Posts byBen Billey

Keys N Krates, Branchez, & KRNE: A Bass Dream [Reviewed]

Headlining for the second time this year at Showbox SoDo, Keys N Krates delivered a solid performance for Seattle bass heads. Good vibes flowed throughout the venue last Thursday as we were rocked by three solid sets. Opening acts KRNE (pronounced kreɪn) and Branchez complimented

Studio 101: Compressors, Expanders, and Gates Explained

Because you can't have a good mix without good dynamics control.

There are many tools in a producer’s arsenal. The countless effects one has at their disposal often brings up a few questions. What does this plug-in do? When do I use it? Knowing a little more about some of the essentials can do wonders for

Songwriting 101: Harmonic vs. Melodic Composition

Every piece of music has a cornerstone on which everything is built. Deciding what that first idea should be sets the direction for your entire composition. Inspiration and creativity often work best in an open environment, where you can let your ideas flow. However, with