Remix Winner: Preston Powers

We have a winner! Last month, we held our first-ever Ableton User Group Remix Challenge and invited the music production community to take a stab at Digital Den’s latest release from Subalias. Specifically, the song “Take Me Out”:

The winner is Preston Powers a/k/a $PIC¥ BØ¥$!

From a production standpoint it’s mixed well, and the sound design is on-point. Stylistically, I love the energy … this track slaps! — Subalias

Here’s a quick Q&A with Preston Powers

Subalias said this track slaps! How did you get it just right?
I know a really, really good ghost producer… Just kidding! The little things like compression, reverb, eq, filters, panning, saturation and automation really add up in the end. Don’t be afraid to slap some effects on a sound; if it sounds better, keep it! If it doesn’t, drop it and move on!

Which do you think is the best part of the jam?
The second drop unexpectedly switching up causes a small explosion in my head that gets me going! My favorite element is that rolling bass coming in at 54s and 2:26 – Takes Me Out … back to Europe.

What do you enjoy most about Ableton?
What’s nice about Ableton is there are so many resources out there to help you reach that mastery level. Shout-out to Mmmmmaven! (and YouTube, heh!)

Preston wins a dope prize pack which includes the *dope* Making Music (Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers) book, Ableton expansion packs, and more!

For more Preston Powers, click through:

This is a mix we did for MIX 24/7 EDM Radio! Most of the songs are $PIC¥ BØ¥$ originals with a dash of other spicy songs we enjoy! Thanks for listening!

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TGIF: ALUMMMMNI UPDATE

Happy Friday! Through our 400+ person strong network, we asked our graduates for some of their news and latest mixes and here they are!

Guzzalina will be playing LIVE at the main DJ stage at FIGMENT Boston, featuring all-original tracks w/ live instrumentation and vocals — from her recently released debut solo album, Beat Smoothie. FREE!

Graduation party THIS MONDAY:


Another month another graduating class of DJs at MMMMAVEN. We are so proud to watch our students make their dreams come true. They worked hard, now it’s time to play hard. Come see these guys perform for their first time ever at another DJ Showcase.

Huge thanks as always to the Good Life Boston for hosting us!
Aug 13th 7pm-9pm

Performances from:
Drew Blazewicz | Garry Fenton | Kathy Kading | Jason McLean

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Prizes For Ableton Workshop!

Next week we’re holding a first-ever Ableton Remix challenge.

And, some of the prizes available to those participating in this awesome workshop! Including Ableton’s Making Music book (Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers), Ableton’s expansion packs, Ableton bags, and a t-shirt. The winning remix will also earn a post on our social media.

RSVP for next week.

This book is a collection of solutions to common roadblocks in the creative process, with a specific emphasis on solving musical problems, making progress, and (most importantly) finishing what you start. This site features a selection of chapters from the book.

Join up and good luck!

InMusic Workshop 7.21 (Free / All Ages)

inMusic is the parent company for a family of brands of varying audio products used in the DJ, music production, live sound, musical instrument, pro audio, and consumer electronics industries.

THIS SATURDAY, July 21st, we invite you for a special DJ Division presentation from the 3 brands under the umbrella of the inMusic company – Rane, Denon, and Numark.

Othello Debar from inMusic will join us and go over the specs of:

Numark NS6II DJ Controller

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Denon DJ Prime Series Media Player

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Rane DJ Twelve Needleless Turntable

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Seventy-Two Mixer

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There will be plenty of opportunities to try the gear and ask any pertinent questions.

This event is free and open to all ages.

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