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Learn what ill.Gates sees as some of the most important tips for producers who are trying to separate themselves from the herd as stand-out producers.

For a lot of producers, compressors can feel like the boogeyman of a mix. Don't use the settings you saw in a tutorial video when you can learn what to listen for when compressing and make your tracks breathe!

The history of Dub Mixing breaks down a lot of the "why" in bass heavy music like hip hop & EDM by looking at where it all started and how the music has evolved.

For most producers, getting "in the zone" feels great and yields great tracks; but getting there every time you sit down is so much easier than you'd expect. 

Having a deeper understanding of midi programming and all of the tricks that go beyond drawing in the notes will have an impact on much more than your drums.

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lll.GATES is a bass droppin’, educatin’, oscillator modulatin’ space genius from the future. DJing since age 13 ill.Gates has had a long and lavish career in the music business. Known for his epic collaborations with Gucci Mane, Opiuo, KJ Sawka, Excision, Destroid, Beats Antique, Mimosa, Amon Tobin, Eskmo, Apashe and The Dead Kennedys, his music is no stranger to the top of the charts. With 4 studio albums under his belt and hoards of unreleased original music ill.GATES is known for unforgettable live sets peppered with improvised finger drumming and original visuals. When he isn't traveling or rocking the studio ill.GATES is mentoring the next generation of producers over at his training camp Many up and comers credit ill.GATES with breaking them out of their shell and into the music business. You can catch ill.GATES slaying dance floors on five continents and at