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...
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...