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.

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…

How To EQ A Mix

EQ is one of the three fundamental tools used to shape the mix. Bruce Aisher explains how to use it…

Vocal Chopping & Pitching

We outline some of the most effective techniques for integrating sampled vocals with your track.…

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!

Generating Powerful And Rhythmic Basslines With Audiomodern Playbeat 3

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

Mix Bus Compression

If you’re not careful, compressing the mix bus can be a fast route to a dull, lifeless track. Bruce…

Layering Claps and Snares

If you can’t find the perfect snare or clap sample, make your own. Layering samples allows you to create…

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!

Getting Vocals Release Ready With Leapwing UltraVox

You’ve recorded vocals but where do you go from there? We show you how to add dynamics, saturation, and polish to a vocal group with one plugin.

Dynamic 2-Step Beats With Audiomodern Playbeat 3

In this article we use Playbeat 3’s randomization and Auto-Remix features to program a swung beat with constant variation. 

Organising Samples With AI And Waves Cosmos

Get your unwieldy sample folder under control with Waves’ Cosmos, a free AI-powered sample organizer. We walk you through the process.

Frequency Sidechaining With Oeksound soothe2

article, we apply the lesser discussed Sidechain feature of Soothe 2 to a breakbeat mix. We’ll use it to make the vocals and kick pop out over the harmonic elements and subby low end. This might just be the sidechaining secret weapon we’ve been waiting for!

Can Denise Audio’s ‘Perfect Room’ Give Us ‘Perfect Space’ Reverb?

Room-style reverb can bring a sense of intimacy to a track. We use Denise’s Perfect Room to vibe up a chill downtempo song.

Does Plugin Order Matter?

Is the order of plugins in a chain important? The short answer is yes. The long answer is a little more complicated.

Six Tips for Mixing and Producing with Waves Plugins

In this tutorial we look at some of our go-to Waves plugins and their applications across a full beat. 

Limiting For Streaming With AI And Sonible smart:limit

We use AI and limiting to help bring a house track up to Spotify’s target loudness level with Sonible smart:limit.

Learn How To Produce Disco Using Toontrack

Have you ever wondered how to create a disco track? Learn how from this tutorial on producing disco music using…

Lo-fi House Using The New Retro Fi Plugin From Waves

We use Waves’ new lo-fi chain plug-in, Retro Fi, to add warm analogue-style textures and character to a house beat.

Rethinking Compression: 3 Techniques You Should Be Using

There’s more to compression than just clamping down on dynamics. We show you three ways to expand your compression toolkit.

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