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Grime Synth Basics

As grime undergoes a major resurgence, we demonstrate how to create some of the genre's staple synth sounds from scratch. In the early noughties grime’s raw sound seemed at odds…

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FM Electric Piano

Moving forward with our examination of FM…

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An Introduction To FM Synthesis

Often dismissed as overly complex, FM synthesis isn't necessarily as difficult to get to grips with as its reputation might suggest. Join us as we take a look at the…

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Complex Arps

Arpeggiators aren't just for simple chord parts. Bruce…

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Quantisation & Velocity Editing Basics

Quantisation and velocity editing allow us to…

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How Compression Works In A Mix

Bruce Aisher takes a look at some of the different ways in which compressors can be used across the elements of a mix. Compression is an essential but often misunderstood…

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Cold Pads

Pads come in all shapes and sizes. Here we explore the chillier end of the sonic spectrum – perfect for those long cold winter nights. When we think of synth…

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Creative Distortion
Drum Synthesis in Logic ES2

Synthesising your own sounds from scratch is…

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Synth FX

FX are often overlooked when it comes to exploring the essential components of dance tracks, but synthesising your own allows you to create sounds suitable for all styles of electronic music,…

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Adding Analogue

For many producers, the sound of analogue gear is the holy grail. But how can we recreate some of those distinctive sounds in software? Warmth, harmonics, inaccuracy. However you refer…

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How To EQ A Mix

EQ is one of the three fundamental…

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Vocal Chopping & Pitching

We outline some of the most effective…

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Mix Bus Compression

Killer compression techniques for the mix bus.

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Layering Claps and Snares

An essential claps and snares masterclass.

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