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Creating Depth Using Panning design front ensemble mixing mockups Jun 16, 2021

Hello everyone, I wanted to share a quick tip on using panning on your mallet instrument tracks to create depth for your mockups.

I use this trick when I'm wanting to create dimension to the vibes and marimbas.

(PS. this works really well with vocals as well to create an interesting depth!)

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The most important decision I had to make for my career... career lessons mindset Jun 11, 2021

I want to share a story.

I was 20 years old...a percussion performance major at UCLA...studying with Mitchell Peters.

I knew I loved performing...I loved music...and this is what I was going to do for the rest of my life.

At the time, I was also still a performer in drum corps - I had just...

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Mockup Magic Recap composition design front ensemble mastering mixing mockups programming May 17, 2021

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 5 day Mixing and Mastering workshop for Marching Arts Mockups!

We had 5 days of amazing discussions, training, community, and growth. 

I was joined by Fred Emory Smith as we broke down our 7 step process for making a better Marching...

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Sketch - Arcadia Winter 2021 - Part 1 arcadia composition design indoor percussion Apr 03, 2021

I wanted to share the initial sketch I made for the Arcadia High School Winter 2021 eShowcase submission - Part 1. I've been trying to start a lot of my projects recently with JUST piano sketches as an exercise for myself. Normally, I'd have Sibelius, Logic, and MainStage open when I'm starting a...

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QUICK TIP - Making a PANIC Button in MainStage front ensemble indoor percussion mainstage programming synth Apr 01, 2021

Teach your synth players how to make and use the "Panic" functionality in MainStage. It is super useful in case midi messages are stuck for whatever reason - but also super useful if you have long samples and need to cut during a rep - who wants to wait for that long drone to cut off? 😃

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