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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…

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…

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…

Boost Production Tips

In our latest journal entry, we take an in-depth look at our latest plugin, Boost, and provide you some tips on how to take your…

Production Tips – M/S Processing

Mid- Side Processing Techniques Splitting sound into Mid and Side (M/S) channels is a very effective method for processing the image and width of your…

The Making of Rolling Techno

The Making of Rolling Techno

In our latest “The Making of…” we caught up with the two producers behind Rolling Techno – a collection of Classic 90s techno with a modern twist…