Tutorial: Breaking Down the Process Behind “Lux” w/ Subalias

Subalias- Mitchell Owens

When he’s not teaching students music production, our talented instructor Mitchell Owens releases music under the name Subalias. His most recent track, “Lux”, is a Future Bass/RnB tune carried by lush keys and soaring, soulful synth melodies over hypnotic syncopated drums guaranteed to cause profuse head-nodding.

To accompany the new release, Mitchell has blessed us with a thorough breakdown of his track in the form of a video tutorial:

In the video, Mitchell breaks down his process and techniques for composition, and sheds some light on the different sounds he used and how he made them. It’s a great watch for anyone who struggles with “8-bar loop syndrome” and wants to learn how to develop their ideas into full tracks, as well as anyone who’s into Future Bass and RnB and wants to pick up some new tricks to use in their own songs.

8 bar loop syndrome

You can watch the tutorial above, or here on our Youtube channel, and make sure to listen to the song that inspired it all, “Lux”, which you can find below.

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Neighborhood Profile: Central Square Florist

Central Square Florist

For more than 85 years, Central Square Florist has provided the Boston area with quality flowers.  Originally opened in 1929 by Morris Gamer, the business has stayed in the family to this day.  Currently owned by third-generation nephew of Gamer, David Levine, the shop is always trying to stay ahead of the curve technologically.  When ordering flowers, names and addresses are stored in their online database.  Next time someone needs to order flowers, all they need to do is make a selection and give their name.  This allows Central Square Florist to really get to know their customers and establish long-term partnerships with them.

Current owner David Levine with his daughter, Jackie, who helps run the store
Current owner David Levine with his daughter, Jackie, who helps run the store

Located in the heart of Central Square, Central Square Florist has provided Boston, and will not doubt continue providing Boston with beautiful floral arrangements for a long time.

Central Square Florist is also very active on their Instagram, posting beautiful flower arrangements and other special offers.  Take a look!  (Also be sure to check them out on Facebook!)

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