Add Edge to Your Drums

The presence and bite of professional drum recordings might be missing in recordings of your own. This desired tonal quality can be achieved in several ways. For instance, distortion is generally a good choice, and specifically for this case, parallel distortion. In...

Add Subtle Saturation to Your Kick Drum

The kick drum is one of electronic music’s most vital components (of any genre). Honestly, the dance floor won't be bouncing if it can't get through the mix. There are numerous tools and alternatives for processing the kick drum but subtle saturation works wonders...

Create Epic Cinematic Drums

Cinematic music production is, without any doubt, a vast industry. Its approach to sound processing is, in many cases, much more complicated than producing a regular pop tune. Scoring and layering of many instruments is often a time-consuming process. In earlier...

Create Kick Drum Sounds in Tune

  When choosing the right kick drum for your track sometimes you get lucky by randomly picking a sample that immediately sits well with the bass and other rhythmic elements in the mix. But more often than not, various equalizers, compressors, and other...

5 Tips to Improve Your Mixing Skills

Let us say that you have finished your recording and pre-mixing processes, and you are entirely satisfied with the results. Now it is the right time to dive deeper into the mixing part, which is the core of a good sounding track. You can record your instruments...

Increase the Energy of Your Buildups With Rhythmic Chord Tension

"Tension and release" is a phrase you must have heard before. This principle is essential since it underpins almost all music. One of the key reasons why listeners believe music tells a story is because of the use of tension and release. Tension and release refers to...

Discovering the Exciting Possibilities of Glitch Effects

What is Glitch?   In a computer program, a glitch is a bug that isn't encountered very often and results in a problem. On the other hand, in computer audio, a glitch is a quick temporary noise in a file that sounds like a snap. Read the following tutorial and...

Tackling Advanced Compression

There is no denying that dynamics are crucial for a good sounding mix. Moreover, the efforts to polish a track with various dynamic processors seem to be never-ending. Fortunately, there are some unique processors which are delivering some great results. Read the...

What Are Waveforms And How Do They Work?

What is an Audio Waveform?   As a matter of fact, a waveform is merely a graph that displays amplitude or level changes over time. Amplitude is measured in a bipolar manner, with positive and negative values; not to be confused with level,  which can be the...

Pump Up the Elements In Your Mix

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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