Skrillex Badman Lead

Skrillex Badman Lead

The world of EDM seems to be spiraling into a vortex of growling basses and screechy leads. And, although you should look for ways to diversify and find your own voice, it’s helpful to understand how some of these popular sounds are created. In this article, I’ll be...
How to Make a Bass that Stands Out in the Mix

How to Make a Bass that Stands Out in the Mix

  In addition to drum sounds and overall rhythm, the bass is surely one of the most important elements which need a lot of attention in the mix. Making it stand out in the mix, especially in today’s electronic dance music, can be a tedious process. This is...
Earthly Pads

Earthly Pads

INTRODUCTION   Today I’ve made a pad synth in FM8 that might remind you of something from an ambient Squarepusher track like Tundra or Tommib. It consists of 3 carriers, enveloping, frequency modulation, low-pass filtering, and reverb. The patch is easy to...
How to Easily Make a Hardstyle Lead

How to Easily Make a Hardstyle Lead

Hardstyle is a genre of electronic dance music that originated from Gabber in the early 2000’s. Although Hardstyle uses mostly recycled elements from this predecessor, it does not feature the violent themes and much more aggressive sound design that Hardcore Gabber...
The Ultimate Guide To Dark Dubstep Synths

The Ultimate Guide To Dark Dubstep Synths

There are infinite possibilities and avenues to explore when it comes to sound design for Dubstep. It is important to acknowledge this when you’re making your sounds because without some established idea or limitation, you can get lost in synthesis, forgetting that...
Layering – Create a Massive Sound

Layering – Create a Massive Sound

You have probably found yourself sitting in front of your project, selecting that favorite preset from your favorite synth again and again. But, when you listen back, the preset doesn’t provide the IMPACT you’re looking for. By using layering, you can...