Make a Perfect Kick Drum with Punchbox

Rhythms backbone    Besides bass, the kick drum defines the backbone of the rhythm in every musical genre. Today's electronic music cannot exist without a solid pumping kick drum, so it is safe to say that the kick drum is a critical element of any dance track....
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Hocketing and Pointillism in Electronic Music

Hocketing   Hocketing is a compositional technique used to develop one long musical idea into a more interesting sequence by dividing it into shorter phrases and distributing them among instruments with similar sounds. The technique has proved to be effective...
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Create Continuous Movement with Mobius Filter by iZotope

Filtering in the realm of music production is by no means a new thing. Nevertheless, it's one of the most used techniques regarding audio processing. These days we have an abundance of filter types ranging from simple low and high cut, all the way up to crazy sounding...
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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 definitely...
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Discover Wavetable Synthesis Today

Wavetable Synthesis Introduction   Among many different types of synthesis devised over the long years of electronic instruments development, one of the widely used one today is Wave-Table Synthesis. To put it briefly, Wave-Table Synthesis puts a twist on the...
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Earthly Pads

INTRODUCTION   Today I've made a pad synth in FM8 that might remind you of something from an ambient Squarepusher track like Tundra or Tommib. It consists of 3 carriers, enveloping, frequency modulation, low-pass filtering, and reverb. The patch is easy to create...
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Utilizing the Step Sequencer in NI Massive

Massive by Native Instruments is a popular soft synth on the market. A lot of dubstep producers use it to make killer sounding drops. It is used frequently but it’s step sequencer is one thing that is under-utilized. In this tutorial, I will take you through the...
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Methodical Sound Synthesis

Most techniques that are used to synthesize sound are based around the source and modify concept. To illustrate my point, one element produces the sound source while another element changes it over time. This concept is more obvious in simpler, commercially successful...
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How to Easily Create Kick Drum Sounds in Tune

The All-Mighty Kick Drum   As I see it, the Kick Drum was always one of the most important core elements in electronic music, and in many other music genres. One could say that the kick represents the backbone of the rhythm. When choosing the right kick for your...
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Utilizing Tape Emulators

Tape Effect Introduction   Although it is true that there are many different types of audio processing effects out there, one of them called Tape Effect is particularly used in today's music production. It introduces gentle compression and subtle saturation to...
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