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- Sep 24th, 2012
Join composer, musician and producer Rishabh Rajan as he reveals his eclectic production techniques in this behind-the-scenes look at Indie Electro Pop music...
In this 29-tutorial exploration, Rishabh takes you from his early demos to his final masters. He explains all of his amazing production tools and shares his state-of-the-art production techniques.
You'll see how to create arrangements and how to make those crucial choices as a song is created, mixed, and mastered. Using a variety of software and plugins (including an iPad!), Rishabh follows his heart, acts upon his inspiration and then rolls up his sleeves to do the hard work bringing his musical ideas to life!
Watching a creative producer like Rishabh at work in the studio will inspire you to push your own music productions in different, unexpected directions! And while you're here, make sure and check out the other inspiring tutorials in our ever-expanding Studio and Recording Techniques category!
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Very insightful. The details on the plug-in signal processing used are very helpful. Would like more detail on arrangement and instrument creation.
Good stuff. Didn't understand a word Natasha was singing, but she sings beautifully. The arrangements and productions were interesting and, while he didn't go into depth on a lot of it, it was still informative. I hope to see more from this trainer.
This is a very informative and entertaining tutorial. It was fun to watch and the tutor spoke clearly and explained things in a very understandable way.Please make more tutorials with this guy.
Excellent course on how to exploit the infinite permutations of mixing a song creatively in GarageBand. Rajan is wonderful to share his thought process and creative workflow.
As I am working on an Indie (kind of Bolliwood) pop project, which is new for me, I have plenty to discover. I was enthusiastic about the tutorial, but rather disappointed by the result and have not learned as much from the video as I did in other tutorials. I start by the positive: - first I like the outcome and the outstanding arrangment skills of Rajan. For example, the arrangement clearly brought the song "Kwaab" to another level. Hats off to Rajan for that!!! The sounds he creates are really catchy and great. Love the musical universe here. - second, I really like the idea of contrasting the song before / after it was arranged. Now the negative: - if you are looking for Bolliwood style pop with nice percussions and crazy rythm, this is not the right place. The music is more intimate here. No problem in itself but you have to know. - my real concern: while we see the before / after, the big regret for me is that we don't see anything about the process of producing the song / choosing instruments / arranging them. Rajan only describes the end result in the video (except in the first 3 minutes), which makes the whole thing very descriptive. We have no clues about the possible choices for arranging, or the way Rajan creates his great sounds. Rather we have a long list of specific arranging plugins that many of us don't have. I felt a bit frustrated by that. It would have been infinetly more interesting for me to understand how he worked based on the initial demo, and constructed the different sections and sounds. Only on one song instead of three. - last (a very minor one!), the word "quirckiness" is used about a million times for the last song which is a bit annoying in the end...
Interesting tutorial with a few useful tricks. The best is how Rajan get these odd sounds...really inspiring.
It's not bad and what he had in the end was really interesting. But this pakistanian thing throughout the entire course wasn't really working for me. I don't understand the culture and of course I don't know their language. That felt really weird because instead of focusing on the explanation and the process itself I was distracted by this cultural difference. Would've been much better if it was some american/uk band. Just my opinion though.