7 Useful Modulation Effects Tips

It would be unlikely to find a fair comparison to modulation effects in nature. For example, the flanging effect could be described as a “jet plane” passing by, and that would be the closest comparison. Effects such as flanger, phaser, chorus, or ring modulation...

Get Creative with Delay Effect

  The Delay Effect has to be one of the most widely used effects in music production. It's one of the oldest effects out there, which can be employed on just about any audio material. An electronic genre that brought many different and creative ways of using...

Subway Series: Station and Train

photo by: http://www.wcvb.com/   "Sound unbound by nature becomes bounded by art." ~ Dejan Stojanovic Today I found inspiration in the feat of engineering and mechanics that is the MBTA. It was as easy as taking out my iPhone during my travels and recording some...

5 Essential Tips For a Better Sounding Bassline

One thing common to most electronic music producers is definitely the daunting quest for the perfect bassline. It's unsurprising, given the number of factors to consider: choosing or designing the right sound, writing the melody itself, dynamic processing, keeping in...

The Key Aspects Which Make a Great Mix

One important thing to keep in mind about music is that it's quite subjective. If you make music for an audience, remember that others will likely have a different perception than you. They might pick up different aspects of a track from the ones you wanted to shine...

Spice up Your Synth Leads With a Phaser

The phaser effect can be often overlooked in modern music production. However, it deserves a rightful place when it comes to coloring sound. In essence, it filters the audio signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum. The...

Understanding Phase and Phasing

Phase (sometimes called “position”) is the orientation of a cyclical waveform in time, relative to a another cyclical waveform.   Here is an analogy on a less abstract level... If I were to start singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star from the lyrics “up above...

Tame Problematic Frequencies With a Resonance Suppressor

One of the most time-consuming audio processing and mixing tasks is surely the taming of harsh vocal and instrument frequencies. Traditional processors such as EQs, de-essers, and compressors are common to tackle this. However, in recent years, we have witnessed...

The Complete Guide to Understanding Compression

  Today, many DAW users tend to operate compressors without enough background knowledge - without knowing what compressors “actually” do. Compression can be a blessing or a curse. It can make a poor performance sound tight or ruin the dynamics of a good...

Huge Guitar Sound Using a Doubling Effect

Double-tracking, or just doubling, is a technique in which a second identical take of a performance is recorded on top of the first. The purpose is usually to produce a stronger or bigger sound than can be obtained with a single take. It's a form of overdubbing. The...

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