This Week’s Project: The Old Rugged Cross

I’m starting a new series of videos this week: Hymns. I’ll be taking several of my favorite hymns and adding some modern production techniques to see how they turn out. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but I’ve never felt confident in my ability to pull it off. To start …


Resilience

My daughter is the smartest 12 year old I know. I mean, I did okay in school, but she’s amazing. She consistently scores in the 90th percentile or higher on her state standardized testing, and she’s in her school district’s gifted and talented program. So when she got selected as student of the month from …


Happy (Really Late) New Year!

I’m really behind on my reading. Like, really behind. I have magazines and books that have been sitting in my bedroom for well over a year. One of these is Success magazine… and what’s sad is that it’s not even a monthly magazine any more – it arrives in my mailbox quarterly. So I’m not exactly proud …


How To: Importing Remix Stems (Bitwig Tutorial)

If you are fairly new to Bitwig Studio, there are a couple things to watch out for when importing audio files (stems) to create a remix. In this video, I show you how import stems and quickly get them ready for your remix. And by the way, don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate …


How To: Using a VOCODER in Bitwig Studio (Tutorial)

Wait, there’s a vocoder in Bitwig Studio? In this video, I show you where to find it, and the basics of setting it up and using it the first time. Don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate Your Music Making in Bitwig Studio.” Go to www.bishopswest.com/bitwigsetup to get the link.


Can the New SAMPLER in Bitwig Studio 2.4 Really be Used as a WAVETABLE SYNTH?!?

Can the new sampler in Bitwig Studio really replace your 3rd party wavetable synth? In this video, I compare and contrast the sampler with the venerable Cakewalk Z3TA+2 to see how it holds up. Don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate Your Music Making in Bitwig Studio.” Go to www.bishopswest.com/bitwigsetup to get the link.


My Home Studio / How to Focus When Creating Music

Today’s video has kind of a split personality. In the first part, I show you my minimalist home studio, but the juicy stuff is around 4:55 in the video, where I talk about how to focus and get super productive in a limited amount of time. Don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate Your …


How To: TRACK ARRANGING Tips

Just a few quick tips on using Bitwig Studio’s setup to your advantage when creating, arranging, and mixing new tracks. Don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate Your Music Making in Bitwig Studio.” Go to www.bishopswest.com/bitwigsetup to get the link. Also, as mentioned in the video: @iamMTN – Look him up on Spoti RecordingRevolution.com …


How To: Vocal Delay Compression Trick (Bitwig Tutorial)

Have you ever tried adding delay to a vocal, only to have it overwhelm the actual vocal? In this video, I show you an easy trick to let the original vocal come through loud and clear. Don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate Your Music Making in Bitwig Studio.” Go to www.bishopswest.com/bitwigsetup to get …


How To: Triggering Effects with the STEP MOD (Bitwig Tutorial)

In this video, I show a couple ways to trigger FX using the Steps modulator and the Step Mod device. It’s a quick and easy way to achieve automation without fiddling with the automation tracks. (Also, don’t forget to download your free guide, “Accelerate Your Music Making in Bitwig Studio.” Go to www.bishopswest.com/bitwigsetup to get …