Year of issue: 2021
Manufacturer: Mix With The Masters
Manufacturer’s website: Link
Duration: 0h 42min
Handout Type: Video Tutorial
Description: It’s time to learn from the Grammy award-winning producer and songwriter duo Stargate! The series premiered at their Los Angeles studio, MWTM is a deep dive into the creation of Rihanna’s 2012 multi-platinum single “Diamonds”. The team describes their professional relationship with the singer and talks about the process of creating the track in collaboration with Benny Blanco and Sia. They guide you through the entire production session exploring the complex layers and varied design tools. They will share their inspiration for creating the beat, discuss chord progressions, and reveal their approach to EQ, dynamics, and effects. They will also talk about how Sia impulsively wrote and performed the song, and then give you an exclusive opportunity to listen to her demo vocals! In addition, Thor and Mikkel discuss the vital elements behind their success – confidence, experimentation, mashups, ego abandonment, and knowing when to finish.
1. Inspiration, groove, chord progression, instruments, samples, effects, demo vocal
2. Pitching to Rihanna, song arrangement, recording, mixing, workflow, recalls, finishing
There are subtitles in Russian, English and Spanish.
Sample files: not provided
Video format: MP4
Video: AVC, 1920×1080, 16: 9, 29.97 fps, 1000 kb / s
Audio: AAC, 48 kHz, 128 kb / s, 2 channels