An Alternative Way to Tune Your Drum Sounds

An Alternative Way to Tune Your Drum Sounds

Pitch shifting is a relevant tool when processing drum sounds. Electronic musicians frequently argue drum samples sound better when pitched down. This is generally done using the sampler's or DAW's built-in pitch control, but it can also be accomplished with plugins...

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Add Texture to Your Drums

Add Texture to Your Drums

Alternative approaches to drum processing have emerged in recent years. We will cover one that will add texture to your drums in the following tutorial. As usual, we prepared a short sequence in our SoundBridge: DAW. It includes most of the major elements of a full...

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Spice Up Your Synth Leads With Vibrato

Spice Up Your Synth Leads With Vibrato

Modern effects and synthesizers are getting better at mimicking the natural vibrato produced by, say, a violinist playing their instrument. In the next tutorial, we will show you how to spice up your synth leads with vibrato. As usual, we prepared a short sequence in...

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Add Sparkle to The High-End of Your Mix

Add Sparkle to The High-End of Your Mix

Muddiness and lack of shimmer are two EQ issues that many of you might have trouble with. Related frequency bands are also known as boom and sparkle, or thickness and air. They go by many names, but their presence or absence will not go unnoticed. Muddiness becomes...

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Warm-up The Sound of Your Synth Leads

Warm-up The Sound of Your Synth Leads

EQ boosting might seem like the right approach if your mix lacks treble content. However, when exaggerated, this can generate an unpleasant sound. On the other hand, multiband distortion can boost top-end brightness, but the original signal's character will most...

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Add a Retro Tone to Your Instruments

Add a Retro Tone to Your Instruments

We've seen a revival of retro sound during the last years with genres such as Synthwave and Lo-Fi House. They're characterized by a gritty, lo-fi aesthetic and a heavy reliance on textures with background noise. To implement this type of sound into your tracks, you...

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Enhance Your High Frequencies With a Spectral Resonator

Enhance Your High Frequencies With a Spectral Resonator

There are numerous techniques for enhancing or smoothing high-frequency sounds such as hi-hats or shakers, and one interesting and creative approach is the use of a spectral resonator. We'll show you how to use it on your track in the following tutorial. As usual, we...

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Use a Call and Response Trick to Write a Catchy Melody

Use a Call and Response Trick to Write a Catchy Melody

Memorable and catchy melodies are the key to making a song that gets played over and over again. A call and response technique is one of the most effective ways to accomplish this. It may be extremely beneficial to your track by creating tension and keeping the music...

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Design Your Own Atmospheric Pad Sound

Design Your Own Atmospheric Pad Sound

Many modern electronic music genres include atmospheric textures as an essential component. They are frequently used to fill empty space in the track and pushed to the background, although they can also be prominent. When it comes to sound design, they can be...

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