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Remix Techniques, Sidechain Tricks, and Successful Collaborations with Crystal Knives

This week on the podcast we spoke with Crystal Knives, who is quickly becoming very well known for his incredibly melodic bass-driven tracks. Here are 5 takeaways you'll have from this episode: 1. How to create a remix that stands out 2. Strategies for making room for each sound in your mix 3. A unique way to any sound 4. How to approach mixing and mastering 5. Tips for successful collaborations For show notes, visit Connect with Crystal Knives: @crystal_knives


Surgical EQ, Creating Huge Buildups, and Putting Your Drums In Key With IYFFE

IYFFE aka Pedro Alexander is quickly becoming known as one of Brazil’s fastest-growing bass artists, boasting releases on Dim Mak, Monstercat, Circus Records, and OWSLA. We speak at depth about his songwriting process, how he processes sounds together, and even how he approaches the promotional side of things. Connect with IYFFE: @iyffemusic


Layering, Mixing, and Goal Setting Strategies With PeaceTreaty

Hear PeaceTreaty's strategies for layering sounds together, creating a full-sounding mix, and setting goals for music production. Show Notes:


Songwriting, Sound Design, and Promotion Strategies with Dack Janiels

Learn how dubstep powerhouse Dack Janiels strategically approaches songwriting, chooses sounds that fit well together, balances production and promotion, and gains support from his favorite artists and labels. Show Notes:


Vocal Processing Techniques From The Chainsmokers, San Holo, Post Malone, Lauv, Cazzette & More

Learn vocal recording, processing and arrangement techniques from The Chainsmokers, San Holo, Post Malone, Lauv, Kill Frenzy, Morgan Page, Justin Mylo, Cazzette and Catz ‘N Dogz in this episode of the Sound.Academy Podcast. To access all show notes and downloads associated with this week's episode, visit


How To Make Drums Like Pendulum, Claude Vonstroke, Illenium, Dyro, Morgan Page & More

Learn how Pendulum, Claude Vonstroke, Illenium, Seven Lions, Dyro, Morgan Page and Maddix arrange and process their drums in this episode of the Sound.Academy Podcast. To view this week's show notes and access all of the resources discussed, visit


Reverb Strategies From Skrillex, KSHMR, Jay Hardway, Brooks, Mesto & More

This week we are talking all about reverb. Reverb is an essential part of mixing, and is going to be a necessary part of your music, no matter what genre you’re creating. Today we’re going to be discussing a lot of background on reverb: what reverb is, what are the different kinds, what are the most common parameters on reverb plugins and much more. We’re also going to be discussing some really helpful techniques from artists including Dada Life, KSHMR, Jay Hardway, Skrillex, Brooks, Mesto,...


How To Get Your Tracks As Loud As Virtual Riot, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Oliver Heldens & More

This week we are talking all about the "loudness war" in music production, and how you get get your tracks as loud as possible. We will be discussing how these artists view loudness, the strategies they use to measure how loud their tracks are, and the techniques they implement to make their tracks so loud. Techniques in this week’s episode come from artists including Virtual Riot, Hardwell, Oliver Heldens, Nicky Romero, Tascione, Tisoki and Justin Mylo. To access this week's free download...


Workflow & Arrangement Techniques From Flume, Seven Lions, KSHMR, Martin Garrix, & More

In this episode of the Sound Academy Podcast, we talk all about workflow and arrangement. We will be going through the strategies artists use when beginning a track, how they progress an initial idea or loop they have, the order in which they compose and arrange all of their elements together, and so much more. We will also be talking about the types of arrangements these artists like to use, and some tricks they have for streamlining the arrangement phase of their productions. The...


How To Make 808s Like KRANE, QUIX, Brillz, DJ Fresh, Metro Boomin & More

In this week's episode of the Sound Academy Podcast, we discuss all things 808s. We talk a little bit about the history of 808s, as well as how process them, how to fit them into your mix, how to layer them with your kicks and so much more. Strategies and techniques in this week’s episode come from artists including KRANE, QUIX, Brillz, DJ Fresh, Hekler, Carnage, Metro Boomin, Lu Diaz, Bonnie x Clyde, Kennedy Jones & more. To view this week's show notes and access all of the resources...