Enrich Your Mix With a Huge Pad Sound

Enrich Your Mix With a Huge Pad Sound

  The word “Pad” can refer to many things in the studio. From pads on your midi controller to drum machine buttons. It is a fact that the synthesizer Pad Sound had been a necessary element of various music genres since the birth of synthesizers 4+ decades ago....
Composing in 7/8

Composing in 7/8

INTRODUCTION   The majority of popular music is in 4/4 time and does not modulate time signature. This means that most of the rhythmic ideas repeat or “turn around” (cadence) in some multiple/factor of 4 – so, a grid system made of up segments that are 4...
Utilizing the Step Sequencer in NI Massive

Utilizing the Step Sequencer in NI Massive

Massive by Native Instruments is a popular soft synth on the market. A lot of dubstep producers use it to make killer sounding drops. It is used frequently but it’s step sequencer is one thing that is under-utilized. In this tutorial, I will take you through the...
Creating a Vibrato-Rise Patch Using BEAP (MAX)

Creating a Vibrato-Rise Patch Using BEAP (MAX)

This article will provide a step-by-step tutorial to create a vibrato-rise patch using BEAP. This means that this is not going to be a normal vibrato patch. The rise in pitch will lead to a faster vibrato.   What is vibrato?   Vibrato is a rapid but slight...
Ambient House FX

Ambient House FX

  House is an increasingly popular style of electronic music, especially Minimalist House. It is usually built upon a “4 on the floor” kick pattern and features a lot of effect-heavy ambient sounds. I like to call these “Ambient FX”. You have probably heard many...