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 Unique Sound of Armenian Duduk

The Unique Sound of Armenian Duduk

What’s a Duduk?   The Duduk is an ancient double-reed woodwind instrument made of apricot wood and indigenous to Armenia. Variations of the instrument are found in other regions of the Caucasus and the Middle East including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia,...
Dive Into the Granular World (Part 1)

Dive Into the Granular World (Part 1)

Granular synthesis is not a new thing in audio production realm, but it never ceases to amaze us with possibilities of bending the sound sources in unique and creative ways. Granular synthesis is a basic sound synthesis method that operates on the microsound time...
In-Depth Analysis with Voxengo SPAN

In-Depth Analysis with Voxengo SPAN

It is true that in music production you should trust your ears. However, over time you get used to your studio up to a certain point, whether it’s acoustically treated or not. The truth is, after hours and hours of work your ears get tired, and your perception...
Methodical Sound Synthesis

Methodical Sound Synthesis

  Most techniques that are used to synthesize sound are based around the source and modify concept. To illustrate my point, one element produces the sound source while another element changes it over time. This concept is more obvious in simpler, commercially...