How to Make a Layered Stereo Bass

Back to Mono Problems   In the past, I have encountered big sounds systems in open air events that are set in mono many times over. This means that, for example, if you have made your track with a lot of stereo elements and different panning positioning, the...
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Create Complex Sound Textures with Grain Delay

Grain Delay Introduction   Personally, I feel that one of the most interesting effects nowadays is Grain delay. Let me explain why. It is based on Granular synthesis which is a unique sound synthesis that operates on the microsound time scale, enabling you to...
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Juice Up Your Sounds with Wormhole

  In recent years, we have witnessed the emergence of a number of 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 really...
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The Philosophy of Stereo Widening Techniques

Stereo widening is an action that basically increases the perceived width of a mix or individual instruments. You can use it on just about any source. However, most professional music producers agree that elements with prominent low-frequency content like kick drums...
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Non-Linear Summing Tutorial

How to get a warm sound?   Over the past few decades, many popular songs were recorded in expensive studios with even more expensive equipment. One of these high-end pieces of equipment are definitely analog mixing desks, which are highly praised for the sound...
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Filter Modulation with MWobbler by Melda Productions

Modulating sounds with filters is not a new idea in music production. It has actually been a standard since the introduction of first synthesizers and guitar effects. What's more, as time passed more and more manufacturers of effects started to make complex filter...
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Funky Synth Stab Tutorial

What the Funk?   Over the past few months, we have been concentrated on making relatively complex tutorials, ranging from multi-step production techniques to layered synth sounds. However, in this tutorial, I would like to show you how to make something less...
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Kick Drum Synthesis Tutorial

Make a perfect kick drum   There is no denying that kick drums are extremely important components in today’s electronic dance music. I am sure that many of you probably own different sample banks with various kick drum sounds. However, my goal is to help you...
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Rhythmical Manipulation with Gatekeeper by Polyverse Music

Gating, as an audio effect, has been around for a quite some time. It is a really simple process which, when used properly, produces great results. Audio gating controls when and to what degree audio passes through a channel. Moreover, it’s based on factors including...
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Using Modal Interchange Chords

Borrowing Weird Chords   It is a fact that the majority of popular western music is diatonic. Therefore, it was composed using a fixed bank of available pitches that belong to one major or minor key signature. This system, however, is limiting. In fact,...
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