Create Amazing Chorus Effects

In music, a chorus effect occurs when individual sounds with approximately the same time and very similar pitch converge and are perceived as one. Even though similar sounds coming from multiple sources can occur naturally, like in a choir or a string orchestra, an...
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Produce a Live Bass Sound (Part 3)

Because it offers many features along with the uncompromised sound of a live bass guitar, MODO BASS by IK Multimedia sits on top of its class. In the 3rd and final part of the live bass sound tutorial, we will cover some extra features and options that this virtual...
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Equalization Examined – Master Critical Frequency Ranges

Familiarize yourself with critical frequency ranges that help color your sound.

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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 the...
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Loudness and Level – The Difference

In the early 1930s, two researchers at Bell Labs named Harvey Fletcher and W.A. Munson uncovered perhaps the most significant psychoacoustic phenomenon in history. They found that the frequency of a sound affects our perception of its loudness. In other words, two...
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Produce a Live Bass Sound (Part 2)

In the 1st part of the "Live Bass Sound" tutorial, we presented the excellent sounding MODO BASS by IK Multimedia. We can safely say that it is one of best sounding virtual bass guitar emulations out there. Since the last tutorial covered the main characteristics of...
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Make an Awesome Psytrance Sequence in Massive

Massive by Native Instruments is, needless to say, one of the most powerful software synths out there. Its sound characteristics, as well as the complex and powerful modulation system, have top-notch quality. If you are into producing electronic music, you probably...
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Pump Up the Elements In Your Mix with Inflator by Sonnox

Music producers use different audio plugins to achieve dynamics. There are a plethora of options when we're talking about compressors, dynamic equalizers, expanders and so on. Still, every once in a while a dynamic processor plugin pops up and quickly becomes a game...
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Reading Meters – How to Utilize Metering Tools

Despite the utmost importance of listening to your mix, looking at it is also necessary. Meters are the visual aids for decision making. They divulge clipping and other undesirable content that is too subtle to hear during production but may become obvious after...
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The Importance of Articulation

Articulation in music is the same idea as articulation in anything else. Specifically, it answers "how" something is said. In our case, the instruments are speaking, and they can "say" the notes in any way you choose. Think of the notes as the script and the...
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