Tutorials

A Game Composer’s Guide to Content ID and Making Money on YouTube

Hello, friends! For those who don't know me, my name is Jeremy Lim and I write music for video games. I've also had a career in online marketing, so when I was asked to speak at GameSoundCon about monetizing YouTube as a game composer, I jumped at the chance. Alongside industry stalwarts Noah Becker (CEO of AdRev), Jody Friedman (CEO of HD Music Now), and Jim Charne (Counsel at Gerard Fox Law), we covered a lot...

A First-Timer’s Guide to the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle (PAX West)

Hello, readers! My name is Jeremy Lim and I write music for video games. Each September, over a hundred thousand gamers take over Seattle to celebrate the Penny Arcade Expo - fondly known as PAX West (and formerly known as PAX Prime). From table top classics to tomorrow's virtual worlds, PAX is a celebration of all things gaming. With countless activities, shows, and games to play, it's easy to get overwhelmed. That said, there...

A First-Timer’s Guide to the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) in San Francisco

Hello, readers! My name is Jeremy Lim. I’m from Vancouver, Canada and I write music for video games and films. Every year, thousands of people gather at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco for the Game Developers Conference, or as it’s more affectionately known, GDC. A celebration of video games and a gathering of some of our industry’s brightest minds, GDC is a week of reflection, learning, parties, and friendships both new and old. This...

How My Music Was Plagiarized for Profit and How I Fought Back

Late August 2013, my music was been stolen, rebranded, and sold across every major music store and streaming service online.  Over 150 instances were found on sites like iTunes and Spotify, and countless more appeared on illegal networks. I felt trapped, suffocated by the enormity of things. Still, with a lot of effort, I managed to take back most of what was mine, and thanks to the kindness of others, even come out...

How to Remix Songs With New Melodies and Rhythms Using the Gater Effect in Traktor DJ for the iPad

Today, we’re looking at remixing new melodies and rhythms into songs using the gater effect in Traktor DJ for the iPad. Follow along with the video above! On tacticle mixers, DJs create rhythmic patterns by opening and closing the faders to allow specific portions of sounds to pass through. This is often referred to as cutting, or in our case, gating. This technique is a key component in turntablism, but can also...