4 Tips on How to Control High Frequencies in Your Mix

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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....

5 Tips For Making Better Sounding Drums

I think it is true that one of hardest elements to mix and process are definitely the drums. Luckily, nowadays there are various tools that can help you to mix your drum sounds. A huge palette of different compressors, equalizers, special dynamic tools like transient...

4 Alternative Tips for Making Realistic Virtual Strings

For most of us, hiring a Philharmonic Orchestra is a task completely out of reach. Therefore we have to settle for the next best thing, which is selecting the best possible (most realistic) sample library. Newer sample libraries that contain pre recorded orchestral...

How to Make an Awesome Bassline – 5 Essential Tips

Bassline, without a doubt represents the core of every modern song. Whether it's subtle or highly exaggerated, without it, modern music would sound deficient. If we try to explain it, a basic definition would be the following: Bassline is a low pitched instrumental...

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...