Progressive Intros

Progressive Intros

As far as progressive intros go, it’s all about the harmony. Right away, your objective is to confidently highlight elements that will be working together throughout the song. Each element is just as important as any other. Every pitch matters. Together, they set the...
Pianos in House Music

Pianos in House Music

You don’t need to know the history of the piano to understand its importance in modern day production. Whether we’re talking about pop production or electronic music, producers are constantly finding creative ways to mix and arrange pianos in their tracks. Why? As an...
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...
Drum and Bass Elements

Drum and Bass Elements

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