iZotope Neutron Tutorial: Track Assistant Dialogue Test
Oct05

iZotope Neutron Tutorial: Track Assistant Dialogue Test

This plug-in is insane! The track assistant is a glimpse of the future! Buy Now -> PIB/Neutron In this video tutorial I am going to run some already good dialogue through the iZotope’s Neutron Advanced to see what the Track Assistant can do for it. The dialogue has already been cleaned with iZoptope’s RX. I removed some background noise and gave it a gentle gain boost. Nothing serious; as nothing serious was needed....

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StereoSavage Tutorial: Adding Width to Claps
Sep29

StereoSavage Tutorial: Adding Width to Claps

I have teamed up with Plugin Boutique to Deliver Tutorials on the Best VST & VSTi. Here is the first one. Many more to come! Producer and clinician Joshua Casper shows us a quick method for adding width and character to a clap track using StereoSavage from Plugin Boutique. StereoSavage  provides an innovative stereo toolbox, combining tried and tested studio techniques with emulations of modern and classic tools that will bring...

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The Strangers – Trailer Remix
Aug20

The Strangers – Trailer Remix

I am going to start tutorials on SFX, Sound Design, Scoring and Editing Movie Trailers. This is what we will be making first. I just got a copy of Gravity by Heavyocity and I was pumped to get in and start making something epic. I figured the best way to get start was to make another “trailer remix” – as I call them. I also was thinking of tutorial ideas and how I could tie the two together. I decided I wanted to...

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[FIXED] Fatal error: Allowed memory size of … exhausted WordPress
Jun29

[FIXED] Fatal error: Allowed memory size of … exhausted WordPress

I finally fixed the memory error I was getting on my wordpress site. This is what the problem was. I searched and searched for the answer to why this was happening to me and my site. Allowed memory size of 268435456 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 81 bytes) in /home1/MYSITE/public_html/wp-includes/wp-db.php on line 1775 It was always the same “answer”. 1. set memory limit to 256MB into the php5.ini 2. set...

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Norton Tutorial: Exclude Files & Folders from Auto Protect & Scans
Apr25

Norton Tutorial: Exclude Files & Folders from Auto Protect & Scans

This is a short easy video tutorial on how to exclude files and folders from Norton Anti-Virus Auto Protection and Manual Scans. I recently downloaded a .zip file containing a large number of obscure file extensions and Norton lost its mind! IT quickly began auto removing everything. They were all “low-level” risks, but I had to manually undue each file… and there were over 100. Needless to say that wasn’t fun....

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Photoshop Tutorial: Make Animated GIFs from Video
Nov25

Photoshop Tutorial: Make Animated GIFs from Video

This is how to quickly and easily make animated GIFs from Videos using photoshop CC! Now that facebook is allowing animated GIFs from anywhere I figure it is a good time to make a tutorial demonstrating how you can quickly and easily make them. Video Tutorial at the Bottom of the Post Here is the GIF we will be making. The process First you need to find something worth making into a GIF. I like music, so this one seemed like a good...

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Windows 10 Tutorial: Shrink, Partition, Extend Disk Volumes
Sep27

Windows 10 Tutorial: Shrink, Partition, Extend Disk Volumes

This is how to Shrink a volume, split off a partition, delete volumes, and combine or extend volumes in Windows 10. In this video tutorial I will be showing you how to first free up space to allocate to a new drive partition. Then I will walk you through formatting the free space to make it into a usable drive. After which I will show you how to delete the drive, delete the partition, and recombine the free space with one of the...

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How to Download Max Resolution Youtube Thumbs
Aug14

How to Download Max Resolution Youtube Thumbs

This is how to download Youtube thumbs at there max resolution quickly and easily! Just today Facebook updated their video uploading system so that you can include a thumbnail for the video. I happen to have a few videos sitting around waiting to be uploaded, but without their thumbnails, because I thought I didn’t need them. This lead me to want to know how to download the thumbnails from Youtube, so I didn’t have to...

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Digital Audio: Bit Rate vs. Bit Depth & File Size
Aug13

Digital Audio: Bit Rate vs. Bit Depth & File Size

How are Bit Rate & Bit Depth Different? Hopefully you have already read my earlier post on digital audio vocabulary. There Bit Depth is covered in more detail as well as sample rate and interpolation. However, here I want to clear up the difference between Bit Depth and Bit Rate. Bit Depth Each sample is stored as digital data, which has a binary value of a 0 or a 1, so it has two possible outcomes. However, if we were trying to...

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Fix | Max 7 Update – Fatal Error During Installation
Jul01

Fix | Max 7 Update – Fatal Error During Installation

Fixing the Problem with Shortcut – “Fatal Error During Installation” when updated to Max for Live 7! I just went through a heck of a time trying to update to Max 7! I am not sure why these issues happened, but they did and they persisted for quite a lot of installing and uninstalling! What I am to do here is tell you what I personally had to do to get passed the error and have a successful installation of Max for...

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After Effects Template | Modern Audio React
Apr29

After Effects Template | Modern Audio React

Download this Free Modern Audio React Template for Your Music Promo Videos! **UPDATE** The new download has fixed the music cutting at 3:55 issues. I suggest downloading that, but if you would rather fix the problems yourself below is how! You will need to right click on the “Music Comp” and choose Composition Settings. At the bottom you will see the time length.. it will say 3:55.. change it to suit your needs. You will...

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Video Tutorial – Hide an Image in Your Music + Examples
Mar20

Video Tutorial – Hide an Image in Your Music + Examples

Turns out you can embed secret images into your music… Here’s how! **IMPORTANT** an UPDATED VERSION: GO NOW A long time ago I taught you all how to embed text into your music, now I am going to teach you how to embed an image in there as well! I didn’t know about this until yesterday when I read this post about a code in one of my favorite shows Archer. In the second episode of season 6 there is a computer screen...

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Windows 7 | CPU 100% Problem | Fixed
Mar16

Windows 7 | CPU 100% Problem | Fixed

How to fix the CPU 100% Problem for Windows 7! This post assumes you have exhausted the obvious steps, like quitting CPU intensive programs. If you have quite everything and opened your task manager ( cntrl + alt + delete ) and the CPU counters for the individual processes are not adding to 100, but the total at the bottom says 100% and your machine is slow this might be for you! STEP 1 Go to the start menu and type...

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Film Trailer Tutorial | Setting up the Trailer
Mar12

Film Trailer Tutorial | Setting up the Trailer

This is for getting the feel of sound design & music placement for film trailers. Download the Ableton Live Pack for the Nightcrawler JC Trailer below. I am just getting started on the road to making movie trailers. It has been something I have been interested in doing for a long time. Crazy enough, I think a lot of trailers are better than the movies themselves. I now know enough about sound design, music composition, and basic...

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Soundcloud App Hack – Upload from a Mobile Phone
Mar11

Soundcloud App Hack – Upload from a Mobile Phone

No, Soundcloud.. Bad, Soundcloud. You CAN upload from a cell phone! Here is how! I ran into a strange situation last night, where I needed to upload a track ASAP, but I only had my cell phone. Luckily, I had the master copy on my phone, so I opened up the Soundcloud app to get to it. Much to my dismay I couldn’t find the upload button. I hoped on google to see what I was missing and came across the soundcloud help page. Things...

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Tutorial: Working with .MOGG files | Extracting
Jan27

Tutorial: Working with .MOGG files | Extracting

Extracting the Stems from an .mogg file for use in a DAW. I have been pointed to an enormous caché of .mogg files of classic tunes. What is that? Why should I care? Well, the short of it is that an .mogg file of, let’s say, King of Rock by Run DMC has all the original stem recordings ( multi tracked recordings ) encased inside it. Like a tasty little Cadbury Egg filled with pristine recordings of classic music! This tutorial is...

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Beatport Top Tracker for Artists & Labels!
Jan01

Beatport Top Tracker for Artists & Labels!

See how well you have been doing on Beatport.com! This site is a pretty cool: bptoptracker.com. It shows you how well you, and anyone else, has been doing on beaport.com. For instance, check out my stats on the side there. That seems fairly accurate, although I know I have had many more releases in the top 100 for glitch hop, but this is definitely better than nothing and I am sure it is going to get better as more people start to use...

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One Engine : Contact Form Placeholder Color
Nov24

One Engine : Contact Form Placeholder Color

How to change the PlaceHolder text color for Contact 7 form in One Engine! Just when I thought I had covered everything for setting up a great Contact Form 7 … haha This is a quick tutorial on how to change the place holder text color. You want to go to theme options -> custom css and add the following code. These four lines will set up the pseudo-classes for the major browsers. ::-webkit-input-placeholder { color: red; }...

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OneEngine | Contact Form Validation / Design Issues Fixed
Nov24

OneEngine | Contact Form Validation / Design Issues Fixed

Finally, Contact Form 7 Validation and Design Issues are Fixed! Sorry, for the delay. I have been busy and thought this issue would be harder to solve than it actually was. Now all the required fields are validated before the mail is able to be sent, but we keep the slick layout design. Also, the error, sent and other messages do not show up over the send button. The process is documented in the video below.  You can see the code txt...

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One Engine: Non English Main Menu / Portfolio Items
Nov18

One Engine: Non English Main Menu / Portfolio Items

Not everyone reads / speaks English! This is a very quick tutorial on how you can use any language for the main menu and portfolio filter in Engine Themes’ One Engine. It is quite easy. Essentially you just need to make sure you are only using special characters on the labels for the website itself, or what your visitors see and non-special characters on the back end. Watch the video tutorial to see how to do this quickly and...

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One Engine Tutorial : Very First Steps
Nov13

One Engine Tutorial : Very First Steps

Derp, this probably should have been the first tutorial! I have made a few One Engine tutorials over the past couple of months and people have been appreciative… and, oh yeah, on a side note, the One Engine community is awesome saying thanks!! 😀 One question that has been asked a lot is stemming from the initial set up. People saying the theme doesn’t look or work right. I addressed the main issue in an earlier text post,...

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OneEngine : Change Portfolio Get in Touch & Hover Icon
Nov12

OneEngine : Change Portfolio Get in Touch & Hover Icon

How to Change the Portfolio Block’s “Get in touch” text & Hover Icon! First up we will change the hover icon for the portfolio section. The One Engine theme uses Font Awesome Icons so it is super easy to change them. All we need to do is change one line of code in the et-portfolio-block.php file. You can use any of the icons found here! In this short video tutorial we are changing the magnifying glass icon to a...

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Allow Contributors to Add Media / Images
Nov06

Allow Contributors to Add Media / Images

Adjust permissions for the different Roles in WordPress! This is super easy. You will be happy you found this tutorial. I was looking around the internets searching for a way to allow my contributors to add images and use the Advanced Responsive Video Embedder plug-in and all I could find seemed either too complicated or required me to ge into the functions php file.. and I was feeling lazy. I found a simple solution though. A free...

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Contributor | Feature Images, Soundcloud, Youtube, Media
Nov06

Contributor | Feature Images, Soundcloud, Youtube, Media

Adding & Working with Media as a WordPress Contributor. The topics covered in this video adding responsive soundcloud players (SoundCloud Shortcode) adding responsive youtube videos (Advanced Responsive Video Embedder) adding responsive vimeo videos (Advanced Responsive Video Embedder) adding feature images adding banner images adding images to a post If you are a wordpress administrator and you are looking to get these plug ins...

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WordPress Tutorial: First Steps as a Contributor
Oct24

WordPress Tutorial: First Steps as a Contributor

How to start making content on a wordpress blog as a contributor! In this quick video tutorial I walk you through the fist steps of being a contributor to my website or any other wordpress site. From setting up your author profile to making your first...

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Add WordPress Subdomain | HostGator | Namecheap
Oct22

Add WordPress Subdomain | HostGator | Namecheap

How to add a wordpress subdomain with Hostgator FTP and Namecheap Domain (2014) ! This is a quick and simple tutorial on how you go about adding a sub domain to one of your main domains. My files are hosted on Hostgator and my Domains through Namecheap. These methods should more or less be the same for other servers and domain hosts. First I set up a sub domain on Hostgator. Then I jump to Namecheap to make and point the new sub...

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One Engine Tutorial: Pricing Link (Internal / External)
Oct16

One Engine Tutorial: Pricing Link (Internal / External)

Get people excited about your prices, and then link them to the top of the page!! whoops, that’s not where that link should take people! This is a quick tutorial on changing where the “sign up” button  takes your website’s visitors on the One Engine theme form Engine Themes. It is fairly easy to do. You just need to get to the et-pricing.php which can be found down this file path on your ftp server — File...

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After Effects | GoPro | Remove Fish Eye | Motion Tracking
Oct16

After Effects | GoPro | Remove Fish Eye | Motion Tracking

How to Remove GoPro’s Fisheye in After Effects to Properly Motion Track Footage! I have been playing around with motion tracking and my new GoPro for a little bit now. It didn’t take me long to figure out that the fish eye effect in all GoPros was messing up the result. The thing is I kind of liked the fish eye effect. Luckily I found a very formative tutorial on how to remove the fish eye, export for motion tracking in...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Video in Feature Slider
Oct09

OneEngine Tutorial: Video in Feature Slider

Put a clip from Youtube or Vimeo in the main Slider in the One Engine Theme! First, you need to install the wordpress plugin called “Featured Video Plus“. Just do a quick search for that exact title. Then go into the settings and set it up. Some of you might want the autoplay function, but use this at your own risk. Many web visitors don’t like the auto playing of sound when going to a page. Also, it should already...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Portfolio Hover Color & Opacity
Oct09

OneEngine Tutorial: Portfolio Hover Color & Opacity

Change the Portfolio block’s hover color and opacity! It is quite easy to change the hover color and opacity for the portfolio block. We don’t even have to go into the main files. All that is needed is a few lines of custom CSS. Go to Theme Options -> Custom CSS Add these lines, but using the color and opacity that best suits your needs. *Opacity is how translucent or not the color appears. #portfolio_list div.item a...

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One Engine Tutorial: Slider AutoPlay / Transition Speed
Oct01

One Engine Tutorial: Slider AutoPlay / Transition Speed

Get that Slider Sliding them Slides! In this short video tutorial we will look at making the slider auto rotate through the slides. We will also set the time, or transition speed, it takes before auto rotating to the next slide. While inside the main.js file we will also find where to turn of the navigation arrows on the left and right, if you wanted to do that. The main.js file can be found in:: OneEngine -> JS -> main.js Find...

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One Engine Tutorial: Home Page Issues
Sep02

One Engine Tutorial: Home Page Issues

How to Get the Home Page to Be the Home Page! No video this time. This is just a quick post in regards to a couple of users who seem to be having issues with getting the homepage to be the home page (landing page, main url). Although it has been a while since I have set up One Engine from scratch, I believe the answer lies in the initial customization of the WordPress Theme Template. Once you follow these guidelines the Front Page you...

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One Engine Tutorial: Change ‘get in touch’ & ‘send’ Text
Aug21

One Engine Tutorial: Change ‘get in touch’ & ‘send’ Text

Because “Send” and “Get in Touch” only make sense in English” 😉 I was asked two questions yesterday about possible edits to the contact form. The “send” text on the submit button and the “Get in Touch” text at the top of the form. Both are fairly quick and easy fixes. Let’s do it! Changing the “Send” text. First, the “send” text. Go into the contact...

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One Engine Tutorial: New Page from Main Menu
Aug19

One Engine Tutorial: New Page from Main Menu

External Links in the Main Menu! I got a question from a user about how to add a new page to the blog and then having that page be shown and clickable in the main menu navigation bar in the One Engine wordpress theme. I found the answer on the forum, but figured I would make the video because some of us get a bit sketchy when it comes to modifying scripts. Now, this is only half-way done. I am still trying to learn how to get the over...

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One Engine Tutorial: Feature Videos for Blog Tumbs
Aug14

One Engine Tutorial: Feature Videos for Blog Tumbs

Get your video work front and center as feature images! In this OneEngine wordpress theme video tutorial we will take a look at the blog section. More specifically making it more of a video portfolio section, although obviously these techniques can be applied as best suites your needs. You will need two plug ins in order to do exactly what I am doing in this tutorial. They are both video oriented plugs, but each has a specific purpose...

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One Engine Tutorial: Main Menu Setup / Linking
Aug14

One Engine Tutorial: Main Menu Setup / Linking

Menus are important… right? The menu structure in any one page theme is a little different than that of a normal site or blog. The OneEngine theme is no different. Instead of setting up menu buttons that link to different pages we need to set up the buttons to link to  different locations on the page. It is fairly simple once you get the hang of it. The process is two stages. First, you need to set up the menu itself. You do...

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One Engine: Remove Title Lines | All or Selectively
Aug08

One Engine: Remove Title Lines | All or Selectively

Get rid of them all or just a few! In this short tutorial we will remove the title lines from the blocks of the One Engine wordpress theme. We can do it a couple different ways. With custom CSS to get rid of them all. Quick and Easy. Or we can get into individual php files for each block we want to manipulate. First method: Just go to the Theme Options menu, then Custom CSS, and add this code: *thanks to kbengmy .heading-title-wrapper...

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One Engine Tutorial: Adjust Portfolio Posts’ Layout
Aug07

One Engine Tutorial: Adjust Portfolio Posts’ Layout

Sometimes the “feature image” is the main feature! For my One Engine wordpress theme’s portfolio section, the feature image isn’ t the main attraction. However, the way the template comes you wouldn’t think that when you click on the thumbnail to open up the posts themselves. The feature image is huge while the secondary content is small and off to the right. Luckily, we can fix that with out too much...

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Tutorial: Contact Form 7 Mail Problem FIXED
Aug05

Tutorial: Contact Form 7 Mail Problem FIXED

Where do all the lost emails go? I have been using the One Engine wordpress theme lately to make quick one page sites for my artists. There were a number of issues to overcome, which can be expected with any free template theme. One such issue was that the Contact Form 7 that is used automatically in the theme wasn’t sending the email. If you do even a rudimentary search you will see that the problem is a common one. Luckily, I...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Slider & Unwanted Text
Aug05

OneEngine Tutorial: Slider & Unwanted Text

Let’s See What We Can Do.. to get rid of that text! Ok. In this tutorial we are going to set up the feature sliders. I will only be using one for my site as a static header image, but I will show you how to add more. Also, I will show you how to get into the php file for the slider to either change or get rid of the text “let’s see what we can do for you”. For slider images I suggest a width of 1500 px and a...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Services Block Clickable Links
Aug05

OneEngine Tutorial: Services Block Clickable Links

Make that PHP your B!t%h! In this, the second video tutorial for the OneEngine wordpress theme we will be setting up the main template, adding a services box, making the text clickable (links), and adding a menu *linking item. Check out the First Tutorial HERE which is about setting things up, the logo, and footer. Creating the main template is actually pretty easy once you know how. You go to the “layout builder” area,...

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OneEngine Tutorial: Contact 7 & Footer
Aug05

OneEngine Tutorial: Contact 7 & Footer

Let’s get this site going! I was looking for a nice one page wordpress theme to set up a couple pages for some artists I have started managing when I found this theme. It’s called OneEngine from EngineThemes.com. It was more-or-less what I was looking for and it was free! Happy Days! Download OneEngine one-page theme! The only issue I had was getting started. It has a lot of changes to the normal wordpress layout and...

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Random Tutorial: 5 Useful Websites for Audio Production
Sep19

Random Tutorial: 5 Useful Websites for Audio Production

My first round-up of useful websites for audio production. Hey there. This video was posted a while back and when I transferred all the posts from the old blog to this new one I skipped this post. Looking back I shouldn’t have though. This is a quick review of 5 useful website for audio production in general. They are also not the mainstream ones that you might be used to. Sites like dubspot.com and pointblankonline.net are...

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The Art of the EQ :: Which EQ Bands do What?
Aug27

The Art of the EQ :: Which EQ Bands do What?

The EQ 8 in Ableton is massive, especially now that it has the spectrum analyzer built into it. Let’s take a look at how to properly use this beast. This blog post is designed to give you some quick tips and information about different frequency bands of audio and what boosting, dipping, cutting, and adding too much will do to your sound. I have recently been releasing more and more tutorials on mastering as well as offering a...

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How to read sheet music. The VERY basics!
Jul19

How to read sheet music. The VERY basics!

TEDeducation recently posted another one of their very informative animated clips. This one is about the very basics of reading sheet music! If you are looking to start reading sheet music this video might be helpful. I am subscribed to TEDeducation’s youtube channel and if you’re not; you should be! So many great little bits of information fantastically animated and entertaining. Published on Jul 18, 2013Like an...

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Beatport Info: Main Page Profile Pic & Bio Submission Form
Jun24

Beatport Info: Main Page Profile Pic & Bio Submission Form

Yet another beatport info tutorial. Joshua Casper, on the front lines, bringing you the cutting edge of beatport news and information.. How to get my profile pic and biography onto my artist page on beatport was somewhat of a mystery to me for a while.. After releasing my first track I wasn’t sure how to set about getting my artsy profile pic and bio up on my main beatport page.  Then, through the help of some friends, I found...

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After Effects CS4 Tutorial – Making an Audio React Template
May07

After Effects CS4 Tutorial – Making an Audio React Template

Audio Spectrum Reaction Graphics – Version 1 In these tutorials we will make an audio react template to spice up your youtube music videos. We will use wiggle expressions, a time/clock expression, the audio spectrum effect, and some other design elements to make the video below, which can very easily be customized.  Make sure to download the source files to follow along and watch all three parts! This is a 3 video tutorial...

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Ableton & Itunes: Wav to MP3 – 320 Kbps, 44.100 kHz : Free Converter
Apr30

Ableton & Itunes: Wav to MP3 – 320 Kbps, 44.100 kHz : Free Converter

Free WAV to MP3 Conversation via iTunes. After rendering your final bad ass original dubstep tune with all the wubs anyone, even Skrillex himself, could ever want, or imagine, you might notice that the file is rather large. In fact if you have done it correctly the file should be 16 bit at 44.100 kHz. Which, for a 5 minute tune can be around 30 MBs. Now, if you want to quickly share it with your buddies or upload it to a cloud server...

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Beatport Info: How to Make an Official DJ Chart
Apr10

Beatport Info: How to Make an Official DJ Chart

First and foremost, Don’t forget to put some of my tracks into your charts!! In this video tutorial we take a look at how to make an “official DJ chart” on beatport. Anyone can do this as long as the have a Beatport DJ account. You can sign up for this feature here: http://dj.beatport.com/ Once you have successfully created you DJ account follow the steps described in the video to make your first DJ Chart! You can...

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Beatport Info: Was Your Track Featured in a DJ Chart?
Mar07

Beatport Info: Was Your Track Featured in a DJ Chart?

The best place for Beatport Tutorials! Who would have through my beatport info tutorial series would have 3 videos? Have no fear though, as I figure more things out, I will let you know! I started releasing tracks on Beatport in September of 2012. I eagerly wanted to know if someone / anyone was featuring my tracks in their DJ Charts or DJ Mixes on their dj.beatport profiles. I had asked around and nobody seemed to know how that was...

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