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...
8 Bar EDM Buildup

8 Bar EDM Buildup

INTRODUCTION There is no drop without anticipation. A drop without a buildup is like a good ending to a bad movie. There are many different styles and lengths of buildups but the most popular are 8 and 16 bar EDM buildups. In this tutorial I will walk through the...
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...
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...

Mid-Range Speaker

  What is a mid-range speaker?   Mid-range speaker, as its name suggests, covers the middle part of the frequency spectrum. Usually, it covers the range between 500 Hz and 4 kHz. This portion of the audio spectrum may be the most important. This is because...