Start to Finish: Ill Factor - Episode 5 - Working With The Arrangement Pt. 2

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After taking the night off and getting some well-deserved rest, ill Factor and Jared head back into the studio to review some ideas Jared put together in the hotel room and continue building the song.

See how ill Factor and Jared Evan:

  • Take turns on the microphone putting down ideas while crafting the top line of the song
  • Layer a vocoder onto the hook idea for inspiration
  • Discuss using different vocal rhythms to drive the energy of the song forward
  • Write a placeholder bridge for the song
  • Complete the skeleton of the song so that Jared can begin writing lyrics

Watch ill Factor, produce "Light Shine Through" from Jared Evan. Only on

Equipment & Software


  • Ableton Live Push 2
  • Dangerous Music D-BOX+
  • Focusrite Clarett 8pre
  • Novation Bass Station
  • Novation Impulse 49
  • Novation Launch Control XL
  • Warm Audio WA 73 EQ
  • Warm Audio WA 76 Compressor

Ableton Live Stock Plug-ins

  • Amp
  • Analog
  • Auto Filter
  • Chorus-Ensemble
  • Compressor
  • Delay
  • Drum Buss
  • Echo
  • EQ 8
  • Hybrid Reverb
  • Overdrive
  • Pedal
  • Redux
  • Reverb

3rd Party Plugins

  • Arcade by Output
  • FabFilter Pro Q
  • iZotope Vocal Synth 2
  • Nicky Romero Kickstart
  • Modo Bass
  • Native Instruments Kontakt
  • Roland Zenology
  • Waves Tune Real Time
  • XLN Audio Additive Keys
  • RC-20 Retro Color
  • XLN Audio XO
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Ivan Corraliza, professionally known as ill Factor, began creating music where most everyone begins, in the bedroom fueled by ambition and a dream to turn his hobby into a full-time job. Countless hours of music-making and tweaking led to some moments of frustration while trying to get his music noticed. However, everything changed when Ivan sought out a mentor and was blessed to be taken under the wing of Jimmy Douglass. Jimmy is a veteran in the music industry with more than forty-plus years of experience working with artists from Aretha Franklin to Justin Timberlake. He began sharing his network and insights into the Industry with Ivan, which helped Ivan create relationships with artists and industry professionals, turning his hobby of making music into a career.

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2021 Oct 13
This series is great!
Craig O
2021 Jul 15
Continuing with the info and insight as well as the peek behind the curtain so to speak on how this process works as it moves along. Looking forward to seeing this come to fruition. I most certainly have to go back and see how he setup the vocalsynth.