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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

Production Tips: Sound Design Techniques

Separating the sound design process from writing and producing can help to focus each task. When trying to finish your latest arrangement you don’t want…