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...
Earthly Pads

Earthly Pads

INTRODUCTION   Today I’ve made a pad synth in FM8 that might remind you of something from an ambient Squarepusher track like Tundra or Tommib. It consists of 3 carriers, enveloping, frequency modulation, low-pass filtering, and reverb. The patch is easy to...
5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

5 Big Misconceptions About Composing Music

So you’re a composer, huh? What’s your real job? You must be really good with classical music… Are you sick of hearing this? Me too. Proper composing requires hard work, time, and commitment. Early in your composing practice, especially when facing obstacles and...
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...