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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…