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Make Classic House For Beginners With UJAM’S Free Drive

We load up UJAMs latest instrument and take it for a drive around classic house territory. If you want to…

Watch Three Tutorial Videos On How To Use Ableton Note

We teamed up with Ableton and Jinku to produce three short videos showcasing how to use Ableton’s new, and…

5Ways To Use Pulsar Massive By Pulsar Audio

In our new 5Ways Youtube video series, we show you five different ways to use Pulsar audio’s new Pulsar…

Mixing A House Track With Channel Strip Plugins

Is it possible to get a solid mix done with just channel strips? We use Waves’ SSL EV2 plugin and find out.

How To Make Banging Modern Garage In Style Of Overmono ‘So U Kno’

In this Beat Dissected we create a beat inspired by Overmono’s dancefloor-filling hit ‘So U Kno’.…

It’s Now Possible To Program Polyrhythmic Pizza Beats With Beat Scholar

Ever thought you could program a 10-note fill within one quarter note? Now you can.

Five Plugins, One Chain: Creating A Reverb Effect With A Variety Of OneKnob Plugins

Single knob-style plugins can be convenient for quickly adding effects but can they be used in a more creative way? We string together a chain of Waves OneKnob plugins and find out.

Mixing A Breaks Track Using Waves’ Gold Plus Subscription

Is it possible to mix a song using just Waves’ Music Maker Access subscription service? We find out.

Tearing Acid Techno Bassline With SynthMaster2

We use KV331 Audio’s SynthMaster 2 to create an unorthodox acid bassline complete with effects – and all within the single plugin.

Making Six Sounds With One Preset Using Forbidden Planet By EastWest

EastWest is known for their huge library of sample-based instruments, but Forbidden Planet is their first adventure into the realm of hybrid morphing synths. In this tutorial we push one preset (out of the available 600!) to the limit.

Making Your Own Techno Kick Mix Chain Using Waves’ StudioRack

Using Waves’ free StudioRack plugin, we show you how to build up a go-to kick chain with compression, saturation, EQ and parallel processing.

Create Organic Sounding Tracks Using Toontrack’s EZDrummer

In this tutorial, we’re going to use Toontrack’s EZDrummer to add an organic flair to your house tracks…

Mixing Techno Drums With Excite Audio’s Lifeline Console

How can you get TR-909 samples sounding punchy and powerful? Console-style processing is an excellent way to add character and thump at the mixing stage.

Twisting Up A Synth Drone With Antares’ Auto-Tune Pro

We all know what Antares’ Auto-Tune Pro can do to vocals but what about synths? We turn a boring drone into a unique melody with the vocal processor.

The Ultimate Delay Guide

Delay may not be as complicated as some other kinds of effects but there’s still a number of things to keep straight. We take the guesswork out of choosing the right

How Gain Staging In Your DAW Can Help Keep Your Mix Clean And Punchy

In this gain staging walkthrough, we show you step by step, how to improve your mixes, keeping them clean and…

Panning Effects for Breakdowns With Sound Particles’ Energy Panner

In this tutorial we test out Sound Particles’ dynamic panning plug-ins, which have recently developed a reputation in Hollywood for creating realistic soundscapes.

Making Techno With Lunacy Cube

In this article, we show you how we used Lunacy Cube to make the musical parts in a techno tune…

Five Key Production Thoughts with Hybrasil

Inspired by the city where he now lives, Berlin, Hybrasil’s latest album is a rolling thunderous techno odyssey. We…

Dirty FM Bass

We continue our exploration of FM synthesis techniques with a variation on a dirty, LFO-modulated bass sound.…

Make A Techno Bassline Using Generate

In this tutorial, we’re working with Newfangled Audio’s lovely Generate plugin to process a techno bassline.…

Stuttered IDM Hi-Hats With Audiomodern Playbeat 3

In this tutorial we use the full power of Playbeat 3’s randomization to program IDM-style dynamic hi-hat and percussion patterns.

Reese Bass Redux

We go back to basics with the iconic Reese bass sound, demonstrating some simple techniques before moving on to a…

FM Electric Piano

Moving forward with our examination of FM synthesis, we show how to create a classic electric piano patch in NI…

Building Up A Massive Ambient Pad With Lunacy Audio CUBE

Layering synths and cinematic strings is a sure-fire way to add size to a pad patch. In this article…

Spatial Sound Design with Baby Audio’s Crystalline

In this tutorial, we use Baby Audio’s new algorithmic reverb plugin to create drones, hi-hats, reversed melodies and tempo-synced room ambience!

Complex Arps

Arpeggiators aren’t just for simple chord parts. Bruce Aisher explores some more advanced uses.…

Quantisation & Velocity Editing Basics

Quantisation and velocity editing allow us to correct inconsistencies in our beat programming, but when should we use it? Bruce…

Generating Powerful And Rhythmic Basslines With Audiomodern Playbeat 3

In this article we use Audiomodern’s advanced sequencer to create limitless basslines!

Layering Vinyl Drum Breaks With Oeksound Soothe2

In this article we apply soothe2 to vinyl drum breaks in order to reduce harsh resonant frequencies before layering the breaks with punchier drum samples. This makes the process of layering much easier and helps to achieve a better mix overall!

Creative Distortion

Distortion is one of the fundamental signal processing tools we have at our disposal. Mix expert Bruce Aisher explains how…

Drum Synthesis in Logic ES2

Synthesising your own sounds from scratch is the surefire route to unique drum hits. Bruce Aisher explains how it’s…

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