Convert Your Rhythm to Melody

Convert Your Rhythm to Melody

Nobody can deny that audio processing of drum loops and individual drum sounds requires countless hours of work. Paying attention to details, cutting, moving, and processing it in various ways is something that all producers came across many times. What’s...
Loudness and Level – The Difference

Loudness and Level – The Difference

In the early 1930s, two researchers at Bell Labs named Harvey Fletcher and W.A. Munson uncovered perhaps the most significant psychoacoustic phenomenon in history. They found that the frequency of a sound affects our perception of its loudness. In other words, two...
How to Make Chopped Drum Loops in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make Chopped Drum Loops in 8 Easy Steps

INTRODUCTION   I love the sound of a chopped drum loops. The timbres are familiar but the arrangement of the performance seems alien. Producers have been cutting up drum loops since the tape era, but with the DSP tools we have today, it has become a much more...
Subway Series: Ilana Katz Katz

Subway Series: Ilana Katz Katz

The next segment of the Lumit subway series features local artist, Ilana Katz Katz: a Blues and Appalachian Fiddler, singer, composer, novelist, and painter. She lives in Boston and is known for her unique style – as a solo artist and as a bandleader. She has recorded...
How to Make Chill Grooves in 6 Easy Steps

How to Make Chill Grooves in 6 Easy Steps

Creating an atmospheric and relaxing chill groove can be more complicated than it seems. The first thing that probably comes to mind is pads and reverb. It is easy to layer pads and drown them in effects, but this can blur the harmony and does not sound very tasteful...