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...
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...
Kick Drum Synthesis Tutorial

Kick Drum Synthesis Tutorial

There is no denying that kick drums are critical components in today’s electronic dance music. I am sure that many of you probably own different sample banks with various kick drum sounds. However, my goal is to help you understand how to make something of your own...
Understanding The Art Of Arpeggiators

Understanding The Art Of Arpeggiators

Arpeggiators are perhaps one of the simplest and most audibly recognizable sequencing tools available. They originated in the early days of hardware synthesizers. In essence, an arpeggiator is a very basic real-time sequencer which takes a chord as an input and turns...
Transition Effects

Transition Effects

The structure is an often overlooked but significant aspect of EDM tracks. It can tell us whether a track is more likely to be featured in Clubs or on the radio. What’s more, depending on how the producer approaches it, the way a track is structured can be...
Tough Pluck

Tough Pluck

This week’s PATCH is a real tough bass. I made it in Massive, but you could make it in just about any synth with at least 3 oscillators that can generate complex waveforms. FX are really important on this one, especially compression and EQ. They help shape the...