Multiband Compression To Process Your Kick Drum

Modern electronic music can't really be imagined without a solid kick drum. One of the processing techniques that come to mind to most producers when mixing a kick drum is compression, especially when trying to glue the kick to the track. However, unlike common...

Use Layering to Heat up Your Basslines

The bassline is one of the elements most likely to be subject to different forms of editing and coloring in modern electronic dance music. As with other elements of the mix, it benefits a lot if we apply layering techniques to it. Layering is an essential technique...

REV-X Loops – An Outstanding Loop Engine by Output

I heard the phrase “you can never get enough loops” more than once from a bunch of electronic music producers. This is somewhat true, but after you get all those samples, the truth is you will probably check them just a couple of times. That can be a waste of...

Subway Series: Erhu Man

This week I am honoring a well known performer in the Boston area, Zhi Zhou, the Erhu player. Check out this blog from Tramminhdao for some background info. I captured a piece of his performance and imported it in Lumit so I could explore his musical themes and let...

Make Creative Artifacts By Following These Simple Steps

INTRODUCTION   As a matter of fact, you don't need much to generate cool timbres. In essence, often times the effect itself creates the sound, especially at drastic settings. Today, I will show you how I created an alien-like sound effect from a short, low...

Modulation Effects (Part 2)

Contrary to the effects I covered in "Part 1" of this lesson, in "Part 2" I will deal with modulation effects that alter sounds in ways that one might call dramatic and bizarre. Although these - more or less - "advanced" effects have been on the market for years,...

Juice Up Your Sounds with Multi-Effects Processing

In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of many different effects that were shown to be quite potent for some complex sound mangling. Containing multiple effects in one plugin unit quickly became a standard. One of those effects that caught my attention...

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 positions of...

Trash Your Sound With Distortion Effect

Distortion is a gain effect used in amplified music achieved by overloading the input. The result is a compressed sound that people often describe as warm and dirty. Distortion has, in many ways, strongly influenced modern music, starting with the "electric...

5 Tips To Make Your Samples Sound Unique

Musicians and producers are constantly publishing their sample packs and sound sets for different hardware and software instruments. There's so much quality content out there, this can make us lazy to create any samples of our own. Some would say that this can cause...

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