Transition Effects

Transition Effects

The structure is an often overlooked but significant aspect of EDM tracks. It can tell us whether a track is more likely to be featured in Clubs or on the radio. What’s more, depending on how the producer approaches it, the way a track is structured can be...
Zippy Pop Lead

Zippy Pop Lead

INTRODUCTION It’s tough to make a successful instrumental piece of music these days. Vocals reign supreme. Just about every song on the radio has vocals, up front and focussed. The reason it is so difficult to replace the role of vocals with an instrument is their...
Progressive Intros

Progressive Intros

As far as progressive intros go, it’s all about the harmony. Right away, your objective is to confidently highlight elements that will be working together throughout the song. Each element is just as important as any other. Every pitch matters. Together, they set the...
Enrich Your Mix With a Huge Pad Sound

Enrich Your Mix With a Huge Pad Sound

  The word “Pad” can refer to many things in the studio. From pads on your midi controller to drum machine buttons. It is a fact that the synthesizer Pad Sound had been a necessary element of various music genres since the birth of synthesizers 4+ decades ago....
Skrillex Badman Lead

Skrillex Badman Lead

The world of EDM seems to be spiraling into a vortex of growling basses and screechy leads. And, although you should look for ways to diversify and find your own voice, it’s helpful to understand how some of these popular sounds are created. In this article, I’ll be...