Quarantine A Capella

With most of us stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Victoria Monét has come in clutch. How? By delivering us a beautifully executed acapella where she details her and many of our experiences during this unprecedented time.

Teyana Taylor – 3 Way

In this video we look at a chord progression from Teyana Taylor’s – 3 Way ft. Ty Dolla $ign. Make what you will of the lyrical content lol but the chords are definitely nothing to turn your nose up at.

Summer Walker Chord Progression

I had “Girls Need Love” on repeat all day every day when it dropped back in 2018. It’s such a dope track, from its beat, to its lyrics, vocal arrangement and of course its chords.

Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Chord Progression

In this week’s chord progression video we look at a chord progression by R&B legends Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. These are the guys responsible for the music behind Janet Jackson, S.O.S band & New Edition to mention a small few.

Classic Neo-Soul Chord Progressions

9th chords, sweet, sweet 9th chords – when voiced correctly, they instantly give you that beautiful Neo-Soul vibe. In this tutorial I’m going to show you three classic Neo-Soul chord progressions built around 9th chords. They’re so simply, but sound so good.

Using Battery 4 In Logic Pro X

Let’s face it, the Ultrabeat sucks! Battery 4 is my drum sampler of choice whilst working in Logic Pro X. Battery 4 is a powerful tool and like with a lot of VSTs, there’s many ways you can use it. However in this tutorial I’m going to show you how I use it. I think you’ll like this method.

Using the Maschine Mikro MK3 in Logic Pro X

In this video learn how to use the Maschine Mikro MK3 in MIDI mode inside of Logic Pro X. This workflow will allow you to record Maschine sounds directly inside Logic Pro X using your Maschine Mikro MK3.

R&B’s Most Used Chord Progression 2-5-1

The 2-5-1 movement is used right across music but heavily in Soul, Gospel and Jazz music.

R&B has adopted this progression and usage and has gone to town with it. We used to hear it a lot in the 90s but now its back in full effect. You’ll hear it in 1 out of 10 R&B with Trap style drum songs. From Chris Breezy to Kehlani and everyone in-between.

Headphone Mixes In Logic Pro X

As an engineer sometimes you’ll want or need a separate mix to what the vocalist is hearing. Most professional studios are set up to provide this via an outboard mixing desk. However this is still easily achieved inside the box within Logic through the use of a mix bus & audio interface with 4 or more outputs.