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...
Tighten Up the Drums in Your Mix

Tighten Up the Drums in Your Mix

Drums are a cornerstone element in most modern dance mixes. They provide a lot of emotion and feel to a song without any melodic background. They’re complex by nature and frequently span the whole audible frequency range. This makes them quite challenging to...

The Bongo Drum – Percussion Instruments

The Bongo drum, better known as the bongos, is a type of Afro-Cuban percussion instrument made up of two small open-bottomed drums of different sizes. The larger drum of this pair is called “hembra”, female in Spanish, and the smaller drum...
Understanding The Art Of Arpeggiators

Understanding The Art Of Arpeggiators

Arpeggiators are perhaps one of the simplest and most audibly recognizable sequencing tools available. They originated in the early days of hardware synthesizers. In essence, an arpeggiator is a very basic real-time sequencer which takes a chord as an input and turns...