How to Make Massive Layered Build-Ups

How to Make Massive Layered Build-Ups

Build-ups are one of the essential elements of today’s dance music. They drive the track forward, introduce an uplifting feeling, and raise the overall energy level. Surely you will agree that making a layered build-up can be never-ending fun. Nevertheless, sometimes...
Humanize Your Drum Groove Samples

Humanize Your Drum Groove Samples

  Although modern production programs are indeed highly advanced, we must remember that it’s still fairly easy to tell when a human played a drum part, and when by a piece of software. A human never plays perfectly in time. A computer can. Hence the problem. The...
Create Kick Drum Sounds in Tune

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 processing...
A Quick Guide to Designing Dubstep Drums

A Quick Guide to Designing Dubstep Drums

  Good drum mixing is a telltale sign of mature production and often the first thing labels will focus on when listening to a demo. With the status that house music has reached in recent years, artists and sample companies have been quick to saturate the market...