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  ...
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Advanced Sound Manipulation with “I Wish”: Part 2

Sound Bending with ''I Wish''   Since we've covered the basic functions of the “I Wish“ plugin in the last tutorial, in this article, we will go deeper into its functions. As you have probably seen in the last tutorial, “I Wish“ is a unique type of audio...
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Make Bigger Synths by Using Unison

 Making a sound from scratch   These days, it seems that using previously made presets found within numerous VST synthesizers is always an easy task. However, to create your own sound from a scratch is a totally different story. The one who is truly interested in...
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Advanced Sound Manipulation with “I Wish”: Part 1

Shaping Sound   Music knows no boundaries. Musicians and music producers are constantly finding new and interesting ways to shape the sound in an unorthodox manner. Back in the 70', great psychedelic rock bands explored the possibilities of an electric guitar...
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Pseudo Stereo Techniques – Create a Wider Spatial Impression

What is a Pseudo Stereo Technique?   Pseudo stereo audio processing techniques generate two stereo channels from a single mono one, for the purpose of generating a wider spatial impression, while creating an illusion of multi-directional audible...
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Make Wider Mixes With Mid-Side (M/S) Technique

What is Mid-Side technique?   Mid-Side technique is one of the most used tricks that helps correct the stereo sound image of the whole song, or individual elements in it. It introduces wideness and you can find it in most compressor units as well within...
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Practical Use of Matching EQ

The Matching EQ allows you to attenuate the frequencies of your target sample by using a reference. Essentially, the matching equalizer listens to the reference and then adjusts the parameter accordingly to affect the target sample. If you like to gain further...
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4 Important Tips for Musicians to Get Ahead in the Social Media Game

  There is a fierce competition in the music industry today. Every artist, no matter how good they are, is struggling to get more audience. It is very easy get stuck in in the loophole of bad marketing where your music only reaches a limited audience. There is a way...
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Make Acoustic Instruments Sound Big and Warm – CLA Unplugged Review

  There is no denying that it is hard to make things sound good especially when the source is some wooden or metal body. Acoustic instrumentation requires specific mixing techniques. Furthermore, a lot of records use heavy acoustic instrumentation like acoustic...
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Friendly Stereo Sub

As most sub-bases are mono, there is a shortage of tips & techniques for creating stereo sub-basses. Therefore, here I will walk you through how I made this PATCH in FM8 and why I chose the settings I did. It is meant to be used in a booming Hip Hop or Pop...
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