Realistic Orchestral Strings

Realistic Orchestral Strings

  Orchestral elements play a more significant role in today’s music than we might expect. They give the average listener something they can relate to and provide a sense of familiarity in everything from soundtracks and video games to film scores and Top 40 hits....
Drum and Bass Elements

Drum and Bass Elements

Drum and bass music grew out of the UK underground rave scene in the ’90s. Since then, it has branched off into countless sub-genres and derivations, each with their artists and varying levels of prominence. Despite a complex set of influences and roots tied in Funk,...
Widen Your Synth Leads in NI Massive

Widen Your Synth Leads in NI Massive

Stereo Widening   You have probably wondered how to get that huge super-saw synth lead that you often hear in today’s popular EDM genres. Indeed, It’s not about just choosing the right waveforms within oscillators or using the EQ to amplify certain...
Top Production Mistakes: Part 2

Top Production Mistakes: Part 2

In Part 1… I talked about three specific areas of electronic production that are often lacking in demos submitted to myself and EDM labels. It is impossible to fit a comprehensive list of every issue producers encounters into one or even several articles. I...
8 Bar EDM Buildup

8 Bar EDM Buildup

INTRODUCTION There is no drop without anticipation. A drop without a buildup is like a good ending to a bad movie. There are many different styles and lengths of buildups but the most popular are 8 and 16 bar EDM buildups. In this tutorial I will walk through the...