Synth Kicks

Synth Kicks

This week I explored something I have never done before – making kick drums with synthesizers. It is a very rewarding process that will generate a lot of content that you can use over and over again. The boiler-plate PATCH for synth kicks uses just a few...
4 Alternative Ways Of Using The De-Esser Effect

4 Alternative Ways Of Using The De-Esser Effect

What is a De-Esser effect?   The De-esser is without a doubt a versatile effect, frequently used to tame the annoying “ess” and “esh” parts in the vocal recordings. Therefore, it is mostly considered to be a vocal tool. However, De-Esser can be useful in many...
A Quick Guide to Designing Dubstep Drums

A Quick Guide to Designing Dubstep Drums

  Good drum mixing is a telltale sign of mature production and often the first thing labels will focus on when listening to a demo. With the status that house music has reached in recent years, artists and sample companies have been quick to saturate the market...
Create Kick Drum Sounds in Tune

Create Kick Drum Sounds in Tune

  When choosing the right kick drum for your track sometimes you get lucky by randomly picking a sample that immediately sits well with the bass and other rhythmic elements in the mix. But more often than not, various equalizers, compressors, and other processing...