Shakers 101: Recording & Processing
In this tutorial, we get an in-depth look into the use of shakers in a production. Starting from the beginning, the recording process, they sample a variety of deviations from the shaker, from one-shots to rhythmic movements.
Using Ableton Live, they then process the recorded audio, demonstrating the effective ways in which shakers can be used in a song. One of our favorite techniques, seen in the video, is rhythmic side-chaining. With high-frequency content, this can be a great way to build energy and tension throughout a song
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