Category: Inspiration

Bridging the gap between talent and technique

Here is a quick and creative video for those of you that are beginners. It takes producing a lot of music, it takes time and effort, to bridge the gap between your vision, your talent and the reality of what comes out of your productions… Overnight success is a myth ! Don’t fall for it…


Songwriting – Back to basics

As a songwriter of the 21st century, armed with an advanced home studio and a “geek of sound” attitude, I have had a tendency to produce elaborate, complex but ultimately emotionless pieces of music. If you suffer from similar ailment, going back to basics can help… Why music? Despite my years of practice, this was not entirely…


Coaching for Music Producers

Music making is an art, certainly! It is also a science, a sport… A human creative endeavor… that forces us to face our idiosyncrasies: procrastination, writer’s block, discipline (or lack of), fear, misconceptions… It isn’t another tutorial on parallele compression that will help you there 🙂 But Mike Monday might! His Youtube channel focuses on…


Phil Tan MasterClass

Although he denies it, Phil Tan is a very successful Mixing Engineer out of Atlanta. With some 200 mixes per year, his credits are huge and his work has earned him 3 grammy awards… So far! I post this MasterClass he did at Full Sail University in 2013 because it is full of insight both…


Avid’s “From creation to final mix” series

Avid is promoting its gear with the “heart of a teacher” 🙂 If you are a beginner and you want to peak into pro-level production process, you will find this 6-part video series interesting. For my part, I found it interesting to see the type of gear used by Fab Dupont, the producer. I also…


Jean-Michel Jarre – Oxygene Live

If you are a fan of analog, this is a fascinating piece. With the help of 3 cohorts, Jean-Michel Jarre reproduces live his 1976 masterpiece “Oxygene”. Listen to that timeless / beautiful sound. Look at the way it is produced. Here is the list of gear used here: ARP 2600 A.K.S Synthesizer EMS VCS3 R.M.I….