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How To Make Bicep-Style Lead Sequence

 

Taken from one of our 1-to-1 mentor sessions PEAK Founder and lead instructor Mark Yardley Stanton Warriors, demonstrates how to quickly generate a lead sequence in the style of Bicep using Ableton Live, MaxForLive's Mono Sequencer and U-he's Diva.

 

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The Ultimate 'Wash Out' Plugin

 

A 'wash out' is a fairly recent production term that refers to the process of adding a crescendo of spacial effects to enhance a build up or create a dynamic transition to an arrangement.

Usually comprising of a combination of reverbs, delays, filtering, modulation and more it can be a time-consuming and complex process of automation to create just the right blend for your track.

To simplify the process there has been a number of easy-to-use 'wash out' plugins dedicated to this job that have appeared over the last few years (most popular of which include Bass Kleph's brilliant Easy Wash Out Ableton Rack and DadaLife's Endless Smile vst)

In this video, cut from one of our 1-to-1 mentor sessions, Mark Yardley (Stanton Warriors) explains how the hugely popular RC-20 Retro Color plugin from XLN Audio can also be used as an incredibly versatile, modular wash-out creator.


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How To Enhance Your Drums

drums mark yardley mixing May 16, 2021
 

Squeezing that final 10-20% out of your mix can be a struggle for a lot of producers.

In this video, cut from one of our 1-to-1 mentor sessions, PEAK Instructor Mark Yardley (Stanton Warriors) demonstrates a chain of processing in Ableton Live for a drum bus that combines saturation, compression and EQ used in parallel that is guaranteed to help you level up your drums and get that extra 10%.

PLUGINS USED:

  • Soundtoys - Decapitator
  • UAD - 4k Buss Compressor / Glue Compressor
  • Fabfilter Pro-Q3
  • Fabfilter Pro-L2

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Bass Kleph 'Producer Talk' Podcast featuring PEAK Founder Mark Yardley (Stanton Warriors)

The latest episode from Bass Kleph's 'Producer Talk' Podcast is out now with our very own PEAK Founder / Instructor Mark Yardley from The Stanton Warriors https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/producer-talk-with-bass-kleph/id636397256

In the words of Bass Kleph:


"They've released on OWSLA, XL Recordings, collaborated with Big Daddy Kane, Twista, & Eska, performed at Coachella, Glastonbury, Burning Man, and Ultra and remixed Claude Von Stroke, Fat Boy Slim, Busta Rhymes, and many more.

This interview is huge. In fact, it is the longest ever episode of Producer Talk.

We cover so many topics from writing to mentality, to the industry and more"

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