How to Make an Awesome Bassline – 5 Essential Tips

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7 Useful Modulation Effects Tips

It would be unlikely to find an adequate comparison to modulation effects in nature. For example, 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...

Ways to Wobble

Needless to say, most Dubstep is characterized by wobbly, unstable bass timbres. The technique was made popular with the birth of subtractive synthesizers. However, it has evolved into something way more exotic. There are a number of ways to impose this sort of...

West Coast Grooves – Composing Hip Hop Beats

As you probably already know, there are many clear differences between different types of hip hop and rap. There is the dirty, bottle-poppin’ southern hip hop, which is usually made up of synthetic elements. There is trap music, which features fast high-hats and a lot...

Progressive Intros

As far as progressive intros go, it’s all about the harmony. Right away, your objective is to confidently highlight elements that will be working together throughout the song. Each element is just as important as any other. Every pitch matters. Together, they set the...

5 Tips to Make Your 808 Kick Drum Cut Through The Mix

Creating and fitting the 808 kick drum and other drum sounds alike in the mix can be a hard task. Their place in the frequency spectrum often causes them to disappear on the laptop speakers. Furthermore, the 808 kick drum is also competing for the same frequency range...

Transition Effects

A significant aspect of EDM tracks that is often overlooked is the structure. On its own, it can tell us whether a track is more likely to be featured in Clubs or on the radio. Additionally, depending on how the producer approaches it, the way a track is structured...

Composite Instruments – Creating Multitimbral Sounds

As you may already know, stacking and layering are very popular and effective techniques used in electronic music production. They both involve combining multiple sounds to synthesize something larger. Before the recent explosion of software synths, stacking and...