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...
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...
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...
The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sampling

The Ultimate Guide to Digital Sampling

What is sampling?   In music, sampling is the act of taking a portion of one sound recording and reusing it as an instrument or an audio recording in a different song or piece. Certainly, sampling is an art form that has generated many musical genres and...
Get a Realistic Acoustic Guitar Sound (Part 2)

Get a Realistic Acoustic Guitar Sound (Part 2)

As we mentioned in the previous part of this tutorial, acoustic guitar is not easy to emulate. Evolution Modern Nylon by Orange Tree samples did an outstanding job capturing all the essential characteristics of an acoustic guitar while providing a lot of options to...