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Will Doggett

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Finally Achieve the Show of your Dreams!

You've got big dreams and vision for your live show. You can picture the perfect lighting, video, and flawless sound mixing together to create an unforgettable experience for your audience. But your budget doesn't match the scale of your dreams. Hiring additional musicians, techs, and equipment to pull it all off seems out of reach. You're left feeling stuck performing a basic show, wishing you could bring your real vision to life. What if I told you there was a way to create the perfect...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Hey Friend, Just a month ago, Ableton released Live 12. It was a major overhaul with a slew of new features aimed at enhancing user accessibility and making it easier to create music. Having tested it through both the private and public betas, I’m here to share some personal insights—some of which I haven’t discussed publicly until now. One on One Coaching You can purchase and book a session for the next 60 days, but registration is only available for a week! Book a Session--> Students can...

about 1 month ago • 3 min read

Hey Friend, If you're looking for personalized coaching or help improving your performance, I have three special offers for you that are only available till April 19th. One on One Coaching I'm re-opening one on one coaching sessions for a week only. You can purchase and book a session for the next 60 days, but registration is only available for a week! Students have used these to review their rigs, fix those pesky issues they keep having, or get personalized training via Zoom. Book a One on...

about 1 month ago • 1 min read

If you’re looking to create the show of your dreams, or want to go beyond simply pressing space bar, this program is for you. I’m launching something completely brand new that starts next week, and I wanted to invite you to join me. Here’s a full walkthrough of what we’ll be talking about and how it’ll help you create the show you’ve always dreamed of! If you’re ready to create the show of your dreams, you can enroll here. We start next week, so don’t wait! See you there To the perfect...

4 months ago • 1 min read

Hey! Thinking about upgrading your computer’s OS before the show? Bad idea! But when you’re ready to take the plunge, I’ve got just the ticket to keep things running smoothly. In the latest episode of “Behind the Space Bar,” I dive into the world of upgrading your OS-without wreaking havok. Here’s a tiny sneak peek: Timing is key: Don’t upgrade before the show! And wait for those sneaky bugs to make an exit, before upgrading. Back it up Terry: Make sure you’ve got a safe copy before...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Hey there, No matter how you're serving as a playback engineer...there's a few essential skills you've got to master. 1. Serve: Playback engineering is all about putting the artist first. It’s like life’s secret sauce - the sooner you realize it’s not about you, the smoother the gig goes. 2. No Isn’t an Answer: Engineer your process, and every part of your system towards yes. Because no isn't an answer. 3. File Management: Think of file management as changing your guitar strings - not the...

7 months ago • 1 min read

Reader, Ableton on Apple Silicon I've been using M1 Mac minis since they were released, and I LOVE these machines. But, I have realized, you have to get them optimized JUST right to have the best experience with Ableton Live. Here's two things I've learned about optimizing Ableton on Apple Silicon. I'm closing down LifeTime Access tonight at midnight. This is your last chance to pay once and get access for life. PLUS: Now Lifetime members get early access to new content and products before...

9 months ago • 1 min read

Reader, Some people think Session View eats Arrangement View’s lunch when it comes to managing massive setlists. I’m going to show you exactly why they’re wrong. This topic gets people really fired up. And I get it — we’re all used to doing something a certain way and we get comfortable doing it that way. And when it comes to running tracks on stage with a massive setlist that may need to be quickly reordered, a lot of people seem to think Session View is the obvious choice. But I’m going to...

10 months ago • 1 min read

BackStage Pass: 019 Welcome back to Back Stage Pass. You're receiving this email because you're a part of the FS2S community. Reader, Often I'll get questions like, “Hey, what’s the best MIDI controller for running tracks?” Or, “Hey, what audio interface is the best for running tracks?” Frankly, I think this is the wrong question to be asking. Instead we should be asking… “Hey, knowing what you know about my budget, current setup and constraints, and future goals, what’s the best solution for...

10 months ago • 1 min read

BackStage Pass: 018 Welcome back to Back Stage Pass. You're receiving this email because you're a part of the FS2S community. Reader, This week on the channel, we're taking a look at the EXACT gear you need to create a redundant Vocal Processing Rig. If this is something you've been considering, or your current setup isn't working for you, check this out... How To Create a Redundant Vocal Processing Rig (Gear Breakdown) Watch the Free Tutorial Friday Motivation "Building habits in the present...

11 months ago • 1 min read
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