Tough Pluck

Tough Pluck

This week’s PATCH is a real tough bass. I made it in Massive, but you could make it in just about any synth with at least 3 oscillators that can generate complex waveforms. FX are really important on this one, especially compression and EQ. They help shape the...
Tune Your Drums

Tune Your Drums

  The key to a great-sounding mix is rooted in the tonal balance of the drums. Yet, like mixers, we don’t always get hit with drums that are perfectly tuned or recorded. Drums can be a tricky part to blend into the mix. Because of that, there are many effects and...
Friendly Stereo Sub

Friendly Stereo Sub

  As most sub-bases are mono, there is a shortage of tips & techniques for creating stereo sub-basses. Therefore, here I will walk you through how I made a patch in FM8 and why I chose the settings I did. It is meant to be used in a booming Hip Hop or Pop...
Enhance Your Sub Bass Using Parallel Distortion

Enhance Your Sub Bass Using Parallel Distortion

When it comes to sub-bass, it usually consists of a basic sine waveform (See Blog: Why Waveforms?). This is because the sine often sounds deep and majestic. However, in some cases, it doesn’t fit the mix or has no presence against other elements. This is usually...