How to Make an Awesome Bassline – 5 Essential Tips

How to Make an Awesome Bassline – 5 Essential Tips

Bassline represents the core of every modern song. Whether it’s subtle or highly exaggerated, without it, contemporary music would sound deficient. If we try to explain it, a basic definition would be the following: Bassline is a low pitched instrumental part of...
Precise Limiting with Pro-L by FabFilter

Precise Limiting with Pro-L by FabFilter

A precise peak limiter is an essential tool for every mastering or mixing engineer, but choosing the right limiter plugin for the mastering chain can be a difficult challenge. Using a low-quality limiter can ruin the mix. Therefore it’s always better to aim at...
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...
Zippy Pop Lead

Zippy Pop Lead

INTRODUCTION It’s tough to make a successful instrumental piece of music these days. Vocals reign supreme. Just about every song on the radio has vocals, up front and focussed. The reason it is so difficult to replace the role of vocals with an instrument is their...
Making Synth Stabs

Making Synth Stabs

INTRODUCTION   Here is a neat patch that is very simple but fine-tuned. Good quality patches are usually so because their parameter settings were dialed to “sweet-spots” by a trained ear rather than set to coarse values that seem to work in a similar...