How to Make a Punchy Synth Lead

How to Make a Punchy Synth Lead

Powerful Punchy Synth   Nobody can deny that synth leads play a huge role in today’s electronic music. Ranging from Dubstep, Psytrance and all the way to ever popular EDM, bass synth leads are in the main focus of almost every track. Consequently, music...
How To Enhance the Shakers in Your Mix

How To Enhance the Shakers in Your Mix

Many different percussive sounds can be used in the rhythm section of your mix, but one of the most overlooked is the shaker. Shakers come in many different varieties. They all sound different. Their name comes from the method used to create sound with them – moving...
Make Complex Delay Effects With Replika XT (Part 2)

Make Complex Delay Effects With Replika XT (Part 2)

In the last week’s tutorial, I was talking about Replika XT by Native Instruments. Since this is a rather complex piece of audio software, I felt like it deserves a sequel. This is because it offers so many possibilities regarding sound manipulation. Five deeply...
Use Parallel Distortion to Spice Up Your Bass

Use Parallel Distortion to Spice Up Your Bass

Become a parallel professor   We have covered the use of parallel compression in one of our previous blog articles. It’s a technique whereby you use the compressor as a send effect (you’d traditionally use it as an insert) so that the dry and...
Make Bigger Synths by Using Unison

Make Bigger Synths by Using Unison

  Using previously made presets found within numerous VST synthesizers is always helpful. But you should not be afraid to experiment if you’re genuinely interested in advancing in music production. Even a simple sawtooth wave, which sounds flat and dull at...