A Short Course In Massive Chord Creation

Massive Chord: The Easy Way   In the more popular strands of EDM, we often come across huge, wall of sound, chord leads. They can often be used to support a strong vocal part in a breakdown/build up or over the drop as the central element. Although there’s not...
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Past and Present Combined with Clavinet by Waves Audio

  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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5 W’S for Spotting a Movie – Composing Music for Film

Once the composer has been hired, the director and composer set up a meeting to watch the movie frame by frame and make notes of where and what kind of music is needed. This process is called ‘spotting the film’. It sets a direction for the composer, giving him the...
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How To Create Drums Using Foley

In movie production, most of the audio work is done in a separate process after the filming stage. Actors re-record lines (dialogue replacement) and the audio team layers the soundtrack and Foley over the film. Foley, by definition, is the process of creating sound...
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Harmonious Synth Pads

In most mixes, the role of a synth pad is to fill in a certain space with harmonic content and noise. They are usually made up of several different sounds and take the spotlight during a bridge or breakdown section. There are countless preset patches for synths and...
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Realistic Orchestral Strings

  Orchestral elements play a bigger role in today’s music than we might expect. They give the average listener something they can relate to and provide a sense of familiarity in everything from soundtracks and video games to film scores and Top 40 hits. Today’s...
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Bend Your Sounds with NI Crush Pack

Altering the sound characteristics with the help of distortion like effects has been present in music production for a long time. Consequently, over the past 3 decades we got introduced to some pretty interesting sound processing units that alter the sound in soft or...
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Healthy Phase Relationships – Craft a Better Sounding Mix

Within the scope of music production, phase has always been a concept most applicable and best understood in the context of audio recording. Within the sample based community it is scarcely talked about, yet it remains a quintessential part of getting a full sounding...
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10 Essential Tips For Setting Up Your Home Studio

A common misconception among today’s musicians is that good recordings can only be made in big studios. The truth is that over the past three decades the music industry has changed a lot. Recordings, which needed expensive consoles and microphones can now be easily...
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7 Useful Modulation Effects Tips

It would be unlikely to find an adequate comparison to modulation effects in nature. For example, flanging effect could be described as a “jet plane” passing by and that would be the closest comparison. Effects such as flanger, phaser, chorus or ring modulation fall...
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