Elite Session with Ken Loi | Video Recap

  |  Caiti VerBrugge  |  

Ken Loi hosted a music production workshop here at Pyramind on February 2nd, and we are pleased to provide you with a full video recap of the event. Get Ableton Live tips and tricks as well as songwriting techniques from a producer who has remixed artists like Tiesto, Kaskade, Gym Class Heroes, Adrian Lux and Martin Solveig.


Part 1

00:00:42 - Career Background
00:05:43 - Learn Your DAW
00:09:28 - Workflow Technique | Humanizing MIDI
00:15:30 - Question | Swapping Drum Samples
00:17:08 - Question | Making Vocals Sound “Full”
00:18:24 - Question | Drum Processing
00:23:21 - Do you recommend any specific drum libraries?
00:24:11 - How often do you sidechain?


Part 2

00:00:14 - Do you pick samples that are in a certain key?
00:04:24 - Workflow | Leaving Room for Vocals
00:06:49 - How do you keep from being repetitive? 
00:08:37 - Workflow | Sidechaining
00:11:47 - Do you sidechain your vocals?
00:12:43 - Sidechaining Groups vs. Individual Tracks
00:17:00 - Workflow | Song Arrangement
00:17:55 - Workflow | Building Drops
00:21:56 - Mixing | Making Synths
00:23:14 - LFO Tool for Sidechaining
00:24:36 - Vocal Chops | Warp Settings


Part 3

00:00:18 - Workflow | Vocal Warping
00:02:34 - Vocal Project Overview
00:05:03 - Processing Male Vocals
00:08:36 - Vocal Processing Chain
00:15:58 - Workflow | Parallel Processing
00:20:05 - Workflow | Vocoding


Part 4

00:00:18 - Mixing Your Drops
00:06:34 - Workflow Question | Separate Projects
00:07:29 - Workflow | Delay Techniques
00:10:47 - Remixing | Vocal Chopping
00:15:53 - Remix Requests
00:17:15 - Mastering Your Music
00:18:28 - Do you use Sample Magic?
00:19:21 - Demos & Promos
00:21:40 - Question | Sending Demos to Labels
00:22:13 - Thoughts on Singing & Producing
00:23:18 - How much time do you spend producing?
00:25:00 - Mid / Side EQing


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