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Realistic Orchestral Strings

  Orchestral elements play a more significant role in today’s music than we might expect. They give the average listener something they can relate to and provide a sense of familiarity in everything from soundtracks and video games to film scores and Top 40 hits....

Learn How To Bend Your Sounds

Altering the sound characteristics with the help of distortion like effects have been present in music production for a long time. Consequently, over the past three decades, we got introduced to some pretty exciting sound processing units that alter the sound in soft...

Make Unusual Drum Loops with Comb Filter

We all got used to applying equalizers, compressors and different LP/HP filters to the drum loops and drums in general. However sometimes, if not always, being creative really pays off. Applying multiple effects on drum loop is fun, but recently I came across a cool...

10 Essential Tips For Setting Up Your Home Studio

A common misconception among today’s musicians is that good recordings can only be made in big studios. The truth is that over the past three decades, the music industry has changed a lot. Recordings, which needed expensive consoles and microphones can now be easily...

7 Useful Modulation Effects Tips

It would be unlikely to find a fair comparison to modulation effects in nature. For example, the flanging effect could be described as a “jet plane” passing by, and that would be the closest comparison. Effects such as flanger, phaser, chorus, or ring modulation fall...

Generate a Stereo Image

Setting the right stereo image in modern music production has become a technology by itself, a really complex one I might add. From TV audio productions, gaming audio and all the way up to electronic music genres, the stereo image of the final sound product is one of...

The Complete Guide to Understanding Compression

  Today, many DAW users tend to operate compressors without enough background knowledge - without knowing what compressors “actually” do. Compression can be a blessing or a curse. It can make a poor performance sound tight or ruin the dynamics of a good...