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Introducing the Beat Tweaks Academy

It’s finally here.  After years of of testing, gathering feedback and suggestions from thousands from across the world, the Beat Tweaks Academy is ready for the world to see. If you want to learn how to produce, mix and master electronic dance music, become a professional producer, release your music and turn it into a career, then this is the place for you. When you sign up for the academy you get access to every Beat Tweaks course, exclusive content, member only resources and an exclusive community where we can all help each other out and where you can get …

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How to Use an Expander for Punchy Drums and Mastering

Sometimes no matter what you do, your drums are just not as big and punchy as what you hear on other tracks.  In this video, I’ll show you how to use an expander plugin to bring out the punch of the drums during mastering.   You can use the same concepts and use an expander to make your drum loops, kicks, snares, percussion and other instruments sound more punchy and give them extra attack and power. An expander plugin is kind of the opposite of a compressor.  While a compressor is designed to turn things down, an expander is designed to …

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Should You Buy or Upgrade to Izotope Ozone 8?

Should you upgrade to Izotope Ozone 8?  Ozone is one of the best mastering suites on the market today. Izotope recently released the newest version of Ozone, Ozone 8. It comes packed with features improvements. In this video we’ll talk about whether or not these features are worth the price and if it’s worth upgrading from Ozone 6 or Ozone 7.  

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The Better Way to Use EQ and Why You Might Be Doing it Wrong

When it comes to mixing and mastering electronic music, EQ is one of your most powerful tools. The problem is that it can also be your worst enemy if you don’t use it right.   You’ve probably heard people telling you to cut more and boost less with an EQ.  This video will go into why that’s good advice and how it applies to a mastering situation. Check it out.

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How to Design Perfect Plucks Every Time

When it comes to electronic dance music production, few things come close to the pluck sound.  The humble pluck is the backbone of so many different genres and finding or designing a good one is like finding a pot of gold.  While there are so many good pluck presets for every synth you can think of, from Massive to Sylenth 1 and everything in between, nothing beats designing your own pluck sound from scratch.  It’s quick and easy and there are so many ways you can add your own style and create your signature sound.  It just takes a little …

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How To Turn Ableton Live’s Simpler Into a Powerful Synth

Do you sometimes wonder how some producers come up with totally unique sounds you’ve never heard before? Ableton Live’s simpler can help you come up with your own crazy sounds.  It’s a powerful plugin.  It might not seem like it but it is.  You might only use it to drop samples in your track but there’s so much more you can do with it. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to turn simpler into an awesome synthesizer.  What’s so amazing about this is that you can literally come up with thousands of completely original sounds.  Your entire sound library …

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