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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...