Widen Your Drum Loops With a Frequency Shifter

Widen Your Drum Loops With a Frequency Shifter

Frequency Shifter raises or lowers the frequency of an input signal using a complex amplitude modulation-like technique. Unlike the pitch shifter, it does not preserve the harmonic relationships between the various tones and harmonics in the input signal. In the next...

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Harmonious Synth Pads

Harmonious Synth Pads

In most mixes, the role of a synth pad is to fill in a certain space with harmonic content and noise. They are usually made up of several different sounds and take the spotlight during a bridge or breakdown section. There are countless preset patches for synths and...

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Quick Arranging Tips: Song Structure

Quick Arranging Tips: Song Structure

INTRODUCTION   So you have a verse or a chorus and some introduction to it. Now you need another section. There’s not much time so you can’t start from scratch, but you don’t want it to sound repetitive. Luckily, making variations and arranging musical phrases in...

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Layering – Create a Massive Sound

Layering – Create a Massive Sound

You have probably found yourself sitting in front of your project, selecting that favorite preset from your favorite synth again and again. But, when you listen back, the preset doesn't provide the IMPACT you're looking for. By using layering, you can achieve a...

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Add Interest to Drum Loops With Reverb

Add Interest to Drum Loops With Reverb

Reverb is one of the most versatile effects out there. You can use it as an insert effect, on a return bus, and in many other creative ways. It gives space, depth, color, and many other attributes to every processed audio. In this tutorial, we will show you how to use...

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Color Your Instruments with Lo-Fi Sound

Color Your Instruments with Lo-Fi Sound

  People tend to be nostalgic about the old days when the music was recorded and played over tape mediums like cassettes and reel-to-reel tape machines. There are some genuinely unique characteristics brought by this kind of devices and mediums. The sound of...

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An Alternative Way to Tune Your Hi-Hats

An Alternative Way to Tune Your Hi-Hats

  Proper tuning is fundamental to getting a good drum tone. As with any instrument, it can take years to develop an ear for what a properly tuned bass, tom, or snare drum should sound like. Tuning your drums is an essential practice, just like tuning your guitar...

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Add Power to Your Kick Drum

Add Power to Your Kick Drum

The techniques for tuning, mixing, and overall processing of the kick drum represent a form of “audio science” in the realm of today's electronic music. There are countless methods used in order to achieve a perfect sounding kick drum. Compressors, EQ`s or distortion...

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