Creating a Vibrato-Rise Patch Using BEAP (MAX)

Creating a Vibrato-Rise Patch Using BEAP (MAX)

This article will provide a step-by-step tutorial to create a vibrato-rise patch using BEAP. This means that this is not going to be a normal vibrato patch. The rise in pitch will lead to a faster vibrato.   What is vibrato?   Vibrato is a rapid but slight...
Subway Series: Erhu Man

Subway Series: Erhu Man

This week I am honoring a well known performer in the Boston area, Zhi Zhou, the Erhu player. Check out this blog from Tramminhdao for some background info. I captured a piece of his performance and imported it in Lumit so I could explore his musical themes and let...
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...
Ambient House FX

Ambient House FX

  House is an increasingly popular style of electronic music, especially Minimalist House. It is usually built upon a “4 on the floor” kick pattern and features a lot of effect-heavy ambient sounds. I like to call these “Ambient FX”. You have probably heard many...
Creating a Layered Techno Kick Drum

Creating a Layered Techno Kick Drum

Techno is famous for its huge and ground shaking kick drums with powerful low-end frequencies. Producers are usually dedicating lots of their attention to creating solid kick drums because, in most cases, one kick drum sample is not enough to achieve the desired...