Learn How to Alter Sounds

Multi-effect processors have been on the market for quite some time now. We were first introduced to hardware units which offered classic effects like delay, reverb, compressor, phaser, and flanger. Those multi-effect processors were in most cases built as guitar...
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Using Formants to Synthesize Vowel Sounds

What are Formants?     Formants are the characteristic amplitude peaks in the spectrum of resonant sound sources. They result due to excitation of fixed resonant chambers and are the most significant contribution to the timbre of tonal instruments. In...
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Spice Up Your Vocals

Vocals have to be one of the hardest types of audio material for sound processing. In most cases, they should be dominant in the entire mix, but at the same time, they should not overpower other elements. Because of this, there is an entire world of vocal processing...
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Pianos in House Music

Add some familiarity to your next electronic track with these carefully designed piano patches!

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Dive Into the Granular World (Part 2)

As we discussed in last week's tutorial, granular synthesis is something quite remarkable. In terms of creating a different sound than the original input, it is unmatchable. If you want to create lush textures, soundscapes, mind-bending delays, and more, granular...
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5 Important Tips to Improve Note Recognition – Ear Training

Ears are needed to perceive and play music. Therefore, it's essential for a good musician to have a fantastic ear. The better your ear gets the better musician you become. Here are five things that every musician should practice to improve note recognition.  ...
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Deep Analog Techno Bass Tutorial

Not only is Techno exciting as other popular genres like House and Dubstep, but it is also unique in terms of production and sound design. In a way, it embodies the futuristic fusion of man and machine. One of the main features of the genre is that rolling techno bass...
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Unorthodox Low-End Boosting – How to Pump Up the Bass

People tend to have a lot of trouble with the low-end frequencies. This is why we will show you how to easily recreate the missing low-end using only one simple yet powerful tool! Low-End importance   The importance of the low-end frequencies in modern music...
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Past and Present Combined with Clavinet Virtual Instrument Plugin

  When it comes to iconic instruments from the 20th century, an unavoidable classic is without any doubt the D6 model Clavinet. The Clavinet is an electrically amplified clavichord that was invented by Ernst Zacharias and manufactured by the Hohner company of...
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Simple Way For De-Essing Your Vocals

De-essing 101   De-essing is any technique intended to reduce or eliminate the excessive prominence of sibilant consonants, such as the sounds normally represented in English by "s", "z", "ch", "j" and "sh", in recordings of the human voice. Sibilance lies in...
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