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Headhunterz is erg actief op Instagram en trakteert z’n volgers dan ook dagelijks op nieuwe updates. Hoewel hij niet meer zo actief is op het gebied van hardstyle, is hij sinds een tijdje bezig met het geven van waardevolle studio-tips.

‘Workflow Wednesday’ noemt hij deze tips zelf. Aangezien veel van onze lezers zelf ook wel eens aan wat knopjes proberen te draaien in de studio zullen we deze tips iedere week op de website publiceren. Gisteren besloot hij om wat uit te leggen over ‘Streamlining’. Lees en leer!

“Streamlining your workflow is fun, it improves the quality of your productions and it’s going to save you time and frustration when you’re working on songs.

First of all, if you’re like me, you constantly learn new techniques, shortcuts etc, so very often I create
a complete new template or I update my old template so I start each song in the most efficient way possible. I have my master chain set up (Slate FG-Red, Tube-Tech PE 1C, Ozone 5), a reverb (valhalla room), delay (echoboy) and sidechain (I draw this as a volume automation on a bus). I have folders ready in my arrangement where I sort my audio and instrument tracks. This way when I work I can easily find channels and focus on working on only drums for example while I have all other folders closed.

Now, this is where workflow really kicks in: The file browser. When I used to work in Logic I never used the browser but nowadays in Studio One it’s my number one tool to make me work fast. I have folders in my browser for every single track I finished where I have saved every sound I made for that track and every synth preset or fx chain sorted per track. I have folders sorted in categories for all sounds I made when I was sound designing. Leads, basses, etc. I have a huge library with my own sounds that I made myself of which I know they sound right. This way when I want to make a song and not focus on sound design I never have to look very long to find a good sample. Studio One in particular offers a function called Music Loops where you can save a midi event, along with the effects chain AND the synth preset, which you can drag from your browser into your project, and it even has a preview function that lets you hear the synth playing the midi file so you know which preset you’re loading in.

It is so worth taking the time to save and organize everything you do so that you don’t have to do the exact same action over and over again for each song. It brings you back to the creative part of making music, after all that’s where the magic is going to happen. Good luck!”


  • Thijs 07 maart 2016 - 16:26