Healthy Phase Relationships – Craft a Better Sounding Mix

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Using ROUNDS to Create Authentic EDM Pump Music

  ROUNDS is a REAKTOR based synthesizer by Native Instruments that combines digital and analog synth sounds with complex sequenced sound shifting capabilities. Not a lot of people know about this synth, which is why I am writing this article. This synth is super...

Methodical Sound Synthesis

Most techniques that are used to synthesize sound are based around the source and modify concept. To illustrate my point, one element produces the sound source while another element changes it over time. This concept is more obvious in simpler, commercially successful...

Creating Liquid Drum and Bass Grooves

INTRODUCTION   Drum & Bass is a very dynamic genre. It has evolved so much since the 90’s but is still grounded in acoustic elements. In this blog, I will walk through a more synthetic style of D&B - liquid D&B. For a more detailed walk-though of...

Utilizing the Step Sequencer in NI Massive

Massive by Native Instruments is a popular soft synth on the market. A lot of dubstep producers use it to make killer sounding drops. It is used frequently but it’s step sequencer is one thing that is under-utilized. In this tutorial I will take you through...

5 W’S for Spotting a Movie – Composing Music for Film

Once the composer has been hired, the director and composer set up a meeting to watch the movie frame by frame and make notes of where and what kind of music is needed. This process is called ‘spotting the film’. It sets a direction for the composer, giving him the...

5 Essential Tips For Better Mixing

Learning the craft of mixing is a hard and dilatory process. Today, there are numerous software plugins to master and tons of blog articles to go thru. However, there is not so much time in one's life to consume all of that and to properly apply gained knowledge....

Creating a Vibrato-Rise Patch Using BEAP (MAX)

This article will provide a step-by-step tutorial to create a vibrato-rise patch using BEAP. This means that this is not going to be a normal vibrato patch. The rise in pitch will lead to a faster vibrato.   What is vibrato?   Vibrato is a rapid but slight...