The Making of Cinematic Sequences

The Making of Cinematic Sequences

In this week’s journal we caught up with the producer behind the dark, driving, epic and emotive ‘Cinematic Sequences.’ We discussed Strangers Things, analogue vs…

Percussion Techniques

Percussion Techniques

Noise Gating and Volume Shaping Another technique for controlling transients on your percussion, or more specifically decay tails, is by using a noise gate. This can…

Artist Interview: Eddie Thoneick

Artist Interview: Eddie Thoneick

This week on the Journal, we sat down with the legendary Eddie Thoneick, a DJ & producer spanning an illustrious career of 20+ years. We talked…

Percussion Tips & Techniques

Percussion Tips & Techniques

1. Transient Control Arguably more imperative when you’re using loops rather than individual hits, but a transient designer on can really transform the feel of…

Artist Interview: Tim Mason

Artist Interview: Tim Mason

British producer Tim Mason has well and truly established himself as a predomiant force in the Progressive House scene. Remixing the likes the of Red Hot…

The Making of Retro Future

The Making of Retro Future

In this week’s Journal entry, we caught up with the producers behind Retro Future and discussed favourite outboard gear, tape machines, vintage synths, and much…

Low End Mixing Techniques

Low End Mixing Techniques

Sub Bass Enhancements Although it needs to be stressed that getting your low frequency sounds right at source is vital, what happens when you’re working…

Artist Interview: Lane 8

Artist Interview: Lane 8

This week on The Journal, we caught up with Lane 8 a.k.a Daniel Goldstein, the producer behind some of the most highly eclectic melodic…

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Win an Elektron Analog Heat with our User Survey!

We want to hear from you – and as a thank-you for your input, we’re giving everyone who fills in our 2017 User Survey a…

Sub Bass Production Tips 2

Sub Bass Production Tips 2

Monitoring Sub Monitoring your sub effectively can be difficult, especially if you don’t have 8” speakers or great low-end representation. A dedicated sub is…

The Making of Lo-Fi Beats

The Making of Lo-Fi Beats

This week on The Journal, we caught up with Comakid, the producer behind the highly eclectic Lo-Fi Beats.  First off, Lo-Fi Beats sounds amazing…

Artist Interview: Dirty South

Artist Interview: Dirty South

In our latest edition of The Journal, we picked the brains of the producer who has been responsible for some of the most formidable progressive house…

Get Three Plugins for the Price of Two!

Get Three Plugins for the Price of Two!

Though we’re best known for over a decade’s worth of pro sounds, patches and MIDI, we’ve also been hard at work building some…

Sub Bass Production Tips

Sub Bass Production Tips

808 Bass A tried and tested technique for super heavy bass is to detune an 808 (or 909) bass drum and use distortion to bring out…

Lo-Fi Production Techniques 3

Lo-Fi Production Techniques 3

Telephone Voice The telephone or radio EQ trick can be used to give the impression of low fidelity, as you’re attempting to mimic the sound…

Lo-Fi Production Techniques 2

Lo-Fi Production Techniques 2

Vinyl Samples Try sampling some hits or breaks from a vinyl into your DAW for a warm lo-fi vibe. Depending on the production, you’ll…

Ableton Power Tips 2

Ableton Power Tips 2

Resonators Ableton’s Resonators device is a useful sound design tool for converting atonal material, such as white noise, into total sources. Adding multiple instances of…

The Making of Raw Grime

The Making of Raw Grime

This week we caught up with the producer behind “Raw Grime,” a 1+GB collection showcasing the influential UK genre featuring brazen 808s, speaker-shaking subs…

Custom Ableton Racks: Lo-Fi Drums

Ableton Racks are a powerful tool. Not only is it possible to map complex features and functions to a single knob, but the ability to stack…

Logic Power Tips 2

Logic Power Tips 2

Snap Automation / Marquee selection Automation Found at the bottom of your Snap options, Snap Automation will snap your automation nodes according to your Snap setting. Incredibly…