Vocoder

Vocoder history   The vocoder (voice coder) derives from work in the telecommunications field to compress the human voice for more efficient transmitting over the telephone line. Bell Labs, among other companies, was working on vocoder technology back in 1950`s....
Quick Arranging Tips: Song Structure

Quick Arranging Tips: Song Structure

INTRODUCTION   So you have a verse or a chorus and some introduction to it. Now you need another section. There’s not much time so you can’t start from scratch, but you don’t want it to sound repetitive. Luckily, making variations and arranging musical phrases in...
Quick Arranging Tips: Intro

Quick Arranging Tips: Intro

TRANSFORM YOUR LOOP INTO AN INTRO SECTION   So you have a nice 16 or 32 bar loop. Moreover, you’ve got a nice mix of instruments blended together. You’ve even got some automation written in and a little processing done. In essence, what sits in front of you is an...