Ableton Power Tips

Ableton Power Tips

Patches Pump Pump by pAtches is a Max for Live sidechain device. Super simple and super effective, this will duck the volume on your desired tracks…

Kick Drum Layering Tips

Kick Drum Layering Tips

Get the most out of your productions with these forward-thinking drum production techniques…

Advanced Ableton Techniques

Advanced Ableton Techniques

Advanced Ableton Techniques EQ Eight & Glue Compressor Oversampling Right-click on either the EQ Eight or Glue Compressor and you’ll see an Oversampling option…

Creative Processing Techniques

Creative Processing Techniques

Alternative Side-Chains If you want more detailed control over the elements in your project you want to side-chain, it might be worth considering a…

Ableton Pro Techniques

Ableton Pro Techniques

Ping Pong Delay Mix Ableton’s Ping Pong Delay is an indispensable tool, the perfect ticket for a quick, simple and effective stereo delay. The only…

Ambient Guitars Production Tips

Ambient Guitars Production Tips

Less Is More Avoid too much editing- don’t sterilize your guitar tracks by editing every imperfection out of them. Unexpected sounds, articulations, and accents that…

Creative Mixing Techniques 2

Creative Mixing Techniques 2

Fresh Ears Be careful not to overwork elements in your mix, as your ears will tire and you’ll potentially end up making mistakes with your…

The Making of Future Soul 2

The Making of Future Soul 2

This week we caught up the producer behind the best-selling futuristic series: Future Soul. How did you prepare yourself to get into production mode for…

Alternative Programming Techniques

Alternative Programming Techniques

In this video, we take a look at some alternative methods for programming drum sounds using arpeggiators and much more…

Drum Layering Production Tips

In this video, we explore some techniques for effective layering of drum sounds. Get more progressive drums here…

Creative Mixing Techniques

Less Can Sometimes Be More Being more judicious with the samples and synth patches you use in your projects, and you may find you need to…

“Pumping Techno Drums” Production Tips

This week we followed up with the producer behind, “Pumping Techno Drums,” a collection of “pounding bass rhythms, warehouse bangers and slamming one-shots all in…

Drum Production – Bass House 808’s with Stacker

In this video, we take a look at some drum synthesis techniques using Sample Magic’s powerful drum layering plugin, Stacker…

Creative Layering & Sampling

1. Master your sampler Chances are the sampler you’re using is capable of more than you’re aware. To maximize power when using samples or…

Expert Sound Design

1. Separate the Process Try to separate the sound design process from day to day writing and arrangement duties. This will allow more room for creativity…

Chord Design Techniques

Techniques for creating & synthesizing chords  Resampling This is a useful technique for adding a unique old school feel to your chord stabs. Try making a…

Advanced Sound Design

Reverse Reverb Next time you feel the need for an uplifter to transition between 2 sections in your arrangement, rather than searching through samples for the…

The Making of Underground Modular Techno

The Making of Underground Modular Techno

In this week’s edition of The Journal, we interviewed the producer behind Underground Modular Techno, a booming, boundary breaking collection of modern techno. We discussed…

Analog Warmth With Plugins

The first installment in our tutorial series, “Analog Warmth with Plugins.” In this video, we’ll be looking at some techniques for injecting analog warmth into…

The Making of Deeper Tech-House

In this week’s Journal Entry, we caught up with the producer behind “Deeper Tech-House,” a deep and driving powerful tech-house collection highlighting the…