Use Parallel Distortion to Spice Up Your Bass

Use Parallel Distortion to Spice Up Your Bass

Become a parallel professor   We have covered the use of parallel compression in one of our previous blog articles. It’s a technique whereby you use the compressor as a send effect (you’d traditionally use it as an insert) so that the dry and...
How to Make Eerie FM Sounds

How to Make Eerie FM Sounds

Frequency Modulation Synthesis is known for its metallic and clangorous character. It is easy to create these earth-shattering textures, but difficult to predict and tame them (See Blog: FM Synthesis). Tastefully adding inharmonic sidebands is a difficult task that...
Beats like Butter – Creating Contemporary R&B

Beats like Butter – Creating Contemporary R&B

INTRODUCTION   Today I will show you how I made the beat for this Nicki Minaj and Drake-style track in SoundBridge using Native Instruments Battery 4 and Waves plug-ins.     Here is what the beat sounds like by itself…     GENERAL TIPS  ...
Create Exceptional Sounds with Galaxy-X

Create Exceptional Sounds with Galaxy-X

Sound Bank Diversity Today we have a large number of sound banks at our disposal. They became an inevitable part of music production starting from famous redesigned synthesizers like Moog and Oberheim, all the way to complex live string and drum ensembles....
Making Hip Step

Making Hip Step

INTRODUCTION   Here we are, walking through another hip-hop production process. This time, we are diving into a more synthetic, darker type of hip-hop, hip step. This is an increasingly popular style that features many cliche techniques such as fast hi-hats and...