Subway Series: Erhu Man

Subway Series: Erhu Man

This week I am honoring a well known performer in the Boston area, Zhi Zhou, the Erhu player. Check out this blog from Tramminhdao for some background info. I captured a piece of his performance and imported it in Lumit so I could explore his musical themes and let...

Spice up Your Synth Leads With a Phaser

The phaser effect can be often overlooked in modern music production. However, it deserves a rightful place when it comes to coloring sound. In essence, it filters the audio signal by creating a series of peaks and troughs in the frequency spectrum. The positions of...
How To Create Drums Using Foley

How To Create Drums Using Foley

In movie production, most of the audio work is done in a separate process after the filming stage. Actors re-record lines (dialogue replacement) and the audio team layers the soundtrack and Foley over the film. Foley, by definition, is the process of creating sound...
Affected Vox – Using Vocal Effects

Affected Vox – Using Vocal Effects

  There’s a huge variety of vocal treatments that may not be quite so obvious. Not all are applicable to all styles of music, but it’s still worth trying them at least once, just so that you know what they sound like. Many mixing tricks can be used to...
How to Make Chopped Drum Loops in 8 Easy Steps

How to Make Chopped Drum Loops in 8 Easy Steps

INTRODUCTION   I love the sound of a chopped drum loops. The timbres are familiar but the arrangement of the performance seems alien. Producers have been cutting up drum loops since the tape era, but with the DSP tools we have today, it has become a much more...