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Mixing On Headphones

Most people will tell you to never mix (/master) a piece of music on headphones. Here’s a different approach:

You can do so. Obviously it’s a subjective matter but if you’re on a budget or for whatever reason decide to do so…go for it. There’s obviously lots of different heaphones available from 20 bucks to 2000 and more but in the end, and that goes for speakers as well, you’ll need to know how music is supposed to sound on them. That can be easily done by simply listening to published songs. It’s all about reference and on top goes your personal taste as well. So this is just a little encouragement for beginner producers, you can go places on a budget for sure.

Learn more about studio headphones (Keep in mind though there cannot be an objective best-headphone-chart)


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Nice forum for musicians to learn, connect, discuss and what not.

Acid 303 For Serum

Watch (and copy) Francis Preve’s approach to simulate a 303 inside Serum.

Creating Your Own Wavetables

Francis Preve explains how to use Ableton’s Simpler to create your own wavetables in this article.


Get great quick production tips from PausePlayRepeat.

Routing Live’s Browser Preview

…which can be useful for a number of reasons (E.g. headphone EQ) – explained by Point Black:

A Sampling Trick

Here´s a nice & useful sampling method by Pusher to add some randomness to your tracks:

20 Ableton Live Tips

Good-to-know-stuff from Computer Music about Live – Hop over to Music Radar to read..


If you want to be totally independent in your music career you might want to read this Wikihow entry on how to start a netlabel.