Monthly Archives: January 2019

Workflow- Track Breakdown and Review 2/50 [VIDEO]

Workflow- Track Breakdown and Review ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/mayenmusic In this video I go over My Workflow Track Breakdown and Review of my second track produced in 2019. As, I mentioned in my video My 2019 Music Production Goals And Strategies I will be producing 1 track a week and this one is the first one for the year. This means that I only have 48 more tracks to make for the year. I show you my workflow by breaking down the different elements of the track that I created. I also review sounds and VST/Plugins used to make the new original. This is not a Tutorial, its just a Breakdown of the workflow I used during the making of this track. I do go over VST/Pugins, and why I love them in my production, but its not a detailed tutorial. If you are new in this channel please consider SUBSCRIBING. You can follow my music : Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/mayen/59802 More behind the scenes stuff: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayen_music Mayen on WEB: www.mayen-music.com Here is how My Music Production Workflow went for this track: 1. Monday: Groove and Basic sounds 2. Tuesday: Layout 3. Wednesday Layout and new sounds 4. Thursday: FX and Ambience 5. Friday: Bells and Whistles 6. Saturday: Mixdown 7. Sunday: Final Mixdown DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! Good Books to Read: The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook: https://amzn.to/2FQEHO8 Audio Engineer’s Reference Book: https://amzn.to/2Mull2F Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow: https://amzn.to/2FMR9hP ▶ Here is the Equipment that I used to record this video: Canon T6i Video Creator Kit: https://amzn.to/2P3T1DQ Canon EF-S 24 MM: https://amzn.to/2TKMl0R Canon 24-70mm f 4l is usm ii https://amzn.to/2FD5Aox Studio Lights: https://amzn.to/2PRVtCB Tascam Dr-40: https://amzn.to/2TP3J4q #musicproductionworkflow #goaldigger #musicproduction Workflow- Track Breakdown and Review

Elektron Analog Rytm + Modular Synthesizer Live Session [VIDEO]

Elektron Analog Rytm + Modular Synthesizer Live Session ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/mayenmusic This is a short clip of a Live Session that I did at the beginning of the week. In this Live Session I used my Elektron Analog Rhythm and my trusted Eurorack Modular Synthesizer. Warning, its just a short clip of the jam session. I do not go over how my Elektron Analog Rytm + Modular Synthesizer work together. I just jam live. If you are new in this channel please consider SUBSCRIBING. You can follow my music : Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/mayen/59802 More behind the scenes stuff: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayen_music Mayen on WEB: www.mayen-music.com ▶ Good Books to Read: How To Program Any Synthesizer :https://amzn.to/2T8DvJE Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying: https://amzn.to/2W8ibFX Audio Engineer’s Reference Book: https://amzn.to/2Mull2F Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow: https://amzn.to/2FMR9hP DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support! ▶ Here is a list of the basic Modules you need to start an Eurorack Modular Synth: Arturia Rackbrute 6u Powered Eurorack Case: https://amzn.to/2ztkSs3 176HP Eurorack Enclosure with 5HP Power Supply Arturia Rackbrute 3u Powered Eurorack Case: https://amzn.to/2SdpfOR 88HP Eurorack Enclosure with 5HP Power Supply Mutable Instruments Yarns: https://amzn.to/2DwN8wH Comprehensive MIDI interface for Eurorack Provides 4 channels of CV/Gate Additional features such as arpeggiator, euclidean sequencer, and a step sequencer based on the Roland SH-10. 12HP width WMD-SSF Spectrum VCO : https://amzn.to/2TwH50S SPECTRUM is a precision, saw-core VCO with eight possible waveforms (six simultaneous outputs), Eight octave switch LFO mode and FM mode select with attenuation. 10HP width Intellijel uVCA II Dual VCA Eurorack Module: https://amzn.to/2Kk35rG dual log/lin VCA This is the version II of the original µVCA. Features: Response curve is continuously adjustable from linear to exponential Gain trimmer with above-unity gain Dedicated CV attenuators LEDs for monitoring CV signal This module was adapted from a design by David G. Dixon 6HP width Doepfer A-120 VCF1 24dB Low Pass Filter: https://amzn.to/2TqWShB Module A-122 is a voltage-controlled low-pass filter Filters out the higher parts of the sound spectrum Lets lower frequencies pass through. Moog Style Trasistor Ladder Filter -24dB/Octave filter cutoff slope  Classic and legendary sound Resonance is adjustable up to self-oscillation which causes the filter to behave like a sine wave oscillator 8HP width Other Accessories: Patch Cables: https://amzn.to/2PDQftT ▶ Here is the Equipment that I used to record this video: Canon T6i Video Creator Kit: https://amzn.to/2P3T1DQ Canon EF-S 24 MM: https://amzn.to/2TKMl0R Canon 24-70mm f 4l is usm ii https://amzn.to/2FD5Aox Studio Lights: https://amzn.to/2PRVtCB Tascam Dr-40: https://amzn.to/2TP3J4q #Livesession #eurorack #elektron Elektron Analog Rytm + Modular Synthesizer Live Session

Workflow- Track Breakdown And Review 1/50 [VIDEO]

Workflow- Track Breakdown and Review ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/mayenmusic In this video I go over My Workflow Track Breakdown and Review of my first track produced in 2019. As, I mentioned in my video My 2019 Music Production Goals And Strategies I will be producing 1 track a week and this one is the first one for the year. This means that I only have 49 more tracks to make for the year. I show you my workflow by breaking down the different elements of the track that I created. I also review sounds and VST/Plugins used to make the new original. This is not a Tutorial, its just a Breakdown of the workflow I used during the making of this track. I do go over VST/Pugins, and why I love them in my production, but its not a detailed tutorial. If you are new in this channel please consider SUBSCRIBING. You can follow my music : Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/mayen/59802 More behind the scenes stuff: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayen_music Mayen on WEB: www.mayen-music.com Here is how My Music Production Workflow went for this track: 1. 1:00 - Groove 2. 2:55 - Mid and High Percs 3. 5:09 - Brass Sounds 4. 7:40 - Melodic Synths 5. 11:20 - Chopped Synths Sounds 6. 14:10 - Latin Percs 7. 16:00 - Atmospheric Synths 8. 20:20 - FX & Fillers 9. 23:15 - Vocal FX 10. 27:36 - Main Track Review ▶ Here is a Link to where to buy some of the gear I talked about: Elektron Octatrack MKI: https://amzn.to/2BvSNR0 Elektron Octatrack MKII: https://amzn.to/2Brtdwy Moog Sub37: https://amzn.to/2FPyfqq Good Books to Read: The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook: https://amzn.to/2FQEHO8 Audio Engineer’s Reference Book: https://amzn.to/2Mull2F Music Habits - The Mental Game of Electronic Music Production: Finish Songs Fast, Beat Procrastination and Find Your Creative Flow: https://amzn.to/2FMR9hP ▶ Here is the Equipment that I used to record this video: Canon T6i Video Creator Kit: https://amzn.to/2P3T1DQ Canon EF-S 24 MM: https://amzn.to/2TKMl0R Canon 24-70mm f 4l is usm ii https://amzn.to/2FD5Aox Studio Lights: https://amzn.to/2PRVtCB Tascam Dr-40: https://amzn.to/2TP3J4q #musicproductionworkflow #goaldigger #musicproduction Workflow- Track Breakdown and Review DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

My Top 5 Music Production VSTPlugins 2019 [VIDEO]

My Top 5 Music Production VST/Plugins 2019 ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/mayenmusic In this video I go over My Top 5 Music Production VST/Plugins 2019. This is not a detailed review of the plugins, but more a why they are my top 5 music production vst/plugins, and why I love them in all my productions. If you are new in this channel please consider SUBSCRIBING. You can follow my music : Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/mayen/59802 More behind the scenes stuff: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayen_music Mayen on WEB: www.mayen-music.com Omega Model N Warm Saturation: * Dark, thick, and round, just a kiss imparts a dusty patina, pushed hard it gets downright fuzzy and soft.  https://www.thehouseofkush.com/products/omega-n FabFilter Pro-Q 2 (I think they have the Q 3 now) * Dynamic EQ for any of the 24 bands (Shelf or Bell at any slope), with Dynamic Range and Threshold controls and an intelligent Auto Threshold mode. * Dynamic EQ bands still feature perfect analog EQ shape matching and also support Linear Phase mode. * Easily create dynamic bands in the EQ display by holding the Alt key while dragging the result curve or double-clicking in the display. https://www.fabfilter.com/help/pro-q/ TAL-BassLine-101  * Monophonic bass synthesizer and a very accurate emulation of the popular SH 101. The GUI is intuitive and easy to use. It produces the raw sound you know from analogue devices without any effects. https://tal-software.com/products/tal-bassline-101 Valhalla Vintageverb * A postmodern reverb plugin, inspired by the classic hardware digital reverbs of the 1970s and 1980s. https://valhalladsp.com/shop/reverb/valhalla-vintage-verb/ Levels * "LEVELS is a refreshing alternative, presenting the metering tools that are needed in today’s loudness-normalised world in an affordable, easy-to-use package.” Sound On Sound https://www.masteringthemix.com/products/levels ▶ Here is the Equipment that I used to record this video: Canon T6i Video Creator Kit: https://amzn.to/2P3T1DQ Canon EF-S 24 MM: https://amzn.to/2TKMl0R Canon 24-70mm f 4l is usm ii https://amzn.to/2FD5Aox Studio Lights: https://amzn.to/2PRVtCB Tascam Dr-40: https://amzn.to/2TP3J4q #musicproductionplugins #goaldigger #musicproduction My Top 5 Music Production VST/Plugins 2019 DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

My 2019 Music Production Goals And Strategies [VIDEO]

My 2019 Music Production Goals And Strategies ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/mayenmusic In this video I go over My 2019 Music Production Goals And Strategies. If you are new in this channel please consider SUBSCRIBING. You can follow my music : Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/mayen/59802 More behind the scenes stuff: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayen_music Mayen on WEB: www.mayen-music.com Goals: 1. To Release 50 Tracks: 1. I will do video updates so you guys can keep me accountable. 2. 2 focused hrs on music production a day 1. Without any distractions of: 1. Social media 2. Phone 3. And other outside forces not related to music production. 3. To release on 10 new labels that I have not released music on. 1. Going to need to do some networking to make this happen. 4. To continue or not my Record Label. 5. Build my New Studio. 1. I will update the progress on this Strategies: #1 Social Media Strategy: Main Channel: Youtube 1. Accountability of my track completion 2. Production tips on the go 3. Plugins that I’m using Secondary Channels: Instagram and Facebook 1. Behind the scenes 2. Studio Life 3. Collaborations 4. Gigs 2# Focus: 1. Get Rid of all distractions for the 2 hrs that I will be making music. 2. No Phone 3. No Social Media 4. No email 5. No Distractions 1. Key: when you are on a workflow and you get interrupted it takes about 30 mins to get back into the groove of things My Music Production Process: 1. Monday: Groove and Basic sounds 2. Tuesday: Layout 3. Wednesday Layout and new sounds 4. Thursday: FX and Ambience 5. Friday: Bells and Whistles 6. Saturday: Mixdown 7. Sunday: Final Mixdown ▶ Here is the Equipment that I used to record this video: Canon T6i Video Creator Kit: https://amzn.to/2P3T1DQ Canon EF-S 24 MM: https://amzn.to/2TKMl0R Studio Lights: https://amzn.to/2PRVtCB Tascam Dr-40: https://amzn.to/2TP3J4q #2019goals #goaldigger #musicproduction My 2019 Music Production Goals And Strategies DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!

How to DJ with the Elektron Octatrack Tutorial- Part #2 [VIDEO]

How to DJ with the Elektron Octatrack Tutorial ▶ Check out my gear on Kit: https://kit.com/mayenmusic In this video I go over how to use the Elektron Octatrack to DJ with an external mixer like the Pioneer DJM-800. This is part 2 of a series on what steps you need to take in order to get your Elektron Octatrack and other gear ready for your DJ Set. The Elektron Octatrack is an audio and MIDI pattern sequencer/sampler with eight tracks of each type. With the Elektron Octatrack s flexibility, you can have fun and Spice Up your DJ Sets. If you are new in this channel please consider SUBSCRIBING. You can follow my music : Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/artist/mayen/59802 More behind the scenes stuff: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayen_music Mayen on WEB: www.mayen-music.com HERE ARE THE STEPS: Step 1: The Audio from the Elektron Octatrack gets routed to the desired channel of the DJ Mixer. In this case it was routed to Channel 4. This will carry the Dry Signal of the Elektron Octatrack, and the Octatrack Effects. Step 2: The audio from the Cue output will be routed to the desired channel of the DJ Mixer. In this case it will be routed to Channel 1. This will carry the mangled signal from the sounds going through the external effects. You can use your own external effects. Step 3: In order to do everything through the Elektron Octatrack you would use Track 7 and 8 as through engines and use the Cue Out to send the percussive elements to the external effects and back in through Input A+B and C+D. ▶ Here is a Link to where to buy it: Elektron Octatrack MKI: https://amzn.to/2BvSNR0 Elektron Octatrack MKII: https://amzn.to/2Brtdwy LOW COST DJ MIXER: https://amzn.to/2Sx6CG7 MID COST DJ MIXER: https://amzn.to/2BTFtpS HIGH END DJ MIXER: https://amzn.to/2Rv26L0 ▶ Here is the Equipment that I used to record this video: Canon T6i Video Creator Kit: https://amzn.to/2P3T1DQ Canon EF-S 24 MM: https://amzn.to/2TKMl0R Studio Lights: https://amzn.to/2PRVtCB Tascam Dr-40: https://amzn.to/2TP3J4q #elektron #octatrack #djtutorial How to DJ with the Elektron Octatrack Tutorial DISCLAIMER: This video and description contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a small commission. This helps support the channel and allows us to continue to make videos like this. Thank you for the support!