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Artist Interview: Dezza

Artist Interview: Dezza

Recently we had the pleasure of sitting down with Canadian DJ & Producer Dezza. He spoke to us about his introduction to electronic music, using Sample…

The Making of 90’s Deep House & Garage

The Making of 90’s Deep House & Garage

This week on the Journal we caught up with the producer responsible for our 90’s Deep House & Garage Sample Pack. They took us through…

The Making of Chilled Vox

The Making of Chilled Vox

This past week we sat down with the producer behind Chilled Vocal Chops – a nostalgic and forward-thinking release that works seamlessly across multiple genres . How…

The Making of Left Field Bass

The Making of Left Field Bass

This last week we sat down with the producer behind the enigmatic sample pack, Left Field Bass. We discussed favorite gear, production techniques, and much more…

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT. 3

Sound Design with Ableton’s Wavetable – PT. 3

For the 3rd and final edition of this series we’ll take a look at creating some sequenced percussive techno licks using Wavetable.   In order…

The Making of Half Step Bass

The Making of Half Step Bass

This week we sat down with the talented producers behind the left-leaning, Half Step Bass. 1. Tell us a little bit about Half Step Bass…

The Making of Soulful Trap

The Making of Soulful Trap

In this week’s edition of the journal, we sat down with the producer behind our Soulful Trap release, discussing how he prepared for this release…

Electronic Music Theory Tips

Electronic Music Theory Tips

Although many electronic genres arguably don’t rely on complex progressions or a deep understanding of music theory, and there’s many a great producer out…

Found Sound Tips & Tricks 3

Found Sound Tips & Tricks 3

Equipment Capturing great field recordings is not only about location and environment but equally important is having good quality tools for the job. If it’s…

Found Sound Tips & Tricks

Record Your Own Drums Provided you have any kind of recording equipment you can record your own unique drum sounds. Of course a decent microphone will…

Vocal Production Techniques 3

Vocal Production Techniques 3

Unique Vocal Spot FX A technique for making moody edits from full vocal phrases. Take a vocal loop or full phrase, and loop over small sections…

Vocal Production Techniques

Vocal Production Techniques

Quick Swipe Comping in Logic Pro For achieving that perfect vocal take, Logic Pro has one of the most convenient tools going in Quick Swipe Comping…

The Making of Soultronica

The Making of Soultronica

Tell us a little bit about Soultronica and how you prepared for this release. Soultronica is a bass and feel-good-melody driven pack that was…

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…

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…

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…

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…