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...
Hemiola in Electronic Music

Hemiola in Electronic Music

INTRODUCTION A Hemiola is a rhythmic arrangement where one voice imposes a meter (time signature) over a voice that is playing in a different meter by accenting certain notes. There are many popular adaptations and arrangements of Hemiola that vary in complexity. They...
Composing in 7/8

Composing in 7/8

INTRODUCTION   The majority of popular music is in 4/4 time and does not modulate time signature. This means that most of the rhythmic ideas repeat or “turn around” (cadence) in some multiple/factor of 4 – so, a grid system made of up segments that are 4...
West Coast Grooves – Composing Hip Hop Beats

West Coast Grooves – Composing Hip Hop Beats

As you probably already know, there are many clear differences between different types of hip-hop and rap. There is the dirty, bottle-poppin’ southern hip-hop, which is usually made up of synthetic elements. There is trap music, which features fast high-hats and a lot...
How to Make Future Bass Chords From Scratch

How to Make Future Bass Chords From Scratch

WHAT IS FUTURE BASS?   Future bass is a music genre that focuses on hard bass lines with detuned synthesizers. The sound waves are often modulated using automation or low-frequency oscillation which controls the cutoff of an audio filter (typically a low pass or...