station and record label. Use these platforms to create your own social media presence, following and establish your brand. But you must be prepared to put in hard work. Roger mainly focuses on Instagram as the main social media platform to use to engage with your fans.
Get Heard & Get Signed w/ SaytekSaytek gives you the knowledge to build your profile to get noticed by labels, how to self-release and start your own label, how to expand and get noticed by the bigger labels, your presence online and how to make good contacts in the industry. Key words: profile, labels, distribution, mastering, artwork, PR, signed, released, music, impact, print, digital, radio, expand, vinyl, records, longevity, presence, facebook, Instagram, youtube, engagement, following, contacts, A&R
How To Make Money From Your Music w/ Mark LawrenceTeaching you about publishing, Mark Lawrence is the Spokesperson for Association For Electronic Music, and he runs Black Rock publishing - In this course, he gives you advice on how to make money from your music. With 10 years experience at PRS, an organisation that manages copyrights of writers & publisher in UK & worldwide. He became aware of a lack of focus on electronic music artists & producers rights. That's when Mark set up Black Rock publishing & label. He started the campaign Get Played Get Paid. Mark explains that you can only get paid if you are registered with all the associations and have a publishing deal and he thinks around 70% of the artists in electronic music do not have a deal… What is publishing, why do you need to get your material published, what benefit is it to you as a DJ or a Producer?
How to Pitch Bookers & Labels: Danny SavageDanny gives a masterclass on how to approach bookers & labels.
Speak to Sneak - Live Q&AChicago house music legend DJ Sneak does a live Q&A and shares his experience about his musical journey so far. He discusses the importance of being yourself and doing what you love in a crowded industry. This Q&A will give you insights on how to navigate through the many challenges DJs and Producers come across. We also see Roger Sanchez and Doorly dropping in the session to say hello and to ask questions.
How To Use Spotify As An Artist w/ Grahame FarmerData Transmission founder and Editor-in-Chief Grahame Farmer delivers a tutorial on how to use Spotify as an artist. He discusses the benefits it offers in providing content for all connected social networks and driving traffic towards them. Working with labels and mutually promoting tracks along with streaming revenue for radio shows and mixes is also covered. In the comprehensive Q&A section, Grahame answers a variety of questions including using Spotify from platforms such as Soundcloud, avoiding full-length DJ tracks and what to do if your artist name is already being used.
Rekordbox Mastery: Export Mode w/ Sam ShepherdSam Shepherd guides us through how to use Pioneer’s industry standard software Rekordbox, concentrating on the Export version which is free to use.
DS Internal: Team HandbookWelcome to Danny Savage's Remote Team! This handbook will guide you through all the processes, tools, and etiquette we follow in the team.
Three Proven Steps To Double Your Fanbase with Hypeddit: John GoldJohn Gold, founder of Hypeddit shows you his proven formula to boost your fanbase to get more fans who will buy your music and come to your gigs. Hypeddit is the worlds no.1 download gate.
Ableton Live Masterclass w/ SaytekIn this Ableton Live Masterclass Saytek looks at programming drums, basic mixdown techniques and everything in between. You will learn how to: Use Ableton’s stock instruments to create drum patterns, basslines and other elements such as pads and strings. Work with audio and midi. Use FX to start adding character and depth to your music. Use automation to progress your track, build suspense and interest. Set up a midi controller to sketch out track ideas or use in a live performance. Start arranging ideas into a full track. Use session and arrangement view together to start arranging a full track. Start using basic mixdown techniques to let each element of your productions shine. Lessons: 1. Making Beats A tight drum loop is the foundation of all good dance music. In this lesson, Saytek guides you through the basics of creating a drum pattern in Ableton Live. He shows you how to use Simpler, drum rack and the ‘convert drums to midi’ function to create a solid 4 x 4 beat. As a bonus, he goes through the beginnings of putting together a powerful bassline. You will learn how to: Use Simpler to isolate drum hits from samples and programme them. Use the 808 and 909 core kits in Drum Rack. Adjust volume envelopes. Add swing using the groove pool. Add a bassline using Simpler. Use the ‘convert drums to midi’ function to chop up a breakbeat, giving character to your loop. 2. Basslines and Melodies A strong bassline and a catchy melody can make or break your track. In lesson two of the Ableton Live Masterclass, Saytek teaches you how to create ear-grabbing basslines and melodies using Simpler and other Ableton instruments. He then adds processing to give the sounds more depth and interest. You will learn how to: Use loop samples to programme your own bassline in Simpler. Write basslines and melodies that are in key using the ‘scale’ midi effect. Create interesting rhythms using the ‘arpeggiator’ midi effect. Turn single notes into chords with the ‘chord’ midi effect. Use reverb, delay and filters to add character to your sounds. Program auto-filter automation. Add lead basslines, pads and strings to your track using some of Ableton’s stock instruments. 3. Working with Audio Working with audio can give you different creative options than midi. In this video Saytek shows you the basics of using audio and some techniques you can use to put your own spin on sounds. You will learn how to: Convert midi into audio. Use FX such as reverse, pitch-change and warping to get creative. Make glitchy hi-hats. Create reverse reverb and delays. Chop up a breakbeat in audio. 4. Automation Automation can be a powerful tool for sculpting your sound and progressing your track. In part 4 of Saytek's Ableton Live Masterclass, working in session view, he shows you how to use the automation feature to control FX and volume. You will learn how to: Consolidate and organise audio so it’s easy to work with in session view. Add automation to an auto-filter, utility plugin and delay effect to add interest and build suspense in your track. 5. How to Use a Midi Controller You can use a midi controller to jam out ideas when producing a track in Ableton, or as part of a live performance. In this video Saytek shows you how to set up your controller to trigger scenes, FX and automate parameters for optimum performance. You will learn how to: Optimise your preferences in Ableton to get the most out of your controller. Map your controller to trigger commands in Ableton. Understand notes and cc numbers when triggering. Use range to reduce the risk of clipping. Control and record automation. 6. Arranging a Track #1 Do you find it hard to get out of a loop and arrange a full track? In this part, Saytek teaches you how to start arranging your tune in Ableton Live. He takes scenes from session view and records them into arrangement view to get a rough sketch of a track. Then he adds further editing and automation. You will learn how to: Use session and arrangement view together to lay out a sketch of a track. Start building a breakdown. Make risers using Ableton’s stock synth: Analog. Create a snare roll in Drum Rack. 7. Arranging a Track #2 More tips for creating a fully arranged track. In this lesson of the Ableton Live Masterclass, Saytek goes through more editing and organizing of scenes before recording a rough sketch of a track into arrangement view. Once he has this, he shows how to add interest and create suspense just using the elements you already have, removing or adding extra parts to your liking. You will learn how to: Organise and edit scenes ready for arranging. Jam out a sketch of your track into arrangement view. Create variation and build tension by taking away and adding more of existing elements, such as kicks and claps. Edit automation to fit better within the arrangement. 8. Mixing #1 Without a good mixdown even the best arrangement in the world cannot compete in today’s music industry. For lesson 8, Saytek shows how to get started on a basic mixdown for a track. You will learn how to: Start using basic mixing techniques to create space and power in your track. Start balancing volume levels, leaving headroom. Pick out and emphasize key elements. Use EQ, compression and other FX effectively in the mix. Use A/B testing to find the best sound for all elements of your track. Use panning to create space and dynamics. 9. Mixing #2 In the final part of the Ableton Live Masterclass Saytek takes another look at the essentials of mixing. Saytek talks about the equipment you need to get a quality clean mix and looks at basic mixdown techniques. You will learn how to: Establish a mixing mindset, only changing what needs to be. Process elements with EQ, compression, saturators and limiters to create space and definition. Use Corpus to add sub to a kick drum. Use sidechain compression.
Fanbase Booster Live - John GoldJohn Gold gives a game-changing workshop full of tips and tricks on how to boost your fanbase and make more money as an electronic musician. John Gold, founder of Hypeddit shows you his proven formula to boost your fanbase to get more fans who will buy your music and come to your gigs. Hypeddit is the worlds no.1 download gate.
DJ Growth Conference 2019 @ Ministry Of SoundMusic Industry professionals at the top of their game cover the key areas you need to master if you want to grow your music career, including how to make chart smashing music, how to market yourself, mastering mindset, networking skills, being a club promoter and much more.
Mixmasters Live 2020Mixmasters Live was the world's largest virtual summit for electronic artists with over 25 workshops spread over 3 days, covering everything you need to take your career to the next level.
Building a Track and Making Effective Transitions w/ JackyIn this course, renowned DJ & Producer Jacky shows you how he starts to build a House track from scratch in Ableton Live and how to stay productive when producing music. DEFECTED favourite Jacky has in a short space of time racked up an impressive collection of releases across Elrow Music, FFRR, Repopulate Mars, VIVA and of course DFTD among many others. Known for his versatility when DJing, his chunky studio productions reflect this too, spanning the genres of disco, tech and deep house. Having hit the top of the Beatport charts on numerous occasions, he certainly has plenty of music production knowledge to share with you. In this session, Jacky begins to breakdown how he goes about building a track from start to finish, offering essential workflow tips and other productive techniques to allow you to effectively arrange your musical ideas and formulate them into a track. Jacky mostly uses Ableton’s stock plugins, however he also reveals one of his favourite external plugins for Ableton Live: OhmBoyz. You will learn how to: Optimise your workflow and maximise your productivity How to set up a project file template How to create the basic components of a House Music dance track Creative techniques for adding groove How to create a ‘fat’ bassline How to use send and return tracks effectively Chapter 1: Setting Up Your DAW Jacky reveals his template for how to start creating a track from scratch in Ableton Live and shares some tips on how to organise and speed up your workflow to ensure that you stay focused on the creative elements of music production. He covers how he sets up his send and return channels and how he uses one of his most used plugins: OhmBoyz. Chapter 2: Building A House Track From Scratch Jacky goes through the fundamentals of how he builds a House track from the beginning. He shows you how he uses production techniques such as subtractive EQ to clean up the kick drum, compression, delay and other tools to improve the key percussive elements (e.g. the clap and hi hats) of a dance music track. Chapter 3: Building Upon The Basics - Part I Here we explore how Jacky builds upon the track’s basic foundations: adding swing and groove, using quantisation. He also reveals some workflow tips to aid productivity, such as: key mapping and grouping tracks in order to uniformly process percussion and apply FX. Chapter 4: Building Upon The Basics - Part II Learn how Jacky creates his basslines, using Ableton Live’s stock plugins. See how he applies saturation and sidechaining to ensure a tight low end that works well with the kick drum. He also reveals how he creatively makes use of vocals to add texture to his songs. Chapter 5: Q&A Jacky answers questions on House Music Production in Ableton Live.. Questions include: How wet/dry should FX be when applying them; why blend 2 different kick drum samples; what order to apply audio effects and where does Jacky get his infamous Kimonos Using return channels - how wet/dry should FX be when using them? Why do you blend 2 kick samples together? Why do you use 2 EQ audio effects in one audio effect chain?
Getting Creative With Midi w/ JackyAs a child, Jacky Maughan was a drummer who played in numerous bands. It wasn’t until the age of 19 that he bought his first pair of decks, but his keen sense of rhythm and ability to control the energy within a room landed him his first gig in 2009 at Newcastles ‘Bar Beyond’. Since then, he has claimed residency from the likes of ‘mute!’ and taken to producing music, having support from artists such as Skream, Nick Curly, Richy Ahmed and Steve Lawler. In this lesson, Jacky demonstrates how to use Ableton Live’s MIDI effect range to create pitch perfect melodies with no prior composing knowledge necessary. He uses no external plugins, so his method is applicable to any Ableton Live user. This course is suitable for aspiring composers who lack the formal knowledge needed to make music, or experienced composers who understand what it’s like hitting ‘the wall’. This method can create melodic concepts for further adjustments What you will learn: How to create buses to route effects to MIDI tracks How syncopation can be used to create evolving melodies How to add variety to a progression with randomness How to use MIDI effects to create chords and scales How to record a randomly generated sequence How to use a random sequence to form a melody or bassline Chapter 1: Creating a varying sequence How to create a melody that varies over time. Jacky shows how altering the length of a loop can create new melodic results and shows how to route multiple MIDI progressions to play through another channel which controls the properties of a sound. Chapter 2: Altering a sequence with MIDI effects How to create an effects bus: a channel made specifically to route effects to multiple MIDI tracks. Jacky shows how to apply MIDI effects to a bus in order to generate varying melodies that remain in key. Chapter 3: Finding melodies within a generated sequence Once a sequence has been generated, patterns can be recorded, manipulated and rearranged in order to create a catchy melody. Jacky shows how to finely pick the best loop from the sequence, as well as tips for adjusting the loop to sound the best it can be.
Referencing Other Tracks to Build Your Own w/ JackyDEFECTED favourite Jacky has in a short space of time racked up an impressive collection of releases across Elrow Music, FFRR, Repopulate Mars, VIVA and of course DFTD among many others. Known for his versatility when DJing, his chunky studio productions reflect this too, spanning the genres of disco, tech and deep house. Having hit the top of the Beatport charts on numerous occasions, he certainly has plenty of music production knowledge to share with you. Lesson: In this course, DJ & Producer Jacky explains how to use reference tracks to help you build your own track. Jacky explains how to select and use reference tracks to act as a guide and help you build your own track. You will learn: How to analyse a reference track How to use a reference track to help build your own track Why referencing is an important tool in music production 1: Referencing Other Tracks To Build Your Own - Introduction & Listening Exercise Jacky introduces the session and plays through Mr Oizo’s ‘Flat Beat’ which he will be using as an example of a reference track. 2. Analysing A Reference Track Jacky deconstructs his example reference track to explain why track arrangement is important. He analyses Mr Oizo’s ‘Flat Beat’ and breaks down the subtleties and elements Mr Oizo has used in each section of the song. 3. Applying Your Reference Track How to build your own track using a reference track. Having analysed in depth your reference track, Jacky discusses how to transfer the knowledge you have gained through analysis, and how to then apply this to help you build your own track. 4. Why You Should Use Reference Tracks Jacky explains why referencing tracks is highly beneficial for creating your own tracks. Q&A Jacky answers general questions on music production and building your own house track. Questions include should you use automation on the master channel, how to add groove to your track and how to work faster in Ableton. When automating a high pass filter on the kick, do you ever automate on the master channel or on the individual track channel? Can you automate the delay of the whole channel? Do you just have to add groove on the channel? I’m asking because when I adjust the delay whilst the track is playing the audio skips and makes a cracking noise… If you are new to Ableton Live, what is the best method to organise your sound library in order to be able to work faster?
Arrangement Best Practices w/ JackyDEFECTED favourite Jacky has in a short space of time racked up an impressive collection of releases across Elrow Music, FFRR, Repopulate Mars, VIVA and of course DFTD among many others. Known for his versatility when DJing, his chunky studio productions reflect this too, spanning the genres of disco, tech and deep house. Having hit the top of the Beatport charts on numerous occasions, he certainly has plenty of music production knowledge to share with you. Lesson: In this session, DJ & Producer Jacky shows you the best way to arrange a house track. Jacky picks up where he left off in the previous masterclass (see ‘How to build a house track from start to finish). He demonstrates the best way to arrange your musical ideas in order to turn them into a full house track. You will learn: Techniques and tips for arranging your tracks How to arrange an entire track quickly How to make a breakdown How to make a powerful drop How to go beyond a 4 bar loop How to mix kick and bass How to EQ you bass for a tight low end How to make your basslines interesting How to sidechain Chapter 1: Introduction Jacky introduces himself and reviews the project files we worked on in the previous masterclass ‘How To Build A House Track From Scratch'. He shows you how to create a new bassline for a house track and how he uses Ableton Live’s stock plugins: auto filter, saturator, EQ and compression. Chapter 2: Mixing the bass & kick How to mix a bassline with a kick drum. Jacky shows you how he applies sidechaining and EQ to ensure that kick and bass sit together cleanly in the mix. You will learn how to modify your basslines to make them more interesting to listeners. Chapter 3: Arrangement Techniques Learn how to arrange a track. Jacky teaches you how to turn your ideas and loops into an entire song. Get an exclusive look at Jacky and Mat.Joe’s forthcoming track ‘Never Be The Same’ and see how they have arranged their track, using ‘tension and release’ and LFOs in the breakdown to create a bigger, harder hitting impact on the drop. Chapter 4: Q&A Jacky answers questions on arranging a House track in Ableton Live. Questions include: techniques to add groove to your percussion, whether you should find the key of your kick drum, how you should group instruments, and how to use reference tracks to help your song arrangement. How do you add more groove to your drums? Do you check the key of the kick or the vocals in order to make a bassline? How do you know what is the root note of your bassline? Do you always apply makeup gain when using a compressor? Which instruments do you usually group together? Do you recommend layering the bassline and adding the low mid and/or high notes? Do you use reference tracks to help you arrange your tracks? What VSTs are used in the Spray audio effect rack (which Jacky uses in ‘Colly Wolly’)
Basic Compression and EQ on your Low End w/ Lenny FontanaHouse legend Lenny Fontana shows you how to use basic compression and EQ on your low end. Lenny is a stalwart of the House scene, with over 25 years experience Djing and producing. Born and raised New Yorker Lenny has an impressive catalogue of hits, including a top 10 in the UK charts and much more. He is the founder of the mighty: Karmic Power Records and was also the first US DJ to play in Ibiza. Lenny has an impressive knowledge when it comes to production, his lessons are encouraging and full of tips and tricks. In this workshop Lenny works on the kick, bass, guitar and other elements from his track with Chris Willis: 'Top of the World'. Lenny uses external plugins from Waves to add compression and EQ and as a bonus he shows how to glue your kick and bass together. He uses Digital Performer but the techniques can be applied to any DAW. . In this lesson you will learn: The basics of compression and EQ: when to use them and how to apply them successfully. How to use compression on: A kick drum. A live bass recording. A live guitar recording. Conga’s. Horns. Rhodes How to glue your kick and bass together with the Shadow Hills: Class A, Mastering Compressor. 1. Intro and Track Playthrough: Lenny introduces himself, what the lesson will cover and plays through the track that he will be working on. 2. Compression on Kick and Bass: In this chapter Lenny applies compression to an acoustic kick drum and then a live recorded bass guitar from his track. He explains the uses of compression, what to listen for and how to apply it to each element. He then adds fine tuning whilst playing the kick and bass together. 3. EQ on Kick and Bass: Using EQ on the kick and bass to accentuate the elements that you like and remove those that you don’t. Lenny talks you through eqing these two parts of your track, explaining what you are aiming to achieve and how to do it. Once this is locked in he plays them with the whole track to show how to adjust their volume levels effectively. 4. Compression and EQ on Live Guitar: Using compression and EQ on a live guitar recording to control it and bring out certain qualities, making sounds brighter or darker and which Hz responds to which part of the sound. Once again Lenny uses the DBX 160 (s) and SSL G-Channel. 5. Compression and EQ on Conga’s: Using compression and EQ on conga’s to control the sound and bring out elements that work in your track. Using the compressor to tame the dynamics, Lenny then uses an eq preset and adjusts to bring out the slap of hands on the top of the drum. 6. Compression and EQ on Horns: How to use a compressor to control the dynamics of horns and an eq to adjust the sounds to taste. Lenny shows how to bring the peaks of your horns down without squashing them and how to make them brighter but not screechy. 8. Compression and EQ on Rhodes: Controlling Rhodes in your tracks and emphasizing the qualities that you like and fit with the vibe. Lenny shows how to control their dynamics, eq to taste and then readjust volume so that your Rhodes fit in the mix. Q & A with Lenny #2 Lenny answers questions on basic compression and EQ on low end, other elements in your mix and other areas of music production. Sending Kick and Bass to a Bus and Glueing Once you have added basic compression and EQ on low end elements you want to glue them together with processing. Lenny shows how to set up a bus and then use a mastering compressor for cohesion. Setting up channels to route your kick and bass to a bus. Glueing the kick and bass together with the Shadow Hills: Class A, Mastering Compressor. Meta description: Lenny Fontana teaches how to use basic compression and EQ on your low end. He walks you through processing a kick, bassline and some bonus mid-range elements.