Join Evan Sutton for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of A Prolific Music Producer's Workflow for Finishing Tracks.
- So thanks for watching.…Hopefully you found ways to tweak your workflow…and become more productive and prolific than ever before.…Remember, as you use these techniques more and more…and get better and better at the process,…the more fun it will become…and the more productive you will be.…If you'd like to know more about my production process,…check out "Drum Programming and Sampling with BATTERY,"…"Digital Synthesis with MASSIVE,"…and "Up and Running with Bitwig Studio."…Also, if you'd like to learn more about mixing,…check out "Advanced EDM Mixing Principles"…with Colin Fisher.…If you'd like to know more about me,…you can catch me at suttonevan.com.…
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Evan starts with the music production tools that can make it easier to see a song through to completion, such as templates, presets, and foolproof hardware setups. Next, he gets into the heavy lifting, mixing both songwriting and production techniques with tips for dealing with the psychological factors that may trip you up when completing a song. He wraps up the course with techniques that help to clear the final steps of song completion, including building transitions, adding ear candy, mixing strategies for increased efficiency, and simple mastering techniques, whether you choose to master your tracks yourself or hire a professional.
- Planning your track with a problem-solving mindset
- Prepping to record vocals and music
- Using DAW song templates
- Getting basic musical ideas down
- Making decisions that serve the song
- Using channel strip presets
- Creating sections and structure
- Building better transitions
- Adding FX, ear candy, and automation
- Mixing and mastering