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…

Lo-Fi Production Techniques

Lo-Fi Production Techniques

  Cassette Deck For a truly authentic lo-fi tape sound, you could pick up a cassette deck for as little as £40. If running your…

Logic Power Tips

Logic Power Tips

Trim Region Start to Next Transient A huge time saver if you do a lot of sampling of audio sources from live recordings, field recordings or…

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…