Utilizing the Step Sequencer in NI Massive

Utilizing the Step Sequencer in NI Massive

Massive by Native Instruments is a popular soft synth on the market. A lot of dubstep producers use it to make killer sounding drops. It is used frequently but it’s step sequencer is one thing that is under-utilized. In this tutorial, I will take you through the...
5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

So you’re a composer, huh? What’s your real job? You must be really good with classical music… Are you sick of hearing this? Me too. Proper composing requires hard work, time, and commitment. Early in your composing practice, especially when facing obstacles and...
The Art Of Regenerative Resampling

The Art Of Regenerative Resampling

What is Resampling?   So you’ve made a sound with a synth or some audio that is exactly how you want it. The problem is – it doesn’t have a life of its own. Moreover, it doesn’t change organically. It only comes in one form. You’ve probably found...
Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing   Hocketing is a compositional technique used to develop one long musical idea into a more interesting sequence by dividing it into shorter phrases and distributing them among instruments with similar sounds. The technique has proved to be effective...
Using Modal Interchange Chords

Using Modal Interchange Chords

It is a fact that the majority of popular western music is diatonic. Therefore, it was composed using a fixed bank of available pitches that belong to one major or minor key signature. This system, however, is limiting.   Borrowing Weird Chords   In fact,...