When playing an instrument or singing without computers, creativity moves at the speed of light. ill Factor knows he doesn't want to hinder his creative flow at any point and has made his room flexible enough to stay out of his way during the creation process.
In episode 1 of this pureMix.net exclusive Start To Finish Series featuring ill Factor, Jared Evan, Jimmy Douglass, and Dave Kutch ill Factor introduces us to his efficient studio setup while giving an in-depth breakdown of Ableton Live that will inspire the uninitiated and even show a few new tricks to Ableton Live experts.
Watch as ill Factor:
Breaks down his entire studio setup from the desk to the microphone
Explains his backstory of how he ended up using Ableton Live
Gives a complete in-depth walkthrough of the Ableton Live interface
Shows his creative workflow that allows him to sketch ideas in moments
Demonstrates how he uses the Ableton Push to speed up his workflow
Uses scale and note mode on the Ableton Push to inspire new ideas
Shows how to use collections to organize your plug-ins, samples, instruments, and more for lightning-fast navigation
I understand you can’t cover the little things throughout the song making process. But I’d really like to know while recording Jared, Ill is not wearing headphones and the mic is a sensitive condenser, I’m guessing its a WA. is it not catching all the bleed coming out of the monitors? Isolation shield won’t do the trick.
telepathy •Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Imagine getting the opportunity to work with Jimmy Douglass and then botching the file export & labeling this badly.
email@example.com •Thursday, December 1, 2022
Amazing. The utter absence of musical talent or proficiency.
JozeKyza •Thursday, November 24, 2022
26:58, "I could just delete the whole idea, ." " Yh and we could just make a totally new song" LMAO,.
But for real, after that they did indeed change the song and I liked it less, the vibe they had all the way till min 27 was dope, in my opinion, then after it kinda started to drop, I didn't feel the new chords.
As a producer myself, I've been there, and it's part of the process, just have to let the session sit a day or two, come back and listen to what I have made with a fresh pair of ears and make the decisions.
But all in all an epic session, I can appreciate the talent.
alexkfong •Sunday, September 18, 2022
Learned so much from this whole Start-to-Finish series. Thank you.
billabong859 •Thursday, August 11, 2022
I find it hard to follow the musical thought process in this video. Not one of my favourites.
simonkeys •Tuesday, July 5, 2022
Really interesting! I'd like to correct a technical point about the cooling system. In the video, it's stated that “Helium is an inert gas that does not take on heat. Wherever it's feeding will stay in a relatively neutral temperature.” That's not exactly true. Helium is used for cooling instead of air because it has a higher thermal conductivity than air, meaning it will absorb heat from the cutting head faster than air would. Some more discussion here: https://www.lathetrolls.com/viewtopic.php?t=3438
PauloYate2904 •Friday, July 1, 2022
Hola, me parece una excelente clase de cómo masterizar. Solo tengo la duda de saber, por cual Plugin puedo reemplazar el UAD Pultec. Gracias.
rockfer •Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Thank you for beinf so practical and not using unobtainum gear!
Maxiemixer •Monday, May 30, 2022
Wow, I went back a few years!
I was always going to the cutting lacquer mastering. It was the "final" moment of the production and the beginning of the manufacturing.
Glad to know that this critical knowledge is not lost.
sonicdiscovery •Thursday, May 19, 2022
Great video, I have watched this several times. On the sections where Pro C is the last in the chain, is there a limiter to cover those sections, as in the sections where the Stealth Limiter is last in the chain? Thank you
pb63 •Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Amazing tutorial. It would be great to learn a little more about Jimmy's outboard chain - is he using the 8816 for summing or is he just using the widening effect?
1017music •Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Wasn't the maximizer in the Ozone 8 plugin wrong for this song? Why did you leave it on then?
alexfont •Sunday, January 30, 2022
Amazing content ✅ would love to see more of this process or mastering specialization.
studiosix •Saturday, January 15, 2022
I wonder what D to A they are using to feed the cutting chain.