Layer Your Kick Drum So It Cuts Through the Mix

The kick drum is the heartbeat resonating throughout a track. It's one of the essential elements that connect the listener to the basic rhythm of the song. Blending it correctly with other elements in the mix can be challenging. For that reason, in the next tutorial,...

Widen Your Instruments with MicroShift by SoundToys

Music producers have been experimenting for decades to generate “larger than life” vocals and instruments. Luckily today, there are many ways of creating a wide stereo image, but some of the plugins are also capable of introducing additional aspects like depth...

Produce Warm Acoustic Instruments

  It's hard to make things sound good especially when the source is some wooden or metal body. This is why acoustic instrumentation requires specific mixing techniques. What's more, a lot of records use heavy acoustic instrumentation like acoustic guitars,...

Make Music Day

  Make Music Day is a day of public music entertainment and immersion sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants, or NAMM. Inspired by the Fête de la Musique in France, over 700 cities in over 120 countries have joined the celebration, which is...

Enrich Your Mix With a Huge Pad Sound

  The word “Pad” can refer to many things in the studio. From pads on your midi controller to drum machine buttons. It is a fact that the synthesizer Pad Sound had been a necessary element of various music genres since the birth of synthesizers 4+ decades...

Composing in 7/8

INTRODUCTION   The majority of popular music is in 4/4 time and does not modulate time signature. This means that most of the rhythmic ideas repeat or “turn around” (cadence) in some multiple/factor of 4 - so, a grid system made of up segments that are 4...

Convert Your Rhythm to Melody

Nobody can deny that audio processing of drum loops and individual drum sounds requires countless hours of work. Paying attention to details, cutting, moving, and processing it in various ways is something that all producers came across many times. What's more, the...

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...

Creating a Layered Techno Kick Drum

Techno is famous for its huge and ground shaking kick drums with powerful low-end frequencies. Producers are usually dedicating lots of their attention to creating solid kick drums because, in most cases, one kick drum sample is not enough to achieve the desired...

How to Make an Effective EDM Buildup FX

Even though many companies release top-notch FX samples with buildup sounds, sometimes they fit your track well and sometimes they really don't. That is why we will show you how to make your own buildup from scratch that you can adjust to fit in every EDM track you...

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